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8 days ago
How L.A.’s Courteous Family is Keeping Low End Theory’s Legacy Alive « Bandcamp Daily
For the past few Wednesdays, there’s been no line of anxious beat junkies winding its way around the corner of North Broadway and Avenue 24 in Los Angeles. The cracked porcelain trough that served as the lone urinal in The Airliner is an inanimate object once again. No more soul-shattering bass. via Pocket
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24 days ago
Meet Botnik, the creative collective making viral jokes with machines
“Leathery sheets of rain lashed at Harry’s ghost as he walked across the grounds toward the castle. Ron was standing there and doing a kind of frenzied tap dance. He saw Harry and immediately began to eat Hermione’s family.” via Pocket
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5 weeks ago
yang zhang captures china's underground music scene in films and photographs
upcoming new york exhibition evolution showcases the work of yang zhang, a renowned director of documentaries about china’s underground music. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
TikTok Beats Facebook at the Top of the U.S. App Store
So much for Chinese tech not being able to become popular in the U.S. While millions leave Facebook flagship app, they aren’t all going to Instagram. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast? | WIRED
Max Krause was thinking of buying some bitcoin, as one does. But Krause is an engineer—mostly he works on modeling greenhouse gas emissions from landfills—so his first step was to run the numbers. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
Kat Holmes on Designing for Inclusion – Automattic Design Award
The following is an excerpt of juror Kat Holmes’ 2016 post on inclusive design via design.blog. A mismatched interaction between a person and their environment is a function of design. Change the environment, not the body. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago
The Facebook-Driven Video Push May Have Cost 483 Journalists Their Jobs - The Atlantic
Facebook egregiously overstated the success of videos posted to its social network for years, exaggerating the time spent watching them by as much as 900 percent, a new legal filing claims. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
Glen Weyl on Technology and Social Innovation | WIRED
Social movements have spurred major transformations in society, from the end of slavery to universal suffrage, the rise of labor unions, and universal education. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
Large Majorities Dislike Political Correctness - The Atlantic
On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them the woke and the resentful. Team Resentment is manned—pun very much intended—by people who are predominantly old and almost exclusively white. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
IKEA’s Report Surprisingly Reveals People Don’t Feel At Home In Their Own Space - DesignTAXI.com
According to IKEA’s recent study, many people do not feel at home in their own nests. The flat-pack company has just released its Life at Home Report 2018 and according to the study, the idea of a “home” has evolved significantly over the years. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
Dashlane - Password Manager - Chrome Web Store
Never Forget Another Password. Store them securely as you browse. Autofill them and log in instantly to your favorite websites. Store and manage your passwords securely as you browse the internet. With over 8 million users worldwide, Dashlane is the best password manager for simple, safe logins. via Pocket
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september 2018
the economist
IN AN age of widening inequality, Walter Scheidel believes he has cracked the code on how to overcome it. via Pocket
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september 2018
Can skateboarding save your city? - Huck Magazine
The urban spaces we call home don't always give us what we need. If a sense of creativity and community is lacking, it may be time to call in the skaters. via Pocket
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september 2018
William Langewiesche: Fighting ISIS With the B-2 Bomber - The Atlantic
The B-2 stealth bomber is the world’s most exotic strategic aircraft, a subsonic flying wing meant to be difficult for air defenses to detect—whether by radar or other means—yet capable of carrying nearly the same payload as the massive B-52. via Pocket
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september 2018
The ten types of challenger brand | WARC
Over the years the Challengers we have worked alongside have tended to share common experiences and face common threats, and have therefore drawn on similar principles in order to succeed. But the narrative they tell is of course not always the same. via Pocket
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september 2018
The Constant Consumer — Real Life
Every day, the imperative to perceive oneself as a customer grows across a range of experiences and institutions: in the shopping centers and business improvement districts that have replaced public squares and parks; in the schools and hospitals, where offerings are tailored not to general social via Pocket
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september 2018
Fidget spinners, weighted blankets, and the rise of anxiety consumerism - Vox
Two Kickstarter campaigns between the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017 set out with relatively modest goals: Each intended to raise around $20,000 to create products that claimed to relieve stress. via Pocket
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september 2018
Plastic waste set to beat price as UK shoppers' top concern – study | Environment | The Guardian
The number one issue for British shoppers in the next decade will be to reduce packaging and use more recyclable materials, according to new research. For perhaps the first time, the public puts environmental considerations around plastic waste above the price of goods when shopping. via Pocket
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september 2018
China’s AI startups scored more funding than America’s last year - MIT Technology Review
Of $15.2 billion invested in AI startups globally in 2017, 48 percent went to China and just 38 percent to America. So says a new report from CB Insights about the state of AI. So long, America: It’s the first time China’s AI startups surpassed the US in terms of funding. via Pocket
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february 2018
Boss of Chinese Cyberspace Administration gets purged | WIRED
China’s former internet czar was expelled from the Communist Party and will be prosecuted for corruption, the party’s top graft-busting agency said yesterday (Feb. 13). via Pocket
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february 2018
Eric's Archived Thoughts: Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty
I didn’t go looking for grief this afternoon, but it found me anyway, and I have designers and programmers to thank for it.  In this case, the designers and programmers are somewhere at Facebook. via Pocket
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february 2018
Women hold up half the sky: how China is building a gender equal ad industry | The Drum
Agencies such as BBDO, BBH, Carat, Cheil, Dentsu Aegis Network, Leo Burnett, Mindshare, OMD, PHD and Publicis Media, are just some of the industry giants helmed by women. The trend is significant, especially when compared to other markets. However, to the women The Drum spoke to, it’s no big deal. via Pocket
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january 2018
Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem
China has a fake food problem. Counterfeit soy sauce, rice, and eggs are among the potentially deadly items found for sale. Now Alibaba, the nation’s top online shopping company, wants to fight back against fake foods by using blockchain, the tech behind Bitcoin. via Pocket
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january 2018
Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity | WIRED
For a species that’s conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. via Pocket
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january 2018
Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble - The New York Times
The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called MetaMask. In the lingo of cryptography, they’re known as my seed phrase. via Pocket
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january 2018
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