Glass Wings Blog: December 2017

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (ONE TAKE Vintage Postmodern Jukebox Cover)

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 21:52:39 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UngXu2zwF9E

'Postmodern Jukebox's Vintage One-Take Cover of "Don't Stop Believin'"
by Journey'

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Elephants, empathy and the consolation of art

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 21:53:27 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/elephants-empathy-consolation-art/68660/

"Why would any decent person want to kill an elephant? The way we treat
animals is as good a guide as any to our true character. Art helps us to
deepen our understanding and appreciation of lives other than our own,

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Obituary: Kumantjai L Namatjira Lankin

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 19:44:01 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/obituary-kumantjai-l-namatjira-lankin/68669/

"Kumantjai L Namatjira Lankin, artist, granddaughter of Albert Namatjira
and tireless advocate for the return of the copyright in his work to her
family, died at Alice Springs Hospital October 19, 2017. A double

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Researchers find oddities in high-profile gender studies

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 19:45:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/researchers-find-oddities-in-high-profile-gender-studies/>

"Guéguen's large body of research is the kind of social psychology that
demonstrates, and likely fuels, the Mars vs. Venus model of gender
interactions. But it seems that at least some of his conclusions are

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A Night at the Garden

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 21:50:17 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://fieldofvision.org/a-night-at-the-garden

"In 1939, New York's Madison Square Garden was host to an enormous—and
shocking—gathering of 22,000 Americans that has largely been forgotten
from our history."

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Everything That's Wrong With Social Media And Big Internet Companies: Part 1

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 21:53:23 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171128/23565738694/everything-thats-wrong-with-social-media-big-internet-companies-part-1.shtml>

"We need to chart the kinds of arguments for new internet regulation
that are going to confront us, so I've been compiling a list of them.
It's a work in progress, but here are three major claims that are

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7 ways towns and cities are turning from grey to green

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:52:55 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/7-ways-towns-and-cities-are-turning-from-grey-to-green/>

"These are seven stand-out examples of how cities are learning to
nurture plants and wildlife."

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The Problem With Stories

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:54:04 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/whither-news/the-problem-with-stories-4fdcec216228

"The problem, I think, is our system of pitching stories to fill our
products. The goal of journalism is not to write stories people will
read. The goal of journalism is to educate, to uncover, to check, to

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Happy - Pharrell Williams (on 10 Different Musical Instruments Cover) (ft. Gunhild Carling)

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 21:59:25 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xywNeumntoE

"Postmodern Jukebox 10 Different Musical Instruments cover of Happy by
Pharrell Williams ft. Gunhild Carling."

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Geena Davis meets Paul Feig: ‘I had an audition cancelled when I wouldn’t have dinner with the producer’

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 22:01:25 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/02/geena-davis-paul-feig-actor-director-gender-bias-hollywood>

"The actor and the director discuss Hollywood, harassment and gender bias"

Good people doing good work.  Via Kee Hinckley.

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Why do blind people wear glasses when they can't see?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 23:44:59 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.quora.com/Why-do-blind-people-wear-glasses-when-they-cant-see/answer/Arie-Anna-Farnam>

"I am going to try very hard to be polite here. It isn't easy because
this question makes my blood boil. I am often harassed by people who
take exception to the combination of my white cane, my glasses and the

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Your “Financial Shock” Wealth

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 23:46:06 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://shift.newco.co/your-financial-shock-wealth-4845e6dc1d2f

"If you want to know how wealthy you really are, ask what kind of
financial shock you could weather."

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The new Patreon fee structure

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:03:20 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Here's the background:
https://blog.patreon.com/updating-patreons-fee-structure/

Let me start by saying that I am a great fan of Patreon.  However, I
believe they have made another major mistake with these changes that

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Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 22:58:21 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/oceans-under-greatest-threat-in-history-warns-sir-david-attenborough>

"The world’s oceans are under the greatest threat in history, according
to Sir David Attenborough. The seas are a vital part of the global
ecosystem, leaving the future of all life on Earth dependent on

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Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 22:39:33 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it>

"Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic
drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime."

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When You Want Your MRI Like a Blanket

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 22:40:52 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/12/06/when-you-want-your-mri-like-a-blanket/>

"Although I’m aware of traditional and open MRIs, I’ve never witnessed
something that was easy to use for young children. Fellow wearable tech
lover @MarijaButkovic alerted me to an exciting collaboration happening

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The Literary Prize for the Refusal of Literary Prizes

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:00:29 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/12/06/literary-prize-refusal-literary-prizes/>

"It isn’t what the people who established the awards want them to do or
to mean, but it’s how they’re used. As a way to honor a writer, an award
has genuine value, but the use of prizes as a marketing ploy by

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Joan Jett in new Blondie video

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:01:31 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/12/07/joan-jett-in-new-blondie-video.html

"Enjoy the dark (very dark) comedy of this new Blondie video for the
track "Doom or Destiny," starring Joan Jett and Debbie Harry anchoring
an apocalyptic newscast about global warming, nuclear war, and, of

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THE FORCE: A musical tribute to Princess Leia

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:28:18 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L_a9HxXzS0

"A superchill tribute to Carrie Fisher, the galaxy's favorite princess.
Rest in Peace."

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Adult Content Policies: A Textbook Case of Private Censorship

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:29:13 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/12/adult-content-policies-textbook-private-censorship-fail>

"Of the many reasons why social media platforms should resist pressure
to “voluntarily” censor their users, one stands out: history shows that
they will do it badly, taking down valuable and lawful content in the

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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:24:13 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/>

"The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the
future of farming could look like."

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Cards Against Humanity Redistributes Your Wealth

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:25:51 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://cardsagainsthumanityredistributesyourwealth.com/

"In order for Cards Against Humanity to truly save America, we realized
we would have to tackle the biggest issue in the world: wealth inequality."

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Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:57:47 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://csi.asu.edu/books/vvev/

"Why should we go to space? To learn more about the universe and our
place in it? To extract resources and conduct commerce? To demonstrate
national primacy and technological prowess? To live and thrive in

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Pets of the Homeless Australia

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:59:34 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://petsofthehomeless.org.au/

"Pets of the Homeless Australia provides food, veterinary care and other
support to pet owners in need. We help people who are at risk of or currently
experiencing homelessness by making sure their companion pets are well looked

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10 SFF Books Written by Women of Color That Will Change Your Worldview Completely

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:45:01 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://tubbyandcoos.com/10-books-woc-change-worldview/

"All too often, we don’t get to see books written by women of color.
They exist; they’ve always existed, but most of the time, they remain
hidden behind a wall of white male stories, especially in science

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Fascism Runs in My American Family

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:47:02 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fascism-runs-in-my-american-family

"The diehard Trump supporters aren't being fooled. The Moore voters
aren't pinching their noses. A large portion of Americans actually agree
with the hateful things these men spew."

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