Well, hello there. It’s been a busy fortnight. I am back.
New Orleans is a month away which is mad. I’m staying there for over a week, but I’m really excited about going to NICAR again. I’m also now going to be in Perugia for the International Journalism Festival at the beginning of April. Woop!
Things that have amused/horrified me this past fortnight:
- This dude’s really weird request for after he dies. Torn between ‘awesome’ and 'weird’, although I’ve now learned that it is definitely 100% illegal to possess bits of human body in the US, so too bad for him I guess
- I learned of the existence of The Poe Toaster! As in Edgar Allan Poe! Being toasted! At his grave! For 75 years! What!
This whole thing about Clearview AI just gave me anxiety. But, that said, I put my photo into Yandex Image Search (read about that here) and it thought I was a Russian model or something, so… ¯_(ツ)_/¯