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Visionaire 68 is a set of artist protest posters available to all: [visionaireworld] (1) a free downloadable opensource edition and (2) a collector’s edition featuring each poster printed on exhibition canvas. use these protest posters to fight for what you care about

Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning (NYTimes.com)
Machine learning algorithms don’t yet understand things the way humans do — with sometimes disastrous consequences.

The Art of Film Grain [YouTube]

Photo Archive: NYC Municipal Archives Collections  


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Here Are 9 Pioneering Practitioners Who Are Exploring AI’s Artistic Potential  [ArtNet]

Principles for a Contract for the Web [contractfortheweb] Tim Berners-Lee starting principles and supporters:

Industries Turn Freedom of Information Requests on Their Critics  [NYT]  “The bulk of requests come from businesses seeking to further their own commercial interests by learning about competitors, litigation opponents or the regulatory environment.”

Has Apple closed the gap with Google’s map?  [justinobeirne.com]

Election video feeds (YouTube)

Notes on the above links.

The nexus of art and AI, art post internet, art with embedded tech etc.is something in my focus.  The list of artists and works is growing, especially if you included MR/AR/VR.  The recent press and auction of AI art by Christies did not do anyone any favors.  This listing is a solid view of some of the artists working in the AI space.

Founders messages are always something to read, this one is mindful in the way an AI, corporation or governments are not.  The video from the first day was a little bit too Kool Aid for me but this is rooted in right thoughts.

Everything gets corrupted even mechanisms for sunshine –

Incredible detail on the new Apple Maps. They had me at they never save or use your location, but seeing them add the green and blue might actually impact the environment.

 

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MEDIAEATER DIGEST,  MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER, MMXVIII
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In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?  [NewYorker]
Advances in digital imagery could deepen the fake-news crisis—or help us get out of it.

Deepfake-busting apps can spot even a single pixel out of place [TechReview]
We need a competition (public tv show) that shows both the best fakes and the best detection software. – ED

Smelling A.I.: Anicka Yi On the Future of Olfaction, Death, and How Science Can Benefit From Working With Artists [ArtSpace]

STREET-LEVEL SURVEILLANCE/Iris Recognition [EFF]

The Innovative Development and Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence docs.google.com/document/d/1KR… (via ChinAI newsletter)

Automatic Eye-Gaze Following from 2-D Static Images: Application to Classroom Observation Video Analysis [wpi.edu]

Machines that learn language more like kids do [MIT}

Case Law   Three hundred and sixty years of United States caselaw
–  expands public access to U.S. law making all published U.S. court decisions freely available to the public online,

Assuming this all works out, the image in this tweet is also a valid ZIP archive, containing a multipart RAR archive, containing the complete works of Shakespeare. [Twitter/]

The beautiful Nick Cave responding to a fan’s question about his son’s death.   [Twitter]

Packing Tips   [Twitter]

Collecting and the age of memeing (ecns.cn)

Can Connoisseurship Survive in the Digital Age?  [ArtNews]

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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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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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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

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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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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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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]