Annotations: new behaviors The ad business has always been about creating messages that get people to do something with the product. Part of it could be attributed to the nature of the media in which those ads appeared The gap between advertising and media design modes of thinking can be illustrated by the difference between […]
Annotations: The smartest solution, or at least framework, that I’ve read comes from Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. According to an essay that he published last year, titled “Databuse,” we should let certain things that we now consider privacy abuses slide. It’s disconcerting, but not harmful.
Annotations: What they never answered or asked is why and how. Had they asked why, they would’ve realized that in a world where you could, for a couple of dollars, assume the likeness of anyone from Elvis and Harry Potter to the sitting U.S. president, there wasn’t much need for a virtual American Apparel outfit […]
Annotations: Watson is not the only one being told to "get back" by misogynists who wield sexual terror as a weapon. public life and suffered the consequences deeply-held idea that women have a responsibility to alter their behavior in order to avoid sexual violence. When online pundits heard that rapes of college women are horrifyingly pervasive, […]
Annotations: It’s also likely to lead to greater standardization. Creating standard materials, he argues, makes it easier to create measures for evaluating Without measurement we can’t educate, it allows us to dispense with the fiction that each college offers a unique approach to teaching. If basic courses can be standardized, he says, then they can […]