I'm very late to discover Lucy Suchman, a Professor at Lancaster University. After reading an excellent book chapter of hers today, I'm a fan. Then, wow, found out:
"22 years at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center as Principal Scientist of the Work Practice and Technology research group"
"her book, Plans and Situated Actions: The Problem of Human-machine Communication (1987), provided intellectual foundations for the field of human-computer interaction (HCI)."
The producers hoped it might achieve the same success as "A Streetcar Named Desire" but "A River Barge Named Exstase" was a flop with both audiences and critics.
Jerry: she subtooted you?
George: Subtooted me!
Jerry: what do you do in that situation, do you refute the toot?
George: Jerry, the virgin refutes the toot, I, the chad.. BOOST the toot!
J: You boost the toot sub tooting you?
G: Boost the subtoot!
Kramer *enters*: That's called a domtoot.
Reading Matt Fuller’s contribution to a new book- the routledge companion to media studies and digital humanities- where he tears into Critical Algorithm Studies as “decorative, indigestible, and garnishing the semiotically retrospective and materially stale. “ ouch, burn 🔥.
He adds “the literature shows its entirely possible to have a ...discourse of ‘algorithms’ without any references other than to others or thier ilk” and is “elevating technical content to [banal] generalisations” 🔥🔥
Hacking into combo fax-print-copiers by sending them a fax that will root it (and give you access to the local network):
I wonder at what point liberal/Democratic supporters who are currently swooning over Sacha Baron Cohen will realise that he is not actually on anyone's side but is just a troll who likes public cruelty.
Me, I reached that point in 2006, but the current 'the enemy of my enemy, no matter how terrible, is my friend' mood in media politics seems to be delaying the inevitable.
Remember Julian Assange? Think of SBC as the Julian Assange of comedy.
Don't bet on it working out long-term.
23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma
If only some of us had seen this coming and warned people… oh, wait…
#SurveillanceCapitalism HT @hjdraper8
She finally got her emacs set up the way she likes it:
Yesterday we installed second part of Nayari Castillo's public art work 'Die Waffen nieder' at bus station of Feldbach - a poetry machine with 8 rows of square bars, allowing visitors to compose 65536 poems, with verses by Jacqueline Goldberg (translated to German). The first part consists of the phrase 'Die Waffen nieder' (down with weapons) on top of the station building, written by Bertha von Suttner, Austrian peace activist and first female receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize.
All these things; privacy, pervasive electronic records, the disproportionate impact of biased policing on black males, and the responsibility of software engineers, is here:
"On the Engineer's Responsibility in Protecting Privacy",
Paul Baran, May 1968.
(Newly downloadable PDF)
In Forbes, of all places: 5 reasons you should switch from Windows to #Linux "right now". Perhaps the best reasons are Linux does not nag, and the update process in Windows that annoys everyone. That said, Linux is not for everyone. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/07/23/5-reasons-you-should-switch-from-windows-to-linux-right-now/#4ef190df777b
"The Death of a Once Great City.
The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence."
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