Nintendo sees emulation only through the lens of IP, sadly. What about preservation, access, or pedagogy?
A great critique of that awful earnest bromide “Teach the controversy” from Michiko Kakutani
As usual, @shannonmattern’s new course on maps as media looks awesome. Gorgeous design, but even better, wonderful pedagogy.
Some great resources here for teaching the intersectionality of “Get Out”
There are a lot of deep fake articles out there, but I think this is the one I’ll use in Intro to Digital Studies this year.
You can easily apply Holt and Vonderau’s critique of the discourse around data centers in “Where the Internet Lives” to Microsoft’s discourse about its undersea data center.
Facebook’s People You May Know “mines information users don’t have control over to make connections they may not want it to make.”
Dark Content is a video series on the dark web about people who perform commercial content moderation on the open web.
Every once in a while it’s worth resurfacing this xkcd explainer of free speech.
Excellent digital forensics work on QAnon. Surprise! Most QAnon posters also post on videogames and Men’s Rights.
“algorithms can often exacerbate underlying societal problems”
Paige Morgan’s engagement with Tsing’s theory of nonscalability is worth including in my DIG 401 (Hacking, Remixing, and Design) class.
Another great piece by Whitney Phillips, one of the best thinkers about toxic media. A critique of they way the news has covered QAnon conspiracists.
Worth including on my DIG 101 syllabus, where I will have a whole section on conspiracies.
A good look at how affordances of platforms could enable a kind of crackpot hermeneutics.
A _Buzzfeed_ piece on the way fringe political groups hijack social media platforms.
Fantastic report from Data & Society on the ways the media inadvertently amplifies the messaging of hate groups