This reminds me of the Stolen Generation in Australia:
via Boing Boing
With Lessons from the Screenplay, I make videos that analyse movie scripts to examine exactly how and why they are so good at telling their stories. Part educational series and part love letter to awesome films, Lessons from the Screenplay aims to be a fun way to learn more about your favourite films and help us all become better storytellers.
via Kevin Hodgson
Clearly we're at a stretched-thin moment of tension about race, inequality and gender in America and elsewhere. It's much harder to explain why we like something than why we hate it, and to be honest, I'm at a loss for words. I've been watching this all week, hoping I'd find some way to express what I'm seeing there that keeps me coming back. I never found it. But I just watched it again.
via John Philpin
Jordan Erica Webber looks into reports that YouTube Kids might create an algorithm-free platform
This is an interesting discussion of YT Kids and the role of algorithms. This is an issue that came to light through James Bridle’s post last year.
I must admit that I still use the YT Kids app sometimes. For example, the other day my daughter wanted to watch a song from Little Mermaid. I used the app and it was interesting what I found:
It made me think about how that result may have been produced. I listened to the song. It was fine. It was basically a song inspired by The Little Mermaid. I just wonder why horror was allowed through.
I find Kleon one of those writers (and artists) who you can come back to again as a point of reflection.
It was in Oct. 2016, in Berlin, during Michelberger Music. Between each show of the festival, we were kidnapping a person in the audience, which we were taking to a secret room where an artist was waiting. Between the two of them, a unique experience : a One To One concert.
There were seven performances recorded, featuring artists such as Bon Iver:
And Damien Rice:
There is something about the space of these performances that is really captivating. I imagine that watching these performances would be hard.
In effect, YouTube has created a restaurant that serves us increasingly sugary, fatty foods, loading up our plates as soon as we are finished with the last meal. Over time, our tastes adjust, and we seek even more sugary, fatty foods, which the restaurant dutifully provides. When confronted about this by the health department and concerned citizens, the restaurant managers reply that they are merely serving us what we want.
It’s not that Youtube radicalize politics specifically. It radicalizes everything, and politics just gets swept along in the slurry of zomg.
Although there is a lot of live videos out there, including DJ sets, however I am always interested in hear songs striped back.