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Day: July 18, 2020

Defund Facial Recognition

Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade. George Floyd. Rayshard Brooks. Oluwatoyin Salau. Robert Forbes. As each story has emerged of a Black life violently ended by law enforcement, white nationalists, or other forms of interpersonal violence, a multiracial movement for…

Art

A curtain that twitches as people walk by creates a delightful paradox of privacy

  A surveillance camera, ‘computer vision’ software and a motorised curtain cause a provocation of privacy in a Berlin street In 2010, the German artist Niklas Roy embarked on a project to take back a small slice of privacy in…

Facebook’s Pandemic Feuds Are Getting Ugly

A disposable face mask is burning in the bottom of a cake pan. It’s a controlled blaze, the perfect size for roasting a hot dog—which someone is doing, holding it above the flame on a metal skewer. A tinny recording…

The king of Haiti’s dream

Children playing in the remains of King Henry’s Sans-Souci Palace in Milot, Haiti, 8 September 2017. Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters How a utopian vision of Black freedom and self-government was undone in a world still in thrall to slavery…

HOME STREAM – Lily’s Story

  Want to understand homelessness? Witness one woman’s experience of living on London’s streets firsthand, filmed on an iPhone A street-level view of homelessness from a woman living through it Many portraits of homelessness still end up ‘othering’ people, despite…

The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun

Ina Jang For Geoff Frost, the first sign of the coronavirus culture war came last weekend on the golf course. His country club, located in an affluent suburb of Atlanta, had recently introduced a slew of new policies to encourage…