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Ancient Sea Rise Tale Told Accurately for 10,000 Years - Scientific American
Without using written languages, Australian tribes passed memories of life before, and during, post-glacial shoreline inundations through hundreds of generations as high-fidelity oral history. Some tribes can still point to islands that no longer exist—and provide their original names.

That’s the conclusion of linguists and a geographer, who have together identified 18 Aboriginal stories—many of which were transcribed by early settlers before the tribes that told them succumbed to murderous and disease-spreading immigrants from afar—that they say accurately described geographical features that predated the last post-ice age rising of the seas.

“It’s quite gobsmacking to think that a story could be told for 10,000 years,” Nicholas Reid, a linguist at Australia’s University of New England specializing in Aboriginal Australian languages, said. “It’s almost unimaginable that people would transmit stories about things like islands that are currently underwater accurately across 400 generations.”

How could such tales survive hundreds of generations without being written down?

“There are aspects of storytelling in Australia that involved kin-based responsibilities to tell the stories accurately,” Reid said. That rigor provided “cross-generational scaffolding” that “can keep a story true.”
indigenous  preservation  socialmemory  geography  Australia  +++++ 
yesterday by jonippolito
Artist Covertly Hangs #MeToo-Inspired Wall Labels at the Met Museum
Beside Picasso’s “The Dreamer,” [Michelle] Hartney affixed a label explaining her “Performance/Call to Action,” with a quoted excerpt from Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix comedy special, Nanette. Gadsby condemns Picasso for his illegal affair with a 17-year-old girl, Marie-Thérèse Walter, saying, “Picasso suffered … the mental illness of misogyny … He said, ‘Each time … I leave a woman, I should burn her. Destroy the woman, you destroy the past she represents.’”

French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gaugin, in his adulthood, married several teenage girls native to the South Pacific after moving to the region. Next to his painting “Two Tahitian Women,” Hartney sampled an excerpt from an article by Roxane Gay on predators’ legacies, called, “Can I Enjoy the Art but Denounce the Artist?”
art  Politics  hacking  gender  +++++ 
3 days ago by jonippolito
[Type in your address or zip code to see info on referenda and candidates.]
Politics  reference  +++++  information  transparency 
13 days ago by jonippolito
Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System
[Type your zip or a candidate's name to see their voting record etc.]
Politics  reference  +++++  information  transparency 
13 days ago by jonippolito
(113) THE LION KING RISES: (Original) Dark Knight Rises Trailer Parody - YouTube
Brad Hansen
Published on Dec 30, 2011
I synced the audio of the new Dark Knight Rises full trailer with the visuals of The Lion King. Share it if you dig it! Christopher Nolan did, he thought it was "pretty epic" in an Entertainment Weekly article- http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20587...
movie  remix  nmd205  variablemedia  +++++ 
19 days ago by jonippolito
Using multi-column layouts - CSS: Cascading Style Sheets | MDN
[To flow text across columns. Recommend printing with Firefox as PDF] Two CSS properties control whether and how many columns will appear: column-count and column-width.
css  nmd305  design  reference  +++++ 
22 days ago by jonippolito
American Red Cross Sued For Using a Red Cross - Slashdot
Johnson & Johnson, the health-products giant that uses a red cross as its trademark, is suing the American Red Cross, demanding the charity halt its use of the red cross symbol on products it sells to the public. It seems J&J began using the trademark in 1887, 6 years after the Red Cross was formed, but 13 years before the charitable organization was chartered by Congress. Lately the ARC has begun licensing the symbol to third parties to use on fund-raising products such as home emergency kits.
sharing  law  defect  health  +++++  nmd305 
4 weeks ago by jonippolito
Russian Operatives Tried to Stir Violence Between Pro-Beyonce and Anti-Beyonce Camps
The Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian company also known as the ‘Russian Troll Farm,’ ruthlessly targeted any excitable group. That includes those that might react to something about Beyonce.

In a 2016 Instagram post, the group targeted people believed to be police officers, firefighters, and military officers, urging them to appear at a protest of Beyonce outside of NFL headquarters. Simultaneously, in another account, the same group was targeting black users and directing viewers to a pro-Beyoncé protest at the same location.

Although nothing happened, the effort demonstrated just how far IRA would go to create and manipulate issues and situations.
Instagram  Politics  defect  socialmedia  +++++  audio 
5 weeks ago by jonippolito
ARTS ONLINE; So Is It or Isn't It a Museum? Only the Web Suffix Knows - The New York Times
This is a much-need development, said Cary Karp, president of the Museum Domain Management Association, a nonprofit organization set up by the museum council and the J. Paul Getty Trust to administer the allocation of the .museum suffix.

As it stands, an Internet site that designates itself as a museum could as easily be a dealer in illegal cultural artifacts or a passionate hobbyist as a venerable institution. Online visitors, Mr. Karp said, ''cannot recognize a scurrilous impostor as opposed to a bona fide museum. What .museum does is provide a seal of validation.'' That stamp will be bestowed by MuseDoma (as the association is called), using the council definition as a guide.

But the advent of .museum imposes a class system on what has been a successful Web democracy, said Jon Ippolito, a digital artist and new-media curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, who cautiously noted that he was not speaking for his institution.

Mr. Ippolito argues that the wide-open nature of the Internet accounts for its vitality. In the Web's early days innovative artists and curators established cultural spaces online, not the traditional museums that in most cases are still playing catch-up.

''The tearing down of the ivory tower was a characteristic that attracted a lot of people to cyberspace in the first place,'' Mr. Ippolito said. ''A lot of artists would be diminished by roping off a patch of cyberspace and saying this is where you find art.''

In practical terms Mr. Ippolito is concerned that someone looking for online culture will assume that .museum sites are the only valid place to find it. He is less concerned about quirky endeavors like Mr. Uzgalis's site being overlooked than invaluable repositories of Internet culture being missed. He cites, for instance, the archive of the sociocultural electronic mailing list of nettime.org or Olia Lialina's ''Last Real Net Art Museum,'' a site in which the digital artist documents various versions of an online artwork.

Mr. Karp is sensitive to these issues but vows that .museum will be as unrestricted as a restricted domain can be. Although the council's definition of a museum will be used as the basis for assigning the Web addresses, he said, ''we do not want anybody to feel unjustly on the outside. There is a notion of museum essentiality that is by no means beyond debate.''

For Mr. Ippolito, though, the definition of what constitutes a museum is less significant than that an attempt is being made to define an online museum.
museum  defect  network  press  @i  sharing  +++++ 
8 weeks ago by jonippolito
  ART.TELEPORTACIA: Location="Yes"
Modern and media art museums are collecting net art.
Interest is stable
Prices are rising
Understanding is still superficial.

We visited recent on-line and off-line net art exhibitions and noticed that the curators have a tendency to present works of net art in a window with the specification location="No" or to put it into a frameset to hide the location field and URL of the works.

Maybe they think that the location bar (which can contain more than technical information), has nothing to do with art.
Maybe they think net art is a browser adopted version of interactive art; that this is simply animated gifs, JavaScript's and hyperlinks.
Maybe they want to neglect the only parameter which protects copyright.

Here we've collected links to some of the artworks and online projects which are not complete if they exist only in "inwindow" and lose their meaning if location="No".

Hopefully this guided tour will help you in creating new exhibitions, collections and shows.

Notice, please, that links are made to open in a new browser window - target=_new; use it.
network  art  browser  defect  history  +++++ 
8 weeks ago by jonippolito
(88) Introduction to Digitization - Paul Smitherman - YouTube
A brief overview of digitization covering the analog to digital conversion of print and paper, photographs, analog audio, and analog video objects.
movie  digitalcuration  education  +++++  maine 
8 weeks ago by jonippolito
Long Before Photoshop, the Soviets Mastered the Art of Erasing People from Photographs — and History Too | Open Culture
"Like their counterparts in Hollywood, photographic retouchers in Soviet Russia spent long hours smoothing out the blemishes of imperfect complexions, helping the camera to falsify reality," writes David King in the introduction to his book The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia. "Stalin's pockmarked face, in particular, demanded exceptional skills with the airbrush. But it was during the Great Purges, which raged in the late 1930s, that a new form of falsification emerged. The physical eradication of Stalin's political opponents at the hands of the secret police was swiftly followed by their obliteration from all forms of pictorial existence."
defect  censorship  photography  Photoshop  history  Politics  nmd104  +++++ 
8 weeks ago by jonippolito
The Bezier Game
[Practice the Illustrator pen tool, with multiple levels, entirely in the browser]
Adobe  nmd104  design  +++++ 
9 weeks ago by jonippolito
Nicola and Jonas Maines: Twins born as identical boys, but one always wanted to be a girl | The Independent
Wayne explained that his son Wyatt had been expressing feelings he was a girl from the age of 2 and that his insistence he was born in the wrong body had made it difficult for him in school. They were convinced, and Wyatt’s doctors agreed, that he should be allowed to transition to being a girl.

“I see no reason to deny your request,” the judge said. “You are obviously very concerned about your child’s safety.”

For Wayne, this was the first time he’d shown any kind of public support for Wyatt being transgender. His instincts as a father had been tested without his even realizing it, and he’d responded to the challenge.
Inspirational quotes about LGBT rights
Caitlyn Jenner
Kanye West
Stephen Fry
Hillary Clinton

The petition was granted, and in a matter of days Wyatt Benjamin Maines would officially and legally become Nicole Amber Maines. The middle name was Kelly’s idea. She just liked the sound of it. Ultimately, the name change and petition were relatively easy. What neither Kelly nor Wayne knew as they walked out of the courtroom was that everyone’s life was about to get a lot harder.

Nicole and Jonas Maines graduated from high school in June, and Nicole underwent sex-reassignment surgery in July. They are both first-year students at the University of Maine.

Copyright: Washington Post
newmedia  Politics  gender  maine  +++++  education  alumni  press 
10 weeks ago by jonippolito
16 Ways to Search, Find and Edit with Chrome DevTools -
You want to perform a text string search across all of the text contained within all of the source files used by the current HTML page.

Routine: From any panel use a keyboard shortcut (win: Ctrl+Shift+f, mac: Cmd+Opt+f) to open up the search panel. Enter any text you’d like to be found within the current HTML page. Note that clicking on one of the results (line number from source) will open the source in the source panel.
browser  nmd305  howto  HTML  css  Javascript  +++++ 
10 weeks ago by jonippolito
How Facebook uses your data to inform targeted ads

A recent Facebook privacy scandal has led millions of users to reconsider how they use the social network.

WMTW News 8 took an in-depth look into how Facebook gathers your data and how its being used to inform the ads you see.
press  Facebook  defect  data  Privacy  maine  stillwater  @i  +++++ 
10 weeks ago by jonippolito
Creative Uses of Stickers in Advertising | Webdesigner Depot
In this post, we’ve collected some of the most striking and creative examples of stickers in advertising.
nmd405  marketing  promotion  +++++  environment 
11 weeks ago by jonippolito

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