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Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build. The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the […]
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You Can Now Just Tell Facebook What You Want to See in News Feed | Re/code

“Facebook has come up with a new, simple approach to determine what you want to see at the top of your News Feed: It’s going to ask you.The social network, which is known for its ever-evolving News Feed algorithm, is rolling out a new “See First” option on Thursday, a way for people to identify […]
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A Game of You – Disruption Network Lab

“A GAME OF YOU: Into the Social Media Vortex” is the third event of the Disruption Network Lab…#GamerGate, Technovikings & Smart Media as a Psychedelic Webcomic – survival in the wild torrents of our digital lives with: Gabriel S Moses (sequential artist and graphic novelist, IL/DE), Zoe Quinn (video game developer and artist, Crash Override […]
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Beta-Testing #nordicfish: Simulation and Interaction in Virtual Environments

A rundown of some contributions to Joellyn Rock’s beta-testing project involving simulation and interaction in Virtual Environments. The project testing included a setup with tweets live performance-projected. Enjoy. [
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“Digital Disruption and the Death of Storytelling”

“In his latest book, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, Rushkoff argues that we no longer have a sense of direction because our culture has become too focused on the present. Today’s priorities take precedence, much to the detriment of long-term planning and cohesive communications strategies in marketing, advertising, politics and elsewhere.” Source: Digital Disruption […]