"The simplest explanation for biased algorithms is that the humans who create them have their own deeply entrenched biases. That means that despite perceptions that algorithms are somehow neutral and uniquely objective, they can often reproduce and amplify existing prejudices."
Dumaguete, college town... a young REM would feel at home here, free to inhabit small shops, spend little, create art, learn by osmosis. Imagine a town where the possibilities of preservation and green evolution have not been overly defined. Such potential to leapfrog states of being may not even exist in the States anymore... and this in an age of Duterte. A million things great about the town that locals do not seem to notice...
As The Atlantic asserts, we do seek creative ways of connecting with others... maybe the eminently portable bamboo flute is that for me.
Come to find, I have cool traveler friends on fb... without the van selfie, 'twould be a classic depiction of Icelandic desolation.
Arisugawa Park is continually blowing my mind. Is the cloud novel not a traditional narrative at all, but a handy vehicle for evolution? #AriPark
The hardest thing I find is to avoid obscurity. To meet questions head on and answer them fully––that is the thing.
Finally, a brilliant photo essay from the Atlantic: "As we’re sucked in ever more by the screens we carry around, even in the company of friends and family, the hunched pose of the phone-absorbed seems increasingly normal. So the American photographer Eric Pickersgill created “Removed,” a series of photos that remind viewers how strange that pose actually is.
In each portrait, electronic devices have been edited out so that people stare at their hands, or the empty space between their hands, often ignoring beautiful surroundings or opportunities for human connection. The results are a bit sad and eerie—and a reminder, perhaps, to put our phones away."