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Behind the scenes photos, filming in Paris

Last week I had a second filming session with photographer Antoine Geiger. We shot B-roll (supplemental footage that will be intercut with his interview) at the majestic École nationale supérieure…
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November 23, 2018

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I believe the real reason has to do with surveillance capitalism: extracting more precious user data and increasing the time spent on the platform.