Nine of every 10 Silicon Valley jobs pays less than in 1997
Technology workers saw a median wage increase of 32 percent over the past 20 years, the study found. But Silicon Valley workers in virtually all other areas lost ground during that time. Across all jobs, wages for even the highest-paid 10 percent increased just under 1 percent, the study found.
work  business  economics 
12 hours ago
The US could regulate AI in the name of national security — Quartz
The small number of countries to be potentially targeted includes a big name in AI: China.
AI  security  politics  computer 
12 hours ago
Blame Fox News for Fake News, Not Facebook
The highly asymmetric pattern of media ecosystems we observe on the right and the left, despite the fact that Facebook and Twitter usage is roughly similar on both sides, requires that we look elsewhere for what is causing the difference.Surveys make it clear that Fox News is by far the most influential outlet on the American right — more than five times as many Trump supporters reported using Fox News as their primary news outlet than those who named Facebook. And Trump support was highest among demographics whose social media use was lowest.
propoganda  vrandtruth18  deception  tv  news  media  socialnetwork 
14 hours ago
Throwing Science At Anti-Vaxxers Just Makes Them More Hardline | IFLScience
Since the uptick in outbreaks of measles in the US, those arguing for the right not to vaccinate their children have come under increasing scrutiny. There
vrandtruth18  science  deception  medicine 
How to use science fiction to teach tech ethics / Boing Boing
Science fiction writer/lawyer Casey Fiesler is a maven in the field of tech ethics education (she maintains the amazing spreadsheet of tech-ethics syllabi); she uses science fiction stories as a jumping-off point for her own classroom discussions of ethics in technology. In a fascinating essay for How We Get To Next, Fiesler describes how speculative…
design  ethics  scienceFiction  education 
‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America - The Washington Post
“Nothing on this page is real,” read one of the 14 disclaimers on Blair’s site, and yet in the America of 2018 his stories had become real, reinforcing people’s biases, spreading onto Macedonian and Russian fake news sites, amassing an audience of as many 6 million visitors each month who thought his posts were factual. What Blair had first conceived of as an elaborate joke was beginning to reveal something darker. “No matter how racist, how bigoted, how offensive, how obviously fake we get, people keep coming back,” Blair once wrote, on his own personal Facebook page. “Where is the edge? Is there ever a point where people realize they’re being fed garbage and decide to return to reality?”
vrandtruth18  deception  socialnetwork  news  media 
Why your mental map of the world is wrong
These are some of the most common geographic misconceptions that are both surprising and surprisingly hard to correct.
geography  error  maps 
CABINET / The Game of War: Debord as Strategist
Play is one of the key categories of Situationist thought and practice, but would it really be possible to bring this new landscape for play into being entirely by means of play itself? Debord is best known as the author of The Society of the Spectacle (1967), but in many ways it is not quite a representative text. Lately there has also been a revival of Debord the filmmaker, but beside being a writer, a filmmaker, an editor, and a first rate professional of no profession, he was also a game designer. According to Debord’s second wife, Alice Becker-Ho, he patented his Game of War in 1965 ten years after conceiving it. In 1977, he partnered with his then publisher Gérard Lebovici to form a company to make board games... The strategist is not the proprietor of a field of knowledge, but rather assesses the value of the forces aligned on any available territory. The strategist occupies, evacuates, or contests any territory at hand in pursuit of advantage.
play  philosophy  games  satire  strategy  art  capitalism  specialization  chess  poker  wargame 
3 days ago
Amazon has so much data it could make algorithm-driven fiction — Quartz
All that power comes with great data, which Amazon's publishing arm is well positioned to exploit in the interest of making books tailored exactly to what people want -- down to which page characters should meet on or how many lines of dialogue they should exchange. Though Amazon declined to comment specifically on whether it uses data to shape or determine the content of its own books, the company acknowledged that authors are recruited for their past sales (as is common in traditional publishing). "Amazon Publishing titles are thoughtfully acquired by our team -- made up of publishing-industry veterans and long-time Amazonians -- with many factors taken into consideration," says Amazon Publishing publisher Mikyla Bruder, "including the acquiring editor's enthusiasm, the strength of the story, quality of the writing, editorial fit for our list, and author backlist/comparable titles' sales track."
publishing  amazon  business 
4 days ago
The Internet Needs More Friction - Motherboard
In the old days, it took time and work to steal secrets, blackmail people, and meddle across borders. Then came the internet. From the beginning, it was designed as a frictionless communication platform across countries, companies, and computers. Reducing friction is generally considered a good thing: it saves time and effort, and in many genuine ways makes our world smaller. There are also often financial incentives: more engagement, more ads, more dollars.
network  security  data  privacy 
4 days ago
Better Living Through Non-Zero Sum Games
The basic premise of the book is that history has a direction which favors co-operation and non-zero sum games, and that causes an increase in complexity. Starting from the first replicating molecule which co-operated with an outer layer to form first proto-cell, evolutionary and cultural history is full of examples where two entities come together to survive and progress a lot more than they would have done individually.
collaboration  gametheory  ethics 
4 days ago
Can Design Change the World? – Dear Design Student
But not for the reasons you think. And not the reasons you hear bandied about by the hopeful and the inspired and the lovingly crafted exuberant designers of today. Because I doubt very much that…
design  ethics  vrandtruth18  climate  politics 
4 days ago
10 things you need to learn in design school if you’re tired of wasting your money
I hope everyone had a good summer. It’s hard to believe it’s over, yet here we are. Still feeling the summer breeze of warm ocean wind. Still smelling the sunscreen, the taste of cotton candy, the…
design  ethics  vrandtruth18  education  learning 
4 days ago
Ethics can’t be a side hustle – Dear Design Student
In the last few months I’ve had a lot of designers ask me “Where can I do good work?”And they don’t mean “good” as in quality. They mean good as in “on the side of the angels.” They look at the…
design  ethics  vrandtruth18 
4 days ago
How to get your little red ethics book – Mike Monteiro – Medium
The good people at Scout Books reached out and said, “Hey, let’s make a book!” So we partnered on this thing. And now I have 500 of them and we’re giving them away. Because we want you to have them…
design  ethics  books 
4 days ago
A Designer’s Code of Ethics – Dear Design Student
Before you are a designer, you are a human being. Like every other human being on the planet, you are part of the social contract. We share a planet. By choosing to be a designer you are choosing to…
design  ethics  vrandtruth18 
4 days ago
James Turrell, the Video Game
Designer Jacopo Colò has made a video game that allows you to spend an hour inside a 2013 James Turrell installation, The Color Inside.
videogames  art 
4 days ago
The War on the Disturbingly Real Trolls in Virtual Reality - MIT Technology Review
When you feel like you really are inside a virtual body, protecting your personal space is important.
VR  vrandtruth18  speech 
7 days ago
The Code4Lib Journal – EnviroPi: Taking a DIY Internet-of-Things approach to an environmental monitoring system
Monitoring environmental conditions in cultural heritage organizations is vitally important to ensure effective preservation of collections. Environmental monitoring systems may range from stand-alone data-loggers to more complex networked systems and can collect a variety of sensor data such as temperature, humidity, light, or air quality measures. However, such commercial systems are often costly and limited in customizability and extensibility. This article describes a do-it-yourself network of Bluetooth Low Energy-based wireless sensors, which seeks to manage earlier-identified trade-offs in cost, required technical skill, and maintainability, based on the Raspberry Pi™ single-board computer and a series of microcontroller boards.
hardware  electronics  library  archive 
7 days ago
VR training for car assembly workers might work, but it's like a game
The HTC Vive Focus allows companies to use virtual reality for business. One company is making factory training simulations for Volkswagen.
VR  work  interactive  learning 
8 days ago
Unearthing a masterpiece, University of Cincinnati
A University of Cincinnati team’s stunning discovery of a rare Minoan sealstone in the treasure-laden tomb of a Bronze Age Greek warrior promises to rewrite the history of ancient Greek art.
art  history  aesthetics 
8 days ago
How Fascism Works
So we have a long history of genocide against native peoples and anti-black racism and anti-immigration hysteria, and at the same time there’s a strain of American exceptionalism, which manifests as a kind of mythological history and encourages Americans to think of their own country as a unique force for good.
books  politics  deception  violence 
8 days ago
Ethics Defined: Self Serving Bias - YouTube
The Self-Serving Bias is the tendency people have to process information in ways that advance their own self-interest or support their pre-existing views. This video is part of Ethics Defined, an animated library of more than 50 ethics terms and concepts from Ethics Unwrapped
video  philosophy  ethics  thinking  empathy  error 
8 days ago
Teach Your Kids Empathy With These Old-School Chapter Books
I began to plow through chapter books almost as soon as I could read, and I distinctly remember a handful of “a-ha” moments while submerged in these novels. These moments occurred as I read about experiences I’d never had and people I never knew (I grew up in a pretty homogeneous bubble—lots of white, Christian people).
empathy  kids  psychology  books 
8 days ago
How AI Agents Cheat
This spreadsheet lists a number of ways in which AI agents “cheat” in order to accomplish tasks or get higher scores instead of doing what their human programmers actually want them to. A few examples from the list... In an artificial life simulation where survival required energy but giving birth had no energy cost, one species evolved a sedentary lifestyle that consisted mostly of mating in order to produce new children which could be eaten (or used as mates to produce more edible children).
AI  cheating  programming  research  computer  error 
8 days ago
An illustrated tour of Unix history / Boing Boing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2NI6t2r_Hs Unix pioneer Rob Pike was there from the start, physically transporting key elements of the "Toronto distribution" of Unix to Berkeley when he started grad school, and then to Bell Labs, working alongside Dennis Ritchie and other key Unix programmers to develop and refine everything from modern editors to compilers to windowing systems. His…
video  linux  computer  history  server 
8 days ago
When No One Retires
Are companies prepared? The short answer is “no.” Aging will affect every aspect of business operations — whether it’s talent recruitment, the structure of compensation and benefits, the development of products and services, how innovation is unlocked, how offices and factories are designed, and even how work is structured — but for some reason, the message just hasn’t gotten through. In general, corporate leaders have yet to invest the time and resources necessary to fully grasp the unprecedented ways that aging will change the rules of the game.
age  work  Future  education 
8 days ago
How Nature Defies Math in Keeping Ecosystems Stable | Quanta Magazine
Paradoxically, the abundance of tight interactions among living species usually leads to disasters in ecological models. New analyses hint at how nature
environment  animals  biology  climate  complexity  math 
8 days ago
My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World | Media | The Guardian
The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it
dystopia  books  politics  liberties 
9 days ago
Huxley vs. Orwell: The Webcomic – Biblioklept
Stuart McMillen's webcomic adapts (and updates) Postman's famous book-length essay, Amusing Ourselves to Death, which argues that Aldous Huxley's vision of the future in Brave New World was ultimately more accurate than the one proposed by George Orwell in 1984. (Via).
dystopia  books  politics  liberties  comics 
9 days ago
Which Dystopian Novel Got It Right: Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’? - The New York Times
Which dystopian novel got it right: Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’?
dystopia  books  politics  liberties 
9 days ago
Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty | Books | The Guardian
Reality Is Not What It Seems – a deeper, more intellectually challenging meditation – outlines for the general reader some of the key developments in physics from the ancient Greek philosophers and the Roman poet Lucretius to the present day....In a superb chapter on Dante and his conception of paradise and the cosmos, Rovelli writes: “Our culture is foolish to keep science and poetry separated,” adding: “they are two tools to open our eyes to the complexity and beauty of the world.” Like the Italian scientist-writer Primo Levi, Rovelli sees no incompatibility between the two cultures, only mutual attraction.
physics  art  specialization  book  science  vrandtruth18 
11 days ago
How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
stress  Health  genetics  biology 
11 days ago
How YouTube's Recommendation Algorithm Really Works - The Atlantic
Pew's research reflects this: About 5 percent of the recommendations went to videos with fewer than 50,000 views. The system learns from a video's early performance, and if it does well, views can grow rapidly. In one case, a highly recommended kids' video went from 34,000 views when Pew first encountered it in July to 30 million in August. The behavior of the system was explicable in a few other ways, too, especially as it adapted to making more clicks inside YouTube's system. First, as Pew's software made choices, the system selected longer videos. It's as if the software recognizes that the user is going to be around for a while, and starts to serve up longer fare. Second, it also began to recommend more popular videos regardless of how popular the starting video was.
algorithm  socialnetwork  YouTube  video  AI 
11 days ago
How biologists are creating life-like cells from scratch
Built from the bottom up, synthetic cells and other creations are starting to come together and could soon test the boundaries of life.
biology  science  research  storyResearch 
11 days ago
Speculative urbanism | LCW
Speculative urbanism is a design project about the future of our cities and world. It follows the philosophy of speculative realism (Hale, 2013) and Object Oriented Ontology (OOO) (Graham)
architecture  Future  dystopia  cities 
11 days ago
PennDesign Presents Liam Young: “City Everywhere” on Vimeo
Liam Young currently lives and works in London as an independent urbanist, designer and futurist. He is founder of the futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today…
cities  dystopia  Future  architecture 
11 days ago
CURA. is a curatorial/editorial platform, founded by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin in 2009, and consists of a magazine, a publishing house, and an exhibition program that works internationally in collaboration with museums, foundations, galleries, institutions and independents.
VR  simulation  games  videogames 
11 days ago
Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated…
VR  dystopia  vrandtruth18  video 
11 days ago
'Open Mushware': Making the Invisible Visible in Tactical Urbanism | Features | Archinect
In 2012, the Network Architecture Lab was invited to participate in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” exhibition, curated by Pedro Gadanho. The exhibition was the third installment in the “Issues in Contemporary...
architecture  games  cities 
11 days ago
Pac Manhattan
Pac-Manhattan is a large-scale urban game that utilizes the New York City grid to recreate the 1980's video game sensation Pac-Man. This analog version of Pac-man is being developed in NYU's Interactive Telecommunications graduate program, in order to explore what happens when games are removed from their "little world" of tabletops, televisions and computers and placed in the larger "real world" of street corners, and cities.
games  videogames  architecture  cities 
11 days ago
Together with the Institute for the Future of the Book I produced this website as a way to think about games. We released Version 1.1 back in 2006. Based on the many thoughtful and careful comments people made on it, I revised Gamer Theory and came up with Version 2.0, which is available here.
games  gametheory  interactive  publishing 
11 days ago
Social media use increases depression and loneliness | EurekAlert! Science News
Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. In the first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms, Melissa G. Hunt of the University of Pennsylvania shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased depression and loneliness.
psychology  socialnetwork  Health  therapy 
11 days ago
Create Games with Construct 2
Do you want to make games? Create games today, no programming knowledge required! Make and publish games to the web and share your creations. Build games the fast way.
games  gameEngine  programming  videogames  IDE 
11 days ago
Game Design Program focuses on making students interactive | The Daily Illini
Going from the Slavic Department to the School of Information Science may seem like a huge academic jump for anyone, but for Judith Pintar, it was meant to be. “My own research is within the game and game design narratives, with storytelling as a focus,” Pintar said. “I was a game designer before I went...
games  interactive  university  education 
11 days ago
Bruce Sterling on architecture, design, science fiction, futurism and involuntary parks / Boing Boing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0__x5SG8WY In 1918, there was plenty of speculation about 2018; in 2018, no one is talking about 2118. Bruce Sterling discusses the relationship of industrial design to science fiction; the New Aesthetic and Turinese architecture; and many other subjects with Benjamin Bratton. (via Beyond the Beyond)
video  cities  architecture  scienceFiction  Future 
11 days ago
China’s brightest children are being recruited to develop AI ‘killer bots’ | South China Morning Post
Beijing Institute of Technology recruits 31 ‘patriotic’ youngsters for new AI weapons development programmeExpert in international science policy describes course as ‘extremely powerful and troubling’
AI  research  ethics  military  china  technology 
12 days ago
Cory Doctorow: What the Internet Is For – Locus Online
The internet – a universal network with universal computing endpoints that can send and receive secure messages – is a tool that can crack open a space in even the most totalitarian of regimes, a place where reformers and revolutionaries can organize, mobilize, and fight back. It’s a forum for whispering dissidence in secret and for blasting the shameful secrets of the powerful at full volume.
politics  media  network  privacy  surveillance  socialnetwork 
13 days ago
The 5 Most Useful Critical Thinking Flowcharts For Your Learners
Critical thinking flowcharts like these 5 beauties make explaining and understanding critical thinking processes easy as you please. Try them out with your learners.
thinking  infographic 
13 days ago
How to Improve Your Dungeons & Dragons Game, According to D&D Authority Sam Witwer
Dungeons & Dragons is as intimidating as it is freeing. On one hand, you have a game that’s only limited by your imagination—and a big book o’ rules, which you’re free to disregard as you see fit. On the other hand, if you’re the Dungeon Master, you have to walk a tricky tightrope. It’s important to give your players the freedom they need to be crazy and creative, but you also need to restrain them a bit so you can actually complete the campaign or storyline you’re attempting to play.
D&D  tips  roleplaying  games 
13 days ago
Google Sheets Query function: Learn the most powerful function in Sheets
Learn how to use the super-powerful Google Sheets Query function to bring the power of SQL to your data, with this comprehensive tutorial and available template.
tips  excel  database  mysql 
14 days ago
Opinion | Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning - The New York Times
Machine learning algorithms don’t yet understand things the way humans do — with sometimes disastrous consequences.
AI  VR  research  computer  storyResearch 
14 days ago
How to Know When It’s Time to Show People Your Creative Work
At less creative agencies, people tend to more closely guard their ideas. But at the more creative agencies, ideas are posted on the wall soon after they’re first scribbled on paper.
creativity  collaboration  tips 
14 days ago
How Blockchain Can Truly Revolutionize Higher Education
Blockchain-based credentials have the potential to free government to finance higher education in a manner fit for a digital age, and in so doing eliminate student loan debt and provide true free college.
blockchain  technology  university  education  research 
14 days ago
Blockchains vs. Hashgraphs – Hacker Noon
Blockchains are one form of distributed ledger technology. Not all distributed ledgers employ a chain of blocks to provide a secure and valid distributed consensus. A blockchain is distributed across…
blockchain  technology  research 
14 days ago
The Art of Film Grain
Like Instagram filters and vinyl records, the use of film grain in movies is now a conscious choice on the part of media creators and consumers. In this video featuring the recent Nic Cage horror movie Mandy (which I hadn’t even been aware of), Evan Puschak discusses how film grain can function as an integral part of a film’s story & mood, not just as a “byproduct of chemical processing”.
media  history  movies  visualization 
14 days ago
Spot the Surveillance: A VR Experience for Keeping an Eye on Big Brother | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Spot the Surveillance is a virtual reality (VR) experience that teaches people how to identify the various spying technologies that police may deploy in communities.The user is placed in a 360-degree scene in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco, where a young resident is in the...
VR  surveillance  privacy  data 
14 days ago
What The Truman Show Can Teach Us About the Future of the Internet | Tor.com
Today, it feels like our own deepest fears are coming true. Algorithms sequester us in filter bubbles and serve up increasingly polarizing morsels in a no-holds-barred battle for our attention, which they then auction to advertisers. Worse still, bad actors hijack these systems to contaminate our worldviews, spread propaganda, and influence our elections.
Future  surveillance  data  privacy  dystopia 
15 days ago
Awesome Interactive Fiction
A curated list of interactive fiction frameworks, tools, and resources. Created by Yakira Dixon in 2014, currently maintained by Tristano Ajmone.
interactive  story  narrative  design  games 
15 days ago
In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing? | The New Yorker
Advances in digital imagery could deepen the fake-news crisis—or help us get out of it, Joshua Rothman writes.
vrandtruth18  AI  deception  images 
15 days ago
The ordinary people making the world more right-wing - BBC News
In many countries, conservative groups have gained influence, bolstering right wing leaders.
politics  liberties 
15 days ago
Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to teach self-driving cars - BBC News
The data that powers the most cutting edge technology in Silicon Valley begins in Nairobi's slum.
work  business  capitalism  AI  technology 
15 days ago
Heuristic: Examining the current paradigm of artificial intelligence (with help from philosopher Thomas Kuhn)
Kuhn's opus The Structure of Scientific Revolutions catapulted him to stardom in the world of philosophy. In the work, he presented arguments from the history and philosophy of science to show how science undergoes paradigm shifts. A paradigm shift occurs when a new set of assumptions and values replaces the previous one within a given scientific community. Between the Ptolemaic method of understanding the orbits of planets and the modern ways astronomers use (borrowing ideas from Copernicus and other scientific revolutionaries), we need to pay close attention to the assumptions and arguments that lead to our conclusions. The terms themselves in science would change that complicate the method of comparing scientific theories and evidence between these different paradigms. Kuhn particularly held that scientific theories from before and after a scientific revolution cannot be compared in a straightforward way; they are “incommensurable,” because the meanings of familiar terms change in unexpected ways as scientists go from one mode of description to another. One drastic consequence of incommensurability is that there isn’t any such thing as absolute progress from one paradigm to the next — say from before the Copernican Revolution to after, or from classical physics to quantum physics. A new paradigm may be more complete, or simpler, or more useful for answering certain questions compared to the preceding one, but it is not, strictly speaking and on the whole, objectively better.
science  philosophy  physics  AI 
15 days ago
Announcing Camelot, a Python Library to Extract Tabular Data from PDFs - SocialCops
A lot of open data is stored in PDFs, which wasn't designed for tabular data. We're open-sourcing our library to easily extract data tables trapped in PDFs.
python  framework  programming  data 
15 days ago
Quick Reference | kramdown
kramdown is a fast, pure-Ruby Markdown-superset converter
markdown  tutorial 
15 days ago
The collision of these 3 geographies is creating a new world order | World Economic Forum
What does the rising importance of the Indo-Pacific, Eurasia and Arctic mean for the future of global politics?
geography  maps  travel  worldbuilding 
16 days ago
Trump Administration Spares Corporate Wrongdoers Billions in Penalties - The New York Times
Punishment of banks and big companies accused of malfeasance has declined precipitously since the Obama era.
business  corruption  capitalism  law  politics 
16 days ago
Jacob Wohl’s Botched Conspiracy Against Robert Mueller
“The point of these intentionally false posts is less to rebut Democrats and more to inflame the already established stances of fellow Republicans. They work best when they are kept in the GOP’s online bubble, and force outsiders — Democrats, journalists, fact-checkers, whoever — to try to intervene. Those interventions never work. Fake news persists often because the people encountering it want to believe it. They also persist because viral misinformation does not refute fact as much as cloud it.”
deception  politics  epistimology  vrandtruth18  media  socialnetwork 
17 days ago
Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happier
The usual markers of happiness are colloquially known as the “Big Seven”: wealth (especially compared to those around you), family relationships, career, friends, health, freedom, and personal values, as outlined by London School of Economics professor Richard Layard in Happiness: Lessons from a New Science. According to the Goldberg study, however, what makes people happiest isn’t even in the Big Seven. Instead, happiness is most easily attained by living in an aesthetically beautiful city. The things people were constantly surrounded by — lovely architecture, history, green spaces, cobblestone streets — had the greatest effect on their happiness. The cumulative positive effects of daily beauty worked subtly but strongly.
happiness  Health  aesthetics  beauty  art  cities 
17 days ago
All Over the Map
Betsy Mason and Greg Miller explore maps and mapmaking.
maps  worldbuilding  blog  geography  inspiration 
17 days ago
Colleges Grapple With Teaching the Technology and Ethics of A.I. - The New York Times
The rapidly growing demand for skills in artificial intelligence is so high that it is upending educational programs across the country.
AI  education  university 
17 days ago
A High School Education and College Degree All in One - The New York Times
P-Tech schools team up with business to provide lower-income students with much-needed STEM skills and even a job at IBM if they want one.
education  research  learning  university 
17 days ago
Video Games Are a Waste of Time? Not for Those With E-sports Scholarships - The New York Times
‘The games that are competitively viable in the collegiate sphere have real depth, have deep levels of strategy, and require strategic teamwork.’
education  games  play  videogames  university  gamelab 
17 days ago
Facebook Allowed Advertisers to Target Users Interested in “White Genocide” — Even in Wake of Pittsburgh Massacre
Despite efforts to debunk "white genocide" theory, Facebook sold advertisers ability to market to users with interest in the myth just days after bloodshed.
socialnetwork  violence  deception 
18 days ago
'Hologram' lecturers to teach students at Imperial College London - BBC News
A UK university is to become the first to regularly use hologram-like technology to host guest speakers.
VR  research  technology 
18 days ago
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