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Digital Humanities and Social Justice job at York U

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Digital Humanities and Social Justice The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies seeks to appoint a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Humanities and Social Justice. The successful candidate will be a senior academic at the level of Professor with an outstanding international reputation as a research leader, responsible for furthering scholarly intensification at York, and attracting and cultivating a cohort of collegial and student intellectual endeavour in the field and exploring interactions across disciplines. S/he will be a world-class scholar in the study of digital media, communities, and/or cultures as they impact, emerge out of, or respond to questions of social justice. With a dynamic, substantial and ongoing record of scholarship supported through competitive external funding, the candidate will support York’s strategic prioritization of interdisciplinary and intermedial research that forges a just and sustainable world. Research may focus on but not be limited to intelligent, interactive, mobile, social, or networked technologies; digital methodologies, cultures, modes of perception, or expression; and/or the ethical and intellectual consequences of living in and with the world’s technological conditions, locally, globally, today, and/or across time. The successful candidate’s research will address key critical and theoretical intersections of digital humanities and social justice and the modalities for understanding these intersections from a contemporary or historical perspective. Ultimately housed in the Departments of English, History and/or Humanities, the appointed scholar will foster international collaboration, pedagogy, and public access to research in digital humanities and social justice. 

more info: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Canada_Research_Chair_%28Tier_1%29_in_Digital_Humanities_and_Social_Justice.pdf

How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

How low-paid workers at 'click farms' create appearance of online popularity

This implant could give humans sight 3 times better than 20/20.

eshusplayground:

sadgalriri:

micdotcom:

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Good news for everyone with blurry vision or a strong desire to become Superman. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens may give you 60/20 eyesight — three times better than 20/20. It’s a major leap in eye prosthetics, takes 8 painless minutes to install — and could be here sooner than you think.

i need this so i could cheat on tests better :)

We’re catching up to elves.

yesysabella: steampunktendencies: X-Fingers From Didrick…


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www.steampunktendencies.com

yesysabella:

steampunktendencies:

X-Fingers

From Didrick Medical’s website:


“The world’s first active-function artificial finger assembly designed specifically for partial finger amputees. The device allows users to regain complete control of the flexion and extension movements of an artificial finger in a self-contained device. It is designed to bend a silicone finger sheath in a realistic manner.”

“Body-Powered – Because the device is body powered, there is no need for external power supplies. The components articulate simply by moving the residual finger when available or an opposing finger when needed. The replaced phalanges will follow the natural bending pattern of a finger. Combined lateral and vertical flexion/extension movements can be independently and immediately restored.”

Dr. Shirley Jackson

lafillemystere:

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Shirley Ann Jackson made your cellphone possible.

To start, I am beyond pissed off that google searching “Dr. Shirley Jackson” was corrected to Shirley Ann Jackson. Way to go, google.

Dr. Shirley Jackson was the first African-American woman to graduate from MIT. That would be the same institute astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and physicist Richard Feynman graduated from.

Her research made touch tone phone, fibre optics and solar cells reality. She also made caller ID and call waiting possible.

Dr. Shirley Jackson is a brilliant women who deserves a great deal of recognition most of us are not giving her.

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks:

revolutionaryeye:

 by Eoghan mac Suibhne/@buileshuibhne

Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. This week provided another good example of how overlooked it is.

Unrest in Baltimore, like any other dramatic event these days, created a surge of activity on social media. In the age of the selfie and ubiquitous cameras, many people have become compulsive chroniclers of all their activities — sometimes unwisely so.

Reactions ranged from shock and disgust to disbelief and amusement when a series of images started to circulate showing looters proudly displaying their ill-gotten gains. Not all, however, was as it seemed.

Few things say America like KFC, and it was no surprise to see that the Colonel had fallen victim to the violence:

I often get asked about the fundamentals of verification, and one of the first things I alway mention is the ability — and indeed the reflex — to always perform a reverse image search. I also mention, only half-jokingly, that this should possibly even be added to the school curriculum. It’s not as if it would take up much of the school year; it can be taught in approximately 30 seconds.

In the case of the trashed KFC above, a quick check via Google reverse image search or TinEye showed that the photo was taken in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2012.

Several other tweets portraying similar scenes were just as easily debunked:

The photo showing the pile of cosmetics has been online for at least three years.

This photo and the accompanying declaration were admittedly worrying:

But the young man shown had already been the subject of an April 17 news report from Fox13, a Memphis-based Fox affiliate.

Given the provenance of the images, it should come as no surprise that the profile photographs used on the Twitter accounts are not exactly 100 percent legitimate. The gentleman named as Da’Marious Trufton connected to the KFC photo turns out to be Dupree Johnson, from South Florida.

‘Tanisha’, who appeared to have looted an entire cosmetics counter, was represented by a photograph of a Canadian rapper, Honey Cocaine.

The profile photograph of ‘Jayrome’, who was preparing to take his heat-packing kid brother on a crime spree, actually showed a young man who goes by the name of “VonMar”:

VonMar appears to be a Chicago-based Jackass wannabe who has a taste for mischief but not, as far as we know, looting.

There are numerous other examples, but you get the picture.

We could speculate all day on the motivations of the people who posted these tweets, from the sinister to the silly. One thing for certain is that they were getting dozens of favourites and retweets, and there was no shortage of people taking them seriously.

Some notified law enforcement officials…

… others were disappointed…

… and still others grabbed the opportunity to display the worst side of their own nature:

The ‘confessions’ were shared widely, being retweeted by plenty of people, half a dozen of them by a blogger with more than 23,000 followers:

I approached the blogger ahead of writing this article and, after a bit of back and forth, received some counsel:

The full conversation is here.

The point, of course, is not whether these things happened or not. The point is that the tweets were not portraying what they purported to be. Worse, they used photos of real people and connected them to these acts.

Tineye and Google image search provide browser add-ons, meaning these kinds of checks can be performed in seconds. Cultivate the habit — increased credibility is only a right-click away.

Source:- https://medium.com/@Storyful/baltimore-looting-tweets-show-importance-of-quick-and-easy-image-checks-a713bbcc275e

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks:

revolutionaryeye:

 by Eoghan mac Suibhne/@buileshuibhne

Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. This week provided another good example of how overlooked it is.

Unrest in Baltimore, like any other dramatic event these days, created a surge of activity on social media. In the age of the selfie and ubiquitous cameras, many people have become compulsive chroniclers of all their activities — sometimes unwisely so.

Reactions ranged from shock and disgust to disbelief and amusement when a series of images started to circulate showing looters proudly displaying their ill-gotten gains. Not all, however, was as it seemed.

Few things say America like KFC, and it was no surprise to see that the Colonel had fallen victim to the violence:

I often get asked about the fundamentals of verification, and one of the first things I alway mention is the ability — and indeed the reflex — to always perform a reverse image search. I also mention, only half-jokingly, that this should possibly even be added to the school curriculum. It’s not as if it would take up much of the school year; it can be taught in approximately 30 seconds.

In the case of the trashed KFC above, a quick check via Google reverse image search or TinEye showed that the photo was taken in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2012.

Several other tweets portraying similar scenes were just as easily debunked:

The photo showing the pile of cosmetics has been online for at least three years.

This photo and the accompanying declaration were admittedly worrying:

But the young man shown had already been the subject of an April 17 news report from Fox13, a Memphis-based Fox affiliate.

Given the provenance of the images, it should come as no surprise that the profile photographs used on the Twitter accounts are not exactly 100 percent legitimate. The gentleman named as Da’Marious Trufton connected to the KFC photo turns out to be Dupree Johnson, from South Florida.

‘Tanisha’, who appeared to have looted an entire cosmetics counter, was represented by a photograph of a Canadian rapper, Honey Cocaine.

The profile photograph of ‘Jayrome’, who was preparing to take his heat-packing kid brother on a crime spree, actually showed a young man who goes by the name of “VonMar”:

VonMar appears to be a Chicago-based Jackass wannabe who has a taste for mischief but not, as far as we know, looting.

There are numerous other examples, but you get the picture.

We could speculate all day on the motivations of the people who posted these tweets, from the sinister to the silly. One thing for certain is that they were getting dozens of favourites and retweets, and there was no shortage of people taking them seriously.

Some notified law enforcement officials…

… others were disappointed…

… and still others grabbed the opportunity to display the worst side of their own nature:

The ‘confessions’ were shared widely, being retweeted by plenty of people, half a dozen of them by a blogger with more than 23,000 followers:

I approached the blogger ahead of writing this article and, after a bit of back and forth, received some counsel:

The full conversation is here.

The point, of course, is not whether these things happened or not. The point is that the tweets were not portraying what they purported to be. Worse, they used photos of real people and connected them to these acts.

Tineye and Google image search provide browser add-ons, meaning these kinds of checks can be performed in seconds. Cultivate the habit — increased credibility is only a right-click away.

Source:- https://medium.com/@Storyful/baltimore-looting-tweets-show-importance-of-quick-and-easy-image-checks-a713bbcc275e

nakedangrydoll:frappuccinhoes:kyleehenke:ihaveamicrophone:darkove…



nakedangrydoll:

frappuccinhoes:

kyleehenke:

ihaveamicrophone:

darkoverord:

dalehan:

pwnypony:

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GUYS. GUYS.

GUYS.

HOLY FUCK.

GOOD GUY ADOBE releases the ENTIRE CS2 SUITE. FOR FREE.

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That means free access to Photoshop CS2 - and that already has most of what you could ask for, really.

All you have to do is create a FREE ADOBE ID.

I am not sure about commercial use, but MAN. FUCKIN’ SWEET DUDE

Reblogging for the greater good.

I’m unlikely to pick it up as I honestly never use PS anymore, but here everyone who follows me. Free stuff.

oh wow this is perfect i was just lamenting that i’d have to buy creative suite for my new laptop WELP

Signal boost for any of my followers who need art programs!

The cs2 programs date back only a few years, and still have much of the functionality of today’s more modern ones. The differences between most of the versions are little more than slight modifications or additions of minor features, and UI changes. Go for it guys!!

Also, in case the page is down, here are the download links + serials.

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FREE ART PROGRAMS!

Google embeds engineers as professors

Google embeds engineers as professors:

blackscientistsandinventors:


First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African American woman, kept office hours until 2 a.m. if that’s what it took to see everyone, and had an additional title: Google In Residence.“It was an awesome class,” said Alanna who has already chosen her major at the Washington D.C.-based university: computer science.

In ongoing efforts to diversify Silicon Valley’s tech sector, Google is embedding engineers at a handful of Historically Black Colleges and Universities where they teach, mentor and advise on curriculum.
Today 35 percent of African Americans receiving computer science degrees come from those schools, but they don’t make their way to Silicon Valley’s top tech firms. Google is typical — about 1 percent of its technical staffers are black.

Last year a push by civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson prompted several dozen tech firms to release workforce diversity data which showed under-representation of African Americans, Latinos and women in the field.
In response, businesses, universities and community leaders have launched initiatives aimed at diversifying their ranks, both ethnically and by gender. The Anita Borg Institute and the National Center for Women and Information Technology have partnered with many companies to support female engineers.

Facebook offers “Facebook University,” an internship for low income minority college freshmen interested in computer science. Intel has committed $300 million over the next five years toward diversifying its workforce, while Apple has a $50 million partnership with nonprofits to support women and minority computer science majors.
Google decided to go to the source, sending a handful of software engineers to teach at Howard, Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, Fisk University in Nashville, and Spelman and Morehouse colleges in Atlanta.

They taught introductory courses, but they also trained students on everything from how to send a professional email to how to make it through a software engineering job interview, which can involve a lot of time solving coding questions at a white board.
This summer, 30 of those students will be Google interns. And Howard University graduating senior Christopher Hocutt, 21, whose friends jokingly call him Mr. Google, will be starting at the company full-time.
Hocutt said the Google In Residence professors convinced him to apply.
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hmmmm…. thoughts?

Black Speculative Tech – Uses of Technology in Black Science Fiction, Part 2 – Blerds

Black Speculative Tech – Uses of Technology in Black Science Fiction, Part 2 - Blerds