Friday, October 27, 2023
Monday, October 23, 2023
Rats are intense. Smart, relentless and above all else, survivors to the max as they're everywhere, including NYC as seen by a resource all New Yorkers are capping on known as transitapp.com/rats.
You got a problem, New York. A big rat problem. But just how many MTA-riding rodents are out there? And where? We enlisted thousands of rodent spotters across the five boroughs to rank the rattiest stations.
& the best three stations to see them are ...
Saturday, October 21, 2023
What is a Video? details the inevitability of AI driven digital video, complete with synthetic actors, scripts and CG so good, one will not be able to discern the difference from the real thing. While this inevitability remains a few years off, current tech, developed by the Adobes of the world, is now being used to generate deepfakes whereby a person's face is mapped onto another's, something most disconcerting as to how this new "reality" pertains to truth as man moves further into the 21st century.
FOR TAYLOR KLEIN, it starts with a weird Facebook message from a friend. A Pornhub link. She doesn’t open it. Must be spam, she figures. “I think you’ve been hacked?” she replies. Nope. Her pal insists the link is real. She clicks, and her nightmare begins.
This rise in deepfake porn is made possible by a new wave of AI editing tools available online—tools that Compton and Hamlyn incorporate into their documentary. We won't reveal how here, but suffice it to say: Another Body does an excellent job of underlining how deepfake technology can distort our perceptions of each other. The point is to put a human face on something many try to dismiss as not “real.”
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Israeli bombardment in Gaza City on October 11.
have sharply criticized Israel’s evacuation order.