Visual missives from the Latent Space 2022-08-15

“Love, Lies, Bleeding”

OANN managed to piss-off even the relatively libertarian-aligned hacker audience at Def Con.

President Biden signed the PACT Act into law, expanding veterans’ health care and benefits, especially for those who had been exposed to toxic burn pits.

Researchers from UBC introduced a novel percussion instrument at SIGGRAPH, played by drawing on a touch screen.

Salman Rushdie was attacked onstage at a reading, in a near-fatal assault.

The “Love Lies Bleeding” variety of Amaranth is especially beautiful in our habitat right about now.

Former President Trump had his Mar-A-Lago estate raided by FBI agents, even after the US head of counterintelligence had personally visited there to ask for the return of classified materials, which turned out to be related to nuclear weapons — in what the DOJ described as several “ongoing criminal investigations” repeating the phrase multiple times.

First Street Foundation released Risk Factor™ for hyperlocal comprehensive assessment of risks from flooding, wildfire, or extreme heat, based on peer-reviewed research.

CPAC featured a kind of “cosplay” where an actual Jan 6 insurrectionist spent the day dressed in prison couture inside a jail cell, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green portrayed what appeared to be some kind of conjugal visit, kneeling amidst rolled up $20 bills, with her hands in his lap, whilst a crowd recited “The Lord’s Prayer”, or something.

Also, we visited an amazing circus.

Most recent recipe: “Doce de tomate” https://derwen.ai/r/tomato_jam

Finally,

“Gangnam style by Picasso”

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evil mad sci, derwen.ai/paco ; lives on an apple orchard in Ecotopia

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Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan

evil mad sci, derwen.ai/paco ; lives on an apple orchard in Ecotopia