The New York Times ignores a historic environmental demonstration in D.C.; accused hacker Jeremy Hammond speaks out against the government’s faulty “cybersecurity strategy” regarding Aaron Swartz’s prosecution; meanwhile, nudists in Vienna attend an art exhibit on “Nude Men From 1800 to Today” to show off their goods. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
It appears that Superstorm Sandy did not direct enough of its global warming-fueled fury at the headquarters of The New York Times last October.
A consulting firm called ReD is at the forefront of a new trend in market research, treating the everyday lives of consumers as a subject worthy of social-science scrutiny.
Twice as Many MOOCs
Two providers of massive open online courses are expanding their course catalogs to try to find a larger global audience.
Well-hung Art Brings Out Exhibitionists
The occasion at Vienna’s Leopold Museum was a special after-hour showing of “Nude Men from 1800 to Today” - an exhibit of 300 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures focused on the bare male.