Performing Arts Web Archive, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Indian Community Cookbook Project, More: Monday Evening ResearchBuzz, May 3, 2021


Library of Congress: Announcing the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive . “I am excited to share the Music Division’s latest web archive collection, the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive! This collection contains websites and select social media to document professional networks in the performing arts over time. The collection items are those of professional, labor, and advocacy organizations at regional, national, and international levels. Its initial batch of 85 archived websites is ready for you to explore in our digital collections. By the summer, expect at least 100!”

GlobeNewswire: Psychable, the Online Platform for Psychedelic Healthcare, is Live – the Comprehensive Resource Connects Those Seeking Information on Legal Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Treatment Options With Practitioners in Their Area (PRESS RELEASE). “Psychable, the online community for people who are interested in legally exploring or offering psychedelic-assisted therapy, has officially launched. Providing thousands of listings for psychedelic practitioners across the U.S., Canada, and international locations, the platform aims to be the most comprehensive and trusted resource for those curious in exploring the legal use of psychedelics as medicine, and offers a community-reviewed, curated database of practitioners available to connect with clients directly through the platform.”

Atlas Obscura: Cook Your Way Through Regional Indian Recipes With This Online Archive. “Indo-Pakistani Cuisine is one of many cookbooks included in the Indian Community Cookbook Project, a digitized archive that contains written recipes and community cookbooks written by many authors. Despite the name, though, not all the recipes come from printed books. ‘Many of India’s recipes live within oral cultures,’ says Ananya Pujary, one of the founders of the project. ‘We wanted to address those. To document cultures at the risk of disappearing, on the brink of forgetting.'”


MakeUseOf: How to Get Started on Artfol, “the Social Network for Artists”. “Several attempts have been made to create an artist-friendly social media platform. Sites like DeviantArt, Amino, and ArtStation brought a lot of hope that a big one will emerge. However, they’re not suited to everyone and have their flaws. If you’re an artist looking for a platform to share your work and connect with like-minded individuals, Artfol might be what you’re looking for instead.”

CNET: Facebook’s oversight board to rule on Trump’s suspended accounts. “Facebook’s content oversight board plans to rule on Wednesday whether Donald Trump will be able to access the platform he was booted from, amid concerns the former president could incite violence like the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. The board tweeted its plans on Monday morning.”


Popular Science: A complete guide on how to safely take, send, and store nudes. “Being able to instantaneously swap photos with someone no matter the distance can be really fun, but ease can make you ignore potential complications. Just like having sex, sending nudes can have unintended lifelong consequences you might not be willing to deal with. But you can easily minimize risks and protect yourself by being safe.” Even if you’re not interested in taking such pictures of yourself, there are a lot of good tips here for keeping your private things private.

Bustle: 3 Sneaky Hacks To Watch Instagram Stories Anonymously. “The ability to check out who has viewed your Instagram Story is a double edged sword — pretty satisfying when it’s your Story, and pretty exposing when you’re on the other side. Though you might enjoy being able to see who is watching your Stories, you’ve likely wondered how to watch other people’s Instagram Stories anonymously.”


BBC: Canadian ‘sign war’ captivates the internet. “For the past week, the Canadian town of Listowel has been embroiled in a war of words via business signs that has captivated local residents and people around the world. It started as a battle between two businesses in the Ontario town – Speedy Glass and Dairy Queen (DQ) – and has since spread to the entire town and even further afield. Locals have been joining in, creating fun mottos for their business’ sign.”


Security Week: Tesla Car Hacked Remotely From Drone via Zero-Click Exploit. “The attack, dubbed TBONE, involves exploitation of two vulnerabilities affecting ConnMan, an internet connection manager for embedded devices. An attacker can exploit these flaws to take full control of the infotainment system of a Tesla without any user interaction.”


Financial Post: Apple hires ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after colleagues’ firing. “Apple Inc said on Monday it has hired former Google distinguished scientist Samy Bengio, who left the search giant amid turmoil in its artificial intelligence research department. Bengio is expected to lead a new AI research unit at Apple under John Giannandrea, senior vice president of machine learning and AI strategy, two people familiar with the matter said.” Good evening, Internet…

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