MachineMachine /stream - tagged with news https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/12/deep-fakes-fake-news-truth

In May, a video appeared on the internet of Donald Trump offering advice to the people of Belgium on the issue of climate change. “As you know, I had the balls to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement,” he said, looking directly into the camera, “and so should you.”

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Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:48:08 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/12/deep-fakes-fake-news-truth
<![CDATA[BBC - Future - The world's most prolific writer is a Chinese algorithm]]> http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm

“Inflatable duck baby pool with canopy.” “Hot selling colourful temporary full arm tattoo for men.” “Splendid reusable dog pee pad (minimum order: 500).

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:50 -0700 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180829-the-worlds-most-prolific-writer-is-a-chinese-algorithm
<![CDATA[You're wrong about how the internet fuels conspiracy theories]]> https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/06/18/youre-wrong-about-how-the-internet-fuels-conspiracy-theories/

Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on. From the theory that 9/11 was an inside job to the idea that reptilian humanoids rule the world, conspiracy theories have found a natural home online.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:32:44 -0700 https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/06/18/youre-wrong-about-how-the-internet-fuels-conspiracy-theories/
<![CDATA[Why memes matter: our best shot to talk about the world in the post-truth era - Pulsar Platform]]> https://www.pulsarplatform.com/blog/2018/why-memes-matter-our-best-shot-to-talk-about-the-world-in-the-post-truth-era/

We have entered a post-truth, post-authenticity era, in which dichotomies like true/false or real/fake no longer serve us very well, especially on social media platforms.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:32:43 -0700 https://www.pulsarplatform.com/blog/2018/why-memes-matter-our-best-shot-to-talk-about-the-world-in-the-post-truth-era/
<![CDATA[Memes Are For Tricksters: The Biology of Disinformation - Mondo 2000]]> http://www.mondo2000.com/2018/06/21/the-ends-dont-justify-the-memes/

Back in 1990, when MONDO 2000 magazine promised Screaming Memes on its cover, it was more or less a secret argot winking at our technohip Mondoid readers.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:18:30 -0700 http://www.mondo2000.com/2018/06/21/the-ends-dont-justify-the-memes/
<![CDATA[Moreshin Allahyari: She Who Sees the Unknown, Ya’jooj Majooj]]> http://additivism.org/post/160888702891

Moreshin Allahyari: She Who Sees the Unknown, Ya’jooj Majooj An interview with the artist Moreshin Allahyari about her commission for The Photographers’ Gallery’s Media Wall - See Who Sees the Unknown, Ya'jooj Ma'jooj. Artwork © the artist, Video © The Photographers’ Gallery, 2017

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Sat, 20 May 2017 16:14:49 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/160888702891
<![CDATA[Defying Daesh – with a 3D printer]]> http://additivism.org/post/158621742950

Defying Daesh – with a 3D printer In February 2015, when videos emerged of Daesh (ISIS) ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, Morehshin Allahyari decided to act. Operation Troll ISIS: inside Anonymous’ war to take down Daesh

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:51:54 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/158621742950
<![CDATA[Centre Pompidou: quand les artistes impriment le monde en 3D «...]]> http://additivism.org/post/158472323339

Centre Pompidou: quand les artistes impriment le monde en 3D « Mutations/Créations », c'est le nom du nouveau rendez-vous annuel du Centre Pompidou-Paris. Une manifestation déroutante dédiée aux relations bouillonnantes entre les artistes et l’innovation technologique, entre l’art et la science.

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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:34:56 -0700 http://additivism.org/post/158472323339
<![CDATA[Fake news is a red herring | World | DW.COM | 25.01.2017]]> http://www.dw.com/en/fake-news-is-a-red-herring/a-37269377

Watching the 2016 US presidential election was already a surreal experience, as dozens of qualified candidates lost out to a failed businessman and reality television star.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:01:06 -0800 http://www.dw.com/en/fake-news-is-a-red-herring/a-37269377
<![CDATA[On the Far Side of the Marchlands (exhibition)]]> http://additivism.org/post/156497286756

On the Far Side of the Marchlands, Berlin (Feb 1st - March 26th)Exhibition opening Wednesday, February 1st (opening from 6pm) - March 26thErnst Schering Foundation> Facebook Event Page>

More info: additivism.org/marchlands

with works by Morehshin Allahyari, Cathrine Disney, Keeley Haftner, Brittany Ransom and Daniel Rourke

A ‘marchland’ is a medieval term for a space between two or more realms; a zone betwixt the control of states, in which alternate rules of law and conduct might apply. On the Far Side of the Marchlands explores the potential of radically new topographies – “intertwined histories and overlapping territories” – composed of hybrid realms of experience, culture and materiality.

On the Far Side of the Marchlands - an exhibition and collaboration between Morehshin Allahyari, Cathrine Disney, Keeley Haftner, Brittany Ransom, and Daniel Rourke - speaks to the contemporary desire for transformation. The exhibition features a zoo of hybrid figures: from stupid/intelligent insects to short-sighted/forward-thinking posthumans; from chimera materials that ooze, respire and transmute, to murky politics impossible to clarify as either positive or negative. On the Far Side of the Marchlands expands on the material and conceptual hybridity expressed in The 3D Additivist Cookbook: a compendium of provocative projects by over one hundred artists, activists, and theorists concerned with ‘Additivist’ practices. The exhibition and Cookbook invite visitors to look beyond boundaries, speaking to a growing need for radical forms of transformation.The 3D Additivist Cookbook, conceived and edited by Daniel Rourke & Morehshin Allahyari, is also presented in the exhibition alien matter (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2 February – 5 March 2017), curated by Inke Arns. On the Far Side of the Marchlands is a partner exhibition to the special exhibition alien matter, co-financed by Berlin LOTTO Foundation within the scope of ever elusive – thirty years of transmediale, supported by the British Council.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:33:53 -0800 http://additivism.org/post/156497286756
<![CDATA[The 3D Additivist Cookbook is out now…]]> http://additivism.org/post/154032730836

The 3D Additivist Cookbook is out now…

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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 07:28:08 -0800 http://additivism.org/post/154032730836
<![CDATA[Atomic bombs and oil addiction herald Earth’s new epoch: The Anthropocene | Science | AAAS]]> http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/atomic-bombs-and-oil-addiction-herald-earth-s-new-epoch-anthropocene

Just after World War II, when the atomic bombs fell and our thirst for coal and oil became a full-blown addiction, Earth entered the Anthropocene, a new geologic time when humanity’s environmental reach left a mark in sediments worldwide.

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Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:14:16 -0700 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/08/atomic-bombs-and-oil-addiction-herald-earth-s-new-epoch-anthropocene
<![CDATA[A few seconds closer to Midnight?]]> http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/156598

Today The Doomsday Clock will have its time recalibrated. In 2015 the scientists set the hands to 23.57 - "due to climate change, the modernization of nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia, and the problem of nuclear waste." Is the apocalypse closer or further away? Watch the result live at 13.30 EST. There's really only one way it can go.

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:31:30 -0800 http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/156598
<![CDATA[‘Lowly Machines to Overtake Man, Rule Universe’...]]> http://tumblr.machinemachine.net/post/133088778154

‘Lowly Machines to Overtake Man, Rule Universe’ (1948)

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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:19:01 -0800 http://tumblr.machinemachine.net/post/133088778154
<![CDATA[Adam Curtis - "Bitter Lake"]]> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXcpDO8_3qU&feature=youtube_gdata ]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 04:54:28 -0800 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXcpDO8_3qU&feature=youtube_gdata <![CDATA[Karaoke at Arebyte, May 30th]]> http://www.arebyte.com/gltich-karaoke-arebyte/4584549559

On Friday May 30th come to Arebyte Gallery, Hackney Wick, for an evening of GLTI.CH Karaoke! Sing with people present and telepresent, near and far in a raucous party at the edge of London. Invitation to Telepresent People Can’t make it to the gallery in person? Want to join or even host your own GLTI.CH Karaoke Portal on May 30th? Hook into the real-time live crooning fun via our Tinychat page: http://tinychat.com/gltich (For step-by-step instructions to join us: http://glti.ch/host-a-glti-ch-portal) All you’ll need is an internet connection, a webcam and a set of speakers/headphones loud enough to keep your feet moving and your vocal chords vibrating. Bio GLTI.CH is a collaborative mess between Kyougn Kmi and Daniel Rourke that breaches hopeless distances with cultural and technical make-dos. Our work brings people together in glitchy karaoke fests, broken DJ mix-haps, and other kludged-together happenings. Since April 2011 we’ve exposed the course of accidents, temporal lyrical disjoints and technical out-of syncs between, among others, London/Seoul/Kumamoto with Meanwhile Space, Liverpool/London with MercyUK, Amsterdam/Chicago/London with glidottcslashh, Amsterdam/Berlin/Seoul/Manchester as part of ANDfestival, and with The White Building, Hackney Wick. We’ve made the mishmashed world of GLTI.CH through play and we hope you’ll join us.  

Washing Machine Magazine is an independent, multimedia publication that showcases projects by creative professionals working in sound and image.   It is presented through two connected platforms: a printed publication and a website that integrates the print content through video and audio supplements. Every featured project reflects the contemporary age in its multi-faceted reality.   Art and media are explored where artists and designers communicate concepts, re-configure ideas, collaborate and combine different elements. Washing Machine Magazine features interviews with artists , multimedia content and examines the impact of innovative, digital tools and new processes on creative media today.   Issue 1 showcases emerging artists’ and designers’ projects that represent basic natural elements through digital media. In some projects visuals describe sounds, in some others sounds describe physical objects.   The first issue’s title ‘White Wash’ indicates not only purity, energy and freshness but also a starting point – a blank space to interact with.     info@washingmachinemagazine.com www.washingmachinemagazine.com facebook.com/washingmachinemagazine

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Wed, 21 May 2014 05:40:40 -0700 http://www.arebyte.com/gltich-karaoke-arebyte/4584549559
<![CDATA[We're Looking for a Missing Plane and All We’ve Found Is Trash | Motherboard]]> http://motherboard.vice.com/read/a-plane-is-missing-and-all-weve-found-is-trash

Trash in the Pacific Ocean. Image: Kevin Krejci/Flickr It’s been almost exactly a month since Malaysia flight MH370 went missing. In that time, search and rescue teams have found trash, trash, and more trash. But no airplane.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:13:50 -0700 http://motherboard.vice.com/read/a-plane-is-missing-and-all-weve-found-is-trash
<![CDATA[Hoarder's house so full of rubbish authorities had to cut through roof to find his body - Americas - World - The Independent]]> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hoarders-house-so-full-of-rubbish-authorities-had-to-cut-through-roof-to-find-his-body-9223257.html

City officials in Dallas, Texas were forced to hire a contractor to help remove piles of debris from the home and locate the 67-year-old man, who had been missing for two weeks.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:27:46 -0700 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hoarders-house-so-full-of-rubbish-authorities-had-to-cut-through-roof-to-find-his-body-9223257.html
<![CDATA[Interview with GLTI.CH at Noisey.Vice]]> http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/singing-over-skype-its-glitch-karaoke

You don’t need to leave the house to belt out your favourite karaoke tracks—with strangers. Two Skype-friendly artists have founded glti.ch karaoke, an online karaoke project which anyone can partake in. You literally sign into Skype and sing karaoke duets (or quartets) with fellow fans. Imagine chat roulette was entirely musical and you get how things are matched. The artists Kyoung Kim and Daniel Rourke started this without any plans. Three years later, they’re still singing to Belle and Sebastian on YouTube. Strangely, they’re not alone. As they continue to synchronize singers in different time zones, they also do these GLTI.CH Breaks event where DJs located in different parts of the world mix together in a basement, a bedroom, or a pub full of drunks (from New York to Seoul, they’ve done it all). Last month, glti.ch karaoke opened a show called Tactical Gltiches at the SUDLAB gallery in Italy. They spoke to us about tinkering with Ustream, avoiding crappy bandwith, and how acapella saves the day.

NOISEY: How did Glti.ch Karaoke come about? Kyoung Kim: We were swapping stories over a few pints—Daniel of his experiences living in Japan, and I of my time in Korea, and got to talking about missing karaoke in these respective countries. Unlike your average karaoke bar in the US or the UK with a conspicuous stage and spotlighting for the singer, karaoke in Korea and Japan generally consists of piling into a room with a bunch of friends, food, and drink and singing in a raucous mix of solos, duets, and group numbers eventually belted while standing on the sofa. It’s more about sharing fun with people than claiming your theatrical moment, and all in all, you get a lot more bang for your buck. For me, karaoke with my sister trumps all, but at the time she was living in Seoul. I confessed to Daniel I’d been getting my karaoke fix by singing YouTube karaoke videos with her over Skype. Daniel Rourke: We were astounded to find that nobody had given a name to ‘singing karaoke over Skype.” (We did a lot of Google searches). It seemed so obvious to us to hook up two locations, buffer a YouTube rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer“ on both sides of the Atlantic and click “play.” That got us thinking about the possibilities. A good friend works at Meanwhile Space, a non-profit organization in London that transforms empty properties into community projects, and mentioned to us that they were about to start working in an old shoe shop in Whitechapel. The challenge to make karaoke happen in a dusty basement with no internet access at four o’clock in the afternoon spurred us on. We had our eye on the amazing stuff the GLI.TC/H community was doing at the time, and setup our website Glti.ch as a kind of homage to them. The rest is less easy to explain. How does it work? Rourke: We have done it a few different ways over the years, but we try and make sure the basic setup is accessible to anyone who wants to repeat it. Using free software like TinyChat or Google Hangouts we link up at least two disparate locations and orchestrate karaoke duets over the internet. YouTube is stuffed full of fan made karaoke versions of pop tunes. If you want to sing it, chances are, somebody has already uploaded it. Then it’s just a case of scrambling to get things to work on both sides. Kim: To prepare for that scrambling, we test and design a bunch of back-up plans that only work about 30% of the time in attending the actual glitches that manifest. In emphasizing the GLTI.CH of the karaoke, the scramble is something we both warn and invite others to join in on. So how things work is not just contingent on computer software, hardware, cables, and broadband connections, but also on the mix of curiosity, patience, and enthusiasm for making-your-own-fun-through-convoluted-ways that people bring with them to our events. Rourke: That’s where the “art” of the project begins: a sincere desire to dance with failure. The most exciting elements of the project come out of realizing how many variables there are in organizing something so simple, especially if you have a group of drunk karaoke enthusiasts at one end, say in Liverpool, and an old pizza restaurant in a London shopping mall at the other. The thing that remains stable—getting people to sing duets—is surrounded by all this other stuff that we, as the hosts, have to juggle. Let’s just say we are both very adept at keeping a crowd entertained.

How do you combine DJs in different time zones together? Kim: A lot of planning. Hosting a party in London on a Friday night means you get a DJ during the work day in San Francisco. So we work with our DJs’ schedules accordingly. There is constant managing and coordinating during the event. We dedicate one computer and the best internet connection in the house to connecting with the DJs with (so far) Skype, but also usually have one or two other computers open with Google Hangouts, again Skype, Tinychat, Facebook, Twitter, Kakao Talk, our phones, smoke signals, pigeon… both for backup and because different people have different preferences for interfaces. We avoid as much as we can set-ups that require others to register or sign up to any new social media outfit, download more software, or buy equipment they don’t have. With the last Breaks, we tinkered with Ustream, and the chat in there ended up being the key for making things go. What is GLTI.CH Breaks? Rourke: Originally, it was a project we instigated with Christina Millare. We wanted to take some of the stuff we had learned while glti.ch karaoking and translate it into another format. The result was the first GLTI.CH Breaks event, where we had three DJs—Tramshed, Sahn, and WaxOn—all located in different parts of the world, mix together in the basement of Power Lunches, Dalston. It was a blinding success, apart from the computer crashes, and crappy bandwidth, but that means success to us. Karaoke is a ridiculous phenomenon. Anyone who has watched the X-Factor will know how kitsch and mediocre karaoke can be. But those of us who love it embrace that, and the social outcome of that kitschy quality is what makes it so wonderful. Our projects inhabit that crappiness, and take it somewhere else, so the technical components of the work also echo the social, and hopefully the two really fuse and amplify each other. With GLTI.CH Breaks I think we stumbled on something like that. DJ mix culture is based around a beloved, but antiquated medium – the vinyl record – that is prone to skip, and jump and crackle and hiss. Ironically though, it is those very qualities that make vinyl perfect as a medium of expression. Building a series of technical, network, temporal and spatial layers on top of that in GLTI.CH Breaks we felt as if the creative element of DJing was heightened even further. Plus, drunk people get really excited when they realize that a DJ based in a bedroom in San Francisco is mixing tunes just for them. Kim: They get excited by it when sober too!

Enlighten us. What is “social glitch?” Kim: A phrase we’ve batted around since the beginning. To describe what we’d both been thinking about and working through in our separate research and practices. Rourke: Social glitches are at the heart of all the projects we have done. They are what you might call, “desirable unintended effects.” We go hunting for them, we try to set up the conditions to make them happen, but we never know when they might arise, or what exactly they might look like. For instance, in summer 2012, we took part in AND Festival, Manchester. We were asked by curator Christina Millare to host a GLTI.CH karaoke event in one of the bedrooms upstairs in a pub. We hooked the room up to our online chat room, and invited anybody with a webcam to join us from wherever they were in the world. The event in Manchester was raucous, full of people singing at the top of their voices from 8 PM until 2 AM. The HD television was lit up all night with new people logging in from London, Seoul, New York, and who knows where. At one point the computer in Manchester completely crashed—mid-chorus—and everyone in the room let out a huge groan of despair. The social glitch came when I logged back into the chatroom, because even though our side of the party had crashed, the participants online were still there singing their hearts out. It was an amazing moment, and the crowd in Manchester whooped with joy and began to sing along, even before I’d had chance to hook the music back in. It was improvized acapella karaoke and a beautiful unintended social effect. Nadja Sayej would like to sing “More Than A Feeling” with you. Follow her on Twitter - @nadjasayej   

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:38:31 -0700 http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/singing-over-skype-its-glitch-karaoke
<![CDATA[How to join the DOOM GLTI.CH WAN Party]]> http://glti.ch/how-to-join-the-doom-glti-ch-wan-party/

From Friday 24th January we will be running a GLTI.CH Doom WAN Party as part of the Tactical Glitches exhibition. You can join in, play, explode and explore from wherever you are in the world! It’s 20 years since the original DOOM was released. Let’s remember in glti.chy style. We are running the game through a chain of servers and remote software to create a glti.chy soup for viewers playing at Tactical Glitches. Your involvement will help make that soup even glti.chier – how will the players evolve their Tactics to cope with your onslaught? Play Instructions It is SUPER easy to join, but you will need a few bits and pieces. Here is everything you need to get started. Don’t give up:

Download the PC or MAC version of Zandronum (a freeware program for playing Doom). Install Zandronum on your system (make a note of exactly where it installs on your computer e.g. C:\Program Files\Zandronum). Download our GLTICH WAN PARTY MAP pack. Unzip the MAP PACK you downloaded into the Zandronum directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\Zandronum). Now, if you open up the Zandronum directory you will see another directory called ‘Doom Seeker’. Go into there and load the Doom Seeker application. First up, it is worth checking your settings are correct. Go into the ‘options’ menu then click ‘configure’. Got to the ‘File Paths’ setting. Make sure your Zandronum directory is listed here (e.g. C:\Program Files\Zandronum) - add it if it isn’t. Save and go back to the main Doom Seeker screen. You will now see a long list of servers. Our server is called TACTICALGLITCH, it has a British flag. Scroll down until you find it, or alternatively click the ‘Servers’ column header to arrange the list anti-alphabetically. It should be near the top. Double click the server to join!

At this point Doom will load. You may need to press the ‘ESCAPE’ key, go to the game ‘Options’, ‘Set Video Mode’ and fiddle around with how the game looks until you are happy. Fullscreen high resolution is obviously the nicest
Controls (you can change these too in the Options menu) Mouse = move your head around, (or you can use the <-left and right-> arrow keys to look around) W = forward A = strafe left S = backward D = strafe right CTRL = fire SPACE BAR = Open doors T = Type a message and press ENTER to broadcast it! As well as killing innocent players in SUDLAB Gallery, Naples, there are lots of secrets to discover on the map. The monsters WILL KEEP ON COMING! The body count WILL KEEP ON RISING! Have fun! Invite your friends, and get Tactical. Massive thanks to curators and collaborators Nick Briz and Rosa Menkman, as well as SUDLAB Gallery, Naples, and Domenico Dom Barra!

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:30:31 -0800 http://glti.ch/how-to-join-the-doom-glti-ch-wan-party/