‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking to him on a daily basis for hours at a time. On the phone, he was clever, funny, bitchy, profound, intellectually ravenous, compelling. The Context of 'Low Product': How designers can help articulate a new social language, by Ann Thorpe Will "no product" become the new brand? John Hockenberry provocatively suggests that given the global economic crisis, "no product" is now plausible. But how plausible given our society organized around economic growth? I'm talking here about consumerism as both the primary purpose of growth, and its principal driver—the high product context. Reliance on continuous growth makes the economy unstable (it must grow or it collapses) as well as unsustainable (it strives for infinite growth on finite planetary resources).
Why so many people believe conspiracy theories Image copyright Getty Images Did Hillary Clinton mastermind a global child-trafficking ring from a Washington pizzeria? No. Did George W Bush orchestrate a plot to bring down the Twin Towers and kill thousands of people in 2001? Also no. So, why do some people believe they did? Forensickness — Chloé Galibert-Laîné The film shifts into a thrilling drift between computer screens and cinema, from one regime of images to the other, when the filmmaker begins to question the truths of one and the other, as if to better expose the viewer's belief. It's jubilant, like the shady encounter of a webcam and an amateur film on an editing table. Alice Leroy (Cahiers du Cinéma) How Who Targets Me works - Who Targets Me How Who Targets Me works Who Targets Me develops free software to help voters, journalists and researchers understand how political campaigns are chasing their vote using Facebook advertising. Over 30,000 people have installed Who Targets Me’s browser extension around the world. How do I install and set up the browser extension? To set it up, you first need to install the software in your web browser. It’s available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Edge browsers are incompatible at the moment).
How To Enable 90Hz On Oculus Quest 2 Games And Virtual Desktop A new unofficial workaround allows users to enable 90Hz mode for games and apps on Oculus Quest 2, despite the feature being disabled at launch. One of Oculus Quest 2‘s biggest features is its increased refresh rate, with the ability to run content at 90Hz over the original Quest’s 72Hz. However, the feature is not available just yet — at launch, Quest 2 can only run at 90Hz for the home environment and Oculus Browser, when enabled in the experimental features section of settings.
Did 'The Simpsons' Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak? In January 2020, a rumor started circulating on social media that the long-running sitcom “The Simpsons” had “predicted” the outbreak of the new coronavirus: The first three panels of this image going counter clock-wise (i.e., all but the bottom-right panel) are unaltered and originate with a 1993 episode (Season 4, Episode 21) entitled “Marge in Chains.” The episode shows the residents of Springfield dealing with an outbreak of “Osaka Flu,” which spreads after a factory worker coughs into a box. Those three panels can be seen in the video below: The fourth panel in this graphic (bottom right) is doctored and actually comes from a different episode of “The Simpsons.” That panel, featuring Springfield reporter Kent Brockman, comes from the episode “The Fool Monty” (Season 22, Episode 6).
The manipulation of the American mind: Edward Bernays and the birth of public relations “The most interesting man in the world.” “Reach out and touch someone.” “Finger-lickin’ good.” Such advertising slogans have become fixtures of American culture, and each year millions now tune into the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the football. While no single person can claim exclusive credit for the ascendancy of advertising in American life, no one deserves credit more than a man most of us have never heard of: Edward Bernays. I first encountered Bernays through an article I was writing on propaganda, and it quickly became clear that he was one of the 20th century’s foremost salesmen of ideas.
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