(If Fredric Jameson once referred to post-modernism as “the cultural logic of late capitalism,” we can perhaps call remix “the cultural logic of networked global capitalism.”)
My old neighborhood in Philadelphia is marked as “declining” in the map above.
When companies engage in personal redlining they use big data to learn everything possible about you as an individual and then decide what information, products, and services you should have—and at what price. It is about limiting options and pressuring customers to select one of those options.
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This is one of my major concerns related to open government data projects.
Source: The Atlantic
Witnesses have reported seeing young squirrels being taught by their parents how to use the bridge.
These maps of undersea data cables are pretty interesting, even if you’ve seen them before.
Gee Angel by Sugar
- I had no idea that this song had a music video.
- This is a favorite song for speed drills in spin class.
- I wish Ryko would upload a higher quality version of the video.
COUNTING DOWN TO AN UNKNOWN GRADUATION DATE
Soon, people, soon…
A week ago, I was grabbing dinner with a friend. Out of the blue, she asked, “Who’s that one guy?”
"Pierre Bourdieu?" I answered.
This was hysterically funny to her. Despite the fact that I was wrong, she acknowledged that chances were actually really good that Bourdieu was the correct guess.
Bradley Cooper was the one guy she was thinking of, though.
At stake isn’t the ability to stream House of Cards. It’s the ability to participate fully in a society that’s increasingly moving online.