The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free ❧ Current Affairscurrentaffairs.org/2020/08/the-truth-is-paywalled-but-the-lies-are-free/
<p>The political economy of bullshit.</p>
We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs | Teen Vogueteenvogue.com/story/digital-blackface-reaction-gifs
In this op-ed, Lauren Michele Jackson tackles the recurring use of black people as reaction GIFs and its implications in terms of broader “digital blackface.”
spatie/laravel-medialibrary: Associate files with Eloquent modelsgithub.com/spatie/laravel-medialibrary
Medialibrary is a Laravel (5.4 and up) package that can associate all sorts of files with Eloquent models. It provides a simple, fluent API to work with.
pierredepaz/politics-of-code: Repository for the code, readings and resources for the Politics of Code class at NYU AD Fall 2016github.com/pierredepaz/politics-of-code
This course is aimed at deconstructing the design and implementation of software as a political medium, such as Facebook’s timeline algorithm, city officials’ use of computer simulations to orchestrate urban life, blockchain-backed proof of ownership and algorithmic criminal assessment. Along with an introduction to political theory and media studies, coupled with an exploration of the underlying political impacts of those systems, students will work on several hands-on projects to o...
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