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Racism after election | Anthropology of the Media

So I know I'm a little late to be posting about the election, but we had a really good discussion in my Race&Racism class regarding Obama and his ethnicity.
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Quand les corps s’écrivent. Discours de femmes à l’ère du numérique

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Mathematician claims breakthrough in complexity theory

Mathematician claims breakthrough in complexity theory | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
New algorithm compares networks in fewer steps than previously thought possible
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Emotional responses to games.

Simply put, what is the strongest emotional response (reaction) you've ever had to a game? It's something that's always fascinated me, how an artificial environment and beings can stimulate actual physical emotions in people. And it's something that just isn't in many games - we have characters with tragic backgrounds, origins, and actions, but we aren't investing in them. They're jut abstract levels of background that developers include to justify their world and the words that vomit from the mouths of NPCs. What do you think are the most crucial elements needed in order for the player to 'feel' the game?

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Presence, or the sense of being-there and being-with in the new media society | Hong | First Monday

Presence, or the sense of being-there and being-with in the new media society | Hong | First Monday | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Small entropy changes allow quantum measurements to be nearly reversed

Small entropy changes allow quantum measurements to be nearly reversed | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—In 1975, Swedish physicist Göran Lindblad developed a theorem that describes the change in entropy that occurs during a quantum measurement. Today, this theorem is a foundational component of quantum information theory, underlying such important concepts as the uncertainty principle, the second law of thermodynamics, and data transmission in quantum communication systems.
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The Demographics of Ingress

The Demographics of Ingress | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
This is based on a non-scientific sample of 1,572 players of Ingress, Google's augmented reality game.  The survey was posted to Reddit, Google Plus, Twitter, and IRC.  From there it passed through...
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Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope by Bernardo A. Huberman, Daniel M. Romero, Fang Wu :: SSRN

Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope by Bernardo A. Huberman, Daniel M. Romero, Fang Wu :: SSRN | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Scholars, advertisers and political activists see massive online social networks as a representation of social interactions that can be used to study the propag
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The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Dark Side Anthropology & the Art of Financial Culturehacking

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: Dark Side Anthropology & the Art of Financial Culturehacking | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
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Quantum Computers Cyborg Anthropology

Quantum Computers Cyborg Anthropology | Future technology | BBC Science Documentary. Science Documentary: Nanotechnology,Quantum Computers, ...
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A Cultural Anthropology of Illness: How Words Can Make You Sick

A Cultural Anthropology of Illness: How Words Can Make You Sick | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
What would happen if physicians transitioned from mechanics who repair the body to teachers who explore the causes of health, and from mental health practitioners who treat psychopathology to guides w
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Academic Arrogance

Academic Arrogance | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
For years and years I taught 3D computer modelling and animation to architects and interior designers. As you probably know, when you have been teaching something difficult for a while you start to...
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The “Science” of Global Domination

The “Science” of Global Domination | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
While it is an odd mix of physics, biology, and geometry that has captured the communications strategy of military planners, the messages themselves are very telling about how such planners go abou...
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Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?

Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human? | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Anthropologist Amber Case says our technology is changing us into cyborgs. She argues we have become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of Homo sapiens.
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Atheist Pseudoscience

Atheist Pseudoscience | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Atheist Zoltan Istvan writes: 'Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the bil...
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Psychology Behind The Choice

Psychology Behind The Choice | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and theories in this article are shared by myself and few others. It may not necessarily be the way everyone interprets them. Read this article with an open mind and enjoy!…
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Strange Days, Cosmopolis, VR and cyberpunk: what we've learned in the past 20 years

Strange Days, Cosmopolis, VR and cyberpunk: what we've learned in the past 20 years | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Bigelow's movie was released in 1995, but it seems to be inspiring people even 20 years before. Check other movies that feature virtual reality as a theme.

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The effects of virtual reality, augmented reality, and motion parallax on egocentric depth perception

The effects of virtual reality, augmented reality, and motion parallax on egocentric depth perception | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it

A large number of previous studies have shown that egocentric depth perception tends to be underestimated in virtual reality (VR) - objects appear smaller and farther away than they should. Various theories as to why this might occur have been investigated, but to date the cause is not fully understood. A much smaller number of studies have investigated how depth perception operates in augmented reality (AR), and some of these studies have also indicated a similar underestimation effect. In this paper we report an experiment that further investigates these effects. The experiment compared VR and AR conditions to two real-world control conditions, and studied the effect of motion parallax across all conditions. Our combined VR and AR head-mounted display (HMD) allowed us to develop very careful calibration procedures based on real-world calibration widgets, which cannot be replicated with VR-only HMDs. To our knowledge, this is the first study to directly compare VR and AR conditions as part of the same experiment.
The effects of virtual reality, augmented reality, and motion parallax on egocentric depth perception (PDF Download Available). Available from: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/221283006_The_effects_of_virtual_reality_augmented_reality_and_motion_parallax_on_egocentric_depth_perception [accessed Sep 24, 2015].

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Why do trolls exist?
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"Fifty shades of green": Bruno Latour on the ecomodernist manifesto

"Fifty shades of green": Bruno Latour on the ecomodernist manifesto | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
*by Bruno Latour* Presentation to the panel on modernism at the Breakthrough Dialogue, Sausalito, June 2015 Wake up you ecomoderns, we are in the Anthropocene, not in the Holocene, nor are we to ev...
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The Algorithmic Society and the Birth of Religion

The Algorithmic Society and the Birth of Religion | Anthropology, communication & technology | Scoop.it
Algorithms increasingly guide our daily life: Google’s ranking algorithm pretty much decides which pages we visit, and therefore which information we access; Amazon’s algorithm influences which books we read; dating algorithms decide your sexual life and possibly your marriage; the smartphone’s navigation algorithm decides which streets we take; Yelp’s algorithm decides where we eat (and it is a simple average!)

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