(via Creative Review)
45 years ago now.
When humanity, and advertising tried harder.
Nick Cave X 2
..how I think this whole wearable tech fad will play out for me.
(Source: gifmyass, via emergentdigitalpractices)
35,000 words covers 3-5 studio albums and EPs. I included mixtapes if the artist was just short of the 35,000 words. Quite a few rappers don’t have enough official material to be included (e.g., Biggie, Kendrick Lamar). As a benchmark, I included data points for Shakespeare and Herman Melville, using the same approach (35,000 words across several plays for Shakespeare, first 35,000 of Moby Dick).
I used a research methodology called token analysis to determine each artist’s vocabulary. Each word is counted once, so pimps, pimp, pimping, and pimpinare four unique words. To avoid issues with apostrophes (e.g., pimpin’ vs. pimpin), they’re removed from the dataset. It still isn’t perfect. Hip hop is full of slang that is hard to transcribe (e.g., shorty vs. shawty), compound words (e.g., king shit), featured vocalists, and repetitive choruses.
A high school teacher’s reaction to the latest Snapchat update.
In 16 years of teaching I can’t think of anything that has ever disrupted my classroom more than today’s @snapchat update.— Tracie Schroeder (@bravesearth)May 1, 2014
Schroeder told Business Insider that while she’s usually “pretty lenient” about students using phones sparingly in class, yesterday’s Snapchat update was too much to handle:
Today was the first day in a long time I actually took phones away. I have no idea what all was included in the update, but you would have thought it was crack. They seriously could not keep away from it. I even had one girl crawl under the table with her phone.
At that point I took all the phones away and we had a little reminder chat about when it was appropriate to use your phone and when it was not. Also that it was rarely appropriate to hide under the table.
Via NY Mag
From last night - Arctic Monkeys. Great show. (at Vector Arena)
For the Love of Basquiat
More than 25 years after Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a drug overdose, at 27, his most devoted collectors, Lenore and Herbert Schorr, are sharing their treasures.