Mixtapes and Speed Limits


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Talk With The Hand!

Richard Hughes Gibson | Hedgehog Review | 15th November 2021

Communicating effectively with part of the face obscured by a mask is a more physical undertaking. The best speakers throw "their hands up to signify exaltation and despair; they thrust their hands forward in supplication; they threw their hands down at their sides in grief and resignation; they cut their hands across the air in defiance." It's time to return to the ancient art of "chirology" (1,733 words)


Podcast: Dakou | Radiolab: Mixtape. Beginning of a series about the cultural history of the cassette. This episode looks at how discarded tapes helped to bring western music to communist China (51m 05s)


Video: The Wrong Way to Set Speed Limits | YouTube | Not Just Bikes. On the "85th percentile" rule still used to set speed limits across North America, "which makes no sense at all once you think about it" (11m 08s)


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