You’ve noticed, perhaps, that Verisign have hijacked the net to show their website every time you mistype a .com or .net address so that your browser can’t find the server you’ve asked for? There’s some interesting, though complicated, discussion of this, monopoly and regulation of the internet in a Slashdot thread on this. And Verisign’s rewarded for it all by another big US government contract. (Boing Boing, via Andedammen)

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Cultural Representations of Machine Vision: An Experimental Mixed Methods Workshop

Call for submissions to a workshop, Bergen, Norway
Workshop dates: 15-17 August 2022
Proposals due: 15 June

The Machine Vision in Everyday Life project invites proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop using qualitative approaches and digital methods to analyse how machine vision is represented in art, science fiction, games, social media and other forms of cultural and aesthetic expression.