Bookmarked Coded Bias (CODED BIAS)
CODED BIAS explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all.

This looks like an interesting documentary.

Bookmarked Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (TV Series 2020– ) (Hulu)
With Padma Lakshmi, Preet Bharara, Vera Chan-Waller, Scott Chang-Fleeman. In Taste the Nation, award winning cookbook author, host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi, takes audiences on a journey across America, exploring the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups, seeking out the people who have so heavily shaped what American food is today. From indigenous communities to recent immigrant arrivals, Padma breaks bread with Americans across the nation to uncover the roots and relationship between our food, our humanity and our history - ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American.

Sophie Gilbert in Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation’ Is a Trojan Horse – The Atlantic () #

Bookmarked A Face in the Crowd (1957) (Warner Bros.)
Directed by Elia Kazan. With Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau. A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.

Jake Tapper in What ‘A Face in the Crowd’ Tells Us About Ourselves – The Atlantic (2020-10-08 07:00:00-04:00)

Bookmarked The Social Dilemma: A Netflix Original documentary (The Social Dilemma)
The technology that connects us Also controls us Trailer The dilemma Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives. The Mental Health Dilemma A 5,000 person study found that higher social media use correlated with self-repor...
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Bookmarked Two Towns of Jasper (Vimeo)

In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd, Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up to the horror of a modern-day lynching. In Two Towns Of Jasper, two film crews, one black and one white, set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the subsequent trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one that asks how and why a crime like this could have occurred. An Independent Television Service (ITVS) and National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) Co-presentation and a Television Race Initiative (TRI) selection.

Hat tip: This was mentioned in Episode 049 – Pop Culture Academia, Screen Time, and Automated Delivery | Media and the End of the World Podcast

👓 Making a Murderer, season two | Kottke

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In season one of Making a Murderer, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos profiled Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, who were
I remember loving the first season which was very compelling. Can’t wait to see this follow up.

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🔖 Write the Docs Portland 2018 | YouTube

Bookmarked Write the Docs Portland 2018 (Playlist) (YouTube)
Empathy-driven developer documentation
h/t Aaron Parecki

🔖 Want to watch Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Bookmarked Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) (
Directed by Sam Peckinpah. With Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young. An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.