🗓️🔖 2.11.2019
Next week I'll be at IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht NL, on a panel about "Calm Technology" with Olia Lialina, @ccl , and Annet Dekker as moderator—curated by @l03s as part of the festival theme: Speculative Interfaces. I'll talk about mapping Youtube recommendations, and the possibility of perhaps, maybe, chilling out within algorithmic traps. 🕸️


✏️📐 Fournitures de Rentrée 📑🎨
Preparing some Amazon web scraping examples for next week's workshop at ENSCI Paris.

notebook: gitlab.com/davidbenque/atlas-d

"Financial Music" a review of the "Spotify Teardown" book by Robin James, starting with this great quote.

PDF: drive.google.com/file/d/1EUxB-

This time next week I'll be starting a workshop at ENSCI in Paris . We'll attempt to map recommendation systems + think about the role of instruments in this mapping.

The Beeswarm plot turned out to be more or less what I needed. One axis constrained, one with collision.


This is a level of failure I may be willing to live with.

I gave a keynote at the Mixit conference in Lyon last night:
'Hyperland, a scam in n-dimensions' my adaptation of 'Flatland, a romance of many dimensions' to talk about data and machine learning.
Full write up coming soon.

Many thanks @ingrid and @Bopuc@twitter.com
for letting me borrow their diagrams.

the original Flatland: gutenberg.org/ebooks/201
Burrington's Theory of scamming: twitter.com/lifewinning/status
Anthony's diagram of the vectorialist class: borisanthony.net/diagrams/vect

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