We Love the Internet 2017/43: The Goodbye uncanny valley edition

Part 1: For the day job

Things to think about:

· Can Action Bronson Make It as a Late-Night Star?

· Video Games Are Destroying the People Who Make Them

· Why The Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers

· How People Inside Facebook Are Reacting To The Company’s Election Crisis

· Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

· Microsoft Has Stopped Manufacturing The Kinect

· Lady Gaga, the joy of data and why it pays not to be seduced too easily

Reference points

· Facebook thinks so little of us

· How social media endangers knowledge

Longer reads:

· Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

· The 21st-century Hollywood: how Silicon Valley became the world’s trend capital

· Are We Ready for Intimacy With Androids?

· The many stories of Instagram’s billionaire founder

Part 2: For the lunch-break

Things to play with/watch/listen to:

· Goodbye uncanny valley

· Here’s A Superhuman Volleyball Play From Three Different Angles

· 100+ Consecutive Speed Bumps High Speed Testing

· Double Domino ( with bricks)

· Greatest pong trick you will ever see?

Things to look at/read:

· I Let My Instagram Followers Dictate My Life and Ended Up 250 Miles from Home

· How TV Became Ground Zero for the Best New Music

· Getting Hooked on the Weird and Wonderful World of Body Suspension

· This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

· Squirrels Organize Their Nuts to Make Them Easier to Remember

Animal corner

· Halloween Dog Parade in NYC

· It’s Catch of the Day!

· Waka Nevermore

· Nothing else matters

Tweets of the week:

· I put these on and tried to walk away, but I stumbled

· mum has just found a draw full off piss that my 3 year old brother has been pissing in and he blamed the dog HAHA!!!

· 1. All of this recent Trump stuff reminds me of the parable of the Scorpion and the Frog.

· LOTR in the 21st century.

· spent so much time chasing others in their dreams I forgot to chase my own

· The Mechanics of History by Yoann Bourgeois. Performed at the Pantheon

· “Why do you take so long to reply?” 333 444 777 7777 8 666 333 2 555 555

· Now she’s falling asleep, and I’m calling a crab.

Part 3: For the weekend

Longer reads

· The Lonely Crusade of Jim DeRogatis

· The secretive family making billions from the opioid crisis

· Why we still don’t understand sleep, and why it matters

· An Oral History of ‘David Pumpkins’

· How “Child’s Play” Became The Funniest, Most Reliably Surprising, And Queerest Slasher Series

· One drug dealer, two corrupt cops and a risky FBI sting

· Orbiting Jupiter: my week with Emmanuel Macron