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"Mr. Lopez said employers were often more comfortable expressing a bias against older workers, as opposed to bias based on gender or race. 'But it is against the law', he said, 'even in the media industry.'" ...Read More
Designers are cutting their marks on what will seem like an insane sentient garment, one which lives on and in the surfaces of our future ruins. This clothing combines different kinds of artificial intelligence, embedded industrial sensors, very noisy data, tens of millions of metal and cement machines in motion A furtive orchestra of automation is amalgamated from this uneven landscape and capable of unexpected creativity and cruelty. ...Read More
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Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret
Erin McCormick, Jamie Fullerton, Alastair Gee, Charlotte Simmonds, Bennett Murray, Carmela Fonbuena, Leonie Kijewski, Gökçe Saraçoğlutheguardian.com ↗︎
“People don’t know what’s happening to their trash,” said Andrew Spicer, who teaches corporate social responsibility at the University of South Carolina and sits on his state’s recycling advisory board. “They think they’re saving the world. But the international recycling business sees it as a way of making money. There ...Read More
“Production of the most common plastic, polyethylene, is on track to jump more than 40 percent by 2028 in the U.S., according to research firm S&P Global Platts. That’s 8 million metric tons per year more than in 2018 — roughly the amount, coincidentally, that scientists estimate is annually flowing ...Read More
The problem I see in this trend is treating sobriety like people treat a specialized diet, exercise regimen, or other fashionable, health-focused lifestyle choice: As if it is a virtuous facet of their identity, which must then be advertised to be understood as a defining part of who they are. My friends who are sober see their sobriety not as a badge to be shown off, but as a banal routine as necessary as breathing. It’s not their identity, but rather the method by which they can fully be their healthy selves. To read about hashtags like “#erasethestigma” is maddening—there ...Read More
Queryable Earth is the concept of a searchable database of Earth’s surface. Search for any object, such as a ship, and Machine Intelligence will return image results from the entire history of satellite imagery. Search 'epizoic media' for more.
"In his work (most notably, his documentaries), Herzog seeks this “ecstatic truth”: to reflect reality not how it is on the surface, but how it is on a deep level, beyond the façade of what we merely perceive. [...] This what bothers me about those fake viral Twitter stories. They lack anything like ecstatic truth; they don't reflect or reveal any reality deeper than what they describe. In this, they have only facts — and of course, as it turns out, they don’t even have that. If the stories ...Read More
"In cryptocurrencies, Facebook saw both a threat and an opportunity. They held the promise of disrupting how things are bought and sold by eliminating transaction fees common with credit cards. That comes dangerously close to Facebook’s ad business that influences what is bought and sold. If a competitor like Google ...Read More
"Western industries have deliberately offshored the production of rare metals and its associated pollution, only to bring these metals back onshore once cleansed of all impurities to incorporate them into intangible ‘green’ technologies [creating a] division of labour, between those who sacrifice their health and environment to supply components and ...Read More
Eyal Weizman on 'Dark Epistemology', 'Post-Truth', aesthetics and tech. "The attacks on traditional institutions and expertise that have so often been made in the context of the current nationalist, racist insurgency have never provided the basis for the production of counter-hegemonic knowledge." ...Read More
At the end of the 20th century and early-00s, American culture was obsessed with teens. But arguably this has changed -- and with it, possibly also what it means to be an adult. "I began to see the old teen as a figure for our times..." - Lucy Ives
“The researchers said the work was the first of its kind designed to spot these sort of facial edits, and constitutes an “important step” toward creating tools that can identify complex changes including “body manipulations and photometric edits such as skin smoothing.”
Philosophical concepts of spatiality have not only influenced the academic world of Architecture but have long entered the military complex. The IDF reinterprets the city and it’s structures, perfidiously thinking in Deleuzian terms while breaching through walls and killing civilians. Similar perspectives are explained in Geoff Manaughs book ‘A Burglars ...Read More