Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Human Swarming & future of Collective Intelligence https://t.co/49NMrjkMiG via @singularityblog Unum software lets crowd decide realtime

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JockMcClellan/status/625405827281776640

The Internets clearly not understanding Georgia Government. I suspect the reverse may be true as well. Still shaking my head in wonder.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/625418698984161280

Wikipedia on Edicts of Government. https://t.co/Hdmg3Tmb9s State of Georgia is emanating an Official Code. It is clearly an Edict.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/625420744407822337

Until: Who wants to live for ever? [A Short Doc] http://t.co/6WYXq8NHOw

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/singularityblog/status/625425877271224322

If you have to invent a new word for your approach to learning, it suggests you will be imposing something artificial on the process.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/schoolingworld/status/625432487586603008

a parallel banking system for #greece? http://t.co/b6QIDprdyk #Grexit #banks

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/xdxd_vs_xdxd/status/625434121263779840

What magazines are for.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mattbai/status/625479426940248064


"In this final stage of capitalism, we are moving from poetic technologies to bureaucratic [ones]"  >>http://t.co/xA9GNIvwuJ @davidgraeber

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/simonphopkins/status/625620174415220736

from david a on fb

This message isn't suicidal, it's reassuring that she's standing strong in the snake pit. American holocaust. Denying it is worse than denying the Jewish one, because the whole world can see this one taking place now!

By 2020, 65% of future jobs will require degree. Let’s make #learning more accessible. http://t.co/iHAzfbugPR.http://t.co/Ny8xPRwjqt
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CitiesLearn/status/625689974378233858

or.. we won't have jobs/degrees.... how would that change things/thinking now..

A Crucial Realization About Journalism is Learned by Being its Subject http://t.co/C0k7L9pyJd

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/pierre/status/625698241900888065

Mandatory minimums do more harm than good—especially to communities of color http://t.co/ks10TsN8Os@LastWeekTonight http://t.co/WB63K1SjjQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SentencingProj/status/625698666385244161


shared on fb by bonnie and mk

Why using ex-convicts could give start-ups an edge by @thisiskyramaya and @alexaclay http://t.co/y7dP6Xz22Vhttp://t.co/Zp3OmeqBH7

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WiredUK/status/625712024983449600

Wow, found out @alexisohanian was going to be an immigration lawyer before he founded @reddit, explains his support:http://t.co/WXNXGPwPro

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ittakesii/status/625700222593798147

The brilliant @drcarlhart debunks the notion that weed contributed to #SandraBland's death http://t.co/ZYSNaiBK2O

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JamilahLemieux/status/625743194811199488

I’m upset. Outlet I know well has done 2 stories about something I’m involved in. They haven’t talked to me. Haven’t checked any facts.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/625824589021597696
Shouldn’t bother me. But, you expect the pros to talk to you. Georgia published an opinion, we haven’t had chance to answer.

What is your art?

I define art as having nothing at all to do with painting.
Art is a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and it is intended to change the recipient for the better, often causing a connection to happen.
Five elements that are difficult to find and worth seeking out. Human, generous, risky, change and connection.
You can be perfect or you can make art.
You can keep track of what you get in return, or you can make art.
You can enjoy the status quo, or you can make art. 
The most difficult part might be in choosing whether you want to make art at all, and committing to what it requires of you. 

After 2 Years, White House Finally Responds to Snowden Pardon Petition – With a "No" http://t.co/UmcGcEvgvJhttp://t.co/nSsUqIiJeP

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/the_intercept/status/626048928983719936

posted on fb via kevin via danah
via danah, really great article that speaks to deceptive design patterns at Uber, which in speaks to a lot of my interests and predilections on design in general.
Fascinating on many levels -- from the analysis of incentives on corporate, driver, and passenger sides, to the design decisions made in executing on that, to the premise that asymmetric information is still a viable strategy in deception, to the ways that collective evidence is assembled and analyzed.
But most of all, what's fascinating is a Msft research team working hard to figure out a system that's not only man-made, but wholly understood by a small group of people ... including people like Ryan, people we know. In a weird way, it treats a wholly synthetic system as complex physics that can only be pieced together in the dark.
By no means intended as pejorative, re: the research. Just a pathetic state of affairs. We treat ideas like math, because math is where they're manifest, math is how they're analyzed.
It recalls the way wikipedia entries used to spring up for the games we'd make at Area/Code, looking to decompile the complex systems that we were generating. We used to silently watch them evolve, sometimes right, sometimes wrong, yup, yup, nope, yup. But we were looking to delight people, not deceive them. Mostly.

can do heat map.. but not where cars are..
just a zoom out of our crazy lives.. when money drives us .. no?

Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree http://t.co/6NKthjxzIF http://t.co/O8fJk8EJBI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/626061779299217408
Small-world, scale-free networking— focused, intensified, overclocked— might turbocharge a fragment of a brain into acting like the whole thing.

It means Pinker's theory "violence has dropped" is fragile to few observations, and we know one of them is wrong. @dottorpax

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/626090904210685952

Those Unattended: A short sci-fi film by Brian Garvey http://t.co/cQUf399Wgq

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/singularityblog/status/626123056713461760

Commoners in Transition showcases exclusive interviews with individuals and teams working to strengthen the #Commons http://t.co/59mBUu116s

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Commons_Trans/status/626145645200412674

How societies around the world treat their elders: http://t.co/5buu39TcBN

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/TEDTalks/status/626148443849924608

To be read side-by-side: @sivavaid on the lawlessness of Uber http://t.co/FY9tAaL49C / Udacity as “Uber of education”http://t.co/pBJQl99RYF

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/626148755964702720

.@Joi @markoff Markoff has a book? OMG, didn’t know! [Buying] http://t.co/GQRrVte5Un Machines of Amazing Grace.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/626150117809197056

so it's official: Turkey was fully collaborating with ISIS and the US was aware of it http://t.co/l8azFimtBx

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/626190031733043201

Tomorrow @paulmasonnews book will be launched: The Network Economy Sends Wakeup Calls http://t.co/J0xqVRhPIy

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jvantill/status/626327146949120000


tweeted by venessa.. shared by jordan on fb
An excellent discussion on what children's education needs to look like.
by peter d
As a father of twin 4-year-old boys, these questions are on my mind. (My wife may have a different point of view as an artist).
passion, curiosity, imagination, critical thinking, grit

My goal for my 4-year-olds is to expose them to as many ideas as I can, and then fan the flames on whatever they want to do. (One of my closest friends loved playing video games in high school. Today he’s one of the world’s top video game designers. You can create a career from any passion!)
interesting choice for critical thinking..
Critical thinking is probably the hardest lesson to teach kids.
It takes time and experience, and you have to reinforce habits like investigation, curiosity, skepticism, and so on.
If you have ever talked to four-year-olds, you’re probably familiar with the “Why?” game.
It goes something like this:
Parent (enthusiastically): “It’s time to go to school!”
we can do better peter - and you think so too... no?
My advice: Try not to BS them.
in the city. as the day.
a nother way.

SG (Nov) #learntech2015 Artificial Intelligence, Education & Learning: Reimagining Possibilities in the Hyperconnected World by @rogerschank

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rachelhtan/status/626291182910337025

@willrich45 Also skeptical about the rise of the machine, but sure of the need to prep students for a future of relearning and reinvention.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/WendyDrexler/status/626354642331541504

or just not keep them from their/our innate ability (ie: curiosity of 5 yr old) to do so.. natural life as prep. rev of everyday life.
p 172 ... lifted lives
and convo of Denise and will..

there is no prep.
life as prep.

there is no mandatable/teachable prep

BBC Brasil - Projeto do MIT identifica ‘nerds’ que são 'reis da gambiarra' em favelas do Rio http://t.co/dv7uV6x5JM

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jimmygreer/status/626358106042277888

Emergency shelters made from earthquake rubble will inspire you.
http://t.co/v9eia0JboL http://t.co/M4tSuKudQH

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/good/status/626376909195055104

A horrific interview with Larry King helps explain how Cosby got away with it for decades http://t.co/8pcfvUWUqihttp://t.co/biwJigOdE3

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Salon/status/626389757740904448

Great post by @nickgrossman on support services for on demand workers aka "Union 2.0" http://t.co/IFBbedBexc

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/albertwenger/status/626131064231063552


Hundreds of local artists have been surveyed for what they really need. There are no galleries in the Union, for instance. It’s all about spaces and tools for working. - See more at: http://artandseek.net/2015/07/28/a-new-artists-workspace-out-of-an-old-ice-cream-plant/#sthash.10gAy27j.dpuf

@iancosh @davidgraeber @berlinbarbarism "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation,one is by arms, the other by the debt"John ADAMS

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/learchc/status/626353690589458432

Sad to see @doctorow leave, but he's right about (central) London - http://t.co/mrhL5zgXzO

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/benjaminellis/status/615603064616173568

“I am not well” by @tressiemcphd  https://t.co/gHM4ec3Zd0

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/626450652206465025

Twitter is not, by definition, an organized debate platform. Nobody HAS to debate you, even if their profile is public. Know this.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/JulieSLalonde/status/569532291233374208

During #BaltimoreUprising, security firm ZeroFox labeled @Nettaaaaaaaa & I as threats. 2015.https://t.co/nVi171NoT2 http://t.co/vJKbKyyrPz

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/626491955577491456

"When do kids start to think of school as a hoop to jump through instead of a way to make the world a better place?" @ctovani #cx32015

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Gibby86/status/626429766858489856

Yes. @carlmalamud is the real deal. He should be honored as a true hero of the Internet! https://t.co/irshIjAeQd

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/timoreilly/status/626497697931902976

What if we treated education as every bit as important as sports? If teachers were glorified as athletes are?https://t.co/mVWqGYtJ3H

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NickKristof/status/626499364354174976

we'd have famous teachers..?
messed up that we go there. kipp on - what do we want people to be doing with heads.. et al

This kind of taxonomy really helps us to understand how the on-demand #WTFeconomy ecosystem will develop  https://t.co/M8vmH5HNRK

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/timoreilly/status/626500200857612288

except - a lot of assumptions.. no?

hey my buddy Boris has a piece in the Independent! He speaks truth. http://t.co/dPE04bgEHV

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber/status/626547677094936576


on fb john b to pam d

. @AmeenaMatthews: Life after ‘The Interrupters’: http://t.co/mE1lm48HrQ http://t.co/4gl1XXli0i

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RollingOut/status/626550331879485440


posted on fb by david
The $250 million YouTuber branding economy
"LOS ANGELES—Oliver Luckett is a matchmaker. He puts young online stars together with brands, helping them tap into the growing online audience. At a time when video growth is booming online—both YouTube and Facebook say they are pushing out billions of video views daily—it’s a natural that brands like Target, Sony, Nickelodeon and Ford have turned to folks like Luckett to help them reach that elusive young viewer.
He works with 6,000 “influencers,” folks with a large social media following or engaged fan bases, to hire them directly to talk up the brand to their audience. What they don't do is a traditional sell, like we've seen on television for 75-plus years.
When working with marketers, theAudience has its clients create video ads, mentions in tweets and Instagram photos, casually put product placement in their videos or appear at company events on behalf of the sponsor.
Nickelodeon recently worked with theAudience to build awareness for the recent Kid’s Choice Awards, via social stars Christian Collins, Megan Nicole and Chloe Lukasiak. The result was coverage that “felt very organic and authentic to our fans,” says Nickelodeon chief marketing officer Pam Kaufman."

need to read and watch their video.. but my first reaction (even as i listen to auto play video).. is that video - as much as i love it.. has really dampened my online experience. ie: keeps me from reading articles... because auto play slows ability to read/scroll.
i realize i could fix settings .. but this shouldn't be the default.. right?
we are so attuned to shoulds and pushes .. coercion

posted on fb by paul


"One question you can ask is how many people of a particular group have to be in a room for them to speak," Page said. That is, having a woman in a room doesn't affect a whole lot if she doesn't feel comfortable speaking up. And while he has found that the presence of just one member of a minority group in a room can positively influence the rest of the group to be more cognizant of their own language and behavior, that's different from actually hearing out that person's ideas.
And what happens when your racial identity is part of what got you picked for the team, but you know you'll get booted unless you you play to the crowd, never letting your identity confuse or disrupt?

Trying to get inside minds of children to create a space to spark learning - why not try this for the rest of us?http://t.co/klkANWVQ8E

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/626774939790651392

rat park for people. as the day.

I just published “On Moving Lines and Network Life” https://t.co/ZyhAh2kKDN in response to @ftrain'shttps://t.co/fqOBpVh0X3

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/quinnnorton/status/626803854546305024

US Govt war against tech firms that dare to provide encryption just got uglier  https://t.co/XX37QiE2Lp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/626839890416660480

Next up on @Lawfare, by @benjaminwittes .... https://t.co/yFYrS0a0SK

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/626841096102875137

ABSOLUTE MUST READ, LONG READ: How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrinahttp://t.co/XAmSoRcSyv

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/626874197516677120

500+ kids were killed in Gaza last year dude https://t.co/0KyNvrr5z4

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/YousefMunayyer/status/626983346191626240


via bonnie on fb

“I have seen...an almost complete turnaround in the attitude people have with government." -Denise Mercer @MaconBibbhttp://t.co/QkaNMNqZma

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SeeClickFix/status/627153821714784257

Must-watch film by @johnharris1969 if you want to understand the Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon: http://t.co/8RiUX8G01j

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KathViner/status/627163406357950464

“He wants us small, speaking a language no one understands, in a minority, hiding behind our traditional symbols.”https://t.co/cWdQSfMBJV

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/rogre/status/627166622109843456

"Uber recently acknowledged its commitment to “maintain social order'" http://t.co/7P4AU8zfYP http://t.co/evT3ocoECk

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/robhorning/status/626391593512239104

oh my.

Uber valued at nearly $51bn after latest funding round http://t.co/tTtGbwJmaT

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/guardiantech/status/627234378939174912


fb by jason

The art of storytelling according to StoryCorps and Humans of New York http://t.co/eoP9ccwaKH

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/adamburk/status/627448910664101888

Book Review: Museums in the New Mediascape: Transmedia, Participation, Ethics by Jenny Kidd http://t.co/Ho0BOJgmfN

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/LSEImpactBlog/status/627468347572133888

Museums In The New Mediascape: Transmedia ...

As ever, though, the question of payment hovers over these questions: if audiences are to become authors and creative practitioners within the museum, how will their labours be compensated? The recent ‘Wages for Facebook’ manifesto provides further evidence of increased skepticism about the economics of digital content.

by making it free/open/useable/useful... et al.. no?

A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of democracy https://t.co/bXdKvHUQj4

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/yanisvaroufakis/status/627520427301208064

'To measure is to interfere'. Should be carved into the entrance of every office. From @MGleiser's The Island of Knowledge

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/IndaloGenesis/status/627516960314671105

“[http://t.co/toqTQYUt0v] users from rural areas believe that Facebook is the internet”  https://t.co/9f7seEgVWQ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/michielbdejong/status/627532311635038208

The U.S. Institute of Peace, a gov-founded & funded mega-think tank, is run by pro-war neoconshttp://t.co/kbd6WvjmTv

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lhfang/status/627536077734055936

oh my.

"How do we provide bespoke tools, not bespoke luxury items, for everyday life? [Using digital hardware]" @tigoe #sketching15

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mikekuniavsky/status/627546582053863424

Please support this incredibly important film about citizen democracy (in Iceland) Blueberry Soup's Voyage to Europehttp://t.co/cqNb06kZIo

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/lessig/status/627552003510681605

An example of participatory urban planning in Kamo, New Zealand http://t.co/4LZuYODmN7

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/P2P_Foundation/status/627555029688434688
from arbitrator to fascilitator
the difference when it's a 2 way convo
pop up town square
large amts of council business no longer needed... large sums of money could be used otherwise
you are the they in - they should do something about that.

367975 #Blocktalk
In one hour we have @leashless talk about the Ethereum Launch,  and where we go from here.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/block_talk/status/627561023952662528
not until we get out of the crypto currency ghetto..

Wow: “Facebook builds drone to provide Internet access to remote part of the world” http://t.co/hz1Cu4zxZa

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MichaelHyatt/status/627586134349099008

A @MSF doctor's diary from #Yemen : Injured little girl is only survivor of  airstrike which killed her whole familyhttp://t.co/ekrfFjsjqo

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/DRovera/status/627608719384313856

Fascinating talk by @Joi on ISIS as a C. Diff analogue, and what if hipsters could be made to pick up trash. #foocamp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/USSJoin/status/627601643064791040

Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis)

8/2/15 6:21 AM
In conversation with El Pais (Claudi Pérez), the complete (long) transcript yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/08/02/in-…

"Silicon Valley is having to relearn how to do silicon. Not to make it, but to sell it." Eric Klein #sketching15http://t.co/BvQqx9dG5r

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mikekuniavsky/status/627896154735292416

The one Cecil the Lion article worth reading.


Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/benthompson/status/627900066049753089

from jimmy w rt

This is likely my last contribution on social media and elsewhere for a while. Perhaps a long while. And this is whyhttp://t.co/LKCiYIyiKA

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nicaskew/status/628024691026845696

I wrote something on my blog: "The Defaults and Constraints of Teaching in #Highered" http://t.co/jBcdYi2D3y

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jonbecker/status/628036753048367105

Ira Socol (@irasocol)

8/3/15 5:46 AM
In 1832 William Alcott noted that kids need to move every 2-5 minutes and go outside every 20. Has your school caught up yet? #edchat

Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews)

8/3/15 5:47 AM
Thanks for this thoughtful expo and critique @IrvineWelsh bellacaledonia.org.uk/2015/08/03/pos… but I can't get past#f***mybookwasreviewedbyIrvineWelsh!


what's it like to live for 50 yrs.. in fear

indonesia - the 1965 genocide - death of more than 1 mill indonesias

first film - the act of killing... via killers.. who were proud of it.. one had a change of heart

The other kinds of laziness  seth

Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis)

8/4/15 6:12 AM
Vindicated, while Lagarde emerges a loser? – David Marsh in MarketWatch yanisvaroufakis.eu/2015/08/04/vin…

Daniel Wickham (@DanielWickham93)

8/4/15 6:14 AM
My list of Iran tweeps for anyone interested twitter.com/DanielWickham9…
et al

Maria Popova (@brainpicker)

8/4/15 6:30 AM
Amelia Earhart on life and human nature – wonderful letters to her mother buff.ly/1hgSL3M pic.twitter.com/5GJyjVitVn