[nonostantement #144] - saul leiter / shared values / chinese influence & twitter
Now with MORE Japanese monsters!
|Nov 8, 2020|
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Saul Leiter is one of my favorite photographers. I have been randomly collecting his photographs for a long time, without knowing they all were of the same person. In this documentary he “deals with the triple burden of cleaning an apartment full of memories, becoming world famous in his 80′s and fending off a pesky film maker”. If you would like to know more about him (but with free content): Saul Leiter in Conversation with Vince Aletti
What do people care most about? A fascinating research uncovers the values we share across cultures, around the world.
Baraka (1992) - a film with people, places and things from around the world. From chaotic cities to barren wilderness a variety of spectacles in both natural and technological realms.
The Bakemono zukushi, an antique painted scroll collecting “monsters” from the Japanese folklore.
Be aware that Google can lock you out from your stuff without explanation. Pretty frightening if you rely on Google for email, docs, notes, images, scheduling, etc.: What it's like to get locked out of Google indefinitely
We tend to think that international conspiracy operations are conceived and carried out by very well prepared and efficient organizations. It seems that this is not always true. For example, from this interesting analysis it looks like sometimes the Chinese do not really know what they are doing when they use twitter to influence foreign matters.
Now that the US elections are finally over and we (on this side of the pond) can indulge in a brief euphoria, before returning to criticize their choices: What Keeps Facebook’s Election Security Chief Up at Night?
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