Author Archives: Michael Froomkin

#Brexit

via Twitter:

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My First 100 Days as President 

Day 14:

I’ll meet with China, and tell China to his face that he has absolutely No respect for us and that things are about to change, big time.

via My First 100 Days as President .

Reminds me of the ‘Dear Bill’ letters. Only that was the spouse.

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“Release The Measurements”

Video brought to you by Americans Against Insecure Billionaires with Tiny Hands PAC. Really.

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Outstanding Graphic

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From WashPo’s Wonkblog.

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Two More Salvos

1) The WashPo calls this Priorities USA spot a “brutal” portrayal of Trump as a “full-blown sociopath”:

2) The Clinton campaign “briefing” (rapid-response squad) has this web-only video ‘ad’ for Trump U:

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First Official Clinton Ad of the General Election

Who We Are | Hillary Clinton

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Entering the Uncanny Valley from the Human Side




This motion capture/computer graphics video from from Method Studios showcased by Cory Doctorow ought to be used to study the uncanny valley hypothesis. It’s said that as robots start seeming human, but not quite, that will weird people out more than would robots that are indubitably and clearly non-human. Well, what about when humans start seeming like something else?

I think the string people at 0:22 and 1:43 and 2:10 are pretty creepy. YMMV.

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