April 2024

Transparent Vice

Vice was once promised to become the brash young voice of news. But wild expenses, shady deals, and greed turned it into ‘a fucking clown show.’

#media #business #ethics

March 2024

Have We Reached Peak AI?

#generative ai #media #ethics

Fingers and Toes: Spotting Deepfakes

#generative ai #media

February 2024

How Stupid Do They Think We Are

Media execs don’t want the sites, they just want the names

#media #ethics

Why is Pop Culture Still So Terrified of Women’s Body Hair?

#gender #media

AI Videos: ******* Psychotic

Last week, OpenAI introduced Sora, a generative video engine that produces high-quality 60-second videos. The reactions echoed the amazement over DALL-E and Midjourney images, a bit over a year ago. Soon enough, these videos will be as omnipresent, look as obvious, feel as cheap, and still seem as eery as AI images.

#generative ai #media

June 2023

How to Kill a Decentralised Network (such as the Fediverse)

#big tech #media #ethics

April 2023

The Media Isn't Liberal, And It Hasn't Learned Anything From Trump Or Iraq

Ostensibly about mass media in the US, but applies just as well to Romania.

#media #politics

March 2023

The age of average

#art #architecture #design #media #society

December 2022

'The Color Of Dreams': Museum Releases Photos Of A Vanished World

Stunning color images recently made available in high resolution by a French museum capture much of the world as it was transformed by technology and geopolitics 100 years ago.

#cool #vintage #media

November 2022

Not so fast: Three realities busting the Gen Z attention span myth

#youth #media

The Bizarre Copyright Battle Over Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

#vintage #media #law

August 2022

Eriko Tamura: Oz

#vintage #computers #media

So uh... what's going on with Infinity Train?

#media #business

July 2022

This is How the Media is Misleading You on “Technology Addiction”

#tech #health #media

May 2022

Pop Culture Has Become an Oligopoly

(Via the Dragonfly BSD Digest.) I disagree with the attempted explanations, but the statistics are telling. As for the conclusions... Subsisting entirely on cultural comfort food cannot make us thoughtful, creative, or courageous. Yes, exactly!

#media #business

April 2022

When a vampire not called Dracula bested the copyright system, and what it tells us about derivative works

#media #law

The Problem With Disfigured Villains In Pop Culture

#media #attitudes

February 2022

Short musings on digital gardens

#web #media

January 2022

1930s Flour Sacks Featured Colorful Patterns For Women To Make Dresses

#fashion #history #media

November 2021

There Have to Be More Sides Than This

Balance doesn't exist in a lopsided world

#media #politics

October 2021

Black cosplayers are tired of being told who they can and can’t portray

#internet #media #representation

December 2020

Media Market Research (and why its undermining all the things you love)

#media #business

August 2020

How Many Planets Are There In The Solar System?

#space #science #media

Jean Jouzel : "Il faut absolument agir aujourd'hui, c'était le message il y a 15 ans et il reste d'actualité"

#climate #science #media

June 2020

14 Myths About Crime We Believe (Thanks To Pop Culture)

#media #culture #law

Half of US broadcast network dramas are about cops

#law #media

April 2020

Breakthrough of Digital Culture: Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

#computers #media #culture

September 2019

Mattel Introduces World's First Gender-Neutral Doll

#toys #gender #media

August 2019

Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye

#computers #media

June 2019

Typewriter Art of the Silent Stars!

#vintage #art #media

March 2018

Hussite Wars 1419-1434 - European Wars of Religion

#middle ages #war #media

June 2017

Roman Roads

#antiquity #travel #media

Videotapes Are Becoming Unwatchable As Archivists Work To Save Them

#vintage #media #tech

November 2015

A Day In the Life of an Empowered Female Heroine

#media #gender #humor

October 2015

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Canadian wins with striking foxes photo

B.C. man wins portfolio award, while Alberta boy is double-finalist

#animals #canada #media

September 2015

How The Addams Family does BDSM right

#media #sexuality

April 2015

Hōshi: A Short Film on the 1300-Year-Old Hotel Run by the Same Japanese Family for 46 Generations

#japan #history #media

March 2014

Is this the new Bechdel Test?

#media #gender

August 2013

I hate Strong Female Characters

Sherlock Holmes gets to be brilliant, solitary, abrasive, Bohemian, whimsical, brave, sad, manipulative, neurotic, vain, untidy, fastidious, artistic, courteous, rude, a polymath genius. Female characters get to be Strong.

#media #gender

May 2013

The Sharing Economy: A Conversation with Neal Gorenflo

#economics #media

April 2013

Instagram Chimp: Viral Video Undersells Their Intelligence, Says Scientist

#animals #science #media

March 2013

Second International Cat Video Festival coming to Oakland CA

#internet #animals #media

February 2013

The best examples of street art in 2012 (48 pictures)

#cities #art #media

November 2012

Bionic hand makes amputee 'feel human again' – video

#health #tech #media

September 2012

How I Met George Jetson

#cool #vintage #media