MachineMachine /stream - tagged with teaching https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Apocalypse Whatever — Real Life]]> https://reallifemag.com/apocalypse-whatever/

Among the white nationalists on 4chan’s “politically incorrect,” or /pol/ board and on “alt-right” Twitter — or anywhere you might run into a picture of Pepe the Frog — there is a cryptic but popular saying: “Praise Kek.

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Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:26:21 -0800 https://reallifemag.com/apocalypse-whatever/
<![CDATA[introducing Media Art — jonCates (2019) - jonCates - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@joncates/introducing-media-art-joncates-2019-2de25929aa99

jonCatesAug 21 · 7 min readover the last 15 years of my full-time teaching, i’ve collected, compiled, and processed a number of different ways and approaches for introducing students to Media Art in terms of the aestheticonceptechniques and the theorypractices.

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Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:47:41 -0700 https://medium.com/@joncates/introducing-media-art-joncates-2019-2de25929aa99
<![CDATA[A Complete Taxonomy of Internet Chum - The Awl]]> https://www.theawl.com/2015/06/a-complete-taxonomy-of-internet-chum/

This is a bucket of chum. Chum is decomposing fish matter that elicits a purely neurological brain stem response in its target consumer: larger fish, like sharks.

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Mon, 27 May 2019 17:28:13 -0700 https://www.theawl.com/2015/06/a-complete-taxonomy-of-internet-chum/
<![CDATA[The Future Of GIFs As Gallery Art, According To The Current Sea]]> https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/the-future-of-gifs-as-gallery-art-according-to-the-current-sea

An episode of The Simpsons called “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes” sums up the turn-of-the-century internet quite well. Homer builds a website, dubbed “Mr. X's Web Page” and populates it with animated GIFs of Jesus dancing, screaming mouths, and flying toasters.

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Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:09:25 -0700 https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/the-future-of-gifs-as-gallery-art-according-to-the-current-sea
<![CDATA[John Lanchester reviews ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Tim Wu, ‘Chaos Monkeys’ by Antonio García Martínez and ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ by Jonathan Taplin · LRB 17 August 2017]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users. That number, the company’s preferred ‘metric’ when measuring its own size, means two billion different people used Facebook in the preceding month.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:16 -0700 https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product
<![CDATA[The Alt-Right and Antifa Are Waging a New Kind of Internet Warfare - VICE]]> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xxmad/the-alt-right-and-antifa-are-waging-a-new-kind-of-internet-warfare

Live long enough and you may hear future historians recall the war between 4chan and an art collective called LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:14 -0700 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xxmad/the-alt-right-and-antifa-are-waging-a-new-kind-of-internet-warfare
<![CDATA[How Silicon Valley has made your computer sexist and racist | The Sunday Times Magazine | The Times & The Sunday Times]]> https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-silicon-valley-has-made-your-computer-sexist-and-racist-h78jp2wzm

For 10 years Josephine was a rarity: a female hotshot in the heart of Silicon Valley. Having made her name, she was in demand and looked forward to climbing the corporate ladder at least as fast as her male co-workers.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:13 -0700 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-silicon-valley-has-made-your-computer-sexist-and-racist-h78jp2wzm
<![CDATA[Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests | Science | AAAS]]> http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/sci-hub-s-cache-pirated-papers-so-big-subscription-journals-are-doomed-data-analyst

There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous—and, according to a U.S. court, illegal—online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. (See Science’s investigation last year of who is downloading papers from Sci-Hub.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:04:42 -0700 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/sci-hub-s-cache-pirated-papers-so-big-subscription-journals-are-doomed-data-analyst
<![CDATA[Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/science/film-clip-stored-in-dna.html

It was one of the very first motion pictures ever made: a galloping mare filmed in 1878 by the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was trying to learn whether horses in motion ever become truly airborne. More than a century later, that clip has rejoined the cutting edge.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:04:35 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/science/film-clip-stored-in-dna.html
<![CDATA[Writing and Digital Media «]]> https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/

{I was invited to teach a seminar at City College’s MFA program in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice. This is the syllabus for the course I came up with.

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 21:24:15 -0700 https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/
<![CDATA[Writing and Digital Media «]]> https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/

{I was invited to teach a seminar at City College’s MFA program in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice. This is the syllabus for the course I came up with.

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Sun, 30 Jul 2017 21:24:15 -0700 https://culturetwo.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/writing-and-digital-media/
<![CDATA[Please Prove You’re Not a Robot - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/opinion/sunday/please-prove-youre-not-a-robot.html

When science fiction writers first imagined robot invasions, the idea was that bots would become smart and powerful enough to take over the world by force, whether on their own or as directed by some evildoer. In reality, something only slightly less scary is happening.

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Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:15:50 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/opinion/sunday/please-prove-youre-not-a-robot.html
<![CDATA[The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/opinion/sunday/artificial-intelligence-economic-inequality.html

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I.

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:50:33 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/opinion/sunday/artificial-intelligence-economic-inequality.html
<![CDATA[The New Skeuomorphism is in Your Voice Assistant]]> https://uxdesign.cc/the-new-skeuomorphism-is-in-your-voice-assistant-3b14a6553a0e

Not too long ago humanity left behind its skeuomorphic interfaces. We became accustomed to the idea of buttons to tap on screens and swipes that moved content right or left. We learned that content could be out of view but within reach.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:01:56 -0700 https://uxdesign.cc/the-new-skeuomorphism-is-in-your-voice-assistant-3b14a6553a0e
<![CDATA[Princeton researchers discover why AI become racist and sexist | Ars Technica]]> https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/princeton-scholars-figure-out-why-your-ai-is-racist/

Ever since Microsoft's chatbot Tay started spouting racist commentary after 24 hours of interacting with humans on Twitter, it has been obvious that our AI creations can fall prey to human prejudice. Now a group of researchers has figured out one reason why that happens.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:29 -0700 https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/princeton-scholars-figure-out-why-your-ai-is-racist/
<![CDATA[Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | The Economist]]> http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:27 -0700 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource
<![CDATA[When a 'Remix' Is Plain Ole Plagiarism - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/the-indignities-of-remix-culture/525129/

Digital technologies make it easier for people to copy the work of other artists—yet the same tools make it more likely for them to get caught. The messages began rolling in on an otherwise quiet Saturday.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:26 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/05/the-indignities-of-remix-culture/525129/
<![CDATA[Video Games Are Better Without Stories - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/video-games-stories/524148/

Film, television, and literature all tell them better. So why are games still obsessed with narrative? A longstanding dream: Video games will evolve into interactive stories, like the ones that play out fictionally on the Star Trek Holodeck.

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:01:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/video-games-stories/524148/
<![CDATA[By 2030, You'll Be Living in a World That's Run by Google]]> https://futurism.com/by-2030-youll-be-living-in-a-world-thats-run-by-google/

Larry Page, one of Google’s two co-founders, once said off-handedly that Google is not about building a search engine. As he said it, “Oh, we’re really making an AI”. Google right now is all about building the world brain that will take care of every person, all the time and everywhere.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:21:06 -0800 https://futurism.com/by-2030-youll-be-living-in-a-world-thats-run-by-google/
<![CDATA[What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/2017/02/robots-wrote-this-story/

This story is part of our special coverage, The News in Crisis. When Republican Steve King beat back Democratic challenger Kim Weaver in the race for Iowa’s 4th congressional district seat in November, The Washington Post snapped into action, covering both the win and the wider electoral trend.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:27 -0800 https://www.wired.com/2017/02/robots-wrote-this-story/