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Moon Art

Check out this beautiful collage of the Moon in 48 different hues. This original work of “Moon art” was created Marcella Giulia Pace. (More details about her project are available here; hat tip: Kottke.)

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Social Media Regulation Redux

I recently reviewed Jack Balkin’s paper on social media regulation and ended up giving it a mere “D minus” (see here, for example). But what would an “A plus” platform regulation paper look like? In a word, it would look … Continue reading

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The Anti-Facebook

Imagine an alternative social network, one without like buttons or noisy notifications — an anti-Facebook where the feed is reverse chronological, not algorithmic, and where nothing is monetized. Imagine no more … In particular, check out Minus — https://minus.social/ — … Continue reading

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Parking Garage Art

The “code wall” parking garage at the Lake Nona Town Center in Orlando, Florida has to be one of the most beautiful and creative parking structures in the world. For additional details, check out this short entry from the London … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: do you remember the 21st night of September?

Those are the opening words of the 1978 song “September” by one of the greatest North American bands of all time: Earth, Wind & Fire. For me, this song brings back so many beautiful memories from my childhood in Los … Continue reading

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Fall Update

In addition to my regular teaching duties and service commitments, this fall I will be presenting some of my ongoing research projects (in bold) at the following upcoming conferences: “Betting on Conspiracies?” at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Central … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa 2021

Check out this fascinating report in Tech Crunch by Devin Coldeway, who explains how computer scientists used “machine learning” and AI techniques to bring Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait of the Mona Lisa to life.

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PSA: Just say no (to the drug of social media regulation)

For your reference, below is a compilation in chronological order of my 12-part critique of Yale law professor Jack Balkin’s call for regulation of social media platforms: Jack Balkin commits the Nirvana Fallacy (9.7) Memo to Balkin: define your terms (9.8) Some … Continue reading

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Jack Balkin’s final grade: D minus

This is my last post in this series. Yale Law School Professor Jack Balkin concludes his social media regulation paper with the following paragraph, which I will quote in full below: “We should regulate social media because we care about … Continue reading

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Balkin’s modest proposal: notice and take-down

This is the next-to-last post of a multi-part series. Jack Balkin concludes his social media regulation paper by taking a closer look at “intermediary liability” — i.e. the idea that social media platforms should be legally liable for unlawful content … Continue reading

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