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2016-08-17 12:16:15     An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

http://hyperallergic.com/...ds-the-society-of-the-spectacle/

Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La sociét... (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer cu... examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the e... manifestatio

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/Channels/cognition and art/postmodern
/Channels/digial media

2016-08-10 20:26:26    

https://www.theguardian.com/...anuscript-for-a-hundred-years

Mitchell is the second contributor to the Scottish artis... Paterson’s Future Library project, for which 1,000 tre... years ago in Oslo’s Nordmarka forest. Starting with Ma... last year handed over the manuscript of a text called Sc... year for the next 100 years an author will deliver a pie...

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2016-08-04 16:36:27     The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/...images-into-public-domain.html

the British Library came out with its own announcement o...
We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commo ...

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2016-08-04 16:28:50     Run SQL directly on CSV files | Text as Data | q

http://harelba.github.io/q/

q is a command line tool that allows direct execution of... on CSVs/TSVs (and any other tabular text files).
q treats ordinary files as database tables, and supports ...

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2016-08-04 12:25:31     IBM creates world’s first artificial phase-change neurons | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/.../ibm-phase-change-neurons/

IBM Research in Zurich has created the world's first art... stochastic phase-change neurons. IBM has already created... 500 of these artificial neurons and used them to process... brain-like (neuromorphic) way.

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2016-08-04 12:02:40    

https://www.brainpickings.org/...trouble-and-spaciousness-2/

I watched in horror a promotional video for these glasse... your whole field of vision of the real world could becom... reminder messages spring up. The video portrayed the lif... female Brooklynite whose Google glasses toss Hello Kitty... bubbles at her from the moment she gets up. None of the ...

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2016-07-29 16:50:46     NASA's 10 Coding Rules for Writing Safety Critical Program - RankRed

http://www.rankred.com/nasa-coding-rules/

Sometimes coding rules are essential to use, especially... may depend on its correctness – code that is used ... airplane that you fly on, spacecraft that carries astro... or the nuclear power plant a few miles from where you li... the NASA’

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2016-07-21 15:12:56    

https://medium.com/...gle-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3#...

When using technology, we often focus optimistically on ...

Where does technology exploit our minds’ weaknesses?

I learned to think this way when I was a magician. Magic ...

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2016-06-12 19:59:25    

https://gnasherseye.co/2016/06/04/dont-give-your-work-away/

Of course I said yes and said my rate would be £75 for ...

13307265_10206724067595638_3725073062667726922_n

Those two words keep showing up these days, “No Budget ...

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/Channels/digital economy
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2016-06-12 19:49:06     The End of Reflection - The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/...logy-phones-introspection.html?...

If the data is any indication, most of us use our phones... think: Participants estimated an average of 37 uses thro... (anything that turns on the screen, from hitting snooze ...
Continue reading the main story
If you are awake for 16 hours, turning o

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2016-06-03 04:21:11    

http://brilliantmaps.com/celtic-languages/

Map showing the Modern Distribution of Celtic Languages ... by reddit user targumures

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/Channels/cognition and art/language
/Channels/locality
/Channels/maps and geography
/Channels/Welsh

2016-05-23 09:16:50     Standards revealed for Scottish government’s ‘mygov.scot’ platform » Digital By Default News

http://www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk/...ygov-scot-platform/

A set of standards to drive the Scottish Government’s ... online platform has been released.
The document runs through the minimum standards required ...
It outlines 21 criteria that should be attained in creat ...
Other standards include a requirement

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2016-05-21 18:25:51    

https://www.theguardian.com/...lar-evolution-creationism?...

Child psychology studies have identified a natural human... theory of intelligent design, and pose a solution: teach...

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/Channels/cognition and art/ecological psychology
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2016-05-21 17:58:21    

https://www.theguardian.com/...re-organised-neuroscience?...

Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map display... their meanings are represented across different regions ...

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2016-05-19 21:02:51    

https://aeon.co/...cess-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowle... memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

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2016-05-10 06:42:06     Maps of Britain and Ireland's ancient tribes, kingdoms and DNA

http://www.abroadintheyard.com/...cient-tribes-kingdoms-dna/

For map fans, some new maps showing Celt, Roman, Anglo-S... territories in the British Isles. Also, the remarkable ... how modern Britons still live in the same tribal kingdom... ancestors in 600 AD.

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2016-04-29 11:52:12    

https://www.newscientist.com/...es-our-feelings-about-words/

But keyboards may have an impact on the emotional associ... words as well. It has been found that words consisting o... proportion of letters from the right-hand side of a QWER...

Researchers have previously tested the idea by asking En ...

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2016-04-29 09:54:19    

https://theintercept.com/...ekness-fear-and-self-censorship/

A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provi... evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocat... existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and confor... free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington ... described this phenomenon: “If we think that authoriti...

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2016-04-22 20:55:34     How politicians poisoned statistics - FT.com

http://www.ft.com/...e8-01c7-11e6-ac98-3c15a1aa2e62.html#...

ft.com > life&arts >
FT Magazine
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Home UK World Companies Markets Global Economy Lex Comme ...
... icks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.”

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2016-04-22 20:32:43     What Your Toilet Paper Preference Says About You

http://www.attn.com/...oilet-paper-preference-says-about-you

If you assumed that hanging a toilet paper roll one way ... arbitrary decision, you'd be wrong. Your toilet paper pr... actually be correlated to your demographic and political... shows.

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2016-04-18 12:53:27     Context Free Art:About - Context Free Art

http://www.contextfreeart.org/medi.../Context_Free_Art:About

Chris Coyne created a small language for design grammars... grammars are sets of non-deterministic rules to produce ... are surprisingly beautiful, often from very simple grammars.

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/Channels/techie/programming

2016-04-18 12:44:36     The Scarlett Johansson Bot Is the Robotic Future of Objectifying Women | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/...s-some-icky-things-about-our-future/

AS ROBOTICS AND 3-D printing technologies become more ac... tinkerers, men are (of course) building robots of beauti... who’s turned on a TV in the past decade shouldn’t be... that one of the first—and creepiest—examples of this...
News broke

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2016-04-18 12:43:40     Google's Nest closing smart-home company Revolv, bricking devices - Business Insider

http://uk.businessinsider.com/...olv-bricking-devices-2016-4

Nest, a smart-home company owned by Google's holding com... dropping support for a line of products — and will mak... existing devices completely useless.
It's a move that has infuriated some customers, and rais ...

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2016-04-18 07:58:36     Here's Richard Feynman's simple technique for sorting science from pseudoscience - ScienceAlert

http://www.sciencealert.com/...ng-science-from-pseudoscience

It turns out, all you need to do when you read or hear s... that sounds smart, is try to translate it back into ord... better yet, have the person explain it for you - without... scientific jargon or terms, and see if it still makes sense.

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2016-04-11 07:58:30     Internet mapping turned a remote farm into a digital hell | Fusion

http://fusion.net/st.../internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/

for the last 14 years, every time MaxMind’s database h... about the location of an IP address in the United States... identify, it has spit out the default location of a spot... from the geographic center of the country. This happens ...
Which happe

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2016-04-10 14:26:03     How Big Data Harms Poor Communities - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive.../477423/?...

Outside the court system, “innocent until proven guilt... people’s due-process rights, Kerr says: “A right to ... to participate in one’s hearing, a right to know what ... collected about me, and a right to challenge that inform... opaque data

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2016-04-10 10:37:41     Investigating the Potential for Miscommunication Using Emoji | GroupLens

http://grouplens.org/...or-miscommunication-using-emoji/?...

Hey emoji users: Did you know that when you send your fr... Nexus, they might see  on their iPhone? And it’s not... of thing can happen for all emoji (yes, even ). In a pa... will be officially published at AAAI ICWSM in May, we sh... problem can

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/Channels/HCI stuff/emotion and fun

2016-04-05 14:56:46    

https://medium.com/...een-remixing-learning-c1df54c302df#...

With more than 10 million users, the Scratch online comm... largest online community where kids learn to program. Si... a central goal of the community has been to promote “remixing” — the reworking and recombination o... artifacts. As the video below shows, remixing programmin...

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/Channels/education/CS education
/Channels/HCI stuff/appropriation
/Channels/techie/programming

2016-04-05 06:52:17    

https://github.com/prefuse/Prefuse

Prefuse is a set of software tools for creating rich int... visualizations in the Java programming language. Prefuse... set of features for data modeling, visualization, and in...

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/Channels/visualisation

2016-04-05 06:50:14     JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit

http://philogb.github.io/jit/

The JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit provides tools for creating Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web.

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