Related with my previous Tweet, this article from the Guardian unsettles our easy assumptions of life-as-usual-but-just-with-AI-augmenting-it: Continue reading “Some of the complexities within the emerging assemblage: (2) some taxing questions about robots https://t.co/U9kOAGcwcQ #mscedc”
Schools often say, these days, if they’re forward looking (or want to appear to be so) that they’re preparing learners for jobs that don’t yet exist. This article from the Guardian reports on the possibility that the problematic word might be ‘yet’: Continue reading “Some of the complexities within the emerging assemblage: (1) a fairly 360-degree view on AI, robots and jobs https://t.co/ai5ZRXnQPE #mscedc”
Replying to this Tweet, and looking to avoid too much and too rapid a dichotomy, drawing on something I watched during, I think, the IDEL course.
Neil Gorsuch is taking part in a US Senate Hearing regarding his nomination by Donald Trump as a Supreme Court Justice.
These quotes came from a very tactical conversation held over several days. Continue reading “Hmm. “I’m not an algorithm,” said Neil Gorsuch “judges practice and hopefully we get better at it with time” https://t.co/kx367uzT1O #mscedc”
I love this photograph – well done Matt Sayles for taking it. I’ve no idea why he did take it at the time but, given how the night unfolded, it became perhaps the picture from Oscars night 2017. Continue reading “No more back-stage cellphone-cyborgs running the Oscars: https://t.co/hpEJUtuUm0 Case of cyborgs not observing boundaries, it seems. #mscedc”
Here’s, perhaps, a thin end of a wedge:
I’m thinking of interacting with Donna Haraway’s The Cyborg Manifesto, specifically with her presentation of a ‘myth’ which is deliberately set against existing myths. As a critique, i want to problematise her locating of the biblical meta-story, what she calls ‘salvation history’. As a constructive alternative, I want to revisit and re-invigorate that biblical meta-story, to see how far it can accommodate an alternative myth for digital cultures. I hope, at least, to establish a theologically-alert reading of Haraway and, hopefully, even something more than that – I’m seeking the seeds and skeleton for a robust biblical theology of technology, its entanglements, and humanity within it. This will be important for bringing digital cultures within my professional context.
In terms of modality, I’m thinking of producing a Prezi. This seems to be a flexible format to work within, and one which will allow me some words but also restrict purely a word-based presentation and invite a graphical interface with spoken and written words. I’ll look to incorporate images (and, possibly, self-produced video clips) into it, together with sound and voice-over.
Provisional questions I have about this plan include:
- how to calculate an appropriate scope of the project?
- how to use online visual images responsibly, in terms of acknowledging sources?
- whether to ‘film’ the final product via screen capture and, if so, what kind of software will do that?
Provisional title: Humanifest? I’m grateful for any thoughts on these questions, and other thoughts, comments or questions about the idea as a whole.
I found this to be an astonishing piece, even checking it wasn’t 1 April:
Coming this summer, in Los Angeles, London and Sydney. Continue reading “Something for life after EDC? A ten-day social media camp, perhaps. https://t.co/F71Fe26BO5 Sadly, teens only… nb $2690 per person #mscedc”
I presume this is a new series from the Guardian: