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"A four-part series on BBC authored by journalist and artist James Bridle examining how technology is changing visual culture." —New Ways of Seeing
"Reading the Pictures analyzes and reports news and media images. In an ever more visual society, we seek to better understand the levels of meaning, the underlying story lines and the various agendas reflected in the more prominent news pictures of the day. We also publish and provide a careful look at original photojournalism and … Continue reading Reading The Pictures
The amazing thing is how pervasive Fox—this niche, tabloid-style news network—is in American life. It's in fast food restaurants. It's playing in hotel lobbies. I keep seeing it in public spaces, seemingly everywhere. A common scenario is you walk into a space, say a hotel breakfast area, and there will be some old white dude(s) … Continue reading The Decline of Fox News & Trump TV
"Fifty years ago, society was organized according to the industrial model. People were passive recipients of information. It was a top-down system with limited choices or diversity. You could buy two or three different types of cars and get your information from two or three different television channels and newspapers. This system produced a relatively … Continue reading Trump and Brexit Proved This Book Prophetic — What Calamity Will Befall Us Next?
Note: This was written in August of 2015, before cafebedouin.org existed. I rediscovered it recently and thought the point is still a valid one and worth sharing. tl;dr: Algorithms have a bias toward the status quo and present a threat to our cultural production. (2,600 words) Shortly after the start of the Afghanistan war, Osama … Continue reading The Rating Rabbit Hole
Made fully public in January 2018, the site “858.ma” was created by the Mosireen Collective, a nonprofit media collective, as an “initiative to make public all the footage shot and collected since 2011” regarding the Egyptian Revolution. The site, upon launch, had 858 hours of footage — hence the name — and, according to its … Continue reading Documenting [The Egyptian] Revolution on 858.ma