How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

Mr. Penner, my seventh-grade science teacher, was trying to teach us about the three states of matter. “The shape of a solid is obvious,” he said, “but a gas or liquid assumes the shape of the container in which it is stored.” I thought of Mr. Penner when preparing for a TEDx Talk in Winnipeg next month on the way technology shapes music. Tech is the container into which we stuff music. And the results, while subtle, change the very nature of how we make and listen to music. Before…

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Logistics, the next big career boom, is here: Enrol for BBA and MBA logistics

Logistics, the next big career boom, is here: Enrol for BBA and MBA logistics

Transportation_400x300 Choosing a career path in India can be a challenging task. From the growth options in the sector to job security, there are multiple things that we need to consider. And if there is one sector that has been emerging significantly, it has to be logistics and supply chain management. With 40 million people employed all over the world, the sector has grown exponentially in the recent times. Logistics has been an incredibly lucrative sector that is spread across roadways, railways, airways, and waterways and is expected to be…

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Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

There are still many job opportunities for this guy.GETTY In the last two decades of education reform, a great deal of emphasis has been put on sending high school graduates to college. President Obama in his 2009 State of the Union address proclaimed that by 2020 America would “once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world” (though he hedged that a bit by later saying simply that everyone would need some kind of post high school education.) We’ve repeatedly used college enrollment and completion as a measure of…

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Facebook content moderation is an ugly business. Here’s who does it

Facebook content moderation is an ugly business. Here’s who does it

Some of the workers saw video of a man being stabbed to death. Others viewed acts of bestiality. Suicides and beheadings popped up too. The reason for watching the gruesome content: to determine whether it should be pulled from Facebook before more members of the world’s largest social network could see it. Content moderators protect Facebook’s 2.3 billion users from exposure to humanity’s darkest impulses. Swarming through posts that’ve been flagged by other members of the social network or by the Silicon Valley giant’s artificial intelligence tools, they quickly decide what stays up…

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Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan Fashion Week Is Coming to L.A.—And It’s About a Lot More Than Eco Leather and Faux Fur

Vegan designers like Stella McCartney (whose Fall 2018 show is pictured here) are exploring mushroom leather, cruelty-free silk, and other high-tech vegan fabrications. In the alphabet soup of Fashion Week abbreviations—NYFW, LFW, MFW, PFW, et al. —Emmanuelle Rienda is adding another: VFW. She’s organizing the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles on February 1, just a few days before the Fall 2019 shows officially kick off in New York. At first blush, a Fashion Week organized around veganism admittedly sounds a little, well . . . intense. Even Rienda concedes that…

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Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Why Colette is queen of the influencers

Open Colette’s Wikipedia entry and – just as with one of her novels – you’re hooked right away. “She was a French author and woman of letters, also known as a mime, actress and journalist, nominated for the Nobel prize in literature in 1948.” She wrote more than 30 novels and was called “the greatest living French writer of fiction” by the New York Times, just before her death in 1954. That’s not to mention her status as the ultimate cat lover. Thanks to Colette, feline fans on Instagram have an almost endless…

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Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Acting Is More Like A Job, Directing Is Like Having Fun’

Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Acting Is More Like A Job, Directing Is Like Having Fun’

Kangana Ranaut, who took over the reigns as director of her forthcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, says directing a film is like leading a worker’s life but she had fun while she was at it. Kangana interacted with the media at the trailer launch of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi along with her co-actors Ankita Lokhande, Mishti and Suresh Oberoi, as well as producer Kamal Jain, writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy on Tuesday. The Queen star stepped into the film’s original director Krish’s shoes after…

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Teens embracing Crocs is fashion’s latest so-uncool-it’s-cool trend

Teens embracing Crocs is fashion’s latest so-uncool-it’s-cool trend

Not that long ago, Birkenstocks, sportswear brand Fila, and UGG boots were all bywords for uncoolness, victims of their own success that had become so mainstream they’d fallen out of fashion. But lately they’ve all seen a revival, as influential teens have decided they’re so uncool they’re acceptable again. And perhaps no brand has done as much to turn ironic revivalism into fashion acceptance as Crocs.   Helen Mirren wears Union Jack crocs on the Tonight Show. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images On Thursday, the rapper Post Malone,…

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Tesla needs over $1 billion in cash over the next 6 months, and Wall Street is going nuts figuring out where it’s going to come from

Tesla needs over $1 billion in cash over the next 6 months, and Wall Street is going nuts figuring out where it’s going to come from

Between the moment you’re reading this and the end of 2018 Tesla needs to come up with about a billion dollars to give to creditors. And right now it doesn’t look like the company has it. So forget the libel lawsuits and the Twitter wars, the SEC investigations and tearful interviews from CEO Elon Musk. Forget the race to 5,000 Model 3s and the “production hell” turned “delivery hell” and all the hours of rework. Try to forget all the drama with hip-hop star Azealia Banks (if you possibly can). Remember instead that Tesla is –…

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are sending a clear signal that Amazon is the future of fashion, and it’s terrible news for department stores

One of the biggest fashion retailers in the US is going all-in on Amazon, and it’s telling of where fashion is headed. According to a recent report from Nomura, Amazon now offers a bigger selection of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger clothing than Macy’s and JCPenney do. These brands, both owned by PVH Corp, have historically had a strong presence in department stores. However, Nomura data shows that they are shifting away from this channel in search of greener pastures. While department stores have struggled in recent years, Amazon has…

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