Janet Shih

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Video Soma-Feedback: An Early '70s Artist On The Healing Powers Of Self-Surveillance - ANIMAL

<i>ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the</i> …

What will happen to my online identity when I die? – Patrick Stokes | Aeon Essays

In the dying years of the 1600s, the English philosopher John Locke did something remarkable: in just a few short pages, he took away our souls. For …

World’s first robot SUICIDE as family return to find Roomba cleaning gadget had turned to ash - Mirror Online

“Somehow it seems to have reactivated itself and made its way along the work surface where it pushed a cooking pot out of the way and basically that was the end of it,” fireman Helmut Kniewasser told The Daily Mail. “I don’t know about the allegations of a robot suicide but the homeowner is insistent that the device was switched off–it’s a mystery how it came to be activated and ended up making its way to the hotplate.”

Controversial New Project Uses Algorithm To Predict Art

We’re all susceptible to FOMO, the dreaded Fear Of Missing Out.<p>Popularized by Sherry Turkle’s 2011 bestseller, <i>Alone Together</i>, the acronym refers to the uniquely alienating experience of scrolling through social media hubs like Facebook and feeling like everyone's doing things without you and before …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

"Sinister objects demand attention just as much as beneficial ones"

<b>Opinion:</b> in the first of his monthly columns for Dezeen, V&A senior curator Kieran Long argues that today's obsession with authorship and celebrity …

The false memory archive

Have you ever been lost in a shopping mall as a kid? Gone to Disneyland and shook Mickey's hand? You probaby just imagined it. False memories, in which you believe an imagined or distorted memory to be fact, are more common than people think. They constitute a neurological no man's land where the …

What about this human skull—inlaid with turquoise, jadeite, and spondylus shell—makes YOUR eyes pop? "Skull with Mosaic Inlay," Oaxaca or Puebla, Mixtec or Zapotec, Mixteca-Puebla style, 1400–1521, gift of Constance McCormick Fearing, M.86.311.47a–b

Fake China

China, the kings of counterfeit, are responsible for approximately 67% of all counterfeit goods seized globally. So it shouldn’t come as a great surprise to learn that last week, a zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe, in China, dressed-up a Tibetan Mastiff dog and tried to convince customers it was …

The way that iOS devices s…

The way that iOS devices stay can stay linked even when they change hands can lead to a lot of weirdness.<p>A number of months back, I was mugged and my iPhone was stolen. I changed my passwords, dissociated it from my Apple account, and and got a new iPhone. Then, a couple of months later, I started getting another person’s pictures in my photostream. I have no idea why this is happening: the phone should be completely divorced from my account. I never updated iOS on that phone and it did not …

Spilling the soup on Andy Warhol's legacy

Andy Warhol was nothing if not controversial in his lifetime. To his critics, led by the late Robert Hughes, the artist of soup cans and car crashes, …

Who dares to dodge Google's information tax?

Of course Google doesn't want to pay its taxes to the British crown, like a loyal corporate subject. In Google's mind it secretly thinks that it is …

Chinese museum forced to close after discovery its 40,000 piece collection of 'ancient relics' are fake

A Chinese museum has been forced to close after claims that its 40,000-strong collection of supposedly ancient relics was almost entirely composed of …

To Err Is Human, to Appropriate Divine

CHICAGO — To steal, to remake, to remix, and to appropriate are all part of being a creative human being. We are inspired and influenced by the works …

An Infantile Disorder

<i>Hikikomori</i>, Galia Offri<p><i>If jobs mean maturity, not everyone gets to grow up</i><p>There is nothing more desirable than a dead teenager. As soon as …

Loving Plants, Loving Life :: Information About Plants

The Insta-Aesthetics of War

CHICAGO — Explosives blow up skies the world over. From our smartphone-enhanced filter bubbles, we learn to consume these explosive images on social …

Mirror with Memory and a Blind Spot

Reflecting everything but the camera<p>You can’t call the Google Street View camera a narcissist. Any mirror-shot selfies it takes were never meant to …

Google Street View

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Sweety, please obey the traffic light.”⁠ 亲,请按交通信号灯通行哦!

Sometime in 2010, Taobao customer service agents started to universally address the buyer as sweetie <i>qin</i> 亲. This word is usually reserved for people who are very close, such as a husband or wife or one’s children and it is rare word to hear among older Chinese people. The character <i>qin</i> means a close relative, and it signals a term of endearment. Taobao popularized the <i>qin</i> and now the term is used ubiquitously is everyday life among younger people. A traffic sign in Chengdu even prefaced their sign …

Own to Rent

<i>image by imp kerr</i><p><i>Social gaming and cloud computing are powerful alibis for always-on digital-rights management, which makes players into</i> …

Politicians struggle with authenticity on Twitter, self-censorship prevails | Ars Technica

Politiwoops keeps track of politicians' deleted tweets.<p>"Too many twits might make a twat," said David Cameron in 2009 in a live radio interview when …

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet …

White Womens’ Bodies as Selfie-Objectified Tools of Dissent

CHICAGO — “Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded,” 29-year-old spy Edward Snowden told the <i>Guardian</i> last Sunday, …

Making Democracy Legible: A Defiant Typeface

"ZXX started with a genuine question: How can we conceal our fundamental thoughts from artificial intelligences and those who deploy them? I decided …