Holocaust Memorials 1/
Just learned about the planned Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens (a garden that is directly next to Parliament)
1. I'm glad that there's going to be a dedicated holocaust memorial in the UK. I hope as some of the talk about it is, that it will deal with ongoing hatred issues, but I also hope it's critical about the UK's past treatment of jews.
(additional context - I live in a relatively okay southern UK town. There are better and worse areas to live in it, but gentrification wasn't really a process here, nor was significant social decline at the time of the trip to East London, so I never had that experience myself. And it wasn't something I had read about or was forced to look at like I was on that trip)
This was through a highly critical lens, and we saw the incredibly sharp contrast between different socioeconomic realities that existed there first hand. It was really valuable and a really formative experience.
I kinda wish other people could actually *be* in those kinds of spaces themselves, because I don't think film or other forms of media really do it justice like walking through it did.
There are few things that I went through in formal education that I felt was worthwhile or positive. Geography was one of them.
In particular the trip my Geography class made in the last year of my high school in 2009, we looked at the long-running 'regeneration' of East London through a school trip which was basically a long walk through the Grenwich/Canary Wharf area.
One of the leading Y2K aesthetic tweeters on Twitter goes through what was the Millennium Dome.
As someone who was too young to know what it was other than 'there' and 'vaguely a massive failure' (I only visited it once after it became The O2), wooow this fucking thing was worse than I could have possibly imagined.
maybe slightly better tech news, Conspiracy Theories (Twitter thread)
YouTube has announced they will be editing YouTube's recommendation AI to explicitly stop recommending certain kinds of conspiracy theory bullshit videos. A former YT engineer and a leading critic of YouTube has said this is a 'historic victory'.
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