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culture

Art without Affirmation

Valuable intellectual, artistic or literary creative work is not dependent upon affirmation…

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culture

Letting Go

The discomfort caused by the dissonance between what (we think) we need to be and what we actually are…

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culture

Reflections: Don’t Feed The Troll

There is no sense in which the normative value of a consensus morality is the central concern for a bully or online troll. Piranha feeding at a corpse do not much care for the reason the corpse lies before them in the water…

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culture

Social Media: The Shame Game ?

The hyper-sensitivities of online social spaces have created a new moral matrix…

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Philosophy

No-one knows how AI works

No one really knows how the most advanced AI algorithms do what they do. I am not sure if this is actually a problem…

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culture

Facebook’s “Safety Check”

Social realities have always been culturally-mediated spaces but when these spaces are themselves aligned to corporate financial gain, even genuinely or potentially useful post-disaster communications and humanitarian tools seem hollow and superficial…

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culture

The “Mediation” in Social Media

Social media is neither good nor bad. It is merely another evolution of the participatory self-expression and creative individual cultural absorption which so well characterises historical and technological development…

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Philosophy

Through the Looking Glass

What if the world is essentially and fundamentally not what it appears to be ?

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creativity

Nurturing Creativity

Nurture creativity wherever you find it – in yourself, in others or in the world. It is far too precious to waste…

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technology

Doubling Down on Digital Property Rights

…attempts to lock systems down inadvertently create the loopholes and logics of their own failure…

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politics

Politics

A political stance is really just a way of sharing with the world what you think that people really are…

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Uncategorized

Obsolescence

To live a life forever chasing the ineffable dragons of manufactured experience and superficial self-expression…