segregation sim is based off the work of Nobel Prize-winning game theorist, Thomas Schelling. Specifically, his 1971 paper, Dynamic Models of Segregation. We built on top of this, and showed how a small demand for diversity can desegregate a neighborhood. In other words, we gave his model a happy ending.
Schelling's model gets the general gist of it, but of course, real life is more nuanced. You might enjoy looking at real-world data, such as W.A.V. Clark's 1991 paper, A Test of the Schelling Segregation Model.
There are other mathematical models of institutionalized bias out there! Male-Female Differences: A Computer Simulation shows how a small gender bias compounds as you move up the corporate ladder. The Petrie Multiplier shows why an attack on sexism in tech is not an attack on men.
Today's Big Moral Message™ is that demanding a bit of diversity in your spaces makes a huge difference overall.
1. Small individual bias → Large collective bias.
When someone says a culture is shapist, they're not saying the individuals in it are shapist. They're not attacking you personally.
2. The past haunts the present.
Your bedroom floor doesn't stop being dirty just coz you stopped dropping food all over the carpet. Creating equality is like staying clean: it takes work. And it's always a work in progress.
3. Demand diversity near you.
If small biases created the mess we're in, small anti-biases might fix it. Look around you. Your friends, your colleagues, that conference you're attending. If you're all triangles, you're missing out on some amazing squares in your life - that's unfair to everyone. Reach out, beyond your immediate neighbors.
data increasingly shows that these days, even tech workers feel squeezed by the Bay Area's scorching prices. Fifty-eight percent of tech workers surveyed recently said they have delayed starting a family due to the rising cost of living, according to a poll that included employees from Apple, Uber, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Lyft, and other Bay Area companies.
The average base salary for a software engineer at Apple is $121,083 a year, the article notes, yet the company also had the largest percentage of surveyed tech employees who said they'd been force to delay starting their families -- 69%.
Anywhere else in the country, we'd be successful people who owned a home and didn't worry about anything. Not HERE.
We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it's changing. The results should worry you.
Localism can only flourish with a competent, generous, and fair federal government.
L'effetto Airbnb va considerato in rapporto al turismo low cost e rispetto alla crisi del ceto medio e dei nuovi lavoratori digitali. Roberto Ciccarelli racconta come cambia la figura dell'inquilino, del proprietario di casa e dello spazio urbano
This week, we learned that tech guru and mega philanthropist Bill Gates purchased 25,000 acres of land in Arizona with the intent to build a smart city from the ground up. The community, called Belmont, will "create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs," according to a spokesperson for Gates' real estate firm Belmont Partners.
Data analysts are trying to give community development advocates the tools they need to fight displacement and economic decline.
Qualche settimana fa ho usato per la prima volta Airbnb. Un appartamento a Roma, carino, pulito, in zona centrale, un padrone di casa efficiente e cordiale. Ho prenotato e pagato in meno di 2 minuti, con una applicazione intuitiva e veloce. Il tutto a una frazione del costo di una stanza d'albergo nella stessa zona. A
As many as 30 percent of the available rentals in the Mission are off the market and used as hotel rooms; the Chiu legislation is a complete failure By Tim Redmond MAY 14, 2015 - As many as 30 percent of the available apartments in neighborhoods like the Mission have been taken off the market
Local government scuttles the search giant's big plans to reinvent suburban office-park design with new-model integrated housing.
People who recently moved here wonder why there's so much anger. Please take a moment and listen By Tim Redmond APRIL 2, 2015 - I am getting really sick of the San Francisco narrative that I keep hearing, mostly recently in something called UpOut. It's a radically na195175ve analysis of what's going on in the
What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different? Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past? I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets
Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern California's streets they have been vanishing. Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?
Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty.
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There is a sizable population of tech workers based in Oakland who would evidently rather commute one or two hours to South San Francisco or parts of Silicon Valley for work, than call San Mateo, Mountain View or similar towns home.
Gary Blasi: Depriving the homeless of their last shelter is Silicon Valley at its worst - especially when rich cities aren't doing anything to end homelessness
The cool, creative class has been priced out of London, which means the capital is becoming more bland and boring by the minute, says Alex Proud
But the point of these maps isn't -- believe it or not -- to give city-dwellers one more reason to gloat.
London's population is increasing rapidly and forecasts say this growth is set to continue over the next decade and more. However, the last time the capital had enough new houses to match this rate of