The New Yorker on Dark Content


Watch an art work about the Dark Web, on the Dark Web“, by Daniel Wenger, on The New Yorker

“Humans may be messier than humans would like, but “Dark Content” suggests that computers aren’t the solution. Sometimes humorously, sometimes disastrously, automation tends to result in appealing anomalies, hints of personality. In one episode, a prune-mouthed granny places undue emphasis on the “tent” in “content moderation”; in another, a shiny-haired woman in a ruffled blouse uses an unnatural rat-a-tat to say “gotta keep my eye on that,” cramming each syllable into a millisecond’s slot.”