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See No Evil — Real Life
"There is a house on Street View that Google has deemed impossible. 2207 Seymour Ave, in Cleveland, Ohio, was the four-story unit where Ariel Castro kept and tortured three women from 2002 to 2013, until Amanda Berry managed to escape and alert neighbors to their captivity. The acts that Castro committed were so heinous that a controlled demolition of the building was required in his plea bargain. A former neighbor told the Guardian that razing the house was important to show “that monster … is behind bars and that he’s never going to get out.”

On Street View, the block remains frozen in the year 2009. The image was taken while the crime was still taking place, and although an early screengrab circulating on message boards shows a house with boarded windows, Street View now blurs the house beyond recognition as a thing of brick and mortar. (..)

Clicking up and down the unpopulated block, you have that exact sense of being unhelpful and alone in your terrible knowledge of what is happening right in front of you. It’s 2018; it happened. It’s 2009; it’s happening. The survivors of Castro’s violence remain in that blur on Seymour Ave, where you cannot see them, they cannot see you, and neither of you can offer each other comfort."
googlemaps  streetview  crime  blur  censorship  erasure 
6 days ago by gohai
Damon Albarn - The British Masters Season 4, Chapter 4 - YouTube
After Liam Gallagher, Tracey Thorn, Dizzee Rascal and Johnny Marr, Blur legend Damon Albarn joins host John Doran to be inducted as a British Master.One of the most famous and hard working faces in the contemporary musical landscape, Albarn rose to prominence as the frontman of the world bestriding via Pocket
pocket  interview  music  damon.albarn  blur  bbc  british.masters 
13 days ago by jburkunk
Bandwidth-Efficient Rendering
Was a talk for mobile, but dual filtering seems like it would be useful all around.
Siggrah15  Bloom  Blur  mobile 
25 days ago by MemoryStomp
Blur on healing rifts, teenage fans and ‘The Magic Whip’
Blur are back and on the form of their lives. Ahead of their massive gig in Hyde Park this weekend, Time Out catches up with Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave | Featured cover story in Time Out London - June 16-22, 2015 (#2333).
Music  TimeOut  TimeOutLondon  Blur  DamonAlbarn  HydePark  TheMagicWhip(BlurAlbum)  Interviews  MusicFeatures  CoverStories 
june 2018 by dk33per
Blur and Uncertainty Visualization
"As much as I would have liked to establish blur as a useful visualization dimension, it is simply unsuitable for the task. What blur and sharpness are really good at, though, and what sets them apart from most other visual cues, is for guiding attention. That is something we haven’t done much so far in visualization. But when it comes to depicting numbers and expecting users to be able to read them, blur is probably the worst choice."
visualization  blur  uncertainty  perception 
june 2018 by arsyed

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