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December 6, 2021: Steve Elkins, director, "Echoes of the Invisible"
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Tonight: Steve Elkins, director, "Echoes of the Invisible"
• Echoes of the Invisible on Steve's site, steveelkins.net
• On Making “Echoes of the Invisible”: several interviews with Steve on the making-of
• Kanopy page for "Echoes of the Invisible"
• Apple TV page for "Echoes of the Invisible"
• DocPlus page for “Echoes of the Invisible”
• Altavod page for “Echoes of the Invisible”
• Recent post from Paul Salopek, now in southwestern China on his walk across the world
• Rachel Sussman's Oldest Living Things in the World project, taking photos of living things at least 2,000 years old.
• See also Rachel's presentation at Mark's Gel 2010 conference.
• Speaking of walking-scale experiences: read Chris Arnade's walking trip across Orlando
Some news, if we have time
• The Popular Family Safety App Life360 Is Selling Precise Location Data on Its Tens of Millions of Users (by Jon Keegan and Alfred Ng, The Markup, Dec 6, 2021): “The app is a major source of raw location data for a multibillion-dollar industry that buys, packages, and sells people’s movements. . . . Life360, a popular family safety app used by 33 million people worldwide, has been marketed as a great way for parents to track their children’s movements using their cellphones. The Markup has learned, however, that the app is selling data on kids’ and families’ whereabouts to approximately a dozen data brokers who have sold data to virtually anyone who wants to buy it. ”
• After Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a to Google for repair, someone allegedly took and hacked her device (Emma Roth in The Verge, Dec 4, 2021). See also Jane's original thread: "Yeah, don't send your Google phone in for warranty repair/replacement. As has happened with others, last night someone used it to log into my gmail, Drive, photos backup email account, dropbox, and I can see from activity logs they opened a bunch of selfies hoping to find nudes."
• Rohingya sue Facebook for £150bn over Myanmar genocide (by Dan Milmo in The Guardian, Dec 6, 2021): “A class action complaint lodged with the northern district court in San Francisco says Facebook was ‘willing to trade the lives of the Rohingya people for better market penetration in a small country in south-east Asia.’”
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|Tomaš Dvořák||Game Boy Tune||0:00:00 (Pop-up)|
|Interview with Steve Elkins||0:06:10 (Pop-up)|
|Mark's comments||0:38:03 (Pop-up)|
|Matmos||Platformalism (ARANXTA YAROS REMIX)||https://arantxayaros.bandcamp.com/track/matmos-platformalism-aranxta-yaros-remix||0:55:23 (Pop-up)|