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Aerosol spread of Covid-19 is a thing.

I've been surprised at how little the possibility of Covid-19 aerosol transmission features in official rules or discussion despite more and more published proof. I can't tell if they know something I don't, they're deliberately ignoring the data because it would mean painfully strict rules or they simply aren't aware.

Whatever the case, Kottke points to what seems to be a clear case of aerosol transmission in a spinning studio where all official hygiene and distancing rules were followed.

Linked on the 16th of October, 2020 Details

The privileged have entered their escape pods.

Interesting take on (Silicon Valley) privilege versus exposure to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

They’re simply succumbing to one of the dominant ethos of the digital age, which is to design one’s personal reality so meticulously that existential threats are simply removed from the equation. The leap from a Fitbit tracking your heart rate to an annual full-body cancer scan or from a doorbell surveillance camera to a network of autonomous robot sentries is really just a matter of money. No matter the level of existential security, the Netflix shows we stream are the same.

I've certainly thought about this myself as we sit comfortably at home while delivery drivers and shop staff risk exposure to supply us with anything we need.

Linked on the 13th of September, 2020 Details

Welcome to the 21st Century.

I'm not always a fan of Tim O'Reilly's views from the Silicon Valley bubble. Even so, his article on the "post-covid future" is worth putting some time aside for.

So, when you read stories—and there are many—speculating or predicting when and how we will return to “normal”, discount them heavily. The future will not be like the past. The comfortable Victorian and Georgian world complete with grand country houses, a globe-spanning British empire, and lords and commoners each knowing their place, was swept away by the events that began in the summer of 1914 (and that with Britain on the “winning” side of both world wars.) So too, our comfortable “American century” of conspicuous consumer consumption, global tourism, and ever-increasing stock and home prices may be gone forever.
Linked on the 5th of July, 2020 Details

Smart lifts, lonely workers, no towers or tourists.

Another interesting take on changes to architecture and urban living post-coronavirus.

Linked on the 2nd of May, 2020 Details

Cholera Outbreaks and the 1918 Flu Transformed Architecture.

Interesting take on the influence of previous pandemics over architecture and how the current coronavirus may do the same.

Linked on the 27th of April, 2020 Details

Covid-19 information

I'm not going to start posting a ton of things about the current pandemic but I wanted to point to Dr. John Campbell's YouTube channel which has been rational and informative throughout the whole thing and well worth a watch.

Linked on the 19th of March, 2020 Details