The truth about algorithms

Mathematician Cathy O’Neil explains why algorithms are programmed and curated with bias. She is the author of Weapons of Math Destruction (Amazon) and runs ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing firm. An algorithm is an opinion embedded in math. Cathy O’Neil Advertisements

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The gift of Elton John, the piano man 🎹

When advertising is done right, it doesn’t feel like advertising. Take a look back at the life of Elton John in this beautiful life montage. The video reminds me of Nike’s nostalgic commercial showcasing the home video archives of Serena Williams.   

Watch the trailer for Alex Honnold’s Free Solo

I’ve posted about the remarkable solo climber Alex Honnold before, detailing how he uses visualization techniques to train his mind to become immune to fear. The folks at National Geographic and the producer of the 2015 film Meru (Amazon) Jimmy Chin have teamed up to document Honnold’s climb of El Capitan, the vertical granite rock […]

Take The Ball, Pass The Ball: trailer for documentary on Barcelona’s Guardiola years

Watching FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012 was like watching a performance art piece. The way coach and former Barcelona player Josep “Pep” Guardiola had the Blaugrana pass and move, with the added dynamics of Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta was just extraordinary. “I don’t like it when a player says, ‘I like freedom; I want […]

Bird’s eye view

“It was a moment of seeing from the bird’s-eye view rather than from our usual close-up perspective. Or, in other words, it was a moment of non-robotic consciousness.” 🔗https://t.co/Ajw3RT07DH pic.twitter.com/r6akTMfVAU — Wells Baum (@wells_baum) September 7, 2018 And this is why humans want wings. Video courtesy Elite Falconry. Check their Instagram feed for more.

Nike’s new ad for Serena Williams will set you dreaming

Nike’s new advertisement reveals home-video of a nine-year-old Serena Williams practicing tennis with her father. If you don’t dare to try and chase your dreams, you’ll rob yourself the joy of doing it. Don’t just dream it. Serena Williams One day we’ll be able to turn our dreams into movies we can watch when we wake […]