Manning Clark House, Kansas City Jewish Community Digital Archive, ICANN, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, March 6, 2022


Architecture AU: A new digital age for iconic mid-century Canberra house. “A house designed for one of Australia’s most famous historians which itself became an important part of the history of modernist domestic architecture in this country can now be toured virtually. The Robin Boyd Foundation has released a 3D tour of Manning Clark House, designed by Boyd and built in Forrest, Canberra for the late historian Manning Clark and his wife Dymphna in 1952.”

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle: Jewish Community Digital Archive debuts online. “The Kansas City Jewish Community Digital Archive… is launching with digital issues of The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle’s entire back catalog, plus local history video interviews — and it’s looking to the community to help it grow more.”


CNN: Ukraine’s request to cut off Russia from the global internet has been rejected. “The international non-profit that coordinates management of the internet told Ukraine it will not intervene in the country’s war with Russia, rebuffing a request to cut Russia off from the global internet. Ukraine’s proposal is neither technically feasible nor within the mission of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, according to a letter ICANN sent to Ukrainian officials on Wednesday.”

KnowTechie: Twitter is jumping on the podcast bandwagon. “It looks like Twitter is working on integrating podcasts into the main experience on the site. We know this thanks to app researchers like Alessando Plaluzzi and Jane Manchun Wong; who both recently shared screenshots of the feature.”

New York Times: One Year After Beeple, the NFT Has Changed Artists. Has It Changed Art?. “On March 11, 2021, all of one year ago, Mike Winkelmann, whose nom d’artiste is Beeple, sold a collage of computer illustrations for $69 million simply because that collage came attached to a digital certificate called an NFT. That colossal price launched a mad scramble among creators of all kinds — illustrators, musicians, photographers, even a few veteran avant-gardists — to join the NFT gold rush….But did this vast tsunami of ‘NFT art’ actually trigger any kind of sea change in what art looks like, what it means or what, in some profound sense, it is?”


PetaPixel: How to Tag Your Photos to Make Them Easy to Find . “One of the hardest things about being an archivist is finding stuff. Luckily, the tagging tools on both the iPhone and Android phones are pretty simple. You just need to take the time to do it.”


CNN: Fact check: Phony images masquerading as CNN coverage go viral amid war in Ukraine. “As CNN works to debunk misinformation about the war in Ukraine, some social media accounts are working to spread misinformation about CNN’s own coverage of the war. A series of phony screenshots — screenshots supposedly depicting CNN’s reporting but that are actually fabrications that aren’t from CNN at all — have spread widely on social media platforms over the past week.”

DigitalTrends: Ukraine wages war by phone. “Ukraine’s resistance to invasion by Russia is being waged on mobile phones as well as on the battlefield and in the city streets. Intelligence about troop movements is being relayed via images and videos to Ukrainian defenders. Both sides are also waging a propaganda campaign fueled by social media. Experts say the barrage of information could tilt the course of the war.”


KIRO: Genealogy resolves Canada’s ‘Babes in the Wood’ case 70 years after boys’ hatchet murders. “A groundskeeper clearing brush from a Canadian park in 1953 made a horrific discovery: the skeletal remains of two young boys who had been bludgeoned to death with a hatchet. For nearly 70 years, the boys, whose murders became known as the ‘Babes in the Wood’ case, remained unidentified as their brutal deaths slowly became Vancouver’s oldest unsolved homicides. The advent of genetic genealogy has changed that.” I don’t generally index forensic genealogy articles because they’re usually brief and basic. This one is really extensive and has tons of external links.

MarketWatch: Google walkout organizer on first major ‘Me Too’ law: ‘When you think bigger, it can make a difference’. “Years after Tanuja Gupta helped organize the Google walkout, she’s celebrating the success of a broader effort: a new federal law that ends forced arbitration in cases of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Gupta and other organizers led thousands of Google employees around the world as they walked off the job in 2018 to protest the company’s handling of sexual-misconduct accusations.”

CBS News: White House backs bill requiring mandatory cyber reporting to CISA amid Ukraine crisis. “The White House has come out in full support of a bill requiring hospitals, power plants, water utilities, airports and other critical infrastructure to report cyber attacks to the Department of Homeland Security within 72 hours.”


9to5 Google: Comment: With Assistant Snapshot going away, Google Now’s radical vision is dead for a generation . “It’s been clear for some time now that Assistant Snapshot ‘does not have the same level of vision, central on-phone placement, or wide backing’ as Google Now. It was never going to be game changing, but its upcoming demise officially closes the chapter on what could have been a radically different way to use smartphones.” Good morning, Internet…

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