Super excited to see @livefromhereapm tonight for the first time. Was I supposed to bring my own mandolin? Guess I did. pic.twitter.com/2sGArPhfaf — Greg Swan (@gregswan) April 7, 2018 “I’m going to Live From Here,” I told my coworkers and friends last week. Puzzled faces. Every time. And this is a mix of pretty plugged […]Read More Live From Here when it was live from here
Plandids Jump the Shark: It’s another buzzword!! This week it’s “plandid,” a portmanteau of “planned” and “candid” — which is basically a post that looks like you didn’t know the pic was taken, but you’re still posing. It isn’t new, but is making the rounds in social this week. How do you take the best plandid? […]Read More Weekly Social Pulse, Week of 8/7
Google says this isn’t for consumer release, but they are hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Hololens and Magic Leap in augmented reality/mixed reality visors…. “Google’s invention focuses on a system for providing a virtual reality (VR) space or headset that has the ability to interact with an Android smartphone for game play and other […]Read More Patent to watch: Google’s mixed reality headset
(cross-posted from space150’s blog) In the four years since the last Summer Olympic Games, a lot of positive change has happened in social media and technology — including the popularization of Snapchat Stories and widespread accessibility of 360º content — that create unrivaled, engaging experiences that would completely shock attendees of the original 1896 Games. […]Read More We Built an Emoji Flag Translation Facebook Bot for the Olympics
We live in the most amazing times. “In other words: Warner had just DMCA’d an artificial reconstruction of a film about artificial intelligence being indistinguishable from humans, because it couldn’t distinguish between the simulation and the real thing.” Source: A guy trained a machine to “watch” Blade Runner. Then things got seriously sci-fi. – VoxRead More When the AI can’t tell the difference between real and a simulation
Great read from danah boyd on this ridiculous assertion that Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership will keep Facebook neutral. Algorithms can’t be unbiased because they are programmed by biased humans, for starters… What is of concern right now is not that human beings are playing a role in shaping the news — they always have — it is the veneer of […]Read More Who Controls the Public Sphere in an Era of Algorithms?
I hadn’t thought of the personal information diaspora happening on Facebook as being a subtle, subconscious reaction to monetization. Interesting thoughts from Warren Ellis in his latest newsletter. “…users now use Facebook more like Tumblr, posting memes and gifs instead of personal updates because Facebook can’t pull marketing insight data for resale so well off […]Read More Warren Ellis on Facebook becoming more like Tumblr every day