Landscape with Beavers

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Stacy Passmore explore l'impact des castors sur les zones humides aux Etats-Unis (au Colorado et dans l'Utah en particulier) et c'est tout à fait passionnant de découvrir l'impact de ces castoridés et de leurs barrages sur notre propre environnement à l'heure du réchauffement climatique.

Impact de castors
Beavers have specialized knowledge, not only about water and its storage, but also about how to adapt and thrive in degraded environments, and how to nurture habitat for fellow species. Could the beaver’s low-tech, idiosyncratic building techniques make a comeback in an era dominated by parametric algorithms and modular design systems?

The Slow Death of Hollywood

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Peter Thiel a popularisé le concept de vainqueur qui rafle tout avec son fameux From 0 to 1. Matt Stoller - dans sa newsletter Big - décortique ces jeux de puissance monopolistique et appuie là où ça fait mal en prenant cette fois le cas d'Hollywood (entre Netflix et Disney).

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the only goal now in Hollywood is to become gain market power in distribution or must-have content production, and then use that monopoly power to reduce the quality of output and reduce the bargaining leverage of artists. Even the agents, who are supposed to represent artists, are getting into the vertical integration game. The net effect is higher prices, less paid to artists, a less creative industry, and ultimately, the death of the Hollywood ecosystem of storytelling. Such a dynamic isn’t just a problem in terms of a more arid artistic world, but is in fact a political and national security problem.