ABC News (AU): Museum Dance-Off sees curators cut loose with moves unlikely to gain much street cred

Weekend fun from ABC News Australia: Museum Dance-Off sees curators cut loose with moves unlikely to gain much street cred. “Librarians, archivists, curators and sound technicians are not normally associated with busting a move, but staff from two national institutions in Canberra are in the midst of battling it out in the fifth international Museum Dance-Off. While unlikely to gain any street cred for their dance moves, about 165 staff at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have embraced the limelight to produce a music video and go toe-to-toe with the National Portrait Gallery.”

Tubefilter: People Are Paying As Much As $200 For Shoutouts From Social Media Stars

Tubefilter: People Are Paying As Much As $200 For Shoutouts From Social Media Stars . “Cameo offers a roster of more than 1,400 notable people, all of whom deliver custom messages to specified recipients. Each individual star sets the price of his or her own shoutouts. The Australian YouTube channel Ozzy Man Reviews, for example, has his messages available for $30 a pop, while big-time YouTube star Guava Juice is requesting $200 for his how-do-you-dos.”

New York Times: A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone

New York Times: A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone. “Not long ago, a filmmaker wouldn’t dream of shooting a movie on a phone because the quality was so inferior to what you could capture on pricier devices. But that’s changing. Consider this: The most recent project from the renowned American film director Steven Soderbergh, ‘Unsane,’ was shot entirely on an iPhone. Today, there are lots of reasons everyone from pro photographers to amateur shutterbugs are using phones to shoot video projects.”

BuzzFeed: How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video

BuzzFeed: How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video. “Don’t be embarrassed if you were fooled, even if only briefly. Technology to trick our eyes and ears is advancing rapidly. Teams in Germany are working on Face2Face, the type of face- and voice-swapping technology used to create the video above. Software giant Adobe is creating a “Photoshop for audio” that makes it easy to edit and manipulate what someone has said, as is a Montreal startup called Lyrebird. After you’ve selectively edited someone’s words, you could take that audio and use tech developed at the University of Washington to generate a video of the very same person speaking those words, just to make it fully convincing.”

BuzzFeed: How YouTube’s Channel Recommendations Push Users To The Fringe

BuzzFeed: How YouTube’s Channel Recommendations Push Users To The Fringe. “YouTube’s channel recommendations have helped ‘unite the far-right’ on the platform and actively promote channels that peddle conspiracy theories, according to new research. Jonas Kaiser and Adrian Rauchfleisch’s research paper, ‘Unite the Right? How YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Connects the U.S. Far-Right,’ is the first large-scale analysis of the channels that YouTube automatically recommends users subscribe to and visit. They conclude that the channel recommendation algorithm pushes users to more fringe and extreme channels, such as Alex Jones of Infowars, while also elevating far-right voices above others.”

Tubefilters: YouTube To Stream Coachella For Eighth Year, Including Headliner Beyoncé

Tubefilter: YouTube To Stream Coachella For Eighth Year, Including Headliner Beyoncé. “For the eighth year running, YouTube will serve as the exclusive livestreaming partner for the music festival’s first weekend of performances — which includes headliner Beyoncé as well as Cardi B, The Weeknd, Post Malone, The War On Drugs, and more. “

Omaha World-Herald: Warren Buffett plans to release video archive of past shareholder meetings

Omaha World-Herald: Warren Buffett plans to release video archive of past shareholder meetings. “Warren Buffett plans to make public a video archive of about 20 years of past Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholder meetings. It’s a potential treasure trove for students, teachers and financial types interested in his ideas and history, said Louis Pol, business dean at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.”