Women working in Trump’s orbit have been in a supremely hostile work environment. That’s a given. No news. But that only applied on the set of a reality show, or a troubled real estate business. This will now apply at the White House. And women who work in politics or who simply want a voice […]
Most exonerated politician ever. Who has ever been so investigated with so little to show? You or I would look like an axe murderer with all that investigation.
if you think of yourself as one of the “good” white people, you think you’ve got it down. You see the latest person caught on camera using the “n-word,” that’s what racism is to you. Whatever you’re doing isn’t racist. And so you don’t think about the whiteness of your neighborhood, your school system or […]
Instead of calling myself “White”, I am trying out “Euro.” It’s working so far. It’s a comfortable word to say. Unlike “European-American,” it’s euphonious. This is part of my effort to break out of the linguistic trap of the one-drop rule.
Why would Amazon stop squeezing the Echo at the half-sized Dot? Why wouldn’t they keep going to reach phone size? And why not keep getting smaller than that, since Echo’s voice-first UX allows the phone to be screenless? Amazon Nano Echo needs a radio for Internet connectivity. It needs low power bluetooth to connect to […]
Men talk over or interrupt women more often than other men. This is sexist. Men should be aware of the pattern and take steps against it. I’m exploring the idea that helping males scale the learning curve related to sexism is a male responsibility. This is not to claim that I have personally scaled that […]
The 9/11 attacks were clearly meant to sucker-punch the U.S., but also to lure the country into war. A wiser president would have had a thoughtful, sophisticated and less costly response than going into what has turned out to be an enduring state of war in Afghanistan (and bordering parts of Pakistan) and Iraq (and […]
There are still only 28 search results on Google for "bad metadata is killing music" — Marc Weidenbaum (@disquiet) September 2, 2016
What can blockchains do for music? A conference working group wrote a whitepaper that maps out both the benefits and drawbacks of how an actual implementation might distribute among industry players and stakeholders – from artists to audiences and all of the many intermediaries. We brought together a diverse group including some of the world’s […]
To understand what Ice Cube and N.W.A. may be doing at AFROPUNK, it is first important to recognize that there is more than one way to be both black and ‘other,’ and that black American counterculture has become a melting pot of ideas about what happens when a person’s racial identity is at odds with […]