UK Photojournalism, Human Rights Reporting Gateway, North Carolina Voters, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, October 12, 2022


National Science and Media Museum: National Science And Media Museum Collaborates With Google Arts & Culture To Unveil Newly Digitised Archive Images In Ai-powered Experiment . “The National Science and Media Museum has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to digitise nearly 100,000 new images from the Daily Herald Archive, part of the Science Museum Group Collection.”

Human Rights Watch: US Launches Promising Human Rights Reporting Tool. “On September 30, the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor launched a new reporting tool, the Human Rights Reporting Gateway, that gives the public a way to alert the US government of gross violations of human rights. The State Department hopes the information uploaded will help its staffers determine which foreign security forces should not receive US assistance.”

Meredith College: New Website Aims to Make Voting Easier in North Carolina. “As Election Day 2022 fast approaches, a new tool has been launched to make the process easier for North Carolina voters. The site… was created by Meredith College Associate Professor of Political Science Whitney Ross Manzo and UNC-Chapel Hill Associate Professor of Public Policy Rebecca Kreitzer. According to Manzo and Kreitzer, between 35-60% of eligible American voters don’t vote in an average election. One of the reasons is that the process of voting is complicated and time-consuming. The new website is meant to take some of the confusion out of the process.”

Patch: RI Launches Website To Help Residents Pay Energy Bills. “The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) and Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a website together Tuesday to provide a one-stop resource for helping state residents pay their energy bills, Gov. Dan McKee said.”


NME: Google announces cloud gaming Chromebooks shortly after killing Stadia. “The laptops in question, the Acer Chromebook 516 GE, Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook and Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip, are ‘built for cloud gaming’ – a brag that Google Stadia can no longer make.”

New York Times: Misinformation Swirls in Non-English Languages Ahead of Midterms. “More multilingual fact-checking groups are pushing back against misleading translations, manipulated images and outright lies that jump platforms and cross borders.”


BBC: TikTok profits from livestreams of families begging. “Displaced families in Syrian camps are begging for donations on TikTok while the company takes up to 70% of the proceeds, a BBC investigation found. Children are livestreaming on the social media app for hours, pleading for digital gifts with a cash value. The BBC saw streams earning up to $1,000 (£900) an hour, but found the people in the camps received only a tiny fraction of that.”

WIRED: 5 Future Scenarios for Google Lens. “Wanting to better understand what’s in store for Google Lens, I visited the company’s San Francisco office and sat down with Lou Wang. He is a director of product management at Google who’s worked for years on Lens.”


The Mainichi: Japan YouTuber Diet member’s prolonged overseas absence opens can of legal worms . “Japanese YouTuber ‘GaaSyy,’ who was elected to Japan’s House of Councillors on the ticket of the NHK Party, remains overseas and has not attended Diet sessions, with reports earlier this year that he was residing in Dubai. The head of the chamber’s Committee on Rules and Administration has requested that he quickly return to Japan and appear in the Diet.”

The Guardian: Uffizi Galleries sue Jean Paul Gaultier over use of Botticelli images. “The matter came to light earlier this year after the Uffizi in Florence was notified of the garments being advertised by Jean Paul Gaultier on its website and social media. The painting by Sandro Botticelli is the centrepiece of the Botticelli Rooms at the world-famous galleries and, according to Italian law, any use of the country’s publicly owned art to sell merchandise requires permission and payment of a fee.”


Newswise: Score a discount on Amazon? You might’ve unwittingly paid more. “More than a quarter of vacuum cleaners sold on Amazon have at some point pretended to offer a discount when they had actually just increased the price, according to new research. By pairing a price increase with the introduction of a previously unadvertised ‘list price’ for a product, Amazon signals to shoppers that they are receiving a discount when they actually pay 23% more, on average, for their new vacuum than they would have just a day earlier. Days after the price hike, the price drops and both the list price and misleading discount claim disappear.”

New-to-me, from Georgetown College: Academic Journal Founded by College Professor Provides Focal Point for Disability Studies. “The Journal of Philosophy of Disability, launched last year by Joel Michael Reynolds, is celebrating the publication of its second issue this November. Founded to examine questions of ‘disability, broadly construed,’ it is the official journal of the Society for Philosophy and Disability and the first of its kind in a field defined by its intrinsic interdisciplinarity.” Good morning, Internet…

Do you like ResearchBuzz? Does it help you out? Please consider supporting it on Patreon. Not interested in commitment? Perhaps you’d buy me an iced tea. I love your comments, I love your site suggestions, and I love you. Feel free to comment on the blog, or @ResearchBuzz on Twitter. Thanks!

Categories: morningbuzz

Leave a Reply