I know many people view this as a given, but I think it’s worth exploring the intricacies and implications of inattention and selective attention in the face of a rapidly changing #media landscape: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/banner-blindness-old-and-new-findings
@universal_traveler Yes! Corporate erasure is only the most recent problem. Good archival/backup procedures are a facet of good stewardship of the arts. If we create, but do not properly archive, then the work is unfinished.
Hey Mastodon, what's your go-to song when you want to get pumped?
Oye, Mastodon, que canción escuchan para emocionarse?
An interesting read, the demo in the 60s that went on to define how we still use computers today.
50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever
"This means that models can have both omissions & distortions, as long as the resulting models are tractable and allow us to make useful decisions. This also means that the model as a tool is paired with the problem that it aims to solve... if we have many problems then we might need many different models... these models might not be mutually consistent in their ontological commitments, and none of those commitments might represent reality."
– Models as Maps and Maps as Interfaces: https://egtheory.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/model-map-interface
There's plastic in your poop. Nobody knows how bad it is yet. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/plastics-and-human-health_us_5c097d7de4b0b6cdaf5d3263
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
“When Marshall McLuhan picked up a new book he turned to page 69, and if the page didn’t impress him, he wouldn’t read the book.”
From Douglas Coupland’s biography of McLuhan. More at: http://www.smays.com/2011/09/marshall-mcluhan/
The main contradiction of liberal democracy is that it has largely been shaped through a history of various forms of illegal civil disobedience against entrenched power structures. Such civil disobedience is retrospectively seen as justified, and the people committing it are retrospectively seen as heroes. However, each successive generation is asked to believe that any further civil disobedience would be unreasonable.
As someone with limited design skills, I found this brief overview of color palette selection to be inspiring. https://buff.ly/2zCN0It
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