- Why Luck Matters More Than You Might Think [The Atlantic]
- Who really owns bitcoin now? [FT]
- New Parks Sprout Around New York [NYT]
- Letter From the Publisher: Delivery woes undermine our commitment to service [Portland Press Herald] [27 open paper routes! -ed)]
- Effortless Slippage – Dimensions of Citizenship (e-flux)
Media & Advertising
- Is Netflix scaring Hollywood studios into paying big $$ to hang onto their star producers? Warner Bros. cuts $300mn+ deal with “Riverdale” producer Greg Berlanti [WSJ]
- Customers are to people As waves are to water “Target context, not people”‘ Personalization diminished’: In the GDPR era, contextual targeting is making a comeback [Digiday]
- Bonnaroo – From 7:15 ET
- A Russian Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft will arrive at the International Space Station today (June 8) and you can watch it live [8;15 AM EDT]
Science & Technology
- NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars
- Sundar Pichai : AI at Google: our principles
- Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon
- Clearly Opaque: Privacy Risks of the IoT (2018)
- The CyberWar Map visual guide of state-sponsored hacking + cyber-attacks. [nsarchive.gwu.edu]
- French school students to be banned from using mobile phones [Guardian]
- Schneier on Security New Data Privacy Regulations
Arts Calendar - upcoming
Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen JUNE 21, 2018 — JANUARY 6, 2019
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW) Washington, DC.
Trevor Paglen, STSS-1 and Two Unidentified Spacecraft over Carson City (Space Tracking and Surveillance System, USA 205), 2010, chromogenic print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2010, Trevor Paglen, Gift of Mike Wilkins and Sheila Duignan, 2012.24.1
Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Inspired by the landscape tradition, he captures the same horizon seen by American photographers Timothy O’Sullivan in the nineteenth century and Ansel Adams in the twentieth. Only in Paglen’s photographs is the infrastructure of surveillance also apparent—a classified military installation, a spy satellite, a tapped communications cable, a drone, an artificial intelligence (AI).
“I Was Raised on the Internet” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago June 23–October 14
Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social media and alternative modes of representation, the everyday is no longer what it used to be. The ways we interact with each other have shifted through the connected nature of telecommunications devices across the internet, including mobile applications, social media platforms, and large search engines that have become everyday tools for individuals from all walks of life. New modes, not only of seeing but also of feeling, have emerged in response to this.
- Photo Book : Disquieting Landscapes from Surveillance Cameras Around the World [hyperallergic]
Piet Mondrian with Broadway Boogie Woogie 1942-43 by Fritz Glarner [h/t]
Suicide is a growing problem in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a survey Thursday showing suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.
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