Weekly Web Harvest for 2023-06-25

  • Make Your Renders Unnecessarily Complicated – YouTube
    Digital madness. Making a pinhole camera in Blender.
  • MakerStudioPeda: Materiality, Maker Practices and Design Studio Pedagogy at the Digital Age, 2020–24 — Empirica
    MakerStudioPeda will examine the design studio pedagogy for design and craft teacher students’ at two different levels. First, micro-level investigations will focus on students’ creative working and the hybridization of traditional and digital technologies in contemporary design studios at Aalto University and University of Helsinki. Second, macro-level investigations will focus on the structures and practices of studio pedagogy in four Nordic countries. Systematic research on deliberate education of creativity will provide a sound basis for fostering creativity across all levels of education.

  • E.W. Niedermeyer on Twitter: “Tesla’s cars don’t have quality problems, they are just built to “California sober” spec https://t.co/h6U4iWATi2″ / Twitter
    Soma . . .
  • R for Social Scientists: Introduction to R
    Picking up R. Some choices feel strange compared to other languages, but pretty straight forward overall.
  • Build websites for R packages • pkgdown
    pkgdown is designed to make it quick and easy to build a website for your package. You can see pkgdown in action at https://pkgdown.r-lib.org: this is the output of pkgdown applied to the latest version of pkgdown. Learn more in vignette(“pkgdown”) or ?build_site.

  • PrivacyCheck – Chrome Web Store
    PrivacyCheck automatically summarizes online privacy policies and provides consumers an overview of the ways in which companies use their personal data in a graphical, ‘at-a-glance’ format.

    PrivacyCheck v3 adds the ability to (1) find the competitors of an organization with Alexa traffic analysis and compare policies across them, (2) follow privacy policies the user has agreed to and notify the user when policies change, (3) track policies over time and report how often policies change and their trends, (4) automatically find privacy policies in domains, and (5) provide a bird’s-eye view of privacy policies the user has agreed to.

  • Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human – The Verge
    The anthropologist David Graeber defines “bullshit jobs” as employment without meaning or purpose, work that should be automated but for reasons of bureaucracy or status or inertia is not. These AI jobs are their bizarro twin: work that people want to automate, and often think is already automated, yet still requires a human stand-in. The jobs have a purpose; it’s just that workers often have no idea what it is.

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