Be Water by Hong Kongers wins Golden Nica for Digital Communities at Ars Electronica awards// Protesters use multiple platforms including live-streaming, forums & apps, e-commerce, websites, music, and whatever else seems appropriate in the moment, a perfect expression of the “Be Water” philosophy.

anyone still uses zoom despite its security hole? Article here says Zoom's free calls will not be encrypted, can be shared with law enforcement

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Reread this great article v/ #doctorow · Sep 4, 2016 · The #Privacy Wars Are About to Get a Whole Lot Worse .. "It’s a coming storm of the century .." #FuckOffGoogle


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In this podcast, Joana Moll talk about #interfaces & their social implications, about technocolonialism, agency, #surveillance, exploitation, speculation ..


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The Nooscope Manifested · AI as Instrument of Knowledge Extractivism. By Vladan Joler & Matteo Pasquinelli ..


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//Who, today, will be able to afford shaking hands and embracing? The privileged. Boccaccio’s Decameron is composed of stories told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the plague which afflicted the city. The financial elite will withdraw into secluded zones and amuse themselves there telling stories in the Decameron style. (The ultra-rich are already flocking with private planes to exclusive small islands in the Caribbean.) We, ordinary people, who will have to live with viruses, are bombarded by the endlessly repeated formula “No panic!”… and then we get all the data that cannot but trigger a panic. The situation resembles the one I remember from my youth in a Communist country: when government officials assured the public that there was no reason to panic, we all took these assurances as clear signs that they were themselves in a panic.//

Not necessarily about but this is inspired by the bitcoin white paper

I have been working on White Paper Manifesto, rethinking what art practice could be in this weird time.

The online document is a never-ending artwork and I invite you to continue adding to the conversation by leaving a comment, a critique, relevant links and useful information. I hope this can become something others and I myself can keep referring back to and keep updating as our 'climates' change.

The Manifesto is on three platforms. Choose the one you feel the most comfortable with. 

Google Doc:

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Interference Archive

"The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements."

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ArtFutura London 2021 Open Since January 1990, ArtFutura, the festival of Digital Culture and Creativity, has explored the most interesting projects and ideas that have come up on the international panorama of New Media, Virtual Reality, Interactive Design and Digital Animation.

ArtFutura London 2021 Open Call in collaboration with Watermans Art Centre.

Send proposals for Live AV
based on:

- Algorithmic performance
- Live Coding
- Coding
- Programming
- Software Art
- Live Coded Visuals
- AI Artificial Intelligence
- Ethics
- Machine Learning
- Deep Learning
- Neural Networks
- Computer Graphics
- VR
- 3D
- Art & Science
- Physics
- Electromagnetism
- Electronics
- Engineering
- Brainwaves
- Data

Information required PDF format:
# Name
# Contact
# Brief biography
# Brief description of the work
# Technical requirements
# Images
# Link

Deadline 15 April 2020.

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This weekend I finished Face -- an editor where you can edit both the the text and the font it is rendered in. Try it out at

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Hey, you know that terrible company that was scraping billions of photos off the Internet as part of thier Orwellian facial recognition tool that was being sold to police agencies? Yeah, they just got breached.

Are there any alternatives to Google doc? Any apps that allow me to set up a public document free for other to comment and suggest edits?

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In the year 1969 three Japanese researchers made a lot of progress & were able to detect the first human face with #computervision. First time that a computer was able to to understand in a very #primitive way what it was to appear as a human.


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Throughout the 70s & 80s #computervision made only moderate gains, & in the 1990s, a program called "#FERET" was funded by military department of defense.

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Short answer: yes downloading is better. Streaming essentially means you download it every time you listen to it but don't save it.

Calculating CO2 emissions over data transfer is notoriously difficult so figures are different in orders of magnitude. See this paper:

For background reading:

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