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Massive Attack’s Mezzanine and the death of the multicultural dream
Following its 20th anniversary and with a new book about the Bristol band on its way, we look back on their fraught third album
history  music  articles  hiphop 
6 hours ago by mikael
Plastic Oceans Foundation
We want to change the world's attitude towards plastic within a generation. Rethink Plastic. Save Our Seas.
articles  environment 
13 hours ago by Anne
The Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution | The New Republic
Cleaning up the ocean will require an international agreement on par with the Paris climate accord.
environment  articles 
13 hours ago by Anne
Doomsday Goes Mainstream | Dissent Magazine
Doomsday prepping has long been associated with the right. Why is it catching on among liberals?
articles  survival  off-the-grid 
yesterday by gmisra
Easier scrollytelling with position sticky
By Elaina Natario and Russell Goldenberg - Jun 2018
articles  CSS  layout 
2 days ago by mycotn
Lemming Suicide Myth, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
[…] the lemming scenes were faked. The lemmings supposedly committing mass suicide by leaping into the ocean were actually thrown off a cliff by the Disney filmmakers. The epic "lemming migration" was staged using careful editing, tight camera angles and a few dozen lemmings running on snow covered lazy-Susan style turntable.
animals  behavior  television  history  nature  articles 
2 days ago by mikael
On the death of cultural criticism
Reviews are now given by randoms rather than by journalists and critics. What is the impact of this?
Articles  reviews 
3 days ago by mrbennett
[1806.04793] A Connectome Based Hexagonal Lattice Convolutional Network Model of the Drosophila Visual System
What can we learn from a connectome? We constructed a simplified model of the first two stages of the fly visual system, the lamina and medulla. The resulting hexagonal lattice convolutional network was trained using backpropagation through time to perform object tracking in natural scene videos. Networks initialized with weights from connectome reconstructions automatically discovered well-known orientation and direction selectivity properties in T4 neurons and their inputs, while networks initialized at random did not. Our work is the first demonstration, that knowledge of the connectome can enable in silico predictions of the functional properties of individual neurons in a circuit, leading to an understanding of circuit function from structure alone.
articles  ai  connectome 
3 days ago by gmisra

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