Video artist Benjamin Grosser on his freakish supercut titled “Order of Magnitude:”
As the founder and CEO of the world’s largest social media corporation, what does Mark Zuckerberg think about? While we get clues from his posts on Facebook and elsewhere, a primary window into this question is through his public video recorded appearances. Covering the earliest days of Facebook in 2004 up through Zuckerberg’s compelled appearances before the US Congress in 2018, these recordings reveal what’s changed and what hasn’t changed about the way he speaks and what he says. For ORDER OF MAGNITUDE, I viewed every one of these recordings and used them to build a supercut drawn from three of Mark’s most favored words: “more,” “grow,” and his every utterance of a metric such as “two million” or “one billion.” The result is a nearly fifty minute film that reveals primary topics of focus for the tech CEO, acting as a lens on what he cares about, how he thinks, and what he hopes to attain.
Gadgets: A non-aboriginal business has licensed the copyright on Australia’s aboriginal flag, and are making copyright claims against aboriginal businesses
In 1971, the Australian indigenous artist Harold Thomas created the iconic Australian Aboriginal Flag which has since been named one of the “official flags of Australia,” which resulted in Thomas successfully suing to assert copyright over the design.
Gadgets: Amazon’s facial recognition fear crusade ramps up: now they’re paying Facebook to show you pictures of suspected criminals to scare you into getting a surveillance doorbell
Amazon’s Ring doorbells are surveillance devices that conduct round-the-clock video surveillance of your neighborhood, automatically flagging “suspicious” faces and bombarding you and your neighbors with alerts using an app called “Neighbors”; it’s a marriage of Amazon’s Internet of Things platform with its “Rekognition” facial recognition tool, which it has marketed aggressively to cities, law enforcement, […]
Every year, activist investors try to get Mark Zuckerberg to resign for the good of the company, citing his incompetent handling of the company’s endless string of privacy scandals and his inability to steer the business towards a scandal-free, sustainable future: in 2018, 51% of the company’s “ordinary investors” (shareholders apart from Zuck, his board […]
Sick of the same old vacation pics? Here are 7 of our favorite pieces of photo and video gear for shutterbugs on the go. These gimbals and action cameras can take panoramic, cinematic shots anywhere – even underwater. Slick Smart GoPro Stabilizer Gimbal This gimbal is rustproof, waterproof and dustproof, which means it’s made to […]
There is a myriad of ways to market on the web. With a limitless audience out there, its almost always true that whatever you’re selling, there’s a buyer out there. It’s just a matter of reaching them. Whether that business is your own start-up or an established company, the principles in the Complete Digital Marketing […]
There’s a lot of hidden treasure on the VHS tapes gathering dust on thrift store shelves, pawn shop bins, or maybe even your own attic. The thing is, those treasures won’t last forever. Depending on the storage, VHS media might last as few as 10 years. If you’ve got memories that are worth preserving, it […]