The Guggenheim Panza Collection Initiative, Triathlon Data, Texas Podcast Network, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, May 25, 2021


City Life Org: New Guggenheim Publication And Digital Archive Share Findings On The Preservation And Presentation Of Minimal, Post-minimal, And Conceptual Art. “The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Object Lessons: Case Studies in Minimal Art—The Guggenheim Panza Collection Initiative, a major print publication contributing new scholarship on a critical period in art production and the field of conservation. In addition, the museum has launched a new digital archive, the Panza Collection Initiative Records.”

SportsPro: PTO creates online portal for triathlon data analytics and statistics. “The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has hailed a ‘new era in athlete and fan engagement for triathlon’ after launching a new data analytics and statistics website. The new platform… will become a single destination for key performance stats and analytics on all PTO professionals, including all-time record scores and times, as well as all major long-course triathlon results since 1978.”


University of Texas at Austin: UT Austin Launches the Texas Podcast Network. “Over half of Americans listen to podcasts, and there are a lot out there for them to choose from. The Texas Podcast Network is a great way to discover the podcasts being made across campus. Currently, there are 16 shows on the network, and the number is growing. These shows bring you into conversations about research and campus culture, covering topics from policy to science to student life.” I looked at the list and there was very little here that would be of interest solely to a UT Austin student. Looks like a good list.

TechRadar: Keep prying eyes off your Google search history with this new account tweak. “It’s no secret that Google tracks your activity when you use its hardware and software – whether it be an Android device, smart speaker or even just Google Chrome – but how secure is this activity log? At present, anyone with access to a logged-in device can view this log, but as discovered by Android Police, Google has recently introduced a way to password protect the ‘My Activity’ page.”

US Department of Education: Explore U.S. History at our Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground. “Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is considered America’s most hallowed ground and a sacred shrine to service and sacrifice. More than 400,000 people are laid to rest at ANC including former presidents, astronauts, civil rights activists, medical professionals, and prominent military figures. ANC recently launched an education program for students, families, and lifelong learners.”


Hong Kong Free Press: How China is sweeping up its own social media mess. “…the China Chang’an Web post, which was subsequently deleted, was an embarrassment underscoring a far more widespread problem: rampant negligence and mismanagement among the very government affairs new media that were promoted 12 years ago in China as a breakthrough in communication between the government and the public.”

Al Jazeera: Gaza-based journalists say their accounts blocked by WhatsApp. “According to the Associated Press, 17 journalists in Gaza confirmed their WhatsApp accounts had been blocked since Friday. By midday Monday, only four journalists – working for Al Jazeera – confirmed their accounts had been restored.”


Reuters: German antitrust watchdog investigates Google over data use. “Germany’s antitrust watchdog has launched a probe into whether Google Germany, Google Ireland and its parent company Alphabet are exploiting their market dominance in the way they handle data, it said on Tuesday.”

Lawfare Blog: Is the Facebook Oversight Board an International Human Rights Tribunal?. “Key Oversight Board design features—such as its ability to issue binding rulings and nonbinding recommendations, as well as the standards it applies—resemble those of international human rights tribunals. In addition, the board is developing answers to procedural questions that resemble the responses these institutions have adopted. The Trump decision also reveals that the board faces challenges to its authority and legitimacy similar to those that new international review bodies have confronted.”


International Atomic Energy Agency: IAEA Tool for Self-Assessment of National Nuclear and Radiation Safety Infrastructure Now Available Online . “The IAEA has launched a web-based version of its self-assessment tool — eSARIS — with additional features and advanced functionalities to support Member States in assessing their nuclear and radiation safety framework, to either strengthen the national regulatory infrastructure or in preparation for an IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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