Daily Dish 071418

Mediaeater Digest Weekend Edition July 14-15th

Link roundup

A new hope: AI for news media  [TechCrunch]

If the news media wants to affect how news content is created, developed, presented and delivered to us in the future, they need to take an active role in AI development.

If news organizations want to understand the way data and information are constantly affected and manipulated in digital environments, they need to start embracing the possibilities of machine learning.  Hand with smartphone, e-news concept. Casual young man using mobile app to read online newspaper

Principles (Introduction) Continuations by Albert Wenger

I am interested in principles that represent a “fundamental truth” that serves as the “foundation” of all knowledge and hence has “numerous special applications.”

What is an example of such a principle? Feedback: entity A influencing entity B, which in turn influences entity A. There are quite a few truths we have figured out about both positive feedback and negative feedback.

Q&A with digital media expert Matthew Ball on Apple’s original content push [NBC]

That said, we can read a lot into what they’re not doing — no catalogue licensing, no movies, and only a dozen U.S.-originated original [shows] are likely to be released annually, at least to star

High-profile health app under scrutiny after doctors’ complaints   [FT]

The Financial Times tested Babylon’s symptom checker to understand its response to the two conditions at the centre of the first complaint. When told a 66-year-old obese male smoker was experiencing sudden chest pain and excessive sweating, Babylon suggested 9 out of 10 people with similar symptoms were likely to be having a panic attack and made no mention of the risk of a heart attack.

pure-Go small home internet router [GITHUB]

router7 is a pure-Go implementation of a small home internet router. It comes with all the services required to make a fiber7 internet connection work (DHCPv4, DHCPv6, DNS, etc.).



David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night Jul 13–Sep 30, 2018 Whitney NYC

Beginning in the late 1970s, David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) created a body of work that spanned photography, painting, music, film, sculpture, writing, and activism. Largely self-taught, he came to prominence in New York in the 1980s, a period marked by creative energy, financial precariousness, and profound cultural changes. Intersecting movements—graffiti, new and no wave music, conceptual photography, performance, and neo-expressionist painting—made New York a laboratory for innovation.

Wojnarowicz refused a signature style, adopting a wide variety of techniques with an attitude of radical possibility. Distrustful of inherited structures—a feeling amplified by the resurgence of conservative politics—he varied his repertoire to better infiltrate the prevailing culture.

(Above) David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) with Tom Warren, Self-Portrait of David Wojnarowicz, 1983–84. Acrylic and collaged paper on gelatin silver print, 60 × 40 in.

David Byrne: ‘American Utopia’ tour  davidbyrne.com

David Byrne: ‘How real do you need to be?’  [FT 7-14-18]

Ingeniously conceived and choreographed, the production features Byrne and his troupe of musicians in an empty space bounded by three metal chain walls, playing wireless, portable instruments, each person with sensors that trigger their own lighting.

A year in the planning, it is in fact the fruition of decades of thinking about live performance. “In the very beginning with Talking Heads the idea was, let’s go back to ground zero,” he says. “Let’s strip away everything that’s been accumulated in pop music as far as how you are meant to move and what you are supposed to wear, how you’re supposed to be on stage.”


Michiko Kakutani: By the Book

The Times’s former chief book critic, and author of “The Death of Truth,” doesn’t think in terms of genre: “J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are no more Y.A. reading, to me, than John le Carré’s Smiley novels are spy stories.”

As a critic you had a good overview of literary styles and trends over the years. What strikes you now as the most significant, and why?

One development I noticed that accelerated in the last two decades or so was the outpouring of stellar work about the immigrant experience, often by writers who were themselves immigrants or second-generation Americans — including Marlon James, Edwidge Danticat, Gary Shteyngart, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dinaw Mengestu, Ocean Vuong, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tea Obreht, Colum McCann and Yaa Gyasi.

Such writers are part of a long tradition of outsiders (from Nabokov to Henry Roth to Chang-rae Lee), whose stereoscopic view of the world makes them keen observers of America. At the same time, their work reminds us what an essential role immigrants have played in America and in the forging of the American dream.

New Music : Laurel HaloRaw Silk Uncut Wood

A six-track mini-album on Paris label Latency features collaborations with Oliver Coates and percussionist Eli Keszler. inspired by Halo’s film score work with Dutch design studio Metahaven on a documentary called Possessed and Ursula Le Guin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching, a key text of Taoism.

The artwork is ‘Prince S’, a 2017 painting by Jill Mulleady.





Thread (s)

Wait, no, … of course it totally fits Elon…

Crime does not pay…


This Tweets has new context

And works well with this one post Sept DNC hack…using their
new found data to optimize ….



Some countries are living their best selves 

Others not so much…now or then

Reign of terror, then and now.


They were the key operatives in plain sight and it took a DOJ inditement
to get their accounts eg. their weapons take away / suspended… 



Hashtag that makes you feel good….    #InMyFeelingsChallenge



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