Dark Content (2015) http://0100101110101101.org/dark-content/ by Eva and Franco Mattes A series of videos about internet content moderators: the extraordinarily significant, yet elusive, individuals who determine how much breast is too much breast for Instagram, or are tasked with scrubbing photos of Osama bin Laden from search engines. New episodes are released periodically and only on […]
Someone tried. Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, had an idea: would it be possible to hide her pregnancy from big data? Thinking about technology—the way we use it and the way it uses us—is her professional life’s work. Pregnant women, she knew, are a marketing gold mine; a pregnant woman’s marketing […]
In the words of Eric Schmidt, executive chairman at Google (paraphrased, I can’t find the original quote): “Identity will change from something that originates in the physical world and is being projected into the virtual world, to Identity that is created in the virtual and experienced in the physical world.” Coincidentally, there is this news […]
What elements of the October 9th video of the “Sam Adams award”, made in Moscow, stand in contrast to the recording made in Hong Kong by Laura Poitras? How is this portrayal relevant? ceremony
Spiegel-Online article (in German) Am I the only one who thinks this looks like an art exhibition?
Sascha Lobo talking about how politics, the media and the economy used to be ‘black boxes’, simply because of the high costs of communicating details about their inner workings. Now with the Internet and cheap communication, the trade secret becomes the exception, rather than the rule. People want to know why and how things get […]