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April 11 2018

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vulpinemusings:

I’m dying.

admit it, zuckerberg: for 30 you don´t look so good.

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anyskin:

1934  Union Pacific M-10001 

I can’t believe how modern this looks

April 07 2018

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Brutal Destruction 

Curated by Chris Grimley of over,under, Brutal Destruction features a collection of photographs by Matthew Carbone, Harlan Erskine, Jason Hood, Rey Lopez, David Schalliol, David Torke, and Oliver Wainwright. These haunting images of buildings in the process of destruction show an architecture once praised, yet now at its most vulnerable a half-century or so after its completion, and vilified to the point of demolition. Suspended between life and death, these buildings remind us of the power that architecture can possess upon its inception, but also of the forces that conspire against it once it is judged to have become old, out-of-shape, obsolete, or ugly.

Brutal Destruction is part of the ongoing Heroic Project, which also includes the book Heroic: ConcreteArchitecture and the New Boston (The Monacelli Press, 2015), and the Brutalist Boston Map (Blue Crow Media, 2017).

April 06 2018

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friendly fires - love like waves.

everything new is old again.

April 04 2018

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dance with me!

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pug nightmare

April 03 2018

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Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data

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April 02 2018

March 27 2018

The existential case for ditching Alexa and other AI

wildcat2030:

Alexa’s creepy laugh is far from the most worrying thing about her. This is despite the fact that Amazon’s digital assistant – which allows users to access the internet and control personal organisation tools simply by speaking to the device – has been reported to spontaneously chuckle to herself. We shouldn’t be too concerned about her going rogue and turning on us either – a Terminator-style takeover by artificial intelligence doesn’t seem imminent. But Alexa does pose one immediate threat. Rather than worrying about AI becoming more human, we should fear ourselves becoming more artificial by outsourcing important actions and decisions to devices like her. This idea hasn’t been discussed much. Research suggests that the public’s main concern about AI is instead it becoming super intelligent and developing a mind of its own. Various prominent science and technology experts, such as the late physicist Stephen Hawking and the entrepreneur Elon Musk, have warned of the potential risks of such a scenario.

Elon Musk is probably grumpy that he didn´t “invent” it. Otherwise he´d be the first to market the shit out of it.

Why anyone would spend his money on a deeply sinister device like alexCIA, et al, is totally behind me. I feel like a lone caller in the desert when i see intelligent people actually forking out money to install these surveillance machines ON THEIR OWN WILL AND COST in their homes.

One should think that @tumblr and their algorhythms should have noticed by now, that spamming we with hetero-porn on every single page is not exactly what I want to see.

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How punk shaped electronic music | Resident Advisor https://youtu.be/EqR7F5yCDfw

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theunderestimator-2:

Post-punk fun night: Winston Tong & Bruce Geduldig performing with Tuxedomoon in Bremen, 1984, as documented by Thomas Helmtag.

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The Secret Sun: The blog on the Internet where somebody says they’ve been dead for a while and the replies are “me, too”.
the secret sun, comment section

March 24 2018

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Brutalismo by Peter Chadwick

Brutalismo, Chadwick’s new poster series of Italian brutalist architecture, is also influenced by Chermayeff and Geismar’s classic Pan Am posters of the 70s, which Chadwick has loved since his boyhood in Middlesbrough. “My dad was a travel agent and I remember seeing those posters in the agency where he worked,” he says.

The series is part of a larger project, This Brutal House, which Chadwick launched on Twitter in 2014, celebrating a style he admires but acknowledges is out of favour among today’s “faceless” glass and steel towers. But he feels there is still a place for brutalism’s “personality and grand gestures”. He adds: “I just hope that we keep some of them. I don’t know how many will be left in 50 years’ time.”

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