Cartography, DIY Labs, and Generalists: Lux Recommends #183

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Jun 7 · 2 min read

Welcome to Lux Recommends #183, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

Articles

: “How cartography made early modern global trade possible.” — Sam

: “Do-it-yourself projects give researchers the equipment they need at bargain prices. But making your own technology requires commitment and time, and it is rarely easy.” — Adam G

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— Friend of Lux Jacob Mnookin

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— Friend of Lux Diane Bock

And . — Sam

Books

by David Epstein: “David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields — especially those that are complex and unpredictable — generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see.” — Sam

Television

: “Embark on a global cultural journey into street food and discover the stories of the people who create the flavorful dishes.” — Adam G

: “A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.” — Sam

Videos

Can This 10-Year-Old Save the Olympics? — Lux friend Chris Reilly

Shooting slow motion in 360 Adam K

Watch Lightning Strike a Rocket at it LaunchesAdam K

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