Mary Dill Henry, Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses, Autochrome Photography, More: Friday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, December 9, 2022


The Architect’s Newspaper: Hauser & Wirth Institute has digitized an archive of American artist and muralist Mary Dill Henry for IIT. “Drawings, photographs, written correspondence, published articles, and graphic design work from the treasure trove archive of American artist Mary Dill Henry has been digitized and become a permanent fixture of the Paul V. Galvin Library’s University Archives and Special Collections at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where Henry studied in the 1940s under Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy.”

STAT News: Biden administration unveils dashboard to track nonfatal drug overdoses. “The Biden administration is rolling out a new tool meant to help prevent drug deaths: a nationwide database that tracks nonfatal overdoses. The dashboard, known as the Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose Surveillance Tracker, will offer fresh insights about overdose rates, the drug supply, and the effectiveness of local emergency response efforts, the White House said.”

Radio Free Europe: ‘The Color Of Dreams’: Museum Releases Photos Of A Vanished World. “Some 72,000 high-resolution photos from a project called the Archives of the Planet have been made available for download by the [Albert Kahn Museum]….The Archives of the Planet project was launched in 1909 by French banker Albert Kahn soon after autochrome, the first viable color film technology, became commercially available.” Jawdropping photography.

Screen Daily: Amid a skills shortage, ‘Talented U’ database showcases 300 UK-based Ukrainian film and TV professionals. “Over 300 Ukrainian film and TV workers living in the UK have signed up to a new online database, Talented U, that aims to help industry professionals forced to flee Ukraine since the Russian invasion to continue their careers and contribute their skills to the UK industry, which is currently in the throes of a skills shortage.”


9to5 Google: Google’s Simple ML for Sheets add-on can predict missing and spot abnormal values. “Google today announced an add-on for Google Sheets that applies ‘Simple ML’ to your data that was built by the TensorFlow team to help make ‘machine learning accessible to all.'”

Engadget: Twitter is reportedly raising Blue subscription’s pricing on iOS to $11. “According to The Information, the company informed some employees that it’s going to charge users $11 for Blue subscription if they pay through its iOS application. But if they pay through the web, it will only cost them $7 a month for the service, which includes getting the website’s blue verification badge.”


The Daily Targum: Rutgers School of Public Health stops using Twitter. “The Rutgers School of Public Health announced on Tuesday that the school would no longer post on Twitter amid the spread of hate speech on the platform. The School of Public Health will not delete its Twitter account but will keep it as a digital archive and continue posting to other social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.”


CBS News: San Francisco building inspectors to investigate bedrooms at Twitter HQ. “San Francisco regulators are looking into what appears to be employee bedrooms newly installed at Twitter’s headquarters. As part of Elon Musk’s overhaul of the social media company, the billionaire CEO had part of Twitter’s offices outfitted with sleeping quarters, Forbes first reported this week.” I know some people are claiming this is harassing EM personally but it’s really not; back in 2016 a guy in SF was stopped from living in a wooden “pod” in his friend’s living room.


University of Oxford: ‘Hand to hand’ app helps poorest with COVID impact. “A Tik-Tok-style short video app, specifically for marginalised groups in low-income countries, has been developed and trialled by researchers at Oxford and the University of Birmingham. It has proved highly successful. Use of the app had a positive effect on entrepreneurship and employment – enabling participants to deal better with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

University of Miami: Miami Affordability Project tool shows impacts of extreme heat. “At a launch event at HistoryMiami earlier this week, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) at the University of Miami unveiled the Climate and Equity Mapping Platform (CAMP)… Among the tools included as part of CAMP is the newest iteration of CCE’s Miami Affordability Project (MAP), which offers users a powerful, data-driven mapping tool to identify areas of need for affordable housing and environmental justice investment.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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