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Google unveils new neural network, can determine location of images without geotags

Google unveils new neural network, can determine location of images without geotags | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
MIT Technology Review today detailed Google's new neural network for determining the location of images without geotags.This project led by Tobia...
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Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84

Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and intellectual, dies aged 84 | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The revered literary critic, author and essayist – most famous for 1980 novel The Name of the Rose – had been suffering from cancer
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Humans to become 'God-like cyborgs' within 200 years as they 'upgrade themselves'

Humans to become 'God-like cyborgs' within 200 years as they 'upgrade themselves' | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Professor Yuval Noah Harari claims human dissatisfaction will lead us to become cyborgs.
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transmediale/ conversationpiece

transmediale/ conversationpiece | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Festival transmediale reboots itself with a new performative and participatory format for its 29th edition from 3–7 February 2016 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, for the fifth time under the artistic direction of Kristoffer Gansing.
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Laibach

Laibach | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Wie eng ist die Verwandtschaft von Rock-Shows und totalitärer Parteitags-Propaganda?
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Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better internet

Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better internet | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Meet the digital dissenters: They’re fighting for a better Internet
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Tastemaker: How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale

Tastemaker: How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
In the ‘90s, Aby Ngana Diop was the queen of taasu, a practice of ritual poetry performed by female griots in Senegal. Diop’s distinctive vocals made her a sought-after performer at the weddings...
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Still Be Here | transmediale/conversationpiece

Still Be Here | transmediale/conversationpiece | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
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Performance/Installation with Hatsune Miku. Initiated by Mari Matsutoya in collaboration with Laurel Halo, Darren Johnston, LaTurbo Avedon, and Martin Sulzer.

5 and 6 February 2016, 21:00 
HKW, Auditorium

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Amazon Prepares for Immersive Holographic Rooms and Retail Shops

Amazon Prepares for Immersive Holographic Rooms and Retail Shops | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The Amazon patent imagines the ability to turn every surface, from mannequin to wall, into an offset of a touchscreen in holographic rooms
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Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy — Digital Labor

Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy — Digital Labor | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The backlash against unethical labor practices in the “collaborative sharing economy” has been overplayed. Recently, The…
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Atlas, The Next Generation

A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydrauli...
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Varoufakis in der Berliner Volksbühne: 12 Euro für die Rettung Europas, ermäßigt 8 - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Varoufakis in der Berliner Volksbühne: 12 Euro für die Rettung Europas, ermäßigt 8 - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
In Berlin stellt Yanis Varoufakis sein neues linkes Netzwerk vor - und spielt ein wenig Popstar. Griechenlands Ex-Finanzminister will nicht weniger, als die EU vor dem Untergang bewahren.
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The Brave New World of Robot Law - ABA Law Practice Today

The Brave New World of Robot Law - ABA Law Practice Today | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Increasingly intelligent robots will require an equally intelligent legal approach.
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„Die kalifornische Herausforderung“

„Die kalifornische Herausforderung“ | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Öffentliches Auftaktsymposium zum Bucerius LabEin Kongress zum digitalen Wandel unserer Welt: Welches Verständnis von Fortschritt verspricht uns die kalifornische Digital-Kultur? Vor welche Herausforderungen stellt uns die Digitalisierung? Was für Folgen hat Big Data? Gibt es Alternativen zum Silicon Valley? Wie wächst die digitale Stadt? In was für einer digitalen Zukunft wollen wir leben – und wie können wir sie gestalten?Vorträge, Diskussionen, Performances, Filme u.a.Am Freitag (19.2.) mit Mercedes Bunz, Richard Barbrook, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Tomáš Sedláček, Frank RiegerAm Samstag (20.2.) mit Sascha Lobo, Aral Balkan, Christoph Kucklick, Malte Spitz, Johnny Haeusler und Angela Richter.Eintritt frei Anmeldung hierWeitere Informationen zum Symposium unter www.buceriuslab.de
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Techno-skeptics’ objection growing louder

Techno-skeptics’ objection growing louder | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
In the new Machine Age, they fight the tech establishment, saying human needs are getting lost in the digital revolution.
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The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good

The magic that makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists so damn good | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
This morning, just like every Monday morning, 75 million Spotify users received a great new mixtape: 30 songs that feel like a gift from a music-loving friend, who might once have made a cassette tape with your name scrawled across the front. But these playlists, from Spotify's Discover Weekly service, were cooked up by an algorithm. Automated music recommendations are hardly new, but Spotify seems...
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How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over — Backchannel

How Elon Musk and Y Combinator Plan to Stop Computers From Taking Over - Backchannel - Medium
They’re funding a new organization, OpenAI, to pursue the most advanced forms of artificial intelligence — and give the …
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Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius

Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
WIRED has determined that Bitcoin's creator is probably Dr. Craig Steven Wright, a media-shy Australian entrepreneur.
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Future of Text

Future of Text | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
This year we are proud to feature Howard Rheingold author and teacher, John Markoff senior writer for The New York Times, Ted Nelson inventor of Hypertext,  Sam Hahn VP eGain Corporation & collaborologist, Bob Horn a pioneer in the exploration and use of visual language (the tight integration of text and visual elements), of Stanford University, Joy Mountford of Akamai Technologies, Seonok Lee, Associate Specialist at UCSF,  Francesc Hervada-Sala independent text researcher, Bob Stein of Voyager, the first multimedia books, Jane Yellowlees Douglas of the University of Florida, Bob Belford, Daniel Berleant & Michael Bauer of  the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Adriano Ferrari developer of the Gingko App,  Barry Kayton of Cognition, Kennan Salinero of ReImagine Science, Stan Gould of the Knowledge Communities Federation, Adam Cheyer inventor of SIRI, Timour Shchoukine co-founder of GlobalNeuroWeb, Robert Scoble of Backspace, Jack Park, Silicon Valley researcher and innovator, G. Pascal Zachary journalist, author and teacher of  Arizona State University, Pete Forsyth of Wiki Strategies, Mark Stahlman of the Center for the Study of Digital Life  and Frode Hegland, teacher and developer.
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