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Reinflytting – Minutt for minutt
7-day long Norwegian slow-TV stream - reindeer migration
16 hours ago
Imagined Futures | Lapham’s Quarterly
Robida gets the substance right and the surface wrong. Despite being mid-twentieth century, his characters are manifestly fin de siècle in appearance; the women are frilly art nouveau ladies, the men top-hat-wearing bearded gentlemen. He forgets that the very definition of fashion is that it changes. 
future  storytelling  time  pacelayering 
20 hours ago
Juice Machines and Red Flags - Bloomberg View
The world keeps infuriatingly intruding on Juicero's orderly software platform. You shouldn't just squeeze the bag of vegetables, because then how will it interact with the database? But you can, because you are a human, and it is a bag of vegetables.
siliconvalley  startup  discourse 
6 days ago
Future Perfect Conference || Data & Society
Thursday, June 15, 2017 (optional)
7-10pm Screening and Reception

Friday, June 16, 2017
12-6pm The Conference
event  newyork  future 
7 days ago
Five Borough Food Flow | NYCEDC
2016 New York City Food Distribution & Resiliency Study Results
food  newyork  supplychain 
7 days ago
Generation 80 is my spirit animal
machine learning walking skeletons
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10 days ago
Alan Kay's answer to What made Xerox PARC special? Who else today is like them? - Quora
There was a vision: “The destiny of computers is to become interactive intellectual amplifiers for everyone in the world pervasively networked worldwide”.

A few principles:

Visions not goals
Fund people not projects — the scientists find the problems not the funders. So, for many reasons, you have to have the best researchers.
Problem Finding — not just Problem Solving
Milestones not deadlines
It’s “baseball” not “golf” — batting .350 is very good in a high aspiration high risk area. Not getting a hit is not an error but the overhead for getting hits. (As in baseball, “error” is failing to pull off something that is technically feasible.)
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xeroxparc  research  innovation  history 
24 days ago
Lyft’s New Feature Looks Suspiciously Like a Bus Route
If it walks like a bus, talks like a bus, and quacks like a bus … it’s probably a billion-dollar, venture-backed startup.
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The number of Silicon Valley companies that have built empires off of “It’s Like ____, but for Millennials” business models is staggering. Regus is a 28-year-old multinational corporation that offers offices and shared workspaces around the globe, but WeWork has beer, so it’s worth $16 billion. Tinder is eHarmony with more sex and less awkward commercials. Everything old is new again once it lands in the App Store.
transit  lyft  siliconvalley 
26 days ago
I worked for Jared Kushner. He’s the wrong businessman to reinvent government. - The Washington Post
If I were to assume any expertise I have is transitive to commercial real estate, I might argue that Kushner Co. overpaid for the building in the first place and overleveraged itself. But I also know what I don’t know, and I don’t make a living using vast amounts of debt to buy Class A office buildings in New York, so I will defer to people who do to opine. You could construe my evaluation as a reasonable observation by an outsider with a set of “fresh eyes,” but you’d be nuts to hand me a billion-dollar commercial real estate company because of it.
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He probably would refer to it as a “lean” operation. I would say in his zeal to trim the fat, he began eliminating muscle and hacked into a few bones. I realize also, in retrospect, that he may never have intended to grow it or improve it.
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I worry that this new office will be more of the same: a vanity project, one that exists primarily to put Kushner in the same room with people he admires whom he wouldn’t have had access to before.
trump  politics  innovation  jaredkushner  technology  realestate  media  journalism 
26 days ago
Smart Columbus
The City of Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) $40 million Smart City Challenge in June, 2016 after competing against 77 cities nationwide to implement a holistic vision for how technology can help all residents to move more easily and to access opportunity.
smartcities 
26 days ago
[1703.07511] Deep Photo Style Transfer
This paper introduces a deep-learning approach to photographic style transfer that handles a large variety of image content while faithfully transferring the reference style.
photography 
4 weeks ago
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