Taina Bucher interviews artist and bot maker Katie Rose Pipkin about her most popular Twitter bots, how they work and what they mean. Indeed, what are bots, who else is engaged in artistic bot making, and how will social media bots evolve?
Category: Social Media
Earlier this month, Twitter launched a new feature called Moments, which offers a curated and frequently updated collection of tweets that the company describes as the “best of what’s happening on Twitter.”
We never stop revising the picture we have of ourselves. We sense that our identities are fixed in place – rock-solid and immovable – but we’re wrong about that.
Film student Colin Marchon delivers a nice 3 part series on transhumanist themes.
Martine Rothblatt, the highest paid female CEO in the U.S., founded and runs a biopharmaceutical company, United Therapeutics. She took home $38 million dollars in 2013. Now she’s leading the way in artificial intelligence. Bloomberg’s Olivia Sterns sat down with Dr. Rothblatt and her latest invention — a robot.
In popular sci-fi show ‘Black Mirror’, realistic digital personalities of the dead, mind clones, are recreated from data alone. How realistic is this idea?
The concept is simple: A lightweight, easy-to-use venue for members to share information and ideas about H+ with each other and the world, and to coordinate H+ related activities.
Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society.
A firestorm erupted across the world wide web when Facebook announced that it had made over half of a million of its’ users subjects in a large-scale, short-term psychological study on the impact that social networking has on people’s emotional states, using linguistic analysis to assess which posts had a positive or negative emotional connotation, and editing the subjects’ feeds to skew one way or the other to see if that emotional slant would be mirrored in that user’s own posts
Facebook is the subject of a heated debate for a psychological experiment the company has conducted on nearly 700,000 people without their knowledge. The Facebook experiment was carried out in 2012 and was related to the manipulation of content on users’ newsfeeds to analyze the effect on the user’s sentiment.