All posts tagged: recycling

Assorted links for 09/13/2019

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1. Being Human in the Days/Daze of Big Data by Jeremy Pitt (AI, Technology and Society) 2.  Straw Wars by Seth Stevenson (society, recycling, Slate) 3. What does ‘living fully’ mean? Welcome to the age of pseudo-profound nonsense (society, The Guardian) 4. Science is deeply imaginative: why is this treated as a secret? by Tom McLeish (science, aeon) Bonus: This heated fake keyboard was designed to fool your cat (via BoingBoing)

Assorted links for 08/31/2019

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1. Wishcycling: One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown (recycling, MotherJones) 2. The Buggy Truth about Natural Red Dye (history, JSTOR) 3. American Factory Is a Complex Chronicle of Global Capitalism (TV, The Atlantic) The documentary’s wider sweep benefits the viewer, demonstrating the complexity of the economic and social issues converging at the plant. Fuyao’s presence in Ohio is an undeniable boon, an investment in an area where people felt abandoned by U.S. businesses, […]

Assorted links for 08/23/2019

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1. The Big Business of Scavenging in Postindustrial America (recycling) The U.S. produces more garbage than any other nation in the world per capita. Here’s how scrappers are turning that waste into a $32 billion business. 2. How “Carpe Diem” Got Lost in Translation by Chi Luu (language) 3. Is Tribalism a Natural Malfunction? by Simon Dedeo (game theory) 4. The machine always wins: what drives our addiction to social media by Richard Seymour (social […]

Assorted links for 08/22/2019

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1. Adversarial fashion (AI zeitgeist) The patterns on the goods in this shop are designed to trigger Automated License Plate Readers, injecting junk data in to the systems used by the State and its contractors to monitor and track civilians and their locations. 2. A Party Room and a Prison Cell. Inside the Friends writers’ room by Saul Austerlitz (tv) 3. John “Whitest of White Men” Oliver Calls for Backup to Talk About Bias in Medicine (healthcare) […]

Assorted links for 08/18/2019

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1. What really happens to your rubbish [in Britain]? (recycling) 2. Scientifically Proven Sources of Sex Appeal 3. AI can read your emotions. Should it? by Time Lewis (AI) 4. [via Maps Mania] (cartography) (a) All 9,866,539 buildings in the Netherlands, shaded according to year of construction (b) including building heights (c) and animations (for Amsterdam) This is absolutely awesome. (Btw, I love maps and cartography!)