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WWW. (08.04.17)

Impact
Aug 4, 2017

WWW. (08.04.17)

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Before Starman and Stardom: Unseen Portraits of David Bowie

It’s been a little over a year since David Bowie’s passing, and we’ve been missing his supernatural stardom since last January. We’ve been reminiscing with these recently uncovered portraits—taken by British photographer Gerald Fearnley, one of Bowie’s oldest friends and collaborators, the photos show a pure young Bowie at age 20.

Via i-D/Vice 

Scaramucci’s Eleven Days In Heaven 

Say hi and goodbye to “The Mooch,” a man who missed the birth of his own son to accompany our nation’s president to West Virginia as the (now former) White House communications director. Scaramucci was fired after an incredibly profane interview with The New Yorker— looks like John Kelly is next in line to pioneer the covfefe crusade.

Via The Economist

Frank Ocean’s Secret Style Weapon is an 18-Year-Old Girl

18-year-old Kayla Robinson is a tie-dye enthusiast, environmental activist, and founder of the Green Box Shop. This past weekend, Frank Ocean wore one of her designs at Panorama, sporting a shirt that reads, “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?” Ocean boosted Robinson’s business enormously with his support. That’s the type of entrepreneurship we like to see.

 

Via MTV News

The Earth is Getting Hotter

Not that this is even news, but things here on Earth are heating up—still. According to researchers, there is only a 5% chance that the planet will not remain below the 2C threshold that was set in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Via The Guardian

Facebook Robots Shut Down After Inventing Their Own Language

Update: we are now living in the plot of Terminator. Facebook recently shut down an experiment using artificially intelligent programs after two robots began to create their own language to speak to one another in codes incomprehensible to their creators. Better start sleeping with one eye open and looking at your phone.

Via Independent