Reid K. boosted
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Reid K. boosted

and now panels both highlight the need for a better way to quickly integrate large, well-curated datasets into conversations. Another project I need to pick back up.

panel touched on NYC's Big U project to protect lower Manhattan from floodwaters - at the expense of the rest of the city. Compare Scape Studio's Oyster-tecture project.

If I added a Mastodon user meetup to the spontaneous programming schedule for later today or tomorrow, who would be interested?

Annalee Newitz's explanation of the Ashley Madison community being mostly isolated straight men talking to female-presenting chatbots reminds me of Donald S. Lowry's "Church of Love" scam: a pre-Internet pen-pal network pairing men with "Love Angels" (fake female personas, sometimes portrayed by actresses at face-to-face events) purporting to build the utopian haven of Chonda-Za.

Really enjoying this year - the panel is off to a particularly good start.


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