Percolation applied to pertussis, protons, and proposals
May 14, 2019 8:19 AM   Subscribe

Going Critical is Kevin Simler's interactive essay / exploration about the flow of diseases, ideas, and other transmissible stuff.
posted by Jpfed (3 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
This was great - very accessible and absolutely brim-full of thought provoking ideas and analogies.

Definitely at its strongest when considering the spread of memetic fashions in cities, among elites, etc. And the point about the “technology ↔ knowledge” feedback loop was very well made. (I’ll even forgive the entirely unnecessary and slightly bizarre attack on “careerist academics” at the end!)

Thanks for posting!
posted by chappell, ambrose at 9:38 AM on May 14 [4 favorites]


I didn’t think I would be able to understand it (and I think I do). Wonderful, thanks.
posted by Jesse the K at 12:31 PM on May 14


Great find. Thank you!
posted by booksarelame at 4:59 PM on May 14


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