MachineMachine /stream - tagged with news https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[How Do You Spot a Deepfake? It Might Not Matter]]> https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/how-do-you-spot-a-deepfake-it-might-not-matter.html

A shadow looms over the 2020 election: Deepfakes! The newish video-editing technology (or really, host of technologies) used to seamlessly paste one person’s face on another’s body, has activated a panic among pundits and politicians.

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Tue, 06 Sep 2022 07:51:50 -0700 https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/how-do-you-spot-a-deepfake-it-might-not-matter.html
<![CDATA[The Conspiracy Singularity Has Arrived]]> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gz53/the-conspiracy-singularity-has-arrived

The document was a single, bright red sheet of paper, crowded with close-set black type. Different kinds of lines and arrows connected in wild formulations, linking George Soros with the Illuminati, various stars of the UFO community with their alleged handlers, the CIA with Alex Jones.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2020 02:13:27 -0700 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gz53/the-conspiracy-singularity-has-arrived
<![CDATA[The Conspiracy Singularity Has Arrived]]> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gz53/the-conspiracy-singularity-has-arrived

The document was a single, bright red sheet of paper, crowded with close-set black type. Different kinds of lines and arrows connected in wild formulations, linking George Soros with the Illuminati, various stars of the UFO community with their alleged handlers, the CIA with Alex Jones.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2020 22:13:27 -0700 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gz53/the-conspiracy-singularity-has-arrived
<![CDATA[BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a Meme]]> http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/11/buzzfeed-jonah-peretti-2010s.html

As the decade began, there were rea­sons to be optimistic: America had elected its first black president, and despite a global recession just two years earlier, the world hadn’t cascaded into total financial collapse.

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Wed, 01 Jan 2020 06:16:25 -0800 http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/11/buzzfeed-jonah-peretti-2010s.html
<![CDATA[How Do You Spot a Deepfake? It Might Not Matter]]> http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/how-do-you-spot-a-deepfake-it-might-not-matter.html

A shadow looms over the 2020 election: Deepfakes! The newish video-editing technology (or really, host of technologies) used to seamlessly paste one person’s face on another’s body, has activated a panic among pundits and politicians.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:34:35 -0700 http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/how-do-you-spot-a-deepfake-it-might-not-matter.html
<![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