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Thoughts on Deepfakes

One of the most interesting recent developments in programming, the internet, celebrity culture and pornography is the recent explosion (and following suppression) of deepfakes. This development has all sorts of implications for the media, celebrities, politicians and, of course, just general reality. 842 more words

My heroes: Retraction Watch and the librarians who love them

I had the good fortune to hear Ivan Oransky, cofounder of Retraction Watch, at the Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN) annual meeting… 348 more words

The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future, by Robert Darnton

Eight stars

Before I commence this review, I’d like it to be clear that I enjoyed this piece in its audio format and tracked progress using the electronic book version. 1,322 more words

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In honor of Robert Darnton

This month Oxford University will award an honorary doctorate of letters to Robert Darnton, a (if not the) leading cultural historian over the past 50 years of eighteenth-century French publishing, book trade and literary culture. 792 more words

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