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chinadigitaltimes:

One of Florentijn Hofman’s giant rubber ducks sat in Hong Kong’s harbor last year, inspiring knock-offs in China. Taking inspiration from the big bird, a 72-foot inflatable yellow toad arrived in Beijing’s Yuyuantan Park over the weekend. The toad’s creator, Guo Yongyao, meant to invoke the traditional symbolism of the “wealth-drawing golden toad” (招财金蟾). But the toad invokes something else for Chinese netizens: former president Jiang Zemin.
As soon as the connection was made, Xinhua and Sina deleted their stories about the giant toad. Related keywords do not seem to have been blocked on Weibo search, but a number of posts about the toad have been filtered, as FreeWeibo has documented.
Jiang Zemin is often called “The Toad” for his resemblance to the broad-faced amphibian. But even posts that make no reference to Jiang are being blocked.
Read more about this “toad story” at China Digital Times.
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SPILL WINDOW @ V & A in London
Opening Times is a digital art commissioning body and platform for online artworks. For the Shoreditch Takeover, Opening Times will be showcasing work from their current artist in residence Nicolas Sassoon. Sassoon’s work Pandora explores the representation of everyday space through computer based processes, often appearing in the form of animated GIFs.
You can find out more about the event at the V&A London here
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iraneye:
A gif animated representation of Internet Censorhip & Filtering in Iran.
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post-haste:

#nothing (stuck in a fb loading loop)
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noramykipoto:

"The Internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word, even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse because of a whisper.." - #AiWeiwei @aiww @lisson_gallery #Art #China #Politics #Internet #Censorship #Freedom
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wj3-yooja3k:

Hello old friend
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We all love our internet access but we forget how many people are deprived of this basic right. You can help: Donate on Indiegogo to Fund Internet Freedom!
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Idle Screenings
An exhibition of original and selected artworks, streamed off-demand to your vacant computer. 
Idle Screenings streams art to thousands of desktops daily, through a custom screensaver. The exhibition explores value within an attention economy by showing work in empty rooms, and at the expense of other resources, such as energy, bandwidth, and time.
http://idlescreenings.com/
Above image by Kim Laughton http://kimlaughton.tumblr.com/
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icanhazdigitalsecurity:
Tahrir Project is building a decentralished twitter! Get involved here: https://github.com/sanity/tahrir/wiki/Overview
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rhizomedotorg:
EMS (Edition Message Samplers)- Kater Pemberton and Jacob Masters
Download patterns here.
rhizomedotorg:
EMS (Edition Message Samplers)- Kater Pemberton and Jacob Masters
Download patterns here.
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prostheticknowledge:
Eternal Portraits
Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):
Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.
More at Brian’s website here
prostheticknowledge:
Eternal Portraits
Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):
Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.
More at Brian’s website here
prostheticknowledge:
Eternal Portraits
Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):
Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.
More at Brian’s website here
prostheticknowledge:
Eternal Portraits
Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):
Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.
More at Brian’s website here
prostheticknowledge:
Eternal Portraits
Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):
Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.
More at Brian’s website here