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The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy -- Vulture. The oldest joke on record, a Sumerian proverb, was first told all the way back in 1900 B.C. Yes, it was a fart joke: “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap.” Don’t feel bad if you don’t get it — something was definitely lost in time and translation (you have to imagine it was the Mesopotamian equivalent of “Women be shopping”), but not before the joke helped pave the way for almost 4,000 years of toilet humor.

It’s just a shame we’ll never know the name of the Sumerian genius to whom we owe Blazing Saddles. But with the rise of comedy as a commercial art form in the 20th century, and with advances in modern bookkeeping, it’s now much easier to assign credit for innovations in joke-telling, which is exactly what Vulture set out to do with this list of the 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy. A few notes on our methodology: We’ve defined “joke” pretty broadly here. 1913Cohen on the TelephoneGeorge L. 1941W.C. Airplane! 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).

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. Gov. 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. To attend to form is thus to admit some other kind of mental attention.” [1] “Le chat pour le chat, sans but, car tout but dénature le chat.” [2] “The importance of not being in earnest is precisely what makes the play of the cat video important.” [3] “It is not the cat video’s place to ask you to learn. … Any cat who wants your particular admiration is, by just so much, the less cat.” [4] “If I agree to judge a cat video according to pleasure, I cannot go on to say: this one is good, that bad. … The cat video (the same is true of the singing voice) can wring from me only this judgment, in no way adjectival: that’s it!”

[6] But cat videos are not, quite. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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? 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. Instead of searching for a photo, it would create it. Think this idea is crazy? ?WT.mc_id=2015-KWP-AUD_DEV&WT. Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. 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. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr.

Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have been altered, staged or faked, is an indictment of some modern practices, and practitioners, of photojournalism. Mr. “I’ve lost friends who put their lives on the line to get it right, and then you have people faking it,” said Mr. The exhibit, which consists of more than 40 images, catalogs some of the darker moments in the history of photojournalism.

Photo Mr. The exhibit shows that there have been ethical issues from the very beginning of photojournalism. When Mr. Mr. The Age Of Disinformation. The Age Of Disinformation I have been a professional meteorologist for 36 years. 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. 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. The Houston flooding is a great example. 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. But it does force us to admit that we don't know some of the things we thought we knew. We study epistemology to accomplish at least five goals: to know how we know stuff to know if other people really know what they claim to know to distinguish what is knowable from what isn't to formulate an epistemological foundation that won't collapse when we try to build on itto respond to the skeptics who keep asking, "How do you know that?

" Unfortunately the people who write on epistemology don't tell us how to accomplish those goals. Is there a way to accomplish our original goals without joining in the fray and becoming part of the problem? In the first place, knowledge exists. And no matter how much my belief is justified, there will still be instances of coincidental correctness. Nevertheless, I know that I know some things, because I at least know I exist. Quantification. The Philosophy of Color Perception. Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth. In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. 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. Truth and its many influences have always fascinated Morris, who is a tireless investigator—in films, he has freed an innocent man from prison and gotten former Secretary of State Robert McNamara to confess to war crimes. Co.Design: How long have you been interested in typography? How did your Baskerville experiment come about? For example, if you say, "the atomic number of gold is 79," there's a view that that has to be true, that it couldn't be otherwise. The original essay was published online.