We’re talking about censorship: deliberately making a book hard or impossible to get, ‘disappearing’ an author,” Ms. Le Guin wrote in an email. “Governments use censorship for moral and political ends, justifiable or not. Amazon is using censorship to gain total market control so they can dictate to publishers what they can publish, to authors what they can write, to readers what they can buy. This is more than unjustifiable, it is intolerable.
On Monday, Facebook will roll out a rebuilt ad platform, called Atlas, that will allow marketers to tap its detailed knowledge of its users to direct ads to those people on thousands of other websites and mobile apps. “We are bringing all of the people-based marketing functions that marketers are used to doing on Facebook and allowing them to do that across the web,” David Jakubowski, the company’s head of advertising technology, said in an interview. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Bits Blog: Turning Users Into Customers at FacebookAUG. 4, 2014 Bits Daily Report: Mobile Advertising Lifts Profit at FacebookJULY 24, 2014 Bits Blog: After Uproar, European Regulators Question Facebook on Psychological TestingJULY 2, 2014 State of the Art: The Future of Facebook May Not Say ‘Facebook’APRIL 16, 2014 For example, if PepsiCo, one of the first advertisers to sign on to the service, wanted to reach college age men with ads for its Mountain Dew Baja Blast, it could use Atlas to identify several million of those potential customers and show each of them a dozen ads for the soft drink on game apps, sports and video sites. Atlas would also provide Pepsi with information to help it assess which ads were the most effective.

ryanpanos:

Theater Series | Hiroshi Sugimoto | Socks Studio

Starting in the late 1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto took pictures of cinemas interiors and drive-ins with the aim of encapsulate the whole lenght of a movie in a single shot. He left the camera shutters open throughout the running of a movie and the glowing screen of the cinemas was left as a trace on each take. A somehow uncanny light resonates in the dark cinema halls. At a further glance, this central light ethereally underlines the rich architectural details of the theater interiors. You might want to confront Sugimoto’s work with Michael Wesely’s, a photographer that uses to take photographs featuringi  3 years long exposures: read “The passing of time“, (on Socks).

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annaxiin:

4:00 PM
(you never sleep regularly anymore.)

annaxiin:

4:00 PM

(you never sleep regularly anymore.)

  

unconsciousmelody:

i can’t stop listening to this one

yeah, this  track is just the right amount of off.

beatonna:

You throw a turtle party and someone brings a snake and it’s like did they even read the invitation, come on

beatonna:

You throw a turtle party and someone brings a snake and it’s like did they even read the invitation, come on

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spacetwinks:

watching multi-million dollar corporations constantly struggle and fail to make gifs and gifsets that people would actually give a shit about is so interesting

Photos of the DC Punk scene, 1979-1980 by Lucian Perkins.

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We Are Hex - Easy Vision

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post-punker:

Siouxsie Sioux, Montfort Hall, Leicester, 1980, by Dawkeye

post-punker:

Siouxsie Sioux, Montfort Hall, Leicester, 1980, by Dawkeye

artnet:

This dazzling piece by Yayoi Kusama elicits that hypnotic sensation of star gazing, the canvas echoing the wide expanse of a nighttime sky.

artnet:

This dazzling piece by Yayoi Kusama elicits that hypnotic sensation of star gazing, the canvas echoing the wide expanse of a nighttime sky.

humannachofantasy:

Never forget that time Dan Deacon played on a local AM news show.