Weekly Web Harvest for 2020-07-26

  • Zoom doesn’t need to be awful: Lessons from video chat history
    More importantly, this is a moment when we desperately need online environments that encourage dialogue between people from different backgrounds and perspectives—that are inclusive of more diverse forms of participation than “Hollywood Squares” allows. The current Zoom environment only sets us back from this goal by reinforcing an interaction model that has been rightly criticized for reflecting and perpetuating the worst instincts of professional meeting culture, such as power-hoarding and individualism.
  • The H5P PB Kitchen – Cooking with H5P & Pressbooks
    h/t @cogdog
  • Snake Handling | The First Amendment Encyclopedia
    State courts have consistently upheld the state laws as reasonable health and safety regulations, such as the Court of Appeals of Kentucky in Lawson v. Commonwealth (1942) and the Alabama Court of Appeals in Hill v. State (1956).
  • The adventure app Randonautica has led users to dead bodies, haunted houses, and other bizarre destinations / Boing Boing
    Fatum Project theory. “All things in the world are causally connected and everything that happens, including our thoughts, is usually determined by the sum of all environmental factors.”

    Randonautica is an app that borrows from the Fatum Project’s research to break away from the probability-tunnels our everyday choices create. Using a quantum number generator to send users to a set of mysterious coordinates, Randonautica has become a “fully functional reality-tunnel creating machine that digs rabbit holes to wonderland.”

  • British & Exotic Mineralogy
  • I Am a Model and I Know That Artificial Intelligence Will Eventually Take My Job | Vogue
    Digital models and influencers are successfully breaking into the fashion industry from every angle. Some have even been signed to traditional modeling agencies. Take Miquela Sousa, a 19-year-old Brazilian American model, influencer, and now musician, who has amassed a loyal following of more than 2 million people on Instagram. She’s collaborated with Prada and Givenchy, has been featured in a Calvin Klein video with Bella Hadid, and she just released a song with singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor this past spring.

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