The Strongest Anti-Racism Ads Of The Last 20 Years
- 1996 Benetton
- 1996 UK
- 1999 campaign via the UK by the Commission for Racial Equality
- 2001 For the National Congress Of American Indians
- 2002 Via the UK for the National Assembly Against Racism
- 2002 Via the UK
- 2002 National Union of Students
- 2003 Red Cross of Finland
- 2004 campaign via the UK
- 2007 A More Perfect Union via the USA
The first thing that I noticed was the length of his stethoscope. Wait… was that a racist thought? I don’t even know anymore.
Most of these ads are good, but … I got the point of the rest, but I was really confused with the doctor one as well. I thought, ‘Um, because he has his hand in his pocket?’ If Finland needs to run that ad, then I worry. I’ve been to Finland and never experienced a sense of racism there.
The news that should have us all worried is: the derivatives market contains $700trn of these debts yet to implode.
Global GDP stands at $69·4trn a year. This means that (primarily) Wall Street and the City of London have run up phantom paper debts of more than ten times of the annual earnings of the entire planet.
A Stephen J. Cannell production I forgot about the whole Vin Diesel Convention sub-plot in the pilot for The Greatest American Hero.
Tweenbots by Kacie Kinzer:
Given their extreme vulnerability, the vastness of city space, the dangers posed by traffic, suspicion of terrorism, and the possibility that no one would be interested in helping a lost little robot, I initially conceived the Tweenbots as disposable creatures which were more likely to struggle and die in the city than to reach their destination. Because I built them with minimal technology, I had no way of tracking the Tweenbot’s progress, and so I set out on the first test with a video camera hidden in my purse. I placed the Tweenbot down on the sidewalk, and walked far enough away that I would not be observed as the Tweenbot––a smiling 10-inch tall cardboard missionary––bumped along towards his inevitable fate.
The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”
The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me, was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object. The journey the Tweenbots take each time they are released in the city becomes a story of people’s willingness to engage with a creature that mirrors human characteristics of vulnerability, of being lost, and of having intention without the means of achieving its goal alone. As each encounter with a helpful pedestrian takes the robot one step closer to attaining it’s destination, the significance of our random discoveries and individual actions accumulates into a story about a vast space made small by an even smaller robot.
Man this is still one of my favorite little social projects/experiments.
I, robot New York: nicer to gadgets than to foreign tourists.
i just spit my drink everywHERE omfG
I’m not even sorry
this always makes me laugh lmfao
It’s on the internet so it must be true Sorry, folks, the top photo was retouched. The original had the correct spelling.
Feedback to Google on its Translate changes
The underlying message: does no one at Google actually use Google? There are so many glitches constantly that you have to wonder (admittedly, Facebook is far worse—though the consequences are more limited). The second message: yes, it is this hard for a semi-literate, non-Mandarin, non-bopomofo user to enter Chinese characters. ‘I’m not sure why you’ve changed the way Translate works as I need way more keystrokes to do the translations. Since there is no way for a Cantonese speaker to enter Chinese characters without your tools, I frequently will put an English word in the left and go through alternatives on the right till I ﬁnd the right one. The pronunciation guide is a confirmation. Now when I click on each word, you swap the boxes around, so I have to go back one page constantly to select the alternatives (let’s not even start on how one loses one’s place). The add insult to injury, you change the traditional Chinese characters to simpliﬁed ones—i.e. when you swap, you don’t even retain the same script system. I thought Google Translate was created to help understanding but these UI changes make zero sense.’
More being evil Here’s why Google and Google Play are bad. I went on today, and it attempted to download—without my permission—two dozen apps. From the above screen, I have only downloaded an Android viewer and App Master Uninstall. Thank goodness my software prevented their download, but, sadly, Google now believes I have 39 apps, and there is no way to delete them from my record.