January 30, 2021 MDG

Surf Report

Weekend reading / viewing

Essay: The meme economy Or, a personal journey through 21st-century capitalism.

Read: The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of Friendship

Panel: “We lose so much more than data. We lose the freedom to be human.”
– Tim Cook at Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference this week
A path to empowering user choice and boosting user trust in advertising

Search:  Three-dimensional search engine Physna wants to be the Google of the physical world

Deck: Six emerging technologies trends changing our world  [PwC]

Report: Schibsted Future Report 2021

The Great Unbundling [Benedict Evans]




Omega Mart: Grand Opening with Deepfaked Willie Nelson

Collection of Deep Learning implementations with side-by-side notes

Curated CS papers from last week.

Researchers found programmers spend 58% of their time on comprehension.



An Art Revolution, Made With Scissors and Glue  NYT (Can never get enough collage)

Art Institute of Chicago’s open-access initiatives impressive – Public Access to Our Public Presence: Sharing Our API

Yuri Pattison the engine Gallery 1


In the newspapers

Artificial Intelligence Will Define Google’s Future. For Now, It’s a Management Challenge.  WSJ

Personal liberty is another, unsung victim of the pandemic FT

Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins: ‘We’re on the precipice of the misinformation age’  [Lunch w/ FT]


Random Links

My 90s TV

Excellent example of a vision and mission statement  or words in the right order.

Muscle wiki is a simple and useful reference to build and stretch your mortal coil

Facebook oversightboard.com website

Visualized: A Global Risk Assessment of 2021 And Beyond

Yuima Nakazato’s SS21 Couture Collection  “ATLAS”