Four short links: 12 March 2019


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Digital Music, Smart Camera, Cell Network Software, and Gender Equity

  1. Protocols: Duty, Despair and Decentralization (Mat Dryhurst) — Another cold-light-of-day re-reading of the surge of poptimism in the press over the past decade is to see it as the bargaining stage of grief over the seemingly inexorable charge of bot-like popular figures who hoover up ideas from the margins and deploy significant resources to capture a moment with music fortified from any potentially critical angle one might level at it. Pop stars are better understood as monarchic CEO’s of content production studios atop a feudal, trickle up, creative economy. They have adapted to the online ecosystem far faster than the critical systems that might have one day raised objection to them. A fascinating and energetic stream of consciousness about the internet-disabled/enabled music industry.
  2. Under the Hood: Portal’s Smart Camera (Facebook) — how it follows you as you move around the

    with interesting pictures of the prototypes and how they automated what directors do (in some cases).

  3. MagmaMagma is an open source software platform that gives network operators an open, flexible, and extendable mobile core network solution. Magma enables better connectivity by: (1) Allowing operators to offer cellular service without vendor lock-in with a modern, open source core network; (2) Enabling operators to manage their networks more efficiently with more automation, less downtime, better predictability, and more agility to add new services and applications; (3) Enabling federation between existing MNOs and new infrastructure providers for expanding rural infrastructure; (4) Allowing operators who are constrained with licensed spectrum to add capacity and reach by using Wi-Fi and CBRS. Want to spin up your own LTE network? (via Facebook blog)
  4. Gender Equity Resources (NAVA) — is for the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector, but there’s a lot to adapt for your tech workplace, too. (via Courtney Johnston)

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