“When you look at history, every major movement, the first thing they do is create an aesthetic. Think about the Nazis. Or the Maoists in China. Any kind of revolution has an aesthetic, and that’s because one of the fundamental human universals that everybody in every culture throughout time has done is wear clothes….
People have an emotionally intimate relationship with their clothes, this must produce what, in data science, you call a signal. In data science you’ve got a distinction between what’s called a signal and what’s called noise. Noise is lots of technical information, but it’s not useful. A signal is.”
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie on the unspoken codes of clothes, FT
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
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