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MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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CURATION: Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines   [NYT] (human curation is radical ?)

COPYRIGHT : Fair use or foul? An appropriation case involving Warhol raises an artistic debate in New York court [ArtNewspaper]

AI: Education and policy: Re-educating Rita  [TheEconomist]

FAKE-NEWS:  Weak fakes can be as effective as deep fakes.  The need for empirical providence and proper context continues to be a large problem not being solved for.

Debunking 5 Viral Images of the Migrant Caravan  [NYT] ; How a six-year-old photo of a bleeding policeman is being used to stoke fears about the migrant caravan  [The Washington Post]

RESIST: Google abandons Berlin base after two years of resistance 

ARCHIVES:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Andy Warhol Photography Archive .  130,000 Photographs  Now Available Online

FILM: Library Of Congress Unveils “National Screening Room” To Offer Free Streaming Videos

TALKS: Google Talks archive 

DOJ: Businesses Can Discriminate Against Transgender Workers (1) .  Our government continues to legislate hate and death in the case of health care.

NYC:  Ticket list for climbing Hudson Yards staircase sculpture 

PRIVACY: We see what you are doing – data harvesting companies that post data  reading lists in blog posts – please.

PRIVACY: EPIC FOIA: National Archives Finds More Kavanaugh E-mails on Surveillance Programs   [Epic]

DARK-MEMES:  Sent to Elon Musk per his request on Twitter . [Twitter/photos]

ART-ACTIVISM: GUNS IN AMERICA – A Time and JR PROJECT 

 

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  WEDNESDAY 24ND OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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The glitches in the Simulation are becoming more and more pronounced.

LIVE: Future investment initiative   Day 2 live now.

PRIVACY: Tim Cook Apple –  It was an honor to be invited to in Brussels    [Twitter]

PRIVACY: Whats My Age? How Old Am I? 4+   [apple.com] (App to train through Machine Learning facial recognition systems to append age information,  no age restrictions either, how nice. -ed

PRIVACY: Got a Fever? There’s an Ad for That [NY] You thermometer used for targeting advertisements (smart people use dumb devices -ed)

PRIVACY: The Next Data Minefield Is Your Car GM’s data mining is just the beginning of the in-car advertising blitz (smart people use dumb devices [reprise] -ed)

INFO-SEC: Another technological tragedy   “the pressure was driven up by the automatic control system meant to keep it in bounds.” ooopha a different type of machine learning needed here -ed

AI: Regulate artificial intelligence to avert cyber arms race . [NATURE]

ML: Fluid Annotation: An Exploratory Machine Learning–Powered Interface for Faster Image Annotation

ML: Real-Time Object Detection on Raspberry Pi Using OpenCV DNN (fritz.ai)

CORE VALUES: Tech firms make millions from Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, report finds

COREL VALUES  Who’s Behind ICE? The Tech and Data Companies Fueling Deportations  Amazon for your deportation needs -ed

CORE VALUES: YouTube calls for protest against EU copyright plans  [svz.de]  cc: us labels and publishers. -ed

DIGITAL ART: Condensing Years of Internet Browsing History into a Single Frame

BAD-REVIEW: Anthem of the Peaceful Army  [pitchfork]   I love good bad reviews -ed 

 


 

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  TUESDAY 23ND OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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Themed issue : AI + Data in ART 

Highlights

AI-ART: DrBeef , Artist

AI-ART: Quasimondo Mario Klingemann, Artist

AI-ART: Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt [Serpentine]

AI-ART:  Tom White [dribnet]

AI-ART: Art Nome    [ArtNome]

AI-ART:  2016 Obit – Harold Cohen, a Pioneer of Computer-Generated Art, Dies at 87  [NYT]

AI-ART: Machine Learning for Creativity and Design NIPS 2018 Workshop, Montreal, Canada Saturday December 8ᵗʰ 8:30

AI-ART: Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation   [arXiv]

AI-ART: ART DCGAN . [Github]

 

Low points..

AI-ART: Christie’s, Trying to Be Relevant, Puts AI Art on the Block [NYT]

AI-ART: How three French students used borrowed code to put the first AI portrait in Christie’s  [Verge]

AI-ART: Jerry Saltz nails it on Twitter  “10,000 other artists have already done this better; I hope the suckers and rubes at @Sothebys @ChristiesInc  and @phillipsauction start trying to fob-off this crapola on other idiot collectors & speculators like them. It’s a wonder they can even breathe

MED 102218


MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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PRIVACYThe Secretive Business of Facial-Recognition Software in Retail Stores (nymag.com)

PRIVACY: Now Apps Can Track You Even After You Uninstall Them [BLOOMBERG]

PRIVACY: Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy[PDF]

TEENS: PiperJaffrayCo   Taking Stock With Teens Survey – Fall 2018 Results   [PDF]

ROBOTS: Uniqlo’s Robotic Warehouse [spoon-tamago]

TECHNOLOGY: Been meaning to create a chart of the greatest technology tragedies, this breakdown of the Mass. gas explosions adds another to the list. “the pressure was driven up by the automatic control system meant to keep it in bounds.”   Another technological tragedy   [bitplayer]

SOCIAL: What happens when Facebook goes down? People read the news  [Chartbeat]

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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TECH: Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs [Facebook] Former UK deputy prime minister, to head its global affairs and communications team

ROBOTS: Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots? [NYT] The possibility of software and algorithms making life-or-death decisions has added new urgency to efforts by a group called the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

LONG-READ: Jony Ive on the Apple Watch and Big Tech’s responsibilities [FT]  If you’re creating something new, it is inevitable there will be consequences that were not foreseen — some that will be great, and then there are those that aren’t as positive. There is a responsibility to try and predict as many of the consequences as possible and I think you have a moral responsibility to try to understand, try to mitigate those that you didn’t predict

OP-ED: The Poison on Facebook and Twitter Is Still Spreading [NYT] The companies have all the tools at their disposal and a profound responsibility to find exactly what journalists find — and yet, clearly, they don’t.

VOTE:  Poster from fierce pussy. [fiercepussy.org] Time sensitive : disseminate!  download • print • distribute tape up • wheat paste • staple vote! 11 x 8.5 poster 17 x 11 poster

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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MUSIC: YouTube makes it simple for fans to experience live performances with Eventbrite  Through our partnerships with Eventbrite and Ticketmaster, YouTube now covers more than 70% of the US ticketing market.

ART+CODE: Artificial intelligence and art – can machines be creative? Digital artworks show they can

ART+CODE: ObviousParis-based collective of artists, Machine Learning researchers and friends interested in AI for Art. (Love AI + art do not love Christies auction as a starting point, (auction house + calculated execution- feh)

ART+CODE: Solving Sol : An open project to implement Sol LeWitt’s instructions in JavaScript.

AR: 7 Uses of Augmented Reality That Will Matter to You, Your Business, and the World [ymedialabs]

VR: Virtually damaged : shepard fairey in new york to launch vr/ar exhibition app

CLASS: Neural Aesthetic @ ITP-NYU, Fall 2018 Lecture 5: Visualization, deepdream, style & texture synthesis [10/16/2018] [Slides]

FILM: a24films

PRIVACY: This is how we protect your privacy. [Apple]

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST – WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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NEWSLETTER: The Creative AI newsletter

NEWSLETTER: PARQOR  
a newsletter about the digital video supply chain

MEDIA: Money for nothing: copyright law, YouTube, and the future of music [Part I]  to earn the US minimum wage, an artist needs 610,465 streams on Spotify per month.

PRIVACY: Personalized Advertising is an Oxymoron or: How We Forgot That Minority Report Was A Dystopian Vision

TV DATA: How Netflix drives culture, in one chart [Recode]

NETWORK: PeerTube 1.0: the free/libre and federated video platform (framablog.org)

NETWORK: Data mining has revealed previously unknown Russian Twitter troll campaigns (technologyreview.com)

NETWORK: Solid is a new decentralized identity platform from WWW Creator Tim Berners-Lee which provides a mechanism for users to own and better control the usage of their data. [solid]

OBIT: Gone too soon –  What I loved about Paul Allen [Bill Gates]

HUMOR: New Social-Media User Guidelines  [New Yorker]

ART:  Robots Love Music at Museum Speelklok,  Robot Love exhibition, Eindhoven.

 


Photo mdg – sequence series, ‘gotham 18’ 

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST – MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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Ed note:  Jury duty this week, next to voting its one of the best ways to participate in the democracy.   

MAN-MACHINE:  ABOT  The Anthropomorphic Robot Database   The ABOT (Anthropomorphic roBOT) Database is a collection of real-world anthropomorphic robots that have been created for research or commercial purposes. Currently, our core collection features more than 250 robots.

MAN-MACHINE:  RI Seminar: Bertram F. Malle : What People See in a Robot: A New Look at Human-Like Appearance . [YouTube]

MAN-MACHINE: The Crisis of Intimacy in the Age of Digital Connectivity [lareviewofbooks] the essence of the human will become what is not information, and the essence of intimacy will be in sharing what cannot be shared over the networks. Secret names have always stood at the center of what is holy.

INFO-SEC: (video talk )Bruce Schneier: “Click Here to Kill Everybody”| [YouTube] Talks at Google Computer security professional, privacy specialist and writer Bruce Schneier discusses “Click Here to Kill Everybody”, his latest book exploring the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era.

INFO-SEC: Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times “People who use Nest must be told that very private information about what is happening in their homes is being recorded and could be shared, without prior notice, with law-enforcement when it obtains proper legal process.

ART:  Orbital Reflector site, video and this reflector shot Trevor Paglen: Orbital Reflector, co-produced and presented by the Nevada Museum of Art,   Why I care,  right nexus of art, eng and space. – “Making Visible The Invisible” is also straight up perfect.   Launching soon.

MUSIC/AI:  Piano Genie – Piano Genie allows anyone to improvise on the piano.

LEXICON:

Moral Laryngitis”

” federation (identity)”


Photo :  MDG –  Sequence Series ‘Runway 22R’ 

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST – SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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INTERNET: Internet Relay Chat turns 30—  [ArsTechnica]

INTERNET: FCC: court it has no “legal authority” over net neutrality rules  [ArsTechnica]

MUSIC: IFPI Music Consumer Insight Report 2018  (PDF)

INFO-SEC:  Publicly Available Tools Seen in Cyber Incidents Worldwide Alert (AA18-284A)

DATA: Are Influencers Overrated? [gsb.stanford.edu]

AI:  Applying Deep Learning to Metastatic Breast Cancer Detection [ai.googleblog]

BOOK: Spreadsheet of Steven Pinker’s book recommendations [docs.google.com]

ART: Contemporary Art Star Brian Donnelly Mixes High and Low [WSJ]

MACHINE LEARNING: From Media to Meaning: Classic Machine Learning, [youtube]
– Model-Based Machine Learning Book (mbmlbook.com)  

 

 

 

 


Image : MDG sequential series / Whitney- Programed show. Oct 18

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST – FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER, MMXVIII
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SERVICE: Google One (subscription service) Expanded storage, access to experts, and more — all in one shareable plan.  The biggest news here is –  wait for it,-  people you can access!  .Get direct access to people who speak fluent Google. If you need help with our products and services, our team of experts is here for you.

PRIVACY: Stop Saying Privacy Is Dead [Evan Selinger] As privacy scholar Josh Fairfield says, while some dismiss privacy concerns by saying they have nothing to hide, we shouldn’t accept that argument from anyone wearing clothes.

PRIVACY: Big Brother Watch Privacy Report (PDF) [brotherwatch]The chilling effect resulting from extensive surveillance in 2018 Britain affects us all. Our report demonstrates the breadth of those targeted by the UK Govt. – Schoolchildren – Workers – Welfare claimants – Journalists – Lawyers – Activists – Migrants 

BLOCKCHAIN:  Gary Cohn has joined fledgling fintech firm Spring Labs. [FT].. developing ways to use the blockchain to allow lenders and data providers to exchange credit and identity information more efficiently,

CRYPTO: Criticism Should be Welcome: Roubini Crypto Edition  [continuations.com]

BOOK: Haruki Murakami Says He Doesn’t Dream. He Writes. [NYT]  What do you dream about?I don’t dream, except maybe once or twice a month — or maybe I dream more but I don’t remember the dream at all. But I don’t have to dream, because I can write.

BOOK: Leonard Cohen The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings.  [NPR] Poem...Kayne West Is Not Picasso [Twitter Moments]

INFO-SEC Internet Hacking Is About to Get Much Worse  [NYT] We can no longer leave online security to the market….These are problems that the market will not fix. Buyers can’t differentiate between secure and insecure products, so sellers prefer to spend their money on features that buyers can see.

TV/VIDEO: asiCast 84: Innovations in television and video . [mp3] .  As the technologies transforming all communications have converged, we need to revise our understanding of viewing behaviours.

MUSIC: Playlist Shuffle – [GITHUB] Novel approach at shuffling a looping sequence.  compares various ways of generating a shuffled looping sequence, measuring statistics on the distance between duplicate entries. The application example of a music album (~12 songs) being played in a loop is not as contemporary as it used to be. This paper disregard that an easy way out of the problem is to add more songs, such that the shuffled sequence never needs to loop in one listening session.

MUSIC: Music industry hails passage of the Music Modernization Act  [LA TIMES] Guarantees that writers of pre-1972 songs receive federal copyright protection,

CLASS:  MIT 6.S974 Decentralized Applications, Fall 2018; A preliminary schedule and reading list for 6.S974, Decentralized Applications  Paper List + Schedule


 

Photo credit (m.ghuneim)  Ugo Rondinone work from .. KNOCK KNOCK: Humour in Contemporary Art in a former Peckham Road Fire Station.