Indianapolis School Architecture, Indiana School Performance, San Francisco Law Enforcement, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, September 24, 2022


Indianapolis Public Library: Digital Indy Reveals Indianapolis Public Schools Architecture Collection. “The Indianapolis Public Schools Architecture Collection spans three centuries and includes documents from the 1890s through the 1970s. The educational priorities of various time periods are reflected in the design of buildings and how they were used. For example, school floor plans that highlight what was taught in classrooms during various time periods reveal rooms designated for clothing laboratory, cabinet making shop, and other subjects that are hard to find in modern schools.”

WISH: Indiana Board of Education demos new school data tool for parents. “The site will provide visual representations of all data pertaining to an individual school, school corporation or the state as a whole. Parents and educators will be able to see data points related to math and reading scores, graduation rates and percentages of students earning college credit through high school courses. They’ll also be able to filter data by factors such as, students on free or reduced-price meal plans, race or ethnicity.”

CBS News: Residents can follow complaints against SFPD officers on new website. “The San Francisco Department of Police Accountability has launched a case status tracking portal to make it easier for complainants to follow their case, submit documents and investigate hearing requests. The department works separately from the San Francisco Police Department to independently review the public’s allegations of misconduct and abuse from police officers.”


Reuters: Facebook whistleblower launches nonprofit to solve social media harms . “Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions to harms created by social media, she said on Thursday.”


Hyperallergic: Announcing the Inaugural Center for Craft Archive Fellows. “The recipients of the Center for Craft’s 2022 Craft Archive Fellowship are Xenobia Bailey, Jeffrey Gan, Elizabeth G. Greenlee and N.E. Brown, Siera Hyte, Maru López, and Olivia Quintanilla. For their six projects, they will receive grants of $5,000 to explore and analyze archives of their choosing, allowing them to engage in both conventional and innovative approaches to archival research.”

Israel 21c: Google acquires air quality insights company BreezoMeter. “Haifa-based BreezoMeter, founded in 2014, developed a system that collects environmental data from 11 million sources around the world and applies algorithms to predicHacks and roasts: Inside the new social media currency (Vogue Business) – #beauty #fashion #SocialMedia #humor t hazards related to air quality, such as pollution, pollen and wildfires. BreezoMeter has about 400 million users worldwide.”

Vogue Business: Hacks and roasts: Inside the new social media currency. “Hacks, where TikTok users share tips and tricks for efficiency or creativity; and roasts, a form of insult comedy in which someone is mocked, usually playfully, are thriving on the app and going viral. Brands are finding themselves involved in both — whether they like it or not. While some luxury and fashion labels might prefer to keep a distance, not least to maintain a well-protected aspirational status, others are eagerly jumping in, dishing their own comedic responses and launching collaborations with unexpected partners.”


Washington Post: Pentagon launches effort to assess crypto’s threat to national security. “The military’s innovation office is launching a sweeping review of cryptocurrencies to assess threats to national security and law enforcement posed by the rise of digital assets.”


KnowTechie: It’s not me, it’s you: Why I’m breaking up with “ is an automated service. Unlike other industries, it isn’t battling rampant wage inflation. The biggest variable that influences the cost-per-transaction is computing power, which is unbelievably cheap. Sure, the big three cloud providers (Microsoft, Google, and Amazon) have all recently hiked their prices in light of supply chain woes and soaring energy costs. But not by that much.”

New York Times: The Most Dominant Toxic Election Narratives Online. “Ballot mules. Poll watch parties. Groomers. These topics are now among the most dominant divisive and misleading narratives online about November’s midterm elections, according to researchers and data analytics companies. On Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Truth Social and other social media sites, some of these narratives have surged in recent months, often accompanied by angry and threatening rhetoric.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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