[nonostantement #219] - doing nothing / african tribe & pizza / double mute your mic
Now with MORE microplastics! :(
Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with wonderful, powerful, and objectionable stuff found all over the Internet.
Here we are! My name is Joele, I'm Italian but I live in Barcelona, the city from which I send every Sunday this email to my friends. Here I collect all the interesting things I find during the week while online working on projects for brands and institutions.
Some random music for you: Howie B Who's Got the Bacon, Nina Simone - Good Bait (1958, Matmos - Breaking Bread (Official Music Video), another one by Nina Simone - Bye Bye Blackbird (1962) and then Fera - Stupida (audio).
[Video] - Blade Runner Convention Reel (1982)
One of the Blade Runner Convention Reels featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions in 1982, is specifically designed to circulate through the country's various horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions.
the nicest place on the internet
Random hugs from random people.
Microplastics are confirmed in human blood for the first time
The ravages of plastic waste aren't finished with us. Unfortunately, the worst might only be beginning.
Among Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters
The spectacle of popular resistance to the Russian invasion has drawn thousands of volunteers to the international legion. But who are they, and what motivates them?
In the 1970s & 80s, anthropologists working in small-scale, non-industrial societies fastidiously noted down what people were doing throughout the day. I’ve been exploring the data & am struck by one of the most popular activities: doing nothing.
[Video] Guessing Incomes in New York City
”I go around interviewing people in NYC and try to guess how much people make in a year working in New York City!”
[Video] - African Tribe tries Pizza and its funny
”On todays video we ate Pizza for the first time. We were visiting a bigger city where we found a pizza restaurant and after all we heard about this famous food we had to try it out.”
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Playdate. Pre-orders begin July 29.
It's a new, tiny handheld game system with a bunch of brand-new games. We made Playdate just for fun. Playdate is familiar, but unlike anything you've ever seen.
House-flipping algorithms are coming to your neighborhood
Despite millions of dollars in losses, iBuying’s failure doesn’t signal the end of tech-led disruption, just a fumbled beginning.
The Franciscan monk helping the Vatican take on — and tame — AI
Father Paolo Benanti has become one of the Pope’s chief advisers on the potential harms of new tech.
Sky News' 1m Tiktok milestone 'quashes' idea of indifference in young
Sky News has surpassed one million followers on Tiktok amid huge demand for its “distinct, eyewitness reporting” from Ukraine. The milestone came on Tuesday night, after growth in the broadcaster’s Tiktok following of 1,125% in under two months (from 81,600 followers on 9 February).
Haltadefinizione, Digital archive of masterpieces in Gigapixel
Selected works have been captured in ultra-high definition Gigapixel format, including Umberto Boccioni’s Elasticity.
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Inside the Bitcoin Bust That Took Down the Web’s Biggest Child Abuse Site
They thought their payments were untraceable. They couldn’t have been more wrong. The untold story of the case that shredded the myth of Bitcoin’s anonymity.
Muting your mic doesn’t stop big tech from recording your audio
We recommend using the double-mute technique.
“Life on our planet has been a constant series of cataclysmic events, and we are more suitable for extinction than a trilobite or a reptile. So we will vanish. There's no doubt in my heart.” — Werner Herzog
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