The era of blind faith in big data must end
Longtime WordPress.com blogger Cathy O’Neil advocates for morality in algorithms in her new TED Talk, “The era of blind faith in big data must end.”
America’s extreme vetting
Michael Hobbes on refugees in America: “‘They need our help,’ she said. . . . I remember being struck by that, the simplicity of it, the clarity of genuine, actual, real-world grace being defined in four words right in front of me.”
Camino Sketchbook Review
Allow the girl with the blue hair to take you on a 40-day tour of the Camino de Santiago via her watercolor sketchbook video.
Brood: A Video Word Review
“Brood” gets a ten out of ten from James Harbeck in this video word review. “Brooding is the yeast in the bread of discontent.”
Tucson, After the Monsoon
Drone videographer Garrett Brown shares dramatic aerial views of the desert around Tucson, Arizona, following the summer monsoon season.
The Taj Mahal in Negative Space
In this meditative demonstration, Anne-Laure Jacquart deftly conjures the Taj Mahal in negative space, using watercolor.
What Second Life Means to Me
Virtual novelist, poet, and photographer Huckleberry Hax celebrates Second Life with a video based on his experiences in the far reaches of the online virtual world.
19F — The Night Venezuela Finally Imploded
“But of course, this is no war zone: in a war zone you have two sides shooting at each other. Tonight one side is doing all the shooting, the other side is doing all the being shot at.” Caracas Chronicles captures an explosive night of violence in February 2014.
On Uganda: “It Is Less Obvious That Someone Made Them That Way”
A video from Michael Hobbes, with footage and observations from a work trip to Uganda. Hobbes, who writes at Rottin’ in Denmark, shares this from his perspective as a foreign aid worker on a human rights project alongside a local NGO.
How Police Profile and Shame Sex Workers
In 2013, Monica Jones, a student at Arizona State University, was arrested for “manifesting prostitution.” In this Fusion video of commentary and animated illustrations, Molly Crabapple discusses the tens of thousands of people — primarily women — arrested every year for prostitution-related offenses.
On Ferguson and the Policing of Black Bodies
In this documentary, Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territory, Fusion turns to the residents of St. Louis County to tell us what it’s like to be black and under siege in the middle of America.
Surviving Street Harassment in Mexico City
An interactive feature at Fusion on street harassment in Mexico City, including commentary, video, and over seventy short stories from individuals who wanted to speak out about their experiences.
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