Items tagged culture

Why do so many brands change their logos and look like everyone else?

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Your Smartwatch's Heart Rate Monitor Was Developed by a Furry

Dr. David Benaron is an inventor whose team at Stanford laid the groundwork for the optical heart rate monitor. He's also a cheetah named Spottacus.

Tags: health, tech, culture

Pourquoi les couleurs ont disparu au cinéma ?

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Toys of a Forgotten Generation

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That One Time Furries Saved a Library

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People don't work as much as you think

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A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator

That should be an object lesson in trying to fix bad laws with hacks. Besides, it's been a notorious problem for a long time that CC licenses have overly strict attribution requirements, and nobody listened.

If y'all had cared about the spirit of the license, it would have been half a page of text. Leave us alone, we'll fix this without your help now.

And meanwhile I'll be afraid to touch any more CC-licensed works with a ten-foot pole. Thanks for that.

Tags: culture, law

The Rot of Candy Crush and The Rest of Wordle

This is ultimately a story about control.

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Who runs the internet? Furries

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Cory Doctorow: Science Fiction is a Luddite Literature

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The Future Is Not Only Useless, It’s Expensive

This is how NFTs make me feel: like the future is useless but expensive, and world-altering technology is now in the hands of a culture so aesthetically and spiritually impoverished that it should maybe go back to telling stories around the cooking fire for a while, just to remember how to mean something.

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The Great Offline

The concept of “offline” is built on the earlier concept of “wilderness,” inheriting its flaws and hazards

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Bizarre old posters that taught the early movie-goers the rules and etiquette for watching films, 1912

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Increased Hate Against Sweden’s Indigenous People

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The Return of the Automat

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Fostering a culture that values stability and reliability

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

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The Cishet Hero Complex: Do You Want a Medal for That, Becky?

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

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Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?

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Less Human Than Human: The Design Philosophy of Steve Jobs

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How a Cooling Vest Invented by a Furry Made Its Way Into the U.S. Military

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Objective or Biased

On the questionable use of Artificial Intelligence for job applications

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Home Taping Is Killing Music: When the Music Industry Waged War on the Cassette Tape in the 1980s, and Punk Bands Fought Back

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The European Copyright Directive: What Is It, and Why Has It Drawn More Controversy Than Any Other Directive In EU History?

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Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius

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This Man Bought a Far-Right Group’s Domain and Made a Furry Dating Site

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Ringing in the New Year with new public domain content

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A History of Creativity

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The idea of intellectual property is nonsensical and pernicious

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Les eurodéputés cèdent aux illusions sur le droit d'auteur

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When the far right targets books, it should ring alarm bells for us all

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So, about this Googler’s manifesto.

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How to spot Real vs. Fake corporate support for the LGBTQIA+ community

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How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

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Selling Out and the Death of Hacker Culture

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lcamtuf's blog: On journeys

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Barack Obama just became the first US president to write a computer program

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Romeo and Juliet Has No Balcony

Shakespeare didn't even know what a balcony was—so how did one end in his most famous scene?

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Lutte anti-copie : Mémoriser ce livre est interdit

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Snooty Snobs Should Shut Up

On reading YA books as an adult.

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In Toronto with the world’s feminist pornographers

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Domaine public: Le Petit Grince, ou le brevet sur l'astéroïde B612

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Crimea's Attorney General Spawns Anime Fan Art

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What You Learn About Tech From Watching All 456 Law & Order Episodes

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Thanksgiving news: How the U.S. media would cover Thanksgiving if it were in another country.

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Fool Me 16,380 Times, Shame on Me

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Decades of books have vanished because of US copyright protections

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McDonald's closing all restaurants in Bolivia as nation rejects fast food

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How the internet is kickstarting a teen poetry revolution

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Sparks will fly

Infatuated by celebrity, stuck in dreary work, addicted to consumerism. Only a creator culture can save us

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57% of American teenagers are media makers

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On Artifacts Future and Past

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Manuel Castells on the rise of alternative economic cultures

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Why Copyright & Patent Laws Go Against How We Create

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The Self-Attribution Fallacy

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Why Do So Many Designs or Products Look The Same?

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A visit to the electronics markets of Shenzhen

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Repair or Replace

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