A photo conspiracy theory is afloat after uncredited, potentially lucrative images of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on a yacht were released by TMZ. The images affirmed the rumors that the pair had gotten back together after 20 years apart. Others suggested that they were in the midsts of a shot-for-shot recreation of 2002’s “Jenny from the Block” music video! Conspiracy or happy couple????
Also on the show: The New York Times goes from the gold with a square crop of the Olympics, Twitter hosts a hack-a-thon to find bias in their AI, and the New York Public Library announces plans to shutdown public access to a trove of 1 million images that you could check out with your library card.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Square crop! Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday: Minting Gold (via NYT)
- Olympic Highlights: Our Best Photos in Tokyo (via NYT)
- New York Public Library’s Picture Collection Will Be Archived (via NYT)
- The New York Public Library’s Picture Collection
- Wallach Division Picture Collection – NYPL Digital Collections
- Twitter’s racist algorithm is also ageist, ableist and Islamaphobic, researchers find (via NBC News)
- Twitter’s Photo-Cropping Algorithm Favors Young, Thin Females (via Wired)
- Bennifer 2.0: How Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got us talking again (via BBC) h/t Martin Gisborne
- Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck Recreating the ‘Jenny from the Block’ Video? Bennifer Conspiracy Theory (via Esquire)
- Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best: Jessica St. Clair on Apple Podcasts