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Luca Ceccarini

Face masks for COVID-19: A deep dive into the data

Opinions on the actual usefulness of masks are conflicting. Dismissed before but recommended now? Here's some data.

Luca Ceccarini

Luca Ceccarini

Atlante Occidentale, una recensione

Atlante Occidentale, una recensione di Massimo Mantellini: Del Giudice, Daniele. Atlante occidentale, 1985. Torino, Einaudi, 2010 (via Boris Limpopo).

Luca Ceccarini

Luca Ceccarini

Behind the Art | Bob Sumner | TEDxZurich

Prof. Robert Sumner (via Riccardo.im):

Today, when we look at the world, we basically see what’s there: We see reality. This will soon change. Several sophisticated technologies that amplify each other are all simultaneously reaching maturity: augmented reality, computer vision, natural language processing, semantic scene understanding, and artificial intelligence. We’re reaching a turning point where these technologies will alter the reality we perceive.

Luca Ceccarini

Luca Ceccarini

Luca Ceccarini

Internet Amnesia: Clive James & his website

Richard MacManus' essay juxtaposes Clive James' cultural heritage with digital media preservation (via Jeremy Cherfas):

We can certainly blame the algorithms of Big Tech for burying the past, but we must also apportion some of the blame on the software used to build websites – often developed by those same corporations.

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The Web changes fast and history has shown it’s not always kind to the recent past.

Luca Ceccarini

Luca Ceccarini

This data map of Minnesota wolves is incredible

Incredible data map of Minnesota wolves: GPS data collected by the Voyageurs Wolf Project reveals how seriously wolves take their territory.