Wednesday, May 21, 2014

panopticon links

---the 2014 summer movie trailer

---"Young" by Air Review

---David Bowie on Stardust

---"I just remember having to explain to clients how nothing is private anymore," she says. "It's about walking down the street as a normal person because everybody has the ability to take your picture, to catch you doing something."  --Amy Nicholson

---"We kill people based on metadata." --David Cole

---an analysis of a scene from De Palma's The Untouchables and outtakes from A Fistful of Dollars

---Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow when these factors converge to form two important criteria. Motesharrei's report says that all societal collapses over the past 5,000 years have involved both;'the stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity' and "the economic stratification of society into Elites [rich] and Masses (or 'Commoners') [poor].' This 'Elite' population restricts the flow of resources accessible to the 'Masses', accumulating a surplus for themselves that is high enough to strain natural resources. Eventually this situation will inevitably result in the destruction of society." --Tom McKay

---a Blade Runner featurette

---remembering The Life Aquatic

---The Rockford Files

---"In a workplace where Google Glass is a standard part of the company uniform, every employee would potentially become a security camera. Managers will be able to determine with unprecedented precision how workers talk to each other, how hard they work, and even how many bathroom breaks they take. The Glass-inflected workplace would become a perfect panopticon, where the boss has the ability to see every employee through the eyes of every single other employee."  --Ned Resnikoff

---generation resignation

---face replacement

---learning from Reservoir Dogs

---"It is the nature of authority to equate dissent with wrongdoing, or at least with a threat."  --Glenn Greenwald

---16 by Howard Hawks

---trailers for Happy ChristmasInterstellar, Contempt, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Yves Saint Laurent, Life Itself The Kill Teamand Calvary

---United States of Secrets

---Unhappily Ever After and RobertAltmanGallery

---“Global climate is changing and this is apparent across the United States in a wide range of observations. The global warming of the past 50 years is primarily due to human activities, predominantly the burning of fossil fuels.”

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