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MoMA Says Video Games Are Art

MoMA Says Video Games Are Art | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Are video games art? For every well-argued dismissal (Roger Ebert’s controversial piece “Video Games Can Never Be Art,” for instance), devotees mount an equally cogent defense (sometimes in persuasive video form).
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Twelve Tomorrows

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Twelve visions of the future—by turns hilarious, frightening, and relevant—from new and established voices in science fiction.
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What Steve Bannon Wants to Do to Google

What Steve Bannon Wants to Do to Google | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The White House strategist reportedly wants to treat tech giants as public utilities, an idea that some Democrats also support.
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William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias

William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
William Gibson, the author of “Neuromancer” and new IDW comic book “Archangel,” talks about dystopias.
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Seymour Gris: The German car crisis

Seymour Gris: The German car crisis | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess.
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Competing in a world of sectors without borders | McKinsey & Company

Competing in a world of sectors without borders | McKinsey & Company | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense in tomorrow’s ecosystems?
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Transhumanists Should Work At Google - h+ Media

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oogle is the first mainstream company with a transhumanist culture and is the single most innovative company in Silicon Valley
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Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written

Reflections on the Best Blockchain Tweets Ever Written | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
If you don’t know Naval Ravikant, you should. When it comes to investing, he’s the best of the best. He’s backed over a 100 companies, including tech unicorns that went on to become runaway successes…
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Why Universal Basic Income and Tax Breaks Won’t Save Us From the Jobless Future

Why Universal Basic Income and Tax Breaks Won’t Save Us From the Jobless Future | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Many jobs are going to rapidly disappear. New jobs will be created, but not for those who have lost them. This leads to social disruption unless we act now.
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AI Primer for CTY:HTEC

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AI Primer for CTY:HTEC July 2017 Research Groups: Google Brain Google DeepMind Facebook AI Research (FAIR) Open.ai Partnership on AI Includes all of the above, together with Apple, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and many other organizations, like the ACLU, EFF, AAAI, UNICEF, etc. Researchers: Stuar
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Stuttgart builds moss-covered wall to fight air pollution | DW Environment | DW | 09.03.2017

Stuttgart builds moss-covered wall to fight air pollution | DW Environment | DW | 09.03.2017 | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
The German city of Stuttgart is struggling to overcome its huge air pollution problem. There are options to reduce the environmental risks. Amongst them - a wall covered with moss.
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The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI

The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Can the Moby store bring locally controlled convenience stores to places that lack a simple place to buy essentials?
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The Myth of a Superhuman AI – Backchannel

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Debunking the myth of a superhuman artificial intelligence: Hyper-intelligent algorithms are not going to take over the world for these five reasons.

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What Are The Most Popular Drugs at Music Festivals?

What Are The Most Popular Drugs at Music Festivals? | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
At music festivals, people enjoy consuming illegal, harmful narcotics. Now, a new study breaks down what drugs people mention and use the most.
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Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson | Aeon Essays

Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson | Aeon Essays | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative?
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math is the world's dominant language -- 8/03/17

Delanceyplace is a brief daily email with an excerpt or quote we view as interesting or noteworthy, offered with commentary to provide context. There is no theme, except that most excerpts will come from a non-fiction work, primarily historical in focus, and will occasionally be controversial.
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Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny

Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrencies are still more investments than way to pay, but their mainstream acceptability continues to grow, proper regulation will follow
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Facebook kills bots after they create their own language

Facebook kills bots after they create their own language | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
RIP Alice and Bob, you freaky literary heroes
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Every Swedish car owners' details may have leaked in explosive IT failure | ZDNet

Every Swedish car owners' details may have leaked in explosive IT failure | ZDNet | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Driving license data has potentially been leaked due to carelessness in an outsourcing deal.
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Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious - Los Angeles Review of Books

Silicon Valley’s Bonfire of the Vainglorious - Los Angeles Review of Books | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

W. Patrick McCrayは、シリコンバレー、マーク・オコネルの「To Be a Machine」、アレクサンドラ・ウルフの「Valley of the Gods」の2つの新しい本を見る。

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NASA's Next Great X-Plane Will Try to Revolutionize Electric Flight

NASA's Next Great X-Plane Will Try to Revolutionize Electric Flight | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
An X-plane with 14 electric motors—12 of which will make up a "distributed electric propulsion system" on a thin composite wing. Say hello to the X-57 Maxwell.
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Elon Musk: ‘Robots will be able to do everything better than us’

Elon Musk: ‘Robots will be able to do everything better than us’ | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Speaking to the National Governors Association, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX fears the potential of artificial intelligence growing unchecked.
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Culture for a digital age | McKinsey & Company

Culture for a digital age | McKinsey & Company | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Risk aversion, weak customer focus, and siloed mind-sets have long bedeviled organizations. In a digital world, solving these cultural problems is no longer optional.
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Kengo Kuma reveals plant-covered Eco-Luxury Hotel for Paris

Kengo Kuma reveals plant-covered Eco-Luxury Hotel for Paris | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it

Plants will spill out between the overlapping wooden blocks that make up the facade of this hotel by Kengo Kuma & Associates


"A horticulturalist's nightmare"

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The Occult Roots of Modernism

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Joséphin Péladan’s mystical art exhibitions, in Paris, set the stage for everything from Kandinsky’s abstractions to Eliot’s “The Waste Land.”
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GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters | Media Aesthetics Lab | Scoop.it
Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a publicly accessible Amazon server.
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