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Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon
Interview by Ben Tarnoff For months, Google employees have led a campaign demanding that the company terminate its contract with the Pentagon for Project Maven,…
9 weeks ago
The Promise of Digital Globalization
Michael Dalder / Reuters Essay Economic Development World Digital Technology and the Future of Trade By and Laura Tyson By many standard measures, globalization…
10 weeks ago
Basic instincts | Science
Some say artificial intelligence needs to learn like a child. Babies are born with instincts that help us learn common sense, so far elusive for AI algorithms.…
10 weeks ago
The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design | WIRED
In 2011, the Dutch industrial giant Philips unveiled something it called the Microbial Home . It was a zero-waste, self-sustaining vision of the future, where…
11 weeks ago
Designing the future: a review of Economic Science Fictions // New Socialist
Today, sometimes, it can be hard to look at the future other than through the gaps between our fingers. But a little over a century ago, there was a confident…
11 weeks ago
Life as a Verb: Applying Buckminster Fuller to the 21st Century - Los Angeles Review of Books
IF ONE BELIEVES the story, at the peak of his fame, Buckminster Fuller wore three wristwatches — one set for his current location, one for his previous one, and…
11 weeks ago
Why Writing a Book Is Good for Business - Namecheap Blog
You want your business to succeed, but it’s tough to stand out from the competition. You might sink tons of money into marketing and spend every free moment at…
11 weeks ago
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A Manager’s Guide for Effectively Giving Feedback I wrote this to be a general guide, but I want to note that I approach it from an engineering management…
12 weeks ago
The Golden Age of Podcasts and Sam Harris’s Waking Up
Sam Harris recording a podcast (samharris.org). If I look back at my activities, I would say that one of the biggest changes has been the increased time I spend…
12 weeks ago
Künstliche Intelligenz: Können Maschinen moralisch handeln? | ZEIT ONLINE
Seit 2016 läuft sie bereits, fast 40.000 Menschen haben an ihr teilgenommen: die Online-Umfrage "Moral Machine" des renommierten Massachusetts Institute of…
12 weeks ago
‘In Defense of Troublemakers’ Review: Rocking the Boat - WSJ
A scene from the 1957 film “12 Angry Men,” starring Henry Fonda. Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images If you want anyone to pay attention to you in…
12 weeks ago
Who Charges Those Electric Bird Scooters? - The Atlantic
Bird Scooters Every afternoon around 4:00 p.m., when school lets out, Brandon, an 18-year-old high-school senior in Los Angeles who asked to be referred to only…
12 weeks ago
Opinion | A.I. Is Harder Than You Think - The New York Times
The field of artificial intelligence doesn’t lack for ambition. In January, Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, claimed in an interview that A.I. “is more…
12 weeks ago
Bitcoin’s energy use got studied, and you libertarian nerds look even worse than usual | Grist
The Washington Post / Contributor / Getty Images devourer of worlds By on May 17, 20184:58 am Share Bitcoin’s energy footprint has more than doubled since Grist…
12 weeks ago
Talking with Meredith Broussard about 'Artificial Unintelligence'
Science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke famously stated 45 years ago that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Today,…
may 2018
Childish Gambino's This is America and how the internet killed the cultural critic | WIRED UK
RCA S ometimes, a work of art is so urgent, so rich, you need help to understand it. So it was that, on Tuesday, I found myself searching the internet for…
may 2018
The Trouble with Elon Musk and Grimes | The New Yorker
At Monday night’s Met Gala , held to celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute’s new show, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” Kim…
may 2018
Art Must Be A Space Of Dissonance: In Conversation With Bonaventure Ndikung | iGNANT.com
by April 27, 2018 On an uncharacteristically warm April day, we meet Bonaventure Ndikung at SAVVY Contemporary . Dressed in a two-piece suit with a colorful…
may 2018
The correct way to be a cannibal | The Outline
If you are ever captured in the jungle by a group of men and women who taunt you, insisting they will soon devour your flesh, there are a few tricks you can use…
may 2018
Having Your Smartphone Nearby Takes a Toll on Your Thinking (Even When It’s Silent and Facedown)
Recommended Marketing in the Age of Alexa Sales & Marketing HBR Article 8.95 What's Your Digital Business Model?: Six... Strategy & Execution Book 32.00 GDPR…
may 2018
This Design Lab Is Making Bespoke Rituals for Atheists - The Atlantic
A wish ritual constructed by Ritual Design Lab was featured in San Francisco's Market Street Prototype Festival in 2015. Margaret Hagan Religions have long been…
may 2018
The Subtle Sexism Of Your Open Plan Office
There are many reasons to hate open offices: They’re loud , prone to thieves , and, most of all, lack any kind of privacy . But a new research paper reveals yet…
may 2018
What It’s Like to Be a Bot — Real Life
Bots are everywhere. From simple algorithms and aggregator bots to complex “artificially” intelligent machine-learning systems, they have become inescapable.…
may 2018
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Kanye West in the Age of Donald Trump - The Atlantic
Glenn Harvey I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely seven years old,…
may 2018
Theorizing the Web 2018 - Studio A + Redstone Theater on Livestream
Internet Society 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106, USA Theorizing the Web is an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars,…
may 2018
Theorizing the Web 2018 - Studio A + Redstone Theater on Livestream
Internet Society 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106, USA Theorizing the Web is an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars,…
may 2018
re:publica 2018 – SolarPunk and going Post-Post-Apocalyptic - YouTube
Find out more at: https://18.re-publica.com/node/24824 Dystopian thinking has taken over our imagination. The world is burning, the fascists are spreading, the…
may 2018
AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy | Science | AAAS
Gradient descent relies on trial and error to optimize an algorithm, aiming for minima in a 3D landscape. Alexander Amini, Daniela Rus. Massachusetts Institute…
may 2018
re:publica 2018 – Marcus John Henry Brown: The Passing - YouTube
Find out more at: https://18.re-publica.com/node/25517 “Unlike anything I had seen before. Part performance, part lecture (and parody) it was like watching a…
may 2018
Lösch Dich! So organisiert ist der Hate im Netz I Doku über Hater und Trolle - YouTube
Die Doku verfolgt ein Team, das undercover als Trolle und Hater im Netz unterwegs war und berichtet von gesteuerten Shitstorms, Mobbingattacken,…
may 2018
Invisible Labor and Digital Utopias
11 min read This is the transcript of the talk I gave this afternoon at a CUNY event on "The Labor of Open" Thank you very much for inviting me here to speak to…
may 2018
Afrofuturism, inclusion, and the design imagination | ACM Interactions
Authors: Woodrow Winchester The excitement associated with the recent release (February 2018) of the Marvel film Black Panther has been infectious. Provocative…
may 2018
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‘I got to a place where I found Grace Jones’ … Rachael Young in Nightclubbing.Photograph: Marcus Hessenberg M ore than ever before, black people are telling…
may 2018
What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic
Robert Daly / Caiaimage / Getty Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, made a remarkable announcement during a keynote at the company’s big conference…
may 2018
The Danish Architect Designing the Future | The New Republic
Over the last two decades, urban architecture has become increasingly unplaceable. As city space gentrifies, downtown business districts—not just in New York or…
may 2018
In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible + Subtraction.com
Last week I took part in the Third Annual Phil Patton Lecture , hosted by the Masters Program in Design Research at The School of Visual Arts in New York. The…
may 2018
[FoR&AI] The Origins of “Artificial Intelligence” – Rodney Brooks
Past is prologue 1 . I mean that both the ways people interpret Shakespeare’s meaning when he has Antonio utter the phrase in The Tempest. In one interpretation…
april 2018
Are you really Facebook’s product? The history of a dangerous idea.
Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. On March…
april 2018
Schöne schreckliche Zukunft - 3sat.Mediathek
KontaktImpressumServiceUnternehmen3satTextRSS Sendung verpasst Sendungen A-Z Kulturzeit nano makro scobel Wissenschaftsdoku 3satbuchzeit Ab 18! auslandsjournal…
april 2018
I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t - The Verge
When I was in college, my high school best friend and I had a terrible falling-out. It was entirely because of Facebook. “I think Allison got engaged?” our…
april 2018
Delete Your Account: On the Theory of Platform Capitalism - Los Angeles Review of Books
THE TERM “PLATFORM” is everywhere, but it’s not clear if it’s a metaphor or a thing, a new condition in the digital era or semantic camouflage for the banal…
april 2018
It’s not you, it’s your data: Trust, identity and fintech - Cyborgology
When migrants meet we talk about our visas. You can be a Belgian in New Delhi or a Colombian in New York, but until you get your anchor passport, or a…
april 2018
Lil Miquela: the AI Star on the Cover of Highsnobiety Issue 16
ADVERTISEMENT SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Miquela Sousa, better known as Lil Miquela, is the first computer-generated social media influencer. In less than…
april 2018
Are We Heading for a Future Where Musicians Are Obsolete? - Noisey
Drew Millard Nov 7 2017, 7:00pm How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music. SHARE TWEET This story appears…
april 2018
AI Will Eclipse Moore’s Law As A Driver of Tech Innovation.
A rtificial intelligence will have a bigger impact than Moore’s Law, the dynamic relationship that drove the tech industry to today’s gargantuan scale. But…
april 2018
Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence - SPIEGEL ONLINE
AP A robot head in Hong Kong: "What we are seeing now is just the beginning." In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos…
april 2018
Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet
Photo credit : Peg Skorpinski Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists…
april 2018
The Future We Wanted – Leigh Alexander – Medium
I wonder a lot about how Jane ended up. When we were small we did everything together. “She’s just like you,” Aunt Cissy kept insisting, and Jane was, in that…
april 2018
Manifesto on algorithmic humanitarianism | openDemocracy
Small grocery shop in The Jungle refugee camp in Calais, 2015. Debets/Press Association. All rights reserved. intro Artificial Intelligence (AI) isundergoing a…
april 2018
Techno-Fundamentalism Can’t Save You, Mark Zuckerberg | The New Yorker
For years, the Facebook C.E.O. has clung to the belief that new technology can solve the problems caused by old technology. But that philosophy is what got us…
april 2018
What Comes After The Social Media Empires
The intense political battles over Facebook and the other giant social media companies mark the end of the empire-building phase of those companies’ history.…
april 2018
Databodies in Codespace
In late 2016, on a conference stage in Palm Springs, California, decision scientist Hannah Bayer made a bold declaration: “We’re going to measure everything we…
april 2018
How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice - The New York Times
O n a hot December afternoon, the sky hazy from wildfires that raged just beyond the Los Angeles city limits, a handful of people gathered outside a nondescript…
april 2018
The architect profile has outlived its usefulness - Curbed
My first cover story was a profile of Richard Meier for Graphis Magazine . It was 1998 and the Getty Center was about to open. The magazine did not have the…
april 2018
Palantir Knows Everything About You
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers. High above…
april 2018
What Does The Amazon Echo Look Mean For Personal Style? - Racked
The message of many things in America is “Like this or die.” — George W.S. Trow, Within the Context of No Context , 1980 The Seeing Robot The camera is a small,…
april 2018
Occasional blog of Tobias Revell: Speedrunning or Playing the Playing the Game
I spend a lot of time watching other people play video games. I like playing video games myself but watching other people play has a cathartic, sublime quality…
april 2018
Here’s to Unsuicide: An Interview with Richard Powers - Los Angeles Review of Books
RICHARD POWERS, National Book Award–winning author of The Overstory (Norton, April 3, 2018) and 11 previous novels, talks with Everett Hamner, a scholar of…
april 2018
The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete. Here's What's Next. - The Atlantic
T he scientific paper—the actual form of it—was one of the enabling inventions of modernity. Before it was developed in the 1600s, results were communicated…
april 2018
'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time | Books | The Guardian
W hat do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on…
april 2018
This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World
The end of history — that is, the American 1990s — came for a handful of reporters in Belarus, where the big story of Sept. 10, 2001, was the flowering of free…
april 2018
Strange Horizons - Scores By John Clute
The sharper you are, the deeper you dig. The deeper the truth, the clearer the world. The clearer the telling, the harder the dream. This reviewer had just sat…
april 2018
Self-help gurus like Tony Robbins have often stood in the way of social change - The Washington Post
At an event last month, Robbins criticized the #MeToo movement. Later, he apologized. (Richard Drew/AP) L ast month, before thousands of attendees at his…
april 2018
Let’s talk about talk in Civic Tech – Andrew R. Schrock – Medium
“Civic Tech,” once a niche term, is now a topic of speculation and investment worldwide. Non-profit organizations, governments, and grassroots groups are using…
april 2018
The Hubris of Biohacking - The Atlantic
In 2016, I became the lucky parent of a newborn who slept horribly. Of course, this meant that my wife and I slept horribly, too. We rested in small snatches…
april 2018
Anab Jain - More-Than-Human Centred Design on Vimeo
Anab Jain - More-Than-Human Centred Design auf Vimeo Schau's dir an in unserer App LIVE 00:00 36:32 Like Unter Später anschauen abheften Teilen von Interaction…
april 2018
Cut Through The Small Talk and Connect — Lessons from 130+ Dinners, Summits and Salons | First Round Review
“ Sapiens .” “ Sushi Ran .” “ Headspace .” How many of us have participated in icebreakers during which thoughtful, but surface-level recommendations are…
april 2018
Is Ornamenting Solar Panels a Crime? - e-flux Architecture - e-flux
We’re Solarpunk because the only other options are denial or despair. —Adam Flynn 1 By now, dystopia may have become a luxury genre. Indulging in miserable…
april 2018
Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture
Reality’s been having a tough time of it lately. From fake news to fake video to the utter charade of our Instagram personas, ‘authenticity’ seems to be over.…
april 2018
The End of Reality - The Atlantic
In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from Game of Thrones or Harry Potter engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the…
april 2018
Europe divided over robot ‘personhood’ – POLITICO
BERLIN — Think lawsuits involving humans are tricky? Try taking an intelligent robot to court. While autonomous robots with humanlike, all-encompassing…
april 2018
How to Prepare for a Crisis You Couldn’t Possibly Predict
Phil Ashley/Getty Images On the morning of May 18, 2012, at precisely 11:05, Nasdaq planned to execute the first trade in in Facebook’s hotly anticipated…
april 2018
AI is rapidly changing the types and location of the best-paying jobs - MIT Technology Review
Artificial intelligence and automation are not likely to cause vast unemployment, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be concerned about the impact on jobs.…
april 2018
The demise of the nation state | News | The Guardian
W hat is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK…
april 2018
Dungeons and Dragons, not chess and Go: why AI needs roleplay | Aeon Ideas
Photo by Barry Mazur/Flickr Everyone had died – not that you’d know it, from how they were laughing about their poor choices and bad rolls of the dice. As a…
april 2018
Our data is valuable. Here's how we can take that value back | Francesca Bria | Opinion | The Guardian
A pro-independence protest in Barcelona, October 2017.Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images T ech firms are emerging as new feudal lords. They control essential…
april 2018
We Are Here To Create | Edge.org
Conversation : TECHNOLOGY My original dream of finding who we are and why we exist ended up in a failure. Even though we invented all these wonderful tools that…
april 2018
Old People Problems - Or Life Is Too Short For Cynicism And Contempt - Fernando Gros
Live for a while and the world starts to change around you. In your younger years this can be exciting. Things are getting better, becoming more how you want…
april 2018
Bitcoin Millionaires Are Coming for Streetwear | GQ
Illustration by Andrea Chronopoulos Turns out cryptocurrency investors love streetwear—and streetwear retailers love being paid in cryptocurrency. 19-year-old…
april 2018
Everything is terrible: an explanation – TechCrunch
Facebook is a breeding ground for fake news and polarized outrage, accused of corrupting democracy and spurring genocide . Twitter knows it has become a…
april 2018
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