About a year ago I was invited by the New York Times Book Review to choose a book I liked or that was important to me and do a piece about it. I immediately had a couple of ideas, but there is really no book I would be more happy to place in front of the Times’ mass readership than Steven Pi
Source: Better Angels of Our Nature
A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook’s censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression.
Source: Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children – ProPublica
CACOPHONY is a Chicago based magazine dedicated to the advocation of contemporary music making and performance.
Source: Race Card and Nick Mazzarella Quintet — CACOPHONY
We write this in hopes that more artists will finally break with their sense of exceptionalism and consider the roles they play in the gentrification process.
Source: An Artists’ Guide to Not Being Complicit with Gentrification
The skill is no longer important. It is the assessment of the skill.
Source: Teachers Don’t Want All This Useless Data | gadflyonthewallblog
Tactical urbanism projects are prompting cities to improve the bike-riding environment.
Source: An Idea That Sticks: Another Plunger-Protected Bike Lane Goes Permanent