Mash-Up Round-Up: A Love Affair with Rice Cookers
We have lost too many this week. We will remember.
RIP Phife. Hope you’re loving life above the rim.
Mash-Ups In The News:
In this day and age, it’s nice to remember that humans are still smarter than robots. And also worse than robots…maybe? Microsoft was very proud of their new bot, which quickly got corrupted by the people.
via The Verge
Our dear friend Chino grew up a Korean kid in Colombia and now lives in LA. And, naturally, now he’s making his Korean-Colombian spot the center of hip hop.
via LA Weekly
First of all, the simplest rice cookers are based in Aristotelian philosophy and math. Second of all, rice cookers are magic and we should all have them.
via Five Thirty Eight
If you didn’t know, the magnificent Taye Diggs probably follows you on Twitter. It’s considered one of the great mysteries of the internet. And now we hear from his social media guru: a middle-aged man in Long Island. Not quite Taye, but interesting nonetheless.
Who gets to cook what? What’s “authentic”? Why does it sometimes feel so annoying when someone starts to tout the benefits of something your family has been eating your whole life but then other times it fills you with enormous pride?
Researchers sent out resumes with “ethnic” names and “whitened” names. For Asian names, 21% of whitened resumes received callbacks, compared to 11% when names weren’t whitened. For Black names, 25% received callbacks compared to 10% when names weren’t whitened. Lots to learn about our unconscious bias!
via The Guardian
We talk a lot about how genetics and identity relate to each other (or don’t!) when it comes to food and love and all our other Mash-Up issues, but in this profound piece Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses the science behind schizophrenia and how it plays out in families.
via The New Yorker
We generally love the Infatuation guys, but this time they maaaaybe got a little racist in a review of a Chinese restaurant, by which we mean definitely got racist.
In cities, we have a fantasy that there are so many places people can be that perhaps we just haven’t crossed paths with them yet. In small towns and rural areas, basically you know everyone. For that reason, it seems that dating apps in rural places are having the biggest successes within the Queer community, where there may be more of a need to go a little farther and dig a little deeper to find potential partners.
Chinese shoppers are buying more services and premium products rather than mass-market goods. They’re focused on travel, experiences and a balanced life. Are Chinese shoppers all Millennials?