Delaware’s Banana, 2004.

“I let Apple’s QuickType keyboard take over my iPhone”, Josh Lowensohn (2014)

I just wanted to go down the weird rabbit hole of setting off with one word and seeing where we could go with it. Or more importantly, where Apple wanted me to go with it.

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.. under the guise of innovation and progress, companies are stripping away worker protections, pushing down wages, and flouting government regulations. At its core, the sharing economy is a scheme to shift risk from companies to workers, discourage labor organizing, and ensure that capitalists can reap huge profits with low fixed costs. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/09/against-sharing/
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Holly Herndon — “HOME” — 2014
Music by Holly Herndon
Video directed and designed by Metahaven
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The first aspect of the hidden computing curriculum to note is that ‘coding’ carries into the classroom a specific set of assumptions about ways of knowing and doing things. Writing code is not just a technical procedure but is related to systems of thought about the way the world works, and about how it might be modelled in order to further shape people’s interactions with it. As Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge have argued in Code/Space, coding is a ‘disciplinary regime’ with established ‘ways of knowing and doing regarding coding practices.’ Writing code projects the ‘rules’ of computer science and its system of computational thinking into the world. It captures assumptions about how the world works and translates them into formalized models that can be computed through algorithmic procedures. A hidden computing curriculum? How ‘learning to code’ campaigns and edtech industry helped shape school policy | code acts in education (via notational)

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Photos from the Days When Thousands of Cables Crowded the Skies

Before most cables ran underground, all electrical, telephone and telegraph wires were suspended from high poles, creating strange and crowded streetscapes. Here are some typical views of late-19th century Boston, New York, Stockholm, and other wire-filled cities.




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Virtuosos of freedom
The Digital Iceberg by David M Berry (2014)


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