[nonostantement #170] - animals & diplomas / amateur photography / signal vs facebook

Now with MORE pictures from Helsinki!

Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with actualcrippling and charming stuff found all over the Internet.

Here we are! i'm Joele - I work in digital and I'm based in Barcelona - we have reached another Sunday after another week of hard work so probably this newsletter, in which I collect the best links found during the week, will be shorter than usual. By the way, I have to give a 3 hour workshop tomorrow morning on online communities and I have 4 slides ready, so...

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Soundtrack for this email: Nina Simone: Strange Fruit. And if you haven’t seen it yet, go watch “The birth of a nation” right now.

  • The death of the amateur photograph - “In the ten years between 2010 and 2020, the amateur photograph was transformed from a tool of documentation and expression into a means for advancing one’s value in ‘the personality market’.”

  • This Artwork Does Not Exist: every time you reload the website use generative adversarial network (GAN) to create a new image of artwork that don't actually exist. "What is art?"


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