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    Interesting to follow a Norwegian company all the way into the hallways of Google, Disney and others in California. This is the story of company that started out as Creaza, at Bryn in Oslo in 2007. By 2011, the company WeVideo was spun out and it moved HQs to Palo Alto and Menlo Park, in Silicon Valley. The rest is not only history, as they say – it’s digital history.

    EDUCATION GAP GROWING WIDER: NYT – “The wounds of segregation were still raw in the 1970s. With only rare exceptions, African-American children had nowhere near the same educational opportunities as whites.

    The civil rights movement, school desegregation and the War on Poverty helped bring a measure of equity to the playing field. Today, despite some setbacks along the way, racial disparities in education have narrowed significantly. By 2012, the test-score deficit of black 9-, 13- and 17-year-olds in reading and math had been reduced as much as 50 percent compared with what it was 30 to 40 years before.”

  3. New York Times with an interesting analysis of the resurgence of analog media, not as a space for mass consumption but more as a space for cultivating the unique and the physical in an age of digital borrowing, streaming and flattened consumption.


    A NYT scenario article on the consequences of global warming, based on recent science findings – an interesting array of comments in the comments section, too. Read it.

  5. From the July 2016 Democratic Party National Convention on the US — by far the most engaging moment of the entire convention: As a father, an immigrant, a muslim, and a world citizen he took the stage to say what needs to be said time and time again in the face of Donald Trump — an antidote to his fear speech. A speech to remember for a long time:

    Khizr Khan, father of deceased Army Captain Humayun S. M. Khan, spoke at the 2016 convention in Philadelphia. His son, Huayun S.M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States in the decade after 9/11.

    Published on Youtube, Jul 28, 2016

  6. Westworld — BBC comment;
    Imagine you’re rich enough to spend $40,000 to visit a town for a day where rules don’t matter. You can be whomever you want. You can kill whomever you want. You can rape whomever you want. You can force every single person you encounter to honour your every sadistic whim. There are no consequences for your actions in this town. Only a few people will find out about your behaviour, and they will encourage you to keep acting this way.

  7. HERE ARE SOME KEY ARTCLES FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES ON THE MORNING AND DAY AFTER…: The NYT opinions feed on Nov. 9th; a lot of insightful comments

    The future, with Trump as president?
    Pence: The link to the establishment:
    Reversal of fortunes:
    Trump– victory by understanding the groundswell:
    Victory for Trump; the scary stuff –
    A crisis of white identity:
    White supremacists: No borders;
    Trump´s shocking success:
    Absorbing the impossible:
    Don´t break my country:
    Voters, hear me out:

  8. New York Times:

    Read more:

    Of those from whom little is expected, much is forgiven. And of those from
    whom much is expected, little is forgiven. Such are the standards by
    which Donald Trump’s deliberate assaults on the news media need to be
    understood and feared.

    I write this following Trump’s latest tirades against the Fourth Estate,
    including an early morning tweet on Tuesday denouncing “Fake News CNN”
    for having been “caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories.”
    That was followed 17 minutes later by a larger eruption, in which the
    president named NBC, CBS, ABC, The Washington Post and this newspaper as “all Fake News!”

  9. NYT, reporting:
    Trump´s 50 shades of “whatever”

    The Trump administration is really into Weeks. Perhaps you remember Infrastructure Week, which coincided with the appearance of former F.B.I. Director James Comey before a Senate committee.

  10. Video, game, narrative:

    A comprehensive application of narrative theory to video games, and presents the player-response paradigm of game criticism. Video Game Narrative and Criticism explains the nature of gameplay – a psychological experience and a meaning-making process in the fictional world of video games.

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