Categorization – Blau Webkatalog http://blau-webkatalog.com/ Fri, 27 May 2022 02:03:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://blau-webkatalog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-18-150x150.png Categorization – Blau Webkatalog http://blau-webkatalog.com/ 32 32 Sonia Boyce’s performance defies easy categorization https://blau-webkatalog.com/sonia-boyces-performance-defies-easy-categorization/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/sonia-boyces-performance-defies-easy-categorization/ When I first met Sonia Boyce, I marveled at her stature, her wide voice, her nonchalant chain smoking. My partner and I were interviewing him about ‘We move in her way’, his 2017 show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. “We are interested in the relationship between the black artist and the white […]]]>

When I first met Sonia Boyce, I marveled at her stature, her wide voice, her nonchalant chain smoking. My partner and I were interviewing him about ‘We move in her way’, his 2017 show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. “We are interested in the relationship between the black artist and the white institution,” I said proudly. Boyce’s response surprised us, defying our expectations of goodwill and celebration: “I’m not!” We had this conversation in the 80s. What else can we ask ourselves?

Although somewhat crushed at the time by Boyce’s refusal to respond to my statement, I let his response teach me to be more specific, to find the question that can only be asked right now, to focus on lines of inquiry that are unique to my particular context. This time, when we speak — via Zoom, on an unusually sunny afternoon in January — I’m excited. ‘Don’t worry Sonia, I won’t ask you how it feels to be the first black woman to represent the British flag [commissioned by the British Council for this year’s Venice Biennale]. I just want to hear about your work! Five years after we first met, I’ve developed a stubborn commitment to nuance, a sort of Boyce-like specificity. ‘Oh good. That’s what I want to talk about too,” Boyce replies. (phew!)

Sonia Boyce, ‘We move in her way’, 2017, Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Courtesy: © Sonia Boyce/DACS, London, and Institute of Contemporary Art, London; photography: George Torode

For many years, Boyce’s practice involved working closely with other people through improvisation and experimental practice. I ask what impact recent events have had on his ability to create new work: “It was about trying to bring people together and protect us all at the same time – and ultimately choreographing a situation that I hopefully interesting.” It’s a curious conundrum in terms of artistic creation, to have to say, I want people to be in touch, but they can’t touch.

I like this combination of “curious” (from the Latin curiousone of the meanings of which is ‘attention’) and ‘riddle’ (conanderthe Latin word for ‘a thing to try’): a prudent thing to try. I am struck by the clarity of its meaning and the wisdom practiced in Boyce’s use of words.

“My work has two stages,” Boyce tells me. “The first is to bring things and people together. It’s performance. It’s “OK, we have this time, we have this space, what can we do here? How do we negotiate with each other? His approach requires a kind of anthropological observation: open permission to get bogged down, to make mistakes, to play. “If I’m trying to direct what’s going on, I miss all kinds of things. I prefer to be in the situation itself, as it unfolds.

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Sonia Boyce, In the castle of my skin, 2020, Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Courtesy: © Sonia Boyce/DACS, London, and Eastside Projects, Birmingham; photo: Stuart Whipps

This preference for being “in the middle of it all” should be read as an attention to the politics of social change, as well as to the artist’s own creative process. Boyce’s work pays close attention to the context in which it is generated, be it feminist debates over gendered representations of the body, or the British Black Arts Movement of the 1980s, or more contemporary explorations. His 2020 exhibition at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, “In the Castle of My Skin”, borrowed its title from Bajan writer George Lamming’s acclaimed novel, a study of colonial revolt in 1930s Barbados. Co-curated by Boyce and featuring the work of six other guest artists, the exhibition took the form of a large sculptural installation housing numerous works freely arranged next to each other, against each other and on top of each other. . To encounter Boyce’s work is to witness a playful serendipity and the revelation of his insistence on polyvocality, on reinvention and negotiation through creativity.

Boyce asserts that, for adults, play is “…too often seen as a vulnerability, rather than a space in which we can reinvent.” Indeed, binary thinking locks us into the willful uncertainty of play. Contemporary life is complexly structured by binaries, a condition rooted in the carceral continuum of surveillance, policing, and prisons. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we need new strategies. In our daily and conflicted lives, when so much is at stake, the status quo necessitates our fear of being wrong, of being punished, of being “irrelevant”. But in Boyce’s world, play is seen as an essential space in which to explore boundaries, to test and enjoy, to be surprised by things: “Our time is about that, the detachment from certainties that no longer nourish us enough good. .’ Playfulness requires creativity, and creativity opens up space for new ways of relating.

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Portrait of Sonia Boyce, 2021. Courtesy of the British Council; photography: Sarah Weal

The second step in Boyce’s process requires the deft distance of an editor: “It’s about sculpting what I call the remnants into something new. Working with what people have given me. This subtlety was arguably lost in translation in 2018, when the first retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work, “Six Acts”, at the Manchester Art Gallery, was somewhat overshadowed by the furor created by its reception. public. The removal of John William Waterhouse’s controversial oil painting Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) at a performance event – ​​one of various outcomes of an ongoing collective dialogue with a range of museum visitors and staff about how work in the galleries is selected, exhibited and interpreted – was met with repeated death threats and hateful vitriol as the artist and his collaborators were accused of fascist censorship and reporting Puritan virtue.

“I want to play with the representation, rather than feel like I have to fix it,” Boyce says. Having passed “the deconstructive stage of this equals that”, she is interested in performances that defy easy categorization, the legacies of which constantly play out in her process. “We’re so caught up in being right,” she exclaims, “but that logic is completely against the grain of artistic creation.”

Sonia Boyce’s solo exhibition is presented at the British pavilion of the 59th Venice Biennale from April 23 to November 27, 2022.

This article first appeared in curly number 226 with the title ‘Defying Power’. For additional coverage of the 59th Venice Biennale, see here.

Main picture: Workers kidnap John William Waterhouse Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) in Sonia Boyce’s ‘Six Acts’ retrospective at Manchester Art Gallery in 2018. Courtesy of Manchester Art Gallery; photography: Andrew Brooks

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Cyprus cancels the categorization of countries on an epidemic basis https://blau-webkatalog.com/cyprus-cancels-the-categorization-of-countries-on-an-epidemic-basis/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/cyprus-cancels-the-categorization-of-countries-on-an-epidemic-basis/ The authorities of the Republic of Cyprus on Monday cancel the categorization of countries on an epidemic basis and cancel the CyprusFlightPass form, which was previously mandatory for all air passengers arriving on the island, which contained detailed information on vaccination or covid disease . This decision was taken on April 7 by the cabinet […]]]>

The authorities of the Republic of Cyprus on Monday cancel the categorization of countries on an epidemic basis and cancel the CyprusFlightPass form, which was previously mandatory for all air passengers arriving on the island, which contained detailed information on vaccination or covid disease . This decision was taken on April 7 by the cabinet of ministers of the island state as part of the program to ease restrictive measures, the first stage of which was put into effect on April 11 and the second is introduced today. .

According to the new protocol for travelers, which came into force at midnight, there are no longer categories of countries according to the degree of spread of the coronavirus infection in them. This means that for customers not infected with coronavirus from many countries in the former gray zone, the need for self-isolation disappears. For passengers traveling to Cyprus, it is sufficient to have certificates of having had covid or to confirm vaccination with AstraZeneca (Vaxzervia, COVISHIELD, SKBio), Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson/Janssen, Sputnik V (Gam- COVID-Vac), Sinopharm (BBIBPCOVID-19), Sinovac (CoronaVac), Covaxin, Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19, CovaVax and Sputnik Light, the last of these vaccines being recognized by the Cypriot authorities only as a booster vaccination of base.

Are fully vaccinated air passengers aged 18 years and over who have not exceeded 270 days (9 months) after being vaccinated with a second dose of a two-component vaccine and a single dose of a single vaccine making up. Otherwise, they will need a booster dose – either a third or a second, depending on the number of components of the original antiviral drug. Unvaccinated travelers will need to undergo a diagnostic test in the country of departure, and this can be either a molecular PCR test valid for 72 hours or a rapid antigen test with a validity period of 24 hours .

From Monday, Cyprus also opens free access to all shopping areas, i.e. residents and guests of the island can now visit all shops and shopping centers without having to present the form SafePass with QR codes to checkers at the entrance.

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OMB’s Zero Trust Memo Promoting Initial Data Categorization and Zero Trust Implementation – MeriTalk https://blau-webkatalog.com/ombs-zero-trust-memo-promoting-initial-data-categorization-and-zero-trust-implementation-meritalk/ Thu, 14 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/ombs-zero-trust-memo-promoting-initial-data-categorization-and-zero-trust-implementation-meritalk/ With the 60-day deadlines for some of the objectives of the Office of Management and Budget’s Zero Trust Memo now in the rearview mirror, federal agencies should have a zero-trust implementation plan in place, focusing on initial data categorization and laying the groundwork for a zero-trust architecture. Industry officials say this data categorization, coupled with […]]]>

With the 60-day deadlines for some of the objectives of the Office of Management and Budget’s Zero Trust Memo now in the rearview mirror, federal agencies should have a zero-trust implementation plan in place, focusing on initial data categorization and laying the groundwork for a zero-trust architecture.

Industry officials say this data categorization, coupled with a broader move toward security orchestration automation and response (SOAR), will ultimately save federal agencies time and give them more long-term visibility.

“Overall, I think [the OMB memo is] very positive,” said Matt McFadden, vice president and cyber and a distinguished technologist for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) in an interview with MeriTalk. “It’s really focused on starting the journey towards implementing zero trust across all agencies.”

“With that, agencies need to understand what some of the important actions are to start that journey,” McFadden said. “With the OMB setting these timelines, it really helps them prioritize one of the key efforts and helps them understand that there is some urgency to this, especially with respect to each of the pillars.”

McFadden, who said GDIT has worked with federal agencies on their zero-trust implementation plans, said that from a data perspective, many agencies are focused on initial categorization of their data. He said that ultimately, federal agencies seek to achieve a high level of maturity, and that’s part of where the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Zero Trust Maturity Model comes in.

CISA released a draft of its Zero Trust Maturity Model in September 2021, the same day that the OMB released its draft Zero Trust memo. Although a version of the model has yet to be released, both the maturity model and the memo play into the larger themes of President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) on cybersecurity.

“Ultimately, they’re trying to move to a mature zero-trust architecture,” McFadden said. “OMB’s zero-trust strategy was a very good way for the White House to meet some of the requirements of the executive order.”

Among those requirements, McFadden highlighted the memo’s focus on the device pillar of Zero Trust architectures and the deployment of an enterprise-wide endpoint detection and response solution. in federal agencies. Additionally, he mentioned the ability of agencies to more easily share information with CISA, as well as the need to engage in more cybercrime hunting, detection and response activities.

He also noted the requirements listed in the memo to improve event logging, retention, and cloud security services. However, McFadden cautioned that the memo is very clear in noting that beginning in the 2022-24 fiscal years, agencies will largely have to use existing agency funds to meet the requirements.

“They’ve been very clear in the 2022-24 fiscal year that they have to use existing agency funds and understand that I think they’re putting the goal post very close to where the agencies can achieve these actions very easily with this implementation plan,” he said. “[Agencies are] establish their budget.

“I guess in the years to come and [FY]24, you’re going to see an increase in Zero Trust funding that will help spur a lot of these efforts.

He said in the meantime, agencies should continue to use the General Services Administration’s Technology Modernization Fund to help fund his zero trust goals.

“The entire industry, government, and all government efforts are embracing zero trust as a more effective cybersecurity strategy in the wake of many of these recent cyber events,” McFadden said. “So I think people should accept it.”

Steps to SOAR

The memo also included a 120-day timeline for initial data categorization for SOAR technologies. SOAR technologies work like a dashboard allowing agencies to visualize and automatically decide how to react to events, however, these features require a lot of data to work.

While it would be unreasonable to expect federal agencies to fully implement SOAR capabilities within 120 days, the memo brings them one step closer by requiring all federal agency data managers to develop an initial categorization of sensitive data, “for the purpose of automatically monitoring and potentially restricting the sharing of such materials,” the memo reads.

“There’s a lot of great technology that can be leveraged in this, but the idea is really for agencies, in real time, to use automation to understand the data they have to categorize it, deploy analytics, and respond. , deploy countermeasures against the things they see.

“The threats are constantly increasing and the environments constantly increasing; they migrate to the clouds, security teams don’t grow as fast to respond to those efforts,” he added. “So I think everyone recognizes automation as a key thing to adopt, to adapt to these threats. So with zero trust, that’s still important, and it’s good to see that as a central pillar towards which agencies must work.

Other industry officials are also SOAR as a major component of Zero Trust architectures as a whole and view the initial categorization deadline as a step in getting agencies to this point. Count Josh McCarthy, chief product officer for Revelstoke Security, is in this camp.

“SOAR has a huge place in zero-trust architecture,” McCarthy said in an interview with MeriTalk. “When you look at the whole zero-trust architecture magnified, it’s critical that permissions — for all the things you want to do with zero trust — make them manageable.”

“Because if you ever do all the things manually in this architecture, nobody wants to do it,” McCarthy added. “So SOAR really helps in that area. … It plays an important role in the overall architecture.

McCarthy said some of the major use cases for SOAR revolve around phishing and malware, but then he said, “It’s a Venn diagram with very little overlap where you know which is the biggest people’s problem and they want to address with automation.

McFadden put it succinctly, “You can’t defend what you don’t know you have.”

“The most important first step is to understand what your data is,” McFadden added. “Once you really understand that, we can start driving protection. Zero trust is a strategy, and I don’t think it ever stops. Through the OMB memo, we’ll start driving ourselves focus more on driving the maturity of each of these pillars and then setting new goals that will contribute to a more effective implementation, so hopefully we will have a zero trust baseline implementation very soon.

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Rapid Automatic Image Categorization Company Synthetaic Raises $13 Million https://blau-webkatalog.com/rapid-automatic-image-categorization-company-synthetaic-raises-13-million/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/rapid-automatic-image-categorization-company-synthetaic-raises-13-million/ Synthetaic recently announced that it has raised $13 million. These are the details. Synthetaic – an end-to-end AI company – recently announced that it has closed a $13 million Series A funding round led by Lupa Systems and with participation from TitleTown Tech, Betaworks, Booz Allen Hamilton and Esri. The funding will be used to […]]]>

  • Synthetaic recently announced that it has raised $13 million. These are the details.

Synthetaic – an end-to-end AI company – recently announced that it has closed a $13 million Series A funding round led by Lupa Systems and with participation from TitleTown Tech, Betaworks, Booz Allen Hamilton and Esri. The funding will be used to scale Synthetaic’s groundbreaking Rapid Automatic Image Categorization (RAIC) platform and continue to build strategic partnerships to analyze some of the world’s most important datasets. Ben FitzGerald of Lupa Systems has also joined Synthetaic’s board of directors.

Synthetaic offers organizations an end-to-end pipeline for AI-enabled solutions without the traditional reliance on human-labeled data, enabling AI insights in minutes instead of months of human annotation . Synthetaic’s flagship technology, RAIC, enables rapid object labeling, AI modeling, and solution deployment by analyzing large multidimensional imagery datasets, and empowers experts and non-experts alike to create and run detection AI models in minutes.

By using RAIC and its end-to-end AI pipeline, Synthetic is able to solve the underlying data problem of AI. Synthetaic’s platform can rapidly train and deploy AI models that surpass the speed and accuracy of traditional approaches, creating models in minutes that are on par with state-of-the-art hand-labeled models.

Synthetaic has partnered with a number of organizations across all sectors, including healthcare, geospatial AI, security and conservation. And the company worked with Climate TRACE to identify CAFOs to estimate methane emissions; Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan to classify rare brain tumors; the US Air Force to quickly extract key insights from geospatial data; and National Geographic to help identify and track rare species to guard against poaching.

The Series A funding round will help Synthetaic grow its team and scale its cloud and generative AI technologies that power the IRAC. And the company will also leverage these funds to support strategic technology partnerships currently underway and in their pipeline. The $13 million Series A round brings Synthetaic’s total to $17.5 million.

KEY QUOTES:

“The Synthetaic team has unlocked something very important with its RAIC technology. Organizations from defense to climate change to conservation need the ability to analyze data instantly and create new models of data. ‘AI just as quickly. The current state of the art where AI models are trained from hand-labeled data is expensive, time-consuming and increasingly outdated. This is the only team we’ve met with the vision and technical talent to create a scalable alternative.

—Ben FitzGerald at Lupa Systems

“The fact is that all AIs developed today are data-intensive. Feeding AI with high-quality labeled data, whether you’re working in a data-rich or data-poor environment, is a huge challenge. It’s expensive and time-consuming, and it’s the number one thing holding us back from applying AI more widely and more effectively. Our platform solves this problem to help accelerate the global transition to practical AI. »

— Corey Jaskolski, Founder and CEO of Synthetaic

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It’s time to stop playing cat and mouse with the categorization of Green Lake’s native Arctic char https://blau-webkatalog.com/its-time-to-stop-playing-cat-and-mouse-with-the-categorization-of-green-lakes-native-arctic-char/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/its-time-to-stop-playing-cat-and-mouse-with-the-categorization-of-green-lakes-native-arctic-char/ Green Lake in Hancock County is one of 12 remaining native arctic char waters in the contiguous United States, all of which are in Maine. It is also one of Maine’s four native landlocked salmon waters and the only water in the country where these two rare species occur naturally. Green Lake is also native […]]]>

Green Lake in Hancock County is one of 12 remaining native arctic char waters in the contiguous United States, all of which are in Maine. It is also one of Maine’s four native landlocked salmon waters and the only water in the country where these two rare species occur naturally.

Green Lake is also native rainbow smelt water, one of only two waters where Arctic char and smelt have co-evolved. It empties into Graham Lake, an artificial impoundment on the Union River, which is historic water for Atlantic salmon.

To say that Green Lake is unique in terms of the assemblage of native fish species would be accurate. To say it has the most unique species assemblage in Maine, and perhaps the Northeast, wouldn’t be unreasonable.

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Google Messages can now ask for SMS “donations” to improve its categorization feature https://blau-webkatalog.com/google-messages-can-now-ask-for-sms-donations-to-improve-its-categorization-feature/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/google-messages-can-now-ask-for-sms-donations-to-improve-its-categorization-feature/ A small price to pay for a cleaner inbox Google Messages started testing Categories over a year ago in India, recently expanding the feature to new regions. Being a one-stop destination for regular communications, OTP pins, and promotional messages, the app quickly became cluttered, so categorization became a necessity. The feature uses artificial intelligence algorithms […]]]>

A small price to pay for a cleaner inbox

Google Messages started testing Categories over a year ago in India, recently expanding the feature to new regions. Being a one-stop destination for regular communications, OTP pins, and promotional messages, the app quickly became cluttered, so categorization became a necessity. The feature uses artificial intelligence algorithms to identify which post belongs to which category, which requires training with huge amounts of data to become more accurate. To speed up this process, Google recently started soliciting message “donations” from users.

If you are invited to participate, you will now see a new prompt at the top of your screen to donate messages to Google to improve the app’s sorting process. Participation is optional, of course, which means you can always decline the offer if you don’t feel comfortable with it.

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Those bold enough to accept it will be taken to a page where you can select which messages to send to Google. The app focuses on promotional and commercial text messages, all of which are selected to be sent by default. If a specific entry contains sensitive information, you can deselect it from your list. Google also hides phone numbers and links before submission to ensure that any information related to you doesn’t reach places you don’t want it to.

Fortunately, there is also a compromise solution, in case you really want to help Google in its quest for data without risking yours. You can manually censor your own messages, editing elements of each element before sending them. When everything looks good, you can just hit the confirm button to know that your submission is yet another step to seeing better organization in posts one day. application.


The new prompt only appears for certain users, so you won’t necessarily see it the next time you open Google Messages. Remember that this is a completely optional request – you are under no obligation to submit any data.

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Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Dodge Categorizations on Their New Country-Punk Album: NPR https://blau-webkatalog.com/sarah-shook-the-disarmers-dodge-categorizations-on-their-new-country-punk-album-npr/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/sarah-shook-the-disarmers-dodge-categorizations-on-their-new-country-punk-album-npr/ Don Gonyea talks to country-punk musician Sarah Shook of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers about the band’s new album, “Nightroamer,” and Shook’s journey to sobriety. DON GONYEA, HOST: The honky-tonk punk of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers defies proper categorization. (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SONG, “IF IT’S POISON”) SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Lately, this […]]]>

Don Gonyea talks to country-punk musician Sarah Shook of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers about the band’s new album, “Nightroamer,” and Shook’s journey to sobriety.



DON GONYEA, HOST:

The honky-tonk punk of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers defies proper categorization.

(SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SONG, “IF IT’S POISON”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Lately, this time, we found the right moment. Lately, I feel like life is pretty good.

GONYEA: On their third album, “Nightroamer,” you can almost imagine people like Waylon Jennings or Tanya Tucker plugging into some of the songs. But then comes the squealing electric guitars that take us back to indie rock of the 90s and early 2000s, all with lyrics about the struggle for some sort of redemption. Sarah Shook joins us from Chapel Hill, NC Sarah, thank you so much for being here.

SARAH SHOOK: Thanks for having me, Don.

GONYEA: I guess you’re the night owl of the song the album is named after?

SHOOK: Oh, you got it (laughs).

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF THE SONG, “NIGHTROAMER”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Bloodied and raising the flag (ph).

GONYEA: Explain.

SHOOK: Well, I wrote “Nightroamer” at a time when I was trying unsuccessfully to get sober. I had a bottle of whiskey in my backpack and I was trying so hard not to drink. And I was like, man, I’m just – you know, I’m going to go for a walk and put some literal distance between me and this thing that – I’m really struggling with.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF THE SONG, “NIGHTROAMER”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Sweat runs down my face. And that’s how I found you in an (unintelligible) time (ph), in a distant place.

SHOOK: And I found a graveyard and sat down and wrote the whole song without a guitar, which is nice – that doesn’t happen very often. But I was like, okay, well, I have to get back to the hotel so I can get my guitar out of the trailer and start putting chords and a melody on it.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF THE SONG, “NIGHTROAMER”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Goodbye from Kansas.

SHOOK: Actually, I got pulled over by a cop on the way home. I was on foot. I don’t know if I mentioned that.

(TO LAUGH)

GONYEA: Alright.

SHOOK: It ended up being quite an ordeal. But yes, “Nightroamer” is very autobiographical. I’m a night person, for one thing. That’s when I think best. It’s when I’m most creative. But I think “Nightroamer” also has this promise of going against the grain to try to find something.

GONYEA: Yeah. I want to listen to the song “Ca ne change rien” now.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “IT CHANGES NOTHING”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) The devil on your shoulder is your only friend. There he sits just to remind you that all good things must come to an end.

GONYEA: OK, let’s start with that opening line, the devil on your shoulder is your only friend. I should add here, the angel on the other shoulder is nowhere to be found in this song.

SHOOK: That’s right (laughs).

GONYEA: So talk about it, the devil on your shoulder being your friend here.

SHOOK: Yeah. Well, I mean, a good friend tells the truth, on the one hand, and I feel like in that context, you know, the person having a good conversation gets the facts.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “IT CHANGES NOTHING”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) God is dead, and heaven is silent. Death has lost its sting. It doesn’t change anything.

SHOOK: My partner was joking the other day. He was like, man, I just listened to “It Changes Nothing” again and, like, it’s like, a black metal song. I was like, what? He was like, yeah, I mean, you know, by the purest definition, like, it’s – you know, obviously in terms of genre, it’s not black metal. The music is not black metal. But, like, lyrically, I think you wrote a metal song.

GONYEA: You sing God is dead, and the sky is silent. Death has lost its sting. Your – I think your partner is right.

SHOOK: Yeah (laughs).

GONYEA: Have you ever had the chance to perform any of those songs live in front of an audience, you know, along with the songs you wrote before you got sober? And I wonder what it does.

SHOOK: Yeah, there’s a handful of songs from “Nightroamer” that we’ve been playing live for a while. And they went very well. I remember a long time ago, when I first quit drinking, I kind of worked up the courage to talk about it on stage during a performance. And I – you know, you never really know how people are going to react to anything. And, you know, I had almost built this brand of myself, like, I get drunk every night and do drugs and get in trouble, and that’s what I do. And so to pull that, like, 180 – people have been so supportive.

(SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SONG, “I GOT THIS”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Up here in the atmosphere. I have this. The sun is shining and my eyes are clear. I have this.

GONYEA: You are non-binary and very involved in LGBTQ advocacy. I wonder, do you feel like inclusivity is becoming a bigger goal of the country music scene?

SHOOK: Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of growth. And having been home for the past two years due to the pandemic, I don’t feel like the growth has slowed. I kind of feel like the pace has picked up, just because of the things I see online on social media and in the press. And that makes me really excited to go back and be part of it in real time.

GONYEA: Let’s end with something a little loud. It is also the song that closes the album. It’s called “Talkin’ To Myself”.

(SOUND EXTRACTION OF SONG, “TALKIN’ TO MYSELF”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (singing) I talk about it myself. Talk to myself. I didn’t want to dwell on that.

GONYEA: Okay, tell us about the song.

SHOOK: I wrote “Talkin’ To Myself” sort of — around the start of the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 in the summer. And I was thinking about the fact that no matter where you are, so many of us are in our own little bubbles and we only have relationships with like-minded people. So existing in a bubble, you might as well just be talking to yourself because that’s – everyone’s using the same rhetoric and you’re not – you know, you’re definitely not looking for people who challenge what you believe. And I feel like for any kind of real lasting change to happen, I feel like we just have to be willing to step out of our comfort zones and have those conversations.

GONYEA: We talked to Sarah Shook about Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. Their new album, “Nightroamer” is out now. Sarah Shook, thank you very much.

SHOOK: Thank you very much.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “NO MISTAKES”)

SARAH SHOOK AND THE DISARMERS: (Singing) Well, I’m not making mistakes like last time.

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NetSTAR to Unveil Details of Its Next-Generation URL Categorization and Reputation Technology at Mobile World Congress™ 2022 https://blau-webkatalog.com/netstar-to-unveil-details-of-its-next-generation-url-categorization-and-reputation-technology-at-mobile-world-congress-2022/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 13:46:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/netstar-to-unveil-details-of-its-next-generation-url-categorization-and-reputation-technology-at-mobile-world-congress-2022/ SAN MATEO, Calif., February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Executives from NetSTAR – the global leader in URL, IP address and OEM web application categorization and threat intelligence SDKs and services – will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2022 (booth # 5H20MR) to share details of its next-generation URL categorization and reputation technology, inCompass®. This […]]]>

SAN MATEO, Calif., February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Executives from NetSTAR – the global leader in URL, IP address and OEM web application categorization and threat intelligence SDKs and services – will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress 2022 (booth # 5H20MR) to share details of its next-generation URL categorization and reputation technology, inCompass®. This major release of inCompass offers OEM partners a revolutionary new way to categorize encrypted URL traffic and retrieve categorization, threat information, and key metadata from that encrypted traffic.

Since 2001, NetSTAR’s inCompass technology has been integrated into the products and services of more than 260 OEM partners ranging from hardware and software vendors, mobile operators, security solution providers and adtech companies. Backed by state-of-the-art Internet categorization technology and telemetry data from over 1.6B endpoints worldwide, inCompass has analyzed and categorized over 36 billion URLs at the domain, path and page level in over 200 languages.

“This next-gen offering is intended to provide our partners with added value and future-proof URL and website categorization in the face of increasing encrypted traffic,” said Daniel Ashby, senior vice president of global business development at NetSTAR. “inCompass already provides OEM partners with the most granular, accurate and robust URL categorization solution on the market. many cases more than 99% of all internet traffic, while maintaining our peak performance and minimal footprint.”

NetSTAR telemetry has observed a sharp increase in phishing attacks and fraudulent websites since the start of the Covid pandemic. Last year, NetSTAR reported a 114% increase in phishing attacks (with some geographies even reaching over 600% of previous levels). Additionally, web applications are also becoming increasingly attractive targets for hackers and digital thieves. Internet knowledge and intelligence has become more essential than ever.

The Mobile World Congress will be held at Barcelona, ​​Spain to February 283rd of March. Individuals and organizations can find out more about conferences at mwcbarcelona.com. To schedule a meeting with members of the NetSTAR leadership team, please inquire at +1 650.600.3850 or email us at [email protected].

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Categorization of visual objects in early childhood https://blau-webkatalog.com/categorization-of-visual-objects-in-early-childhood/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 20:32:03 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/categorization-of-visual-objects-in-early-childhood/ Importance Categorization is the basis of thinking and reasoning. Through infant gaze analysis, we describe the trajectory by which visual object representations in infancy gradually correspond to categorical object representations as mapped on the visual cortex of adults. Using a methodological approach that compares the results obtained with behavioral and cerebral measures in infants and […]]]>

Importance

Categorization is the basis of thinking and reasoning. Through infant gaze analysis, we describe the trajectory by which visual object representations in infancy gradually correspond to categorical object representations as mapped on the visual cortex of adults. Using a methodological approach that compares the results obtained with behavioral and cerebral measures in infants and adults, we identify the transition from a visual exploration guided by perceptual salience to an organization of objects by categories. , which begins with the animate-inanimate distinction in the first months of life and continues with a surge of biologically relevant categories (human bodies, non-human bodies, non-human faces, small natural objects) throughout the second year of life. life.

Summary

Humans make sense of the world by organizing things into categories. When and how does this process begin? We investigated whether categories of real-world objects that emerge spontaneously during the first months of life correspond to categorical representations of objects in the human visual cortex. Using eye tracking, we measured the differential gaze time of 4-, 10-, and 19-month-old children when they looked at pairs of images belonging to eight animate or inanimate categories (human/non-human, faces /body, life size large/small, natural/artificial). Taking infant gaze times as a measure of similarity, for each age group we defined a representation space where each object was defined relative to others of the same or different category. This space was compared to hypothesis-driven and functional MRI-based models of visual object categorization in adult visual cortex. Analyzes across different age groups have shown that as infants grow, their visual behavior matches neural representations in increasingly larger portions of the adult visual cortex, suggesting increasingly progressive recruitment and integration. functional spaces distributed over the visual cortex. Additionally, the results characterize the visual categorization of infants as a gradual two-step process. Between 4 and 10 months, visual exploration guided by salience gives way to organization according to the animate-inanimate distinction. Between 10 and 19 months, a categorical leap leads to a mature organization. We propose that these changes underlie the coupling between seeing and thinking in the developing mind.

Footnotes

    • Accepted December 30, 2021.
  • Author contributions: research designed by CS, J.-RH and LP; CS and EA did research; CS, EA, J.-RH and LP analyzed the data; and CS, J.-RH and LP wrote the article.

  • The authors declare no competing interests.

  • This article is a direct PNAS submission. GC is a guest editor invited by the Editorial Board.

  • This article contains additional information online at https://www.pnas.org/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1073/pnas.2105866119/-/DCSupplemental.

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Definition and categorization of “rural” and evaluation of access to care https://blau-webkatalog.com/definition-and-categorization-of-rural-and-evaluation-of-access-to-care/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://blau-webkatalog.com/definition-and-categorization-of-rural-and-evaluation-of-access-to-care/ This article was originally published here Health Serv Res. 2022 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13951. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To examine how three measures of actual access to care vary across definitions and categorizations of ‘rural’. DATA SOURCES: Data from the National Health Information Trends Survey (HINTS), a nationally representative survey assessing knowledge of […]]]>

This article was originally published here

Health Serv Res. 2022 Feb 11. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13951. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: To examine how three measures of actual access to care vary across definitions and categorizations of ‘rural’.

DATA SOURCES: Data from the National Health Information Trends Survey (HINTS), a nationally representative survey assessing knowledge of health information, were used. Participants were categorized by county-based Urban Influence Codes (UIC), Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC) and Rural-Urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) based on census tracts.

STUDY DESIGN: Three approaches were used in the categories of UIC, RUCC and RUCA: 1) non-metropolitan/metropolitan, 2) categorization into 3 groups based on population size and 3) categorization into 3 groups based on the contiguity of metropolitan areas. Wald’s chi-square tests assessed differences in sociodemographic variables and three measures of achieved access across 3 of the ‘As of Access’ and Penchansky’s approaches. The three outcome measures included: having a regular provider (availability realized), self-reported “excellent” quality of care (acceptability realized), and a self-reported provider who “always” spends enough time with you (provider attention – accommodation made). ). Average marginal effects corresponding to each outcome were calculated.

DATA COLLECTION AND EXTRACTION METHODS: N/A KEY FINDINGS: All approaches indicated comparable variation in socio-demographic characteristics. Across all approaches, RUCA-based categorizations showed differences in having a regular provider (e.g., 68.9% of non-metropolitan participants and 64.4% of metropolitan participants had a regular provider). This association was attenuated in multivariate analyses. No rural-urban differences in quality of care were observed in unadjusted or adjusted analyzes regardless of approach. After adjusting for covariates, rural respondents reported greater provider attention in some categorizations of rural compared to urban (e.g., non-metropolitan respondents reported a 6.03 percentage point increase in the likelihood of have an attentive supplier [CI = 0.76-11.31%] compared to metropolitan).

CONCLUSIONS: Our findings underscore the importance of considering multiple definitions of rural to understand access disparities and suggest that continued research is needed to examine the interplay between potential access and realized access. These findings have implications for federal funding, resource allocation, and the identification of health disparities. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PMID:35146771 | DOI:10.1111/1475-6773.13951

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