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The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its third virtual event TikTok Methodologies on 19 July 2021 hosted by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Professor Patrik Wikström, and Dr D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye.

The field of digital media research is rapidly expanding to include innovative and exciting TikTok research. As one of the most widely used digital short video platforms around the world, TikTok is a key social arena to study global youth culture, creativity, professionalization, and activism. This event was a critical forum for discussion on TikTok research frameworks and methodologies from emerging voices in the field.

Tue, 09 Nov 2021 01:33:32 -0800
<![CDATA[Opinion | Can Geoegineering Fix Climate Change? - The New York Times]]>

Dr. Keith is a professor of applied physics and of public policy at Harvard, where he led the development of the university’s solar engineering research program.

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 07:51:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Life’s Edge by Carl Zimmer review – what does it mean to be alive? | Science and nature books | The Guardian]]>

At a medical research laboratory in California, Alysson Muotri has used chemistry to change skin cells into neurons, which have multiplied to form “organoids” – globes of interconnected brain cells.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 03:51:33 -0700
<![CDATA[Writing fiction as scholarly work | Impact of Social Sciences]]>

Writing for academic publication is highly stylised and formalised. In this post Rob Kitchin describes how writing fiction has shaped his own academic praxis and can provide scholars with an expanded range of conceptual tools for communicating their research.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:29 -0700
<![CDATA[Ancient bone carving could change the way we think about Neanderthals]]>

The design may be simple, but a chevron pattern etched onto a deer bone more than 50,000 years ago suggests that Neanderthals had their own artistic tradition before modern humans arrived on the scene, researchers said Monday.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Neanderthals helped create early human art, researcher says | Archaeology | The Guardian]]>

When Neanderthals, Denisovans and homo sapiens met one another 50,000 years ago, these archaic and modern humans not only interbred during the thousands of years in which they overlapped, but they exchanged ideas that led to a surge in creativity, according to a leading academic.

Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:28 -0700
<![CDATA[The Universe Is a Self-Learning Algorithm | Universe History]]>

In fascinating new research, cosmologists explain the history of the universe as one of self-teaching, autodidactic algorithms.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 23:55:24 -0700
<![CDATA[Humans Can't Contain Superintelligent Machines | Super AI]]>

In a new study, researchers from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Human Development say they’ve shown that an artificial intelligence in the category known as “superintelligent” would be impossible for humans to contain with competing software. That ... doesn’t sound promising.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:56:04 -0700
<![CDATA[Humans Will Probably Evolve to Be Venomous]]>

Could future humans evolve to have venom glands? In new research, scientists close a long-open door by causally linking early salivary glands with what eventually became venom glands in many animals.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:11 -0700
<![CDATA[The biological research putting purpose back into life | Aeon Essays]]>

Animal immune systems depend on white blood cells called macrophages that devour and engulf invaders.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:19:51 -0800
<![CDATA[The Racist Legacy of Computer-Generated Humans - Scientific American]]>

Computer-generated imagery is supposed to be one of the success stories of computer science. Starting in the 1970s, the algorithms for realistically depicting digital worlds were developed in a monumental joint effort between academic, commercial and federal research labs.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:19:41 -0800
<![CDATA[Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities | WIRED]]>

Parag Khanna is the author of Connectography (2016) and The Future is Asian (2019). Michael Ferrari is managing partner at Atlas Research Innovations and a senior fellow at the Wharton School.

Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:13:50 -0700

How can we imagine communities that are not shaped by the human superiority? Who are we in the light of eco-critical imaginaries? What constitutes us? Who are the others that are to be included in our community?

This two-day online symposium seeks to address the aforementioned questions by engaging the dialogue between philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology and art. It will take place on 17 & 18 September 2020. The symposium will be held in English, fully streamed online, participation is free.


17 SEPTEMBER, Thursday

11:00—11:15 Opening & Welcome Speeches: Rimvydas Petrauskas (Rector of Vilnius University); Jonas Dagys (Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University), Kristupas Sabolius (organizer, Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University).

MORNING SESSION Moderated by Daina Habdankaitė

11:15 —12:00 Catherine Malabou (Kingston University / University of California Irvine) Not Mandatory: When Addiction Replaces Law

12:00 —12:45 Vittorio Gallese (University of Parma / Columbia University / Humboldt Universität) The Empathic Body. Embodied Simulation and Experimental Aesthetics

12:45—13:00 Break

13:00—13:45 Kristupas Sabolius (Vilnius University / MIT) We Are Milieus

13:45—14:30 Panel discussion: Catherine Malabou, Vittorio Gallese, Kristupas Sabolius, Scott F. Gilbert, moderated by Elizabeth A. Povinelli

14:30 —15.30 Break

AFTERNOON SESSION Moderated by Ignas Šatkauskas

15:30 —16:15 Rita Šerpytytė (Vilnius University) The Challenge of the Subject in the Face of the Real

16:15 —17:00 Ruslanas Baranovas (Vilnius University) Grammatology and the Sadness of Being Human

17:00—17:45 Chiara Bottici (The New School for Social Research) Rethinking the Human Through the Philosophy of Transindividuality

17:45 —18:30 Panel discussion: Rita Šerpytytė, Ruslanas Baranovas, Chiara Bottici moderated by Catherine Malabou

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:08:12 -0700
<![CDATA[Critical Designer, Activist Engineer: Making Things and Making Things Happen]]>

What happens when design and engineering research results in activism, human rights work, politics, or matters of equity and justice? Engineers and designers are often thought of as “problem-solvers” in mostly technical, practical, and formal senses. But this class explores the equally compelling history of engineering and design projects that raise difficult questions, aid marginalized communities, address urgent social issues, or create new social conditions.We’ll talk to designers, artists, and engineers who work on issues of sustainability, power, health, education, and more. And we’ll run our own experiments in creative design work for the public good. The class includes significant reading, field trip(s) and guest lectures, short experiments, and a culminating project.We want you to witness and be inspired by the exciting, expansive fields of what are variously called social design, engineering for the public good, socially engaged art practices, and many other names. However, we also want you to be well versed in the many, many pitfalls of so-called “activist” work with technology—when it’s under-informed, poorly researched, focused on form and not on substance, it risks not only being ineffective, but can lead to actual harm. We take this risk seriously, so this course will have you mostly listening, learning, listening and learning some more, and, finally proposing—not carrying out fully-fledged projects in one semester. Trust us on this: We can have fun and be at play with ideas while also operating with due diligence as socially-minded engineers and designers. Humility and questions are your trusty companions here, your true north. We want to help you to lay a foundation; you will have many, many future opportunities to build the house.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:59:27 -0700
<![CDATA[When The World Isn’t Designed for Our Bodies | The New Yorker]]>

“What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World,” a new book by the artist and design researcher Sara Hendren, opens with a challenge. A curator named Amanda has come to Hendren’s classroom at the Olin College of Engineering, where the author teaches courses on technology and disability.

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 08:13:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Understanding Interactive Media: Critical Questions & Concepts]]>

This seminar course is an introduction to the concepts, questions, and components that encompass interactive media as it relates to creative expression and critical engagement. Students will learn to analyze interactive media’s constituent parts, engage in readings that critically examine both the impact that interactive media and technology have on culture and societies as well as the ways in which social contexts shape the development and application of these technologies, and apply these concepts in a series of creative exercises. The contexts become apparent by examining interactive media and interactivity through the lenses of relevant critical perspectives including politics, economics, ethics, race, gender, psychology, and the environment. Throughout the semester students will learn and apply critical texts to analyze interactive media and build a vocabulary for making sense of our increasingly mediated world. The course thus serves to introduce a conceptual foundation for students to inform and direct their own creative practice by establishing a lexicon of basic operating definitions and reinforcing a culture of makers capable of critical reflection and awareness. Readings, discussions, research, creative exercises and writing constitute the body of this course.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 22:59:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates - The Verge]]>

There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique. Each gene is given a name and alphanumeric code, known as a symbol, which scientists use to coordinate research.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 06:13:16 -0700
<![CDATA[The Nutty Putty Caves | A Short Documentary | Fascinating Horror]]>

At around 8:00pm on the 24th of November 2009 John Edward Jones – an avid amateur caver – entered the Nutty Putty caves just south of Salt Lake City in Utah. He was accompanied by a large group of family and friends – it was, after all, just before Thanksgiving. The trip was intended to be a brief adventure that they could share before the holiday. What it turned into was a living nightmare that would cost John Edward Jones his life.

I tell the true stories behind some of history's greatest disasters... but without sensationalism or disturbing imagery. Fascinating Horror is all about in-depth research, respectful storytelling, and learning what we can from the mistakes of the past. You might be surprised to discover just how much of today's world is shaped by long-forgotten disasters from decades gone by.

Music: "Glass Pond" by Public Memory

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Mon, 17 Aug 2020 23:53:11 -0700
<![CDATA[Coronavirus & Theory —]]> is a social platform for creative and collaborative research.

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:34:44 -0700
<![CDATA[Coronavirus & Theory —]]> is a social platform for creative and collaborative research.

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:34:44 -0700