Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: technology

103 bookmarks tagged “technology

A Museum Security Expert on How to Protect Great Art - The Atlantic

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/van-gogh-tomato-soup-national-gallery-london/671764/
A museum-security expert admits that “it’s pretty darn hard to protect a painting from somebody throwing a can of soup at it.”

Moonlight towers: light pollution in the 1800s - LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

lowtechmagazine.com/2009/01/moonlight-towers-light-pollution-in-the-1800s.html
At the end of the 19th century, many towns and cities were lit up by powerful electrical lamps placed on towers up to 300 feet (90 metres) high. The arc lamp - the first electric light and the predecessor of Edison’s incandescent light bulb - was extremely bright and much more energy efficient than other lighting technologies from those times. The lamps were too strong for indoor use, but they were regarded as the future of municipal lighting. Especially in the United States, many ci...

Four-Woman Group That Fought U.K. Algorithms Steps Up for Tech-Worker Rights - WSJ

wsj.com/articles/four-woman-group-that-fought-u-k-algorithms-steps-up-for-tech-worker-rights-11621087200
An advocacy group that successfully challenged the use of algorithms in U.K. immigration and education policy is preparing to take on Facebook and Uber Technologies over tech workers’ rights.

Internet Search Tips · Gwern.net

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Finally, you can always try to contact the author. This only occasionally works for the papers I have the hardest time with, since they tend to be old ones where the author is dead or unreachable—any author publishing a paper since 1990 will usually have been digitized somewhere—but it’s easy to try.

The Zoom Gaze — Real Life

reallifemag.com/the-zoom-gaze/
Video conferencing offers an illusory sense of unilateral control over conversations

How I Got My Attention Back — by Craig Mod

craigmod.com/essays/how_i_got_my_attention_back/
There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. And yet so few of us choose to do so. Technology is commanding our attention in infinite, insurmountable loops. A country trip off-grid helped me escape.

Google and Apple launching coronavirus contact-tracing system for iOS and Android - The Verge

theverge.com/2020/4/10/21216484/google-apple-coronavirus-contract-tracing-bluetooth-location-tracking-data-app
Google and Apple are introducing an API to allow Bluetooth LE-based coronavirus exposure contact tracing through official public health authority apps and later as a lower-level feature of iOS and Android. The system could help warn users if they were around someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

The high-tech secret behind the stunning cinematography of ‘Uncut Gems’

inputmag.com/features/uncut-gems-secret-cinematography-light-ranger-2
How did the Safdie brothers keep a perpetually moving Adam Sandler in focus? With a device called the Light Ranger 2.