February 22, 2018
"The media's the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."
Malcolm X
USA defeats Canada in shootout to win the gold medal in women's hockey Mission accomplished. The United States scored late in the 3rd period to tie the game, and went on to defeat Canada 3-2 in a thrilling shootout to win the gold medal. Lamoureux-Davidson netted the final game winner with a jaw-dropping deke. The last time USA won gold was in 1998. - NBC Olympics
Elon Musk is stepping down from the $1 billion AI organization he helped found On Tuesday, OpenAI announced that the billionaire entrepreneur is exiting his role at the company to avoid potential conflicts of interest with his work at Tesla. Founded in 2015 with $1 billion in funding, OpenAI is a non-profit organization focused on research about artificial intelligence technology and on examining its potential social implications and safety risks. - Business Insider
HBO to build an actual Westworld town outside Austin Experience the first vacation destination where you can live without limits. Westworld is a meticulously crafted and artfully designed park offering an unparalleled, immersive world where you have the freedom to become who you’ve always wanted to be—or who you never knew you were. Exist free of rules, laws or judgment. No impulse is taboo. - Discover Westworld
Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure in the Rocky Mountains Murphy was seeking the fortune of New Mexico millionaire Forrest Fenn. The antiques dealer wrote a 24-line poem in his 2010 memoir that he claimed led to the treasure. He said he wanted to encourage people to spend more time outdoors, using the hunt as a way to "get the kids off the couch and away from the game machine". The Romanesque chest, he says, is buried above the elevation of 5,000ft somewhere in the Rocky Mountains between Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Canadian border. - BBC
Moog is bringing back a modular synth from 1969 for $35,000 Originally released in the late 1960s, the Moog Synthesizer IIIp was the company’s first portable system, coming in roadworthy flight cases, and was used by artists like Isao Tomita and George Harrison. The company says only 40 units will be handcrafted, and each one will feature the original’s documentation, art, and circuit board files. - The Verge
Gucci's tweedy, embroidered, nerdy style is on a huge winning streak ince Alessandro Michele took over as Gucci’s creative director in 2015, he has breathed a strange new life into the label, boosting sales by 40% to €6.2 billion ($7.6 billion) last year. How did Michele and Gucci follow this astounding performance on their first runway outing of 2018? By sending models down the catwalk carrying their own heads. - Quartz
The 40 Best Sneakers Releasing This Week & Where to Buy Them As always, a ton of great kicks from a wide range of brands are releasing, so we rounded them up here for convenience. We’ll also have a “past releases” section that will be updated daily with the best kicks that have already dropped and are still available to purchase. - High Snobiety
Soft Cell Reunite for Farewell Show Soft Cell, the pioneering synth-pop duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball, have announced a farewell reunion concert. Their first in 15 years, the show will take place at London O2 on September 30, marking their 40th anniversary as a duo. Of the one-off show, Almond said in a press release, “With Soft Cell I always felt something was unfinished. This last ever final show will be the best ever ending. It will be a real statement and send off, and thank you to every fan.” - Pitchfork
The Media Exaggerates Negative News, And Its Consequences Are Dire. This Is How/Why They Do It, And Why You Should Avoid It -@The Guardian
This article articulates the very thoughts that led us to create New Library. Backed by psychology and data research, the article discusses how the constant barrage of negativity is having real consequences and truly miscalibrating our view on the world and each other. We think this should be taken very seriously.
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