This weekend ArtEngine & Impact Hub Ottawa host a forum on how planning our cities and our communities is impacted by digital technology.Continue reading
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#WOMEN IN #CODE: Article investigating “Why There Aren’t More Female Coders in the World”
Some argue that the problem snowballs because girls are unable to find role models whom they can emulate. Like all glass ceilings, the answer is more successful and visible women.
#BOOKLAUNCH: Tara McPherson’s “#Feminist in a #Software #Lab” out in #2018
#VIRAL #VIDEOS OF #WHITE #POLICE #OFFICERS: The problems with “Performing” Good Cop on social media
Ice cream or traffic ticket, it’s never fun to get pulled over by the police – especially if you’re black.
THE #FUTURE OF #MEDICINE: #AugmentedReality #App uncovers what’s under the skin
BETTER THAN ETCH A SKETCH: #Koski uses #AugmentedReality and #toys just became cooler
KOSKI from studio deFORM on Vimeo. Continue reading
#RACE, #TAGGING, #ART & #ETHICS: Teju Cole reflects on the “Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos”
This article, The Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos, is a thoughtful reflection on how something as seemingly benign as an old polaroid separated from its owner can create an ethical entanglement when an art project includes digitized images of people uploaded in social sharing platforms. Continue reading
USING #INSTAGRAM FOR GOOD: Using #Barbie to confront #WhiteSaviours in #Africa
(IMAGE: Quartz Africa)
In the satirical Instagram account for Savior Barbie, Barbie is in Africa running an NGO that provides drinking water to locals. “Harnessing broken white hearts to provide water to those in Africa, one tear at a time,” the tagline for her organization reads. The account, started a month ago by two 20-something white women who have worked in East Africa, now has over 18,000 followers.
#INDIGENOUS #VIDEOGAMES: A summary of what’s out there from 2016
FOR MY #ARTIST FRIENDS: Yes you can do #SocialMedia & here’s how!
5 Reasons Why Artists Fail with Social Media (And How to Succeed) – this is a digestible article on how artists can use social media published over on Artwork Archive. The idea of wading out into the sea of social media can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Start small and apply K.I.S.S (keep it simple sweetheart ;)). Continue reading