Digital technology conflates space while decentralizing communication…

“Cyberculture (…) has emerged as a gleeful apologist for this kill-the-poor trajectory of the Republican revolution. You find it all over (…) this mix of chaos theory and biological modeling that is somehow interpreted as scientific proof of the need to devolve and decentralize the social welfare state while also deregulating and empowering the powerful, […]

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Artistic research is embodied knowledge.

“The kind  of  reflection  that  artistic  research is,  the  contingent  perspectives  it  delivers,  its  performative  power,  and  the  realism  it  brings  to  bear–  all  these  make  artistic  research  into  a  distinctive instrument  that  will  not  readily  conform  to  the established  mores  and  conventions  in  the  more  traditional  academic world.  This  is  the  fundamental  uneasiness  and  […]

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Machines can be said to have beliefs.

“Machines as simple as thermostats can be said to have beliefs, and having beliefs seems to be a characteristic of most machines capable of problem solving performance. However, the machines mankind has so far found it useful to construct rarely have beliefs about beliefs, although such beliefs will be needed by computer programs that reason […]

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Becoming a digital minimalist…

I have written many times about Minimalism which describes movements in various forms of art and design where the work is set out to expose the essence through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. When some months ago I heard about Digital Minimalism I decided to learn more about this philosophy, created by Cal Newport, […]

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Sociology has been killed…

“Obviously, we do not have a cult of geniality in the sciences (or rather, in the ranks of the spectators of science) any more, while scientists, by and large, have not gotten stupid. So where do the big thinkers and paradigm shifters hide? (…) for in times of reduced public spending, tenured positions for out-of-the-box […]

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