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The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy. Controversy erupts over Peter Nabokov's publication of "The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo" - Viajes Pintorescos - Santa Fe New Mexican. In an article published at the end of 2015 in Hyperallergic, a popular online arts magazine, on the 20 most powerless people in the art world, the editors listed Native Americans as No. 7, between Performing Artists (No. 6) and Cheryl LaPorte, the Virginia teacher who asked her students to copy the Islamic statement of faith as part of a lesson on calligraphy (No. 8).

Controversy erupts over Peter Nabokov's publication of "The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo" - Viajes Pintorescos - Santa Fe New Mexican

It mentioned the glacial progress in decolonizing museums and claiming sacred materials from auction houses, and called attention to the near absence of Native artists in the inaugural exhibition of the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. The Hyperallergic editors concluded by saying that some Native groups have settled for digital repatriation, referring to the new online version of the Codex Mendoza created by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, in collaboration with the Bodleian Library and King’s College, both at Oxford University.

Need an account? Create one now. On Manovich. Prolegomena to Any Future Poetics of the Cat Video. Henri le Chat Noir (screenshot via YouTube) “As an extra, a surplus, a hiatus even, form is conceived by the cat video as a pause in the work of signification, which also alters the nature of signification. … The cat video suggests that form stops us in our tracks of thinking, and inserts itself in that moment of stillness.

Prolegomena to Any Future Poetics of the Cat Video

To attend to form is thus to admit some other kind of mental attention.” [1] Future A.I. Will Be Able to Generate Photos We Need Out of Nothing. What will we do with all the data we accumulate from photos?

Future A.I. Will Be Able to Generate Photos We Need Out of Nothing

On a daily basis, Internet juggernauts like Google, Yahoo, Facebook or Microsoft use highly sophisticated deep learning engines to better understand the content of billions of images uploaded, liked and shared. For now, it is to better serve advertising, but what else can be done? For one, we could generate custom-made photos. Automated photo generating A.I. using all the knowledge acquired about photography — including which image types helps sell more products, which dominant colors appeal to viewers, and which composition is the most effective — would build a perfect photo according to your needs. Google Image search, instead of returning photos it indexed from millions of sites, could take a query and based on what it knows about good photography and you, build an entire new photo from scratch that would perfectly match your request.

Think this idea is crazy? Nothing in this IKEA catalog photo is actually real. ?WT.mc_id=2015-KWP-AUD_DEV&WT. Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit.

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Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. The Age Of Disinformation. The Age Of Disinformation I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years.

The Age Of Disinformation

Since my debut on television in 1979, I have been an eyewitness to the many changes in technology, society, and how we communicate. I am one who embraces change, and celebrates the higher quality of life we enjoy now thanks to this progress. But, at the same time, I realize the instant communication platforms we enjoy now do have some negatives that are troubling. Just a few examples in recent days… I would say hundreds of people have sent this image to me over the past 24 hours via social media. Comments are attached… like “This is a cloud never seen before in the U.S.”… “can’t you see this is due to government manipulation of the weather from chemtrails”… “no doubt this is a sign of the end of the age”.

Let’s get real. No doubt national news media outlets are out of control when it comes to weather coverage, and their idiotic claims find their way to us on a daily basis. Epistemology for Dummies. EPISTEMOLOGY for DUMMIES Epistemology doesn't help us know much more than we would have known if we had never heard of it.

Epistemology for Dummies

The Philosophy of Color Perception. Color perception is an ancient and active philosophical problem.

The Philosophy of Color Perception

It’s an instance of the wider category of sensory perception, but since the color spectrum fits on a single line (unlike, say, touch and taste), it has always been of particular interest. In her new book Outside Color, University of Pittsburgh professor M. Chirimuuta gives a serendipitously timed history of the puzzle of color in philosophy. Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth. In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment.

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

With the collusion of the New York Times, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test allegedly measured whether or not readers were optimists or pessimists. But in reality, Morris was trying to find out if the typeface a statement was written in had any impact on a reader's willingness to agree with that statement. Simply put, are some typefaces more believable than others? The answer is yes.