the basic problem with both programmers and economists is not simply that their models are wrong or unfair (although they often are)
instead, it's that they have /power/ to force people to conform to those models
The trailer for @AlienAnthology, 6 shorts in honor of #Alien40th dropped today. I was honored to work on NIGHT SHIFT last October, and am so proud of how it turned out. So many thanks to 20th Century Fox & @aidanbrezonick for the opportunity, and @MakeupBunnie for assisting me!
Whenever I speak with anyone new to a medium and insecure about their work, I think about this passage from David Byrne's "How Music Works," about how capitalism devalues amateur expression to encourage consumption.
Oof. That posthuman/alienated/DeepDream aesthetic has been building pressure for a while. Usually aggressive, acid-washed. But this video expresses it gently, with careful thought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4sROgbaeOs
Play with sound.
Non-fungible tokens are a big deal because most desirable physical things are already “digital goods”
Their perceived scarcity is derived from their limited quantity in the real world, an inefficient “proof of work”
But their status + value is ascribed digitally on social media https://twitter.com/laqerfeld/status/1105207357053775873
A must-read piece on the recent plane crashes. And I bet subscribing to @jonostrower and @theaircurrent is going to be a pretty damn good use of funds for the next little while. https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safety/the-world-pulls-the-andon-cord-on-the-737-max/
Ethiopian Airlines crash: US shutdown delayed Boeing 737 MAX fixes — Quartz https://qz.com/1570266/ethiopian-airlines-crash-us-shutdown-delayed-boeing-737-max-fixes/
I’m not saying I’ve got a better idea at the moment, but it is so. weird. for this to be a job at a company. Such a cross-cutting project.
We're looking for someone to help us make Scala a first-class-citizen for notebooks: https://jobs.netflix.com/jobs/868351
a good day to remember that there are black and brown parents who are sitting in prison today because they listed a relative’s address as their own for the chance of their child receiving an adequate public school education
Sneak peek of my next project! This one is about leveraging VR's control over space to help express thoughts. It's a tool designed to fit into conversations and give people a way to visually/spatially communicate ideas fast. Lots more to come! #VR #unity #UX
In my opinion, this is the deepest insight I know about biology outside of Darwin's work. We really need a computational complexity centered theory of biology and, above all, of neuroscience. https://twitter.com/KordingLab/status/1105468418256527361
Model proof that partial geoengineering can do the most good with the least harm.
Regions are not differentially effected while the whole improves dramatically.
As ever, all it does is buy time to zero out greenhouse gasses properly and permanently. https://twitter.com/peteirvine/status/1105137978937098241
Mad Max Fury Road without CGI is straight insane
This just such a shockingly intelligent thing for any politician to say. https://twitter.com/fabiochiusi/status/1104739676634705921
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Today the sun set at 7.12pm, and a summer of gloriously long evenings full of sunlight awaits you. You made it through the dark days of winter, and I'm so proud of you. Enjoy the summer, and I'll be here when you need me again.
When we’re kids, we don't realize we’re also watching our parents grow up.
The most interesting part of @AOC’s interview at #SXSW is she firmly endorses automation — treating it as a chance to eliminate jobs that are drudgery and sever survival from wage-earning. Automation is a chance to draft a new social contract that doesn’t link dignity to labor.
Some people know that there are many possible futures. And once you accept this possibility - well, then you want to play your part getting us onto the best timeline possible. If you're one of these people - wherever you are, whatever you do, however you view your talents - this is the place for you.