Notes from the Metaverse (Audio Version)Listen now (25 min) | A week after the fact, here is the audio version of the last installment: “Notes from the Metaverse.” Ordinarily, the audio versi…
Discussion Thread: Robo-Umpires, Automation, and Outsourced Judgment Hello all, I’m returning to the open discussion thread format, this time on the question of automation and outsourced judgment. All are welcome to comm…
The Convivial Society: Vol. 2, No. 16
Nice Image You've Got There. Shame If It Got Memed. On images, pseudo-events, and digital media.
Outsourcing VirtueThe dream of systems so perfect no one will need to be good remains explicitly compelling in many quarters. It is also tacitly embedded in the practice…
Welcome Aboard
Ill With Want (Audio Version)Listen now | An installment titled “Ill With Want” went out a couple of days ago without the audio version. I know that many of you find the audio usef…
Endless wanting will wreck us and also the world that is our home. By contrast, our economic order and the ostensible health of our society is premised…
Thresholds of ArtificialityThe story of a human retreat from this world, either to the stars above or the virtual realm within, can mask a disregard for or resignation about what…
The Convivial Society: Vol. 2, No. 12 | Baseball analytics offer an interesting vantage point from which to consider the nature of data-driven optimiza…
The Questions Concerning TechnologyA set of 41 questions drafted with a view to helping us draw out the moral or ethical implications of our tools.
It’s a dangerous business going online. You step into the Database, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off t…