Human Computer Symbiosis Propaganda
WhiteHouse/2016-budget-data on GitHub “Data for the The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget” h/t Audrey Waters tags: whitehouse budget data github weekly http://faculty.ithaca.edu/mismith/docs/environmental/leopold.pdf “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from a furnace.” h/t Enoch Hale tags: weekly nature essay danger separation Make Hitler Happy: The Beginning of Mein Kampf, as Told by Coca-Cola ” In the wake of its republication of Mein Kampf, Coca-Cola has suspended the “Make It Happy” tweet campaign. All Mein Kampf tweets have been removed and the @CocaCola handle is no longer responding to #MakeItHappy tweets with ASCII art, or at all, really. The company provided AdWeek with the following statement: “The #MakeItHappy message is simple: The Internet is what we make it, and we hoped to inspire people to make it a more positive place. It’s unfortunate that Gawker is trying to turn this campaign into something that it isn’t. Building a bot that attempts to spread hate through #MakeItHappy is a perfect example of the pervasive online negativity Coca-Cola wanted to address with this campaign.” While Gawker strenuously disagrees with Coke’s own clearly stated desire to “secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children,” we are even more disappointed to […]
The Unbearable Horror of Corporate Instagram Hashtags — Matter — Medium tags: hashtag socialmedia media ads marketing weekly instagram Alcor: FAQ – Basic “Q: If cryonics works for me, won’t all my friends and relatives be dead? A: This depends on many factors, including when you are cryopreserved, how long you spend in cryopreservation, how long it takes to develop life-extending technologies, and whether your friends or family are themselves interested in being cryopreserved. It cannot be reliably predicted how many decades (or generations) it might take to develop the technologies needed to substantially lengthen lifespans or to revive patients from cryopreservation. You can increase your chances of seeing your current friends and family in the future by interesting them in cryonics or by making friends within the cryonics community. At any rate, if cryonics works it will give you the greatest opportunity of all — the ability to make new friends (including, perhaps, with your own descendants). ” h/t McSweeny’s tags: weekly faq death cryogenics tweet Stories for machines, data for humans “Big data is made up of many small acts of living. So today I want to talk about small-scale, free-range, artisnal data. I want to talk about data, alongside storytelling, as the product of creativity, imagination, frustration and fury.” h/t Alan Levine tags: data stories weekly A […]
I’ve continued to mess around repairing some of the photos from the Costica Ascinte Flickr account. I got the following email from one of the Costica Ascinte account members. Hi Tom Following your example, I’ve tried to repair one of Acsinte’s pic too: this one and the original: Take care, Cezar Popescu It’d be easy to write this off as just the way the Internet works but it is still strange that my random actions have any impact on anyone let alone someone in Bucharest. I’m also improving slowly at repair work in Photoshop. I had no idea what the patch tool did before this. It’s fairly handy. I also finally figured out that I can flip an individual selected item by selecting transform (command T) and then right click (ctrl click) and flip horizontal. None of it’s rocket science by any means but it all aggregates.