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Deepfakes and democracy: a case for technological mediation

Introduction Recent successes in the production of so-called “deep fakes” sparked both the imagination and the fears of many. The word “deepfake” is a contraction of “deep learning” and “fake”, indicating the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to synthesize images and videos that are not real, while simultaneously not or barely being recognizable …

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Book review: Van der Heiden - The Truth (and Untruth) of Language

Het merkteken van ongenade (Dutch)

Friendship, death, and writing in Michel de Montaigne's Essays

Two methods for exporting EPUB annotations (.annot)

Dynamic BibTeX bibliography paths with spaces

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The Web of Alexandria (follow-up)

📖 http://worrydream.com/TheWebOfAlexandria/2.html

↬ “The web is a single, increasingly complex infrastructure which has been adopted for mutually incompatible purposes.”

Adactio: Journal—Web! What is it good for?

📖 https://adactio.com/journal/9016?skin=default

“What if the fundamental differences lie deeper than the technical implementation? What if the web is suited to some things more than others, not because of technical limitations, but because of philosophical mismatches?”

“The web has no gatekeepers. The web has no quality control. The web is a mess. The web is for everyone.”

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