Jason Huff

Design Director at Etsy. I read for design, contemporary art, and cultural critique.

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Twenty Years Later, Everything Is The Truman Show

vanityfair.com

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4 days ago

The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

wired.com

Jason Huff

11 days ago

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Electric Scooters

nytimes.com

Jason Huff

31 days ago

Strong opinions on how the internet and capitalism are the way they are, from someone who’s been around for awhile. Worth reading as a provocation for awareness.

‘No Company Is So Important Its Existence Justifies Setting Up a Police State’

nymag.com

Jason Huff

39 days ago

A detailed write up on the self driving car space. Waymo is in front.

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race?

bloomberg.com

Jason Huff

43 days ago

Great reflections and long read on the origins of the internet and our current problems with social media, data privacy, and the false promises of a tech utopia.

The Internet Apologizes …

nymag.com

Jason Huff

45 days ago

Against marriage

aeon.co

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46 days ago

Personalisation for the masses: Tom Dixon, Marcus Engman, Bethany Koby and Kirsty Emery discuss the future of design

itsnicethat.com

Jason Huff

54 days ago

The Age of Post-Authenticity and the Ironic Truths of Meme Culture

medium.com

Jason Huff

59 days ago

As someone who is frequently skeptical of Amazon's business practices, it's hard to deny the success of their relentless focus on customer satisfaction.

EX-99.1

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Jason Huff

64 days ago

A story of transformation and curiosity.

Give up the prospect of life after death, and you will finally really appreciate life before it. Give up metaphysics, and you can concentrate on physics. Give up the idea of your precious, unique, irreplaceable self, and you might actually be more sympathetic to other people.

How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis

theatlantic.com

Jason Huff

73 days ago

Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You

wired.com

Jason Huff

74 days ago

China Isn’t Happy About Its Newest Internet Stars: Teenage Moms

nytimes.com

Jason Huff

81 days ago

"But" is the great eraser : )

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

fastcompany.com

Jason Huff

81 days ago

Read this to learn a good response when folks pop up and say they have nothing to hide.

“Who cares, I have nothing to hide” — Why the popular response to online privacy is so flawed

mic.com

Jason Huff

82 days ago

So much meta data.

Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

theguardian.com

Jason Huff

82 days ago

So much meta data.

Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

theguardian.com

Jason Huff

84 days ago

A reasonable American history lesson from 1853 where a wealthy kid gets mad at his teacher for disciplining him in class, buys a pistol, brings it to school, and kills his teacher.

The Lessons of a School Shooting—in 1853

politico.com

Jason Huff

87 days ago

This is a good read if you’re a sceptic of the work any where at any time (and all the time) ideology.

Humans As Software Extensions

sebastianschmieg.com

Jason Huff

87 days ago

A dense read summarizing philosophy and the concept of Slow Thinking.

Slow Thought: a manifesto

aeon.co

Jason Huff

87 days ago

Anxiety relief at last.

The Seductive Confinement of a Weighted Blanket in an Anxious Time

newyorker.com

Jason Huff

87 days ago

Hackers Are So Fed Up With Twitter Bots They’re Hunting Them Down Themselves

theintercept.com

Jason Huff

112 days ago

You come to understand that most people are neither for you nor against you, they are thinking about themselves. You learn that no matter how hard you try to please, some people in this world are not going to love you, a lesson that is at first troubling and then really quite relaxing.

John W. Gardner: Personal Renewal

maeda.pm

Jason Huff

122 days ago

Incredible read for understanding the roots of current debates around technology and the underlying problems.

Engineers try to do politics by changing infrastructure.

That’s what they do. They tweak infrastructure. It’s a little bit like an ancient Roman trying to shape public debate by reconfiguring the Forum. “We’ll have seven new entrances instead of six, and the debate will change.”

The engineering world doesn’t have a conception of how to intervene in debate that isn’t infrastructural.

Don't Be Evil

logicmag.io

Jason Huff

133 days ago

A quick read assessing the three waves of our automated future.

PwC economists assess how and when workers will be affected by coming waves of automation

pwc.co.uk

Jason Huff

133 days ago

Three out of five American parents in a 2017 poll conducted on behalf of Facebook and the National PTA (one of the groups Facebook consulted while building Messenger Kids) said that their under-13-year-olds use messaging apps, social media, or both. If you take into account sneakier kids and more oblivious parents, the real figure is likely to be much higher.

Facebook’s app for kids should freak parents out

technologyreview.com

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150 days ago

The threat of tough regulation in Asia sends crypto-currencies into a tailspin

economist.com

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159 days ago

Call me cynical. Call me a skeptic. Call me a Ravenclaw with a dash of Slytherin. The point is, I always regarded personality quizzes as strangely addictive horse hockey, good for trading memes with friends, excellent at consuming your cash (or your employer’s — sorry, Nate), but not much more.

Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. I Found One That Isn’t.

fivethirtyeight.com

Jason Huff

159 days ago

Excited to see this exhibition when I’m back in NYC.

Back in the Bronx: Gordon Matta-Clark, Rogue Sculptor

nytimes.com

Jason Huff

165 days ago

William Faulkner - Banquet Speech

nobelprize.org

Jason Huff

174 days ago

This is a generation that is dominated by feelings, not by facts. The irony is that boomers criticize millennials for being snowflakes, for being too driven by feelings. But the boomers are the first big feelings generation. They’re highly motivated by feelings and not persuaded by facts. And you can see this in their policies.

Take this whole fantasy about trickle-down economics. Maybe it was worth a shot, but it doesn’t work. We know it doesn’t work. The evidence is overwhelming. The experiment is over. And yet they’re still clinging to this dogma, and indeed the latest tax bill is the latest example of that.

Time after time, when facts collided with feelings, the boomers chose feelings.

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America

vox.com

Jason Huff

175 days ago

The idea that millennials are capriciously wrecking the landscape of American consumption grants quite a bit of power to a group that is still on the younger side.

Where Millennials Come From

newyorker.com

Jason Huff

176 days ago

“Knowing has become obsolete,” Dwane says. “Learning has become our true currency. We’re not knowledge workers. We’re learning workers. If you aren’t actively trying to learn, no one can help you. If you make it central to your professional life, no one can stop you.”

The ‘Adaptable Leader’ is the New Holy Grail — Become One, Hire One

firstround.com

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179 days ago

Artwork Personalization at Netflix

medium.com

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192 days ago

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On December 5 the DeepMind group published a new paper at the site of Cornell University called "Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General Reinforcement Learning Algorithm", and the results were nothing short of staggering.

The future is here – AlphaZero learns chess

en.chessbase.com

Jason Huff

192 days ago

A great way to frame the different types of work we do in our daily lives.

Maker vs. Manager: How Your Schedule Can Make or Break You

fs.blog

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197 days ago

Worth reading for the photo alone.

Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

theguardian.com

Jason Huff

208 days ago

Always love a good critique of an idealistic and capitalistic tech conference.

Monetising millennials: what the corporate world thinks it knows about young people

theguardian.com

Jason Huff

231 days ago

The always provocative Adam Curtis.

So for example, I discovered that Sigmund Freud's nephew, who lived in America in the 1920s, invented public relations and using what he claimed was his uncle's theories about the unconscious.I thought, A, I didn't know that, B, it's a fascinating story. If A and B are true, everyone will be fascinated by it. I started with that, and out of that I then found many more stories about how Sigmund Freud's ideas had been used outside psychoanalysis and built that into a whole four-part series. It started with that story.

Adam Curtis on the dangers of self-expression

thecreativeindependent.com

Jason Huff

231 days ago

Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country

newyorker.com

Jason Huff

240 days ago

If you see something, say something.

I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this president had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families are so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.

Dear White People: Be More Like Gregg Popovich

theintercept.com

Jason Huff

240 days ago

Let there be justice.

In New Ruling, Federal Judge Refuses to Erase Joe Arpaio’s Conviction

theintercept.com

Jason Huff

241 days ago

How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World’s Alphabets

nytimes.com

Jason Huff

242 days ago

Most people are likely to stick with the status quo even if there are big gains to be made from a change that involves just a small cost.

The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

qz.com

Jason Huff

242 days ago

As Bike-Sharing Brings Out Bad Manners, China Asks, What’s Wrong With Us?

nytimes.com

Jason Huff

243 days ago

Online dating... not so bad!

First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society

technologyreview.com

Jason Huff

243 days ago

💖 the New Inquiry and its origin story

Are.na / Blog – Rachel Rosenfelt, founder of The New Inquiry

are.na

Jason Huff

276 days ago

A great story about a decades old industry in transition as Moore's Law fades out, with excitement about what's coming next.

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

nytimes.com

Jason Huff

278 days ago

A now common word to describe our time, fully explained and examined.

In short, “neoliberalism” is not simply a name for pro-market policies, or for the compromises with finance capitalism made by failing social democratic parties. It is a name for a premise that, quietly, has come to regulate all we practise and believe: that competition is the only legitimate organising principle for human activity.

Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world

theguardian.com

Jason Huff

278 days ago

The birth of radio conspiracies and the rise of fake news in social media. Where do they intersect and where are we headed?

The Fake-News Fallacy

newyorker.com

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