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Philosophy Engrams

Author portret should have been here Author portret should have been here Edwin Wenink by Rits Joosten

A Mailman's Digitized Grammar of Action

A chapter from a recent handbook on privacy studies by Jo Pierson and Ine Van Zeeland pointed me towards an older article by Philip E. Agre, called Surveillance and capture: Two models of privacy. Agre surely took his own work on privacy seriously, because it seems that he disappeared in 2008 and lives completely off-grid since then. Pierson and …

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Deepfakes and democracy: a case for technological mediation

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

Automation and the ethics of work

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Evgeny vs. the internet

📖 https://archives.cjr.org/cover_story/evgeny_vs_the_internet.php

↬ But with Morozov, the audience is always left to sort out where the critique ends and the joke begins. “I’m very conscious of what I’m doing,” he says. “I’m destroying the internet-centric world that has produced me. If I’m truly successful, I should become irrelevant.” 

The Syllabus

📖 https://the-syllabus.com/

↬ Awesome initiative from Evgeny Morozov: “An eclectic weekly selection of new academic articles, essays, talks, podcasts, and more.” You can compile your own weekly syllabus!

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

📖 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/

↬ That’s the essence of Kubrick’s dark prophecy: as we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence.

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