Gaming the System | MIT Technology Review -
Game Theory is No Longer Just for Economists. Now Engineers and Computer Scientists Like MIT’s Asuman Ozdaglar, Constantinos Daskalakis, Silvio Micali, Munther Dahleh, and Mardavij Roozbehani are Using it to Rethink Their Work
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What journalists need to know about animated GIFs — really | Poynter. -
We are in the midst of an animated GIF renaissance. What was once a relic of the Web 1.0 era, with MySpace connotations and an 8-bit Nintendo sensibility, can now be considered a timely medium.
More compelling than a static photo and more immediate than Web video, the animated GIF (correctly pronounced with a soft g) is a uniquely digital mode of conveying ideas and emotion. Like the Twitter hashtag, which has transitioned from a functional way of sorting content to its own part of speech, the animated GIF has gone from a simple file type to its own mode of expression. GIFs have grown up, and they are everywhere right now.
There are news GIFs (Gif Hound), fashion GIFs (Reed and Rader), arty GIFs (If We Don’t, Remember Me) and pornographic GIFs (you’ll have to Google those yourself). There is a whole subset of fan sites devoted to celebrity GIFs (fromBeyonce to Bieber), artists who make psychedelic GIFs (Mr. Div) and people who keep GIF personal journals (Gif Diary). There are entire GIF-based memes (What Should We Call Me) and spinoffs of those memes (What Should We Call Opera). Even President Obama’s reelection campaign is deploying animated GIFs.
If you clicked on any of those links, I’m sure you noticed a common denominator: They are all Tumblr blogs.
Profile of a Curatorial Master: Yolanda Cuomo -
Yolanda Cuomo is the curatorial voice behind some of the 20th century’s greatest photographic books. This year, alongside Melissa Harris, Cuomo is co-curating this year’s LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Va.
One word comes up again and again, like a shared mantra, when talking with Yolanda Cuomo, or when discussing Cuomo with people who know her: collaboration. Hardly surprising, perhaps, in light of the talent that, at one time or another, the 55-year-old art director and designer has worked with — including creative icons from Avedon and Sylvia Plachy to Twyla Tharp and Laurie Anderson. But one quickly gets the sense that, in Cuomo’s world, collaboration is not simply one way to approach a project; it’s the only way to approach a project.
As her longtime friend (“creative soulmate” might be a more apt description), Aperture Foundation editor-in-chief Melissa Harris, puts it: “Yolanda is simply one of the greatest people I know. She is so full of ideas, and our collaborations [on books, magazines, exhibitions] have been so fantastic because we always approach each project from an utterly fresh perspective. And we laugh,” she adds, making it clear that humor is an integral element of their long-time, enormously fruitful partnership. “We laugh a lot.”
Read more: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/06/12/profile-of-a-curatorial-master-yolanda-cuomo/#ixzz2W2NYqvnC
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A presentation for the Developing Caribbean conference. developingcaribbean.org
When starting out in data journalism, there’s often an eye-popping moment when you realise how much data is publicly available, and how powerful the tools are which have been sitting, under-used, on your desktop.
But that’s not enough. People leave their first data training session excited - vowing to delve into the data as soon as they can and as often as possible.
Then work gets in the way. Many, probably the majority never get around to it. They forget what they learned, and exploring data gets put back in the “too difficult” or “one day, when I have time” trays.
At the same time, editors, who’ve had little opportunity to see data journalism for themselves, are almost certainly going to associate the word “data” with graphs and statistics. I know from my own experience that editors will tend to steer their online journalists to my courses, neglecting their beat reporters. Or they need help interpreting statistics.
I’m a journalist. I believe in journalism, and I believe in our communities. I believe in holding those in power accountable. I believe in building civic knowledge. I believe in celebrating the good and trying to understand and solve the bad. But mostly I believe in storytelling. — Laura Amico in Nieman Reports, Calm at the Kitchen Table: A Start-up Tracks Murder in Washington, DC. - (via jcstearns)
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Media volontari e vecchie metriche
“I media dovrebbero investire nel business delle relazioni e non solo in quello dei contenuti”, scr…
Dilemma in lemma | Nazione Indiana -
Glossario del cronista onesto
L’uso sciatto e militante delle parole da parte dei giornalisti snatura il linguaggio e distorce la realtà, spacciando luoghi comuni e opinioni personali per verità universali. Ecco alcuni esempi. E relativi antidoti etimologici