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Harassed by Algorithms — The Message — Medium
A user recommended as “similar to you” might be dangerous.
Several years ago, long before Spotify, I regularly listened to music through Last.fm. I would visit…
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Ta'izz (Idle Words)
This is part 3 of a week-long travelogue. Previously: Sana’a, Green Arabia.
Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71 I wake up…
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yesterday
The reinvention of the SNP | David Torrance
As poll after poll suggested that the Scottish National party was set to make historic gains on 7 May, several outgoing Labour MPs found solace in gallows…
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yesterday
Don’t Blame Algorithms for the Cruelties of Bureaucracy
Illustration by Rob Donnelly
Critics of “algorithms” are everywhere. Algorithms tell you how to vote. Algorithms can revoke your driver’s license and terminate…
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yesterday
Stock and flow / Snarkmarket
The murmur of the snarkmatrix… Snarkmarket / whatmarket?
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2 days ago
The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg
Wicked sharp @suzyji feature on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, risk, uncertainty, and the future: http://t.co/5oeXiHs3Xv
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2 days ago
Your Project Deserves a Good Death — Chrysaora Weekly — Medium
Adapted from a talk I gave at Brio in 2013, one of the most important conferences I’ve ever attended. I am still thankful to Adam for running it and to Diana…
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2 days ago
Questioning the “critical” in Speculative & Critical Design
In the past few days we’ve been following this excellent and profoundly enlightening discussion on MoMA’s Design and Violence page. The conversation, initiated…
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2 days ago
MFW15 - Genevieve Bell
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2 days ago
The Listener - Data Whispers on Vimeo
New work: The Listener, making tangible the discrete personal data broadcast by smartphones:
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3 days ago
Anders Breivik’s Inexplicable Crime
Before he massacred seventy-seven people, Anders Behring Breivik said that he was going to make his father proud. Norway is a small country. It is also…
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3 days ago
No Longer Wanting to Die
In January 2012, two weeks after my discharge from a psychiatric hospital in Connecticut, I made a plan to die. My week in an acute care unit that had me on a…
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4 days ago
Beefra Chill Time
The very best source of slow TV can be found here: /cc
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5 days ago
Santander Cycles | Transport for London | Sign in
Santander is probably quite annoyed about the URL but what they need to understand is that computer people need naps
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7 days ago
Essay: On Tesla Powerwall, and the skirmish between Moore's law and physical laws
My latest column for Dezeen explores the urban implications of Tesla's Powerwall battery storage product. Here's the original edit: — The product launch of the…
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7 days ago
Historical Nakagin Capsule Tower in 中央区
Embrace Metabolism and stay at Nakagin Tower. Japanese Architecture Nerd powerup
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8 days ago
Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Ready for the good stuff? A space-themed deck of cards for General Dynamics by Erik Nitsche:
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8 days ago
Want To Hug A Social Media Teenage Heartthrob? Get In Line And Pay Up - Forbes
If you would like to feel older than you have ever felt, here is a story about a teen heartthrob vine star live show:
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10 days ago
Deb Chachra on Twitter: "ICYMI: @vruba and I went on a California roadtrip and wrote about embodied knowledge and infrastructure: http://t.co/wFUWFidDna"
If it helps, my rating for Going To See Water Infrastructure With An Engineering Professor is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
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10 days ago
I Stole A Pen From Douglas Adams' Grave
I like going to cemeteries when I travel. For one thing, it’s interesting to stumble across famous people’s graves. (Two-hit wonder and Austrian darling Falco,…
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11 days ago
The Killing of Osama bin Laden
It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing…
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11 days ago
Mad Max Ground Zero - Roads & Kingdoms
It’s the morning of March 24, 2015, and I’m about to break the single rule of entering a former nuclear test site: Do not eat or drink anything. We’re at a…
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12 days ago
William Gibson on Twitter: "Q&A: William Gibson | Life and style | The Guardian http://t.co/1RqRkcGDyw"
"the future suddenly looks far grimmer than anything I’d have imagined…that it won’t contain, for instance, tigers."
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13 days ago
Tim Maughan interviews Liam Young
SONIC ACTS RESEARCH SERIES #7 ‘The Shadow Cast by the Luminous Screen…’ One of the speakers at the next Sonic Acts Festival is speculative architect Liam Young.…
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13 days ago
re:publica 2015 - James Bridle: Living in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
re:publica 2015 - James Bridle: Living in the Electromagnetic Spectrum - YouTube
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14 days ago
Upon This Wrist
It is on my wrist. Do I wish it to be? Not really. Did I crave it? No. Well, maybe a little. I am human. And it is new. And it contains media. And itself may be…
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15 days ago
My life, standing on the shore.
By Warren EllisIllustrations by Jacob Magraw
I live on the shore. Some people jokingly refer to it as The Thames Delta: the confluence of the river Thames and…
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16 days ago
TECHNIQUES OF THE OBSERVER: HITO STEYERL AND LAURA POITRAS IN CONVERSATION by Hito Steyerl and Laura Poitras
“TECHNOLOGY HAS TAKEN US by surprise, and the regions that it has opened up are glaringly empty,” Siegfried Kracauer once wrote. The great German film theorist…
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16 days ago
Negotiations at the IRL/URL Border
Image: Liz Barr
We have reached the negotiation table and now we argue: what does the internet mean? The technology has worked well enough for long enough that…
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16 days ago
lichtenstein
Full-on 😻 at ’s Roy Lichtenstein-inspired digital map layer:
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16 days ago
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