CLO: Brooklyn in Da House! GM Maurice Ashley plays time-odds blitz! (by Chess Digital Strategies LLC - Macauley Peterson)

It’s fine for other people, but not if they want to talk to me about it, as I find there is a lot of crossover between Burning Man types and people who will tell you the same story over and over again in the same conversation.”
Latergram of @atduskgreg with Maurice Ashley in a crazy and extraordinary experiment in storytelling, among other things. Computers can dominate humans, or, when Greg works with them, they can make humans a lot more interesting. Watch this space.  (at MIT Media Lab)

Latergram of @atduskgreg with Maurice Ashley in a crazy and extraordinary experiment in storytelling, among other things. Computers can dominate humans, or, when Greg works with them, they can make humans a lot more interesting. Watch this space. (at MIT Media Lab)

humansofnewyork:

"There’s this giant cathedral in Cologne that survived the Allied bombings of World War II. All the other buildings around it were destroyed. One time I was super high on E and mushrooms, so I decide to drop in. The cathedral is made of black marble and the walls are stained with soot, so it was really creepy. On top of that, the place was packed with people, and there was a priest at the altar shouting angrily in German. I was like: ‘Oh. My. God.’"

humansofnewyork:

"There’s this giant cathedral in Cologne that survived the Allied bombings of World War II. All the other buildings around it were destroyed. One time I was super high on E and mushrooms, so I decide to drop in. The cathedral is made of black marble and the walls are stained with soot, so it was really creepy. On top of that, the place was packed with people, and there was a priest at the altar shouting angrily in German. I was like: ‘Oh. My. God.’"

Reblogged from Humans of New York
(via Details)

Not sure what to make of this, but found it while researching a bit about Corbusier. He and Josephine Baker met on an ocean liner, and he made a couple of drawings and sketches of her. This is evidently one of them.

(via Details)

Not sure what to make of this, but found it while researching a bit about Corbusier. He and Josephine Baker met on an ocean liner, and he made a couple of drawings and sketches of her. This is evidently one of them.

Uber’s Algorithmic Monopoly: “We are not setting the price. The market is setting the price. We have algorithms to determine what that market is.”

mattstoller:

That’s a remarkable quote from the CEO of Uber.

Uber of course is a cab service that lets you order a cab from your smartphone via an App. It’s really neat, you get to watch the cab approach on a map, the payment is automatically applied so you don’t have to even deal with the transaction itself. The company is now taking its approach to logistics, and moving to ‘disrupt’ the delivery industry as well, competing with courier services, UPS, Fedex, and the Post Office.

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With a herniated disc and a lack of meaningful public transit in Boston/Cambridge, I’ve become quite dependent on cars, and, therefore, Uber.

I’ve been troubled by the large scale mechanics and dynamics of how it affects cities, people, and markets, but couldn’t find the time to articulate it. This does a great job.

There’s an additional aspect I find unsettling, about who drives for Uber, the incentives and disincentives put into place, and how they are quantified and acted-upon relative to their income and employment. But I’m not sure that’s public information.

Reblogged from Final Boss Form

High Frequency Geography - Thesis Presentation (by Genevieve Hoffman)

Unable to fit on the school bus, [André the Giant] was driven to school by playwright Samuel Beckett, a neighbor.”

André the Giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What.

(via merlin)

For the record, I have no interest in finding out whether this is a historical fact or not. Just reblog and on. Say on. Be said on.

Reblogged from Humane Games

[The] first thing that strikes you when watching this video of a man walking through Tokyo is that every other person in the entire clip is walking backward.” 

via Rodenbeck. Still here.

Hooverball is a medicine ball game invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal physician to help keep then-President Hoover fit. The Hoover Presidential Library Association and the city of West Branch, Iowa co-host a national championship each year.

In general, the game is played on a volleyball-type court of grass or sand and involves throwing a heavily weighted medicine ball over the net. Officially, in Hooverball, the medicine ball weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg) and is thrown over an 8 ft (2.4 m) volleyball-type net. The game is scored like tennis. The ball is caught and then thrown back. The weight of the medicine ball can make the sport quite physically demanding.

Hooverball is a medicine ball game invented by President Herbert Hoover’s personal physician to help keep then-President Hoover fit. The Hoover Presidential Library Association and the city of West Branch, Iowa co-host a national championship each year.

In general, the game is played on a volleyball-type court of grass or sand and involves throwing a heavily weighted medicine ball over the net. Officially, in Hooverball, the medicine ball weighs about 6 lb (2.7 kg) and is thrown over an 8 ft (2.4 m) volleyball-type net. The game is scored like tennis. The ball is caught and then thrown back. The weight of the medicine ball can make the sport quite physically demanding.

overandoverandoverand:

c’mon Claude, no need to look so smug.
(Claude Shannon demonstrates Theseus, the maze-learning cybernetic mouse)

Just a couple years before he developed the wearable computer to take down Vegas. Speaking of smug.

overandoverandoverand:

c’mon Claude, no need to look so smug.

(Claude Shannon demonstrates Theseus, the maze-learning cybernetic mouse)

Just a couple years before he developed the wearable computer to take down Vegas. Speaking of smug.

Reblogged from Notational
lostateminor:
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'Reflections' is a beautiful, challenging portrait series of the elderly seeing their youth
Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.
Hussey worked to channel the idea of a separation between a willing mind and a body that father-time doesn’t forget. Hussey set up convincing dopplegangers, with a separation of 40-50 years, between ex-firemen, teachers, nurses and former scientists, to confront their younger selves. Their young realistic selves wear their retro uniforms, with impeccable hair, rosy cheeks and the energy of youth, with the results being a stunning look at how our bodies change while our minds stay young.
Hussey’s “Reflections” won a Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation.

lostateminor:

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'Reflections' is a beautiful, challenging portrait series of the elderly seeing their youth

Photographer Tom Hussey had a conversation with an 80-year-old World War II veteran. The man commented to him that he couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. He didn’t feel it was possible that he could be 80 years of age. That’s when Hussey had a lightbulb moment.

Hussey worked to channel the idea of a separation between a willing mind and a body that father-time doesn’t forget. Hussey set up convincing dopplegangers, with a separation of 40-50 years, between ex-firemen, teachers, nurses and former scientists, to confront their younger selves. Their young realistic selves wear their retro uniforms, with impeccable hair, rosy cheeks and the energy of youth, with the results being a stunning look at how our bodies change while our minds stay young.

Hussey’s “Reflections” won a Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation.

Reblogged from Lost At E Minor
Early Chris Ware

Early Chris Ware

HBO Go can only take so much — and apparently, the highly-anticipated season four premiere of “Games of Thrones” on Sunday was enough to bring it down.

[…]

This is not the first time something similar has happened to the premium channel. Last month, the season finale of “True Detective” also proved overwhelming for the website, and HBO Go addressed it on their Twitter account as well after the complaints began to roll in.”