Is the YouTube Algorithm Controlling Us? I Try to Find Out | WIRED

From Wired. Do algorithms enhance our worst behaviors? How do algorithms influence our world views? Are social media algorithms making the world worse? Tech journalist Sinead Bovell talks with an ex-YouTube engineer, a former design ethicist from Google and an Oxford professor about the impact algorithms are having in our lives. Sources: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/interactive-media-bias-chart-2/ https://www.wired.com/story/the-toxic-potential-of-youtubes-feedback-loop/ https://www.wired.com/story/youtube-algorithm-silence-conspiracy-theories/…

How to Make the World’s Best Paper Airplane | WIRED

From Wired. John Collins, also known as ‘The Paper Airplane Guy,’ teaches us how to fold and fly our very own version of his "world record" paper airplane. John attempts to make the greatest paper airplane on the planet, and takes us along for the ride. Can’t get enough? Watch John go in-depth on this…

Conductor Breaks Down Orchestra Scenes From Movies & TV | WIRED

From Wired. Conductor Marin Alsop examines some band and orchestra scenes from popular movies and television shows and determines how accurate they really are. Does the conductor from the movie "Whiplash" have an effective teaching style? How historically accurate is "Amadeus"? Was Richard Dreyfuss convincing as a high school orchestra conductor? Marin answers all these…