I wear this because I’m honoring a proud, savvy people with a rich heritage
today i pet: Sophie!
Sophie has been featured before, but this tiny hound is truly worthy of a second post! Not pictured: her insatiable appetite for goose poop
Attention followers: my wonderful partner has a brilliant blog wherein she photographs every dog she pets every day. Follow and Boost.
Enter the brand new science of digital photography. Only Sony (in the lead) — and Canon — had very early (professional) digital camera systems which could use an analog phone line to transmit their megapixel images to a faraway location — in this case, a distant newspaper, news service, magazine, or TV news station. An analog modem was used to convert the picture — pixel by pixel — into the chirps and squawks many of you remember from early PC data modems. A single picture would take minutes to send. Photographers were very careful in their selections — and constantly fearing for their own lives in risking this.
Chinese officials and soldiers were watching airports, sea terminals, trains, and boats to Hong Kong. The government order was that nofilm must escape. No camcorders or movie film. Nothing. Tourist cameras were opened and emptied. Videocassettes were seized. Anything the size or shape of a 35mm film canister was seized. Officials took no chances.
The leaders were completely unaware of the dozens of digital cameras capturing every citizen’s courage — and every government stumble and massacre.
"Recognizing tone of voice and identifying facial expressions are tasks in the realm of perception where, traditionally, humans perform better than computers. Or, rather, this used to be the case. As facial recognition software improves, computers are getting the edge. The Ohio State study, when attempted by a facial recognition software program, achieved an accuracy rate on the order of 96.9 percent in the identification of the six basic emotions, and 76.9 percent in the case of the compound emotions. Computers are now adept at figuring out how we feel."
I’m officially obsessed with this unfinished North Korean hotel, Ryugyong Hotel
Yep. That would be THE Edward #Snowden at #PDF14. #savetheinternet
I really am taken by how many people here are on their computers the entire conference (I am one of them) We are all reading emails, taking notes, Tweeting, etc… no judgement, just striking.
I don’t know if they’re exactly proponents of a free net…
So happy I finally got to hear Zeynep in person. Great speaker and thinker.
Excuse me, what’s that? Me standing next to Tumblr’s founder, David Karp? Yes, yes it is.
My colleague, An Xiao Mina, just spoke about how little actions online can actually be quite empowering. While we often compare online activism to older modes of activism, zooming in and looking at what this community-driven, networked media landscape can do for marginalized communities is really important. Most people aren’t represented in mainstream media, how can social media allow those people the opportunity to connect, share, and comfort one another?