MachineMachine /stream - search for technology https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[The Rotting Internet Is a Collective Hallucination - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/

Too much has been lost already. The glue that holds humanity’s knowledge together is coming undone. Sixty years ago the futurist Arthur C. Clarke observed that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:19 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/06/the-internet-is-a-collective-hallucination/619320/
<![CDATA[Stop talking about AI ethics. It’s time to talk about power. | MIT Technology Review]]> https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/04/23/1023549/kate-crawford-atlas-of-ai-review/

We need to acknowledge both the politics and the physical impact that AI has on the planet, says scholar Kate Crawford in her new book. At the turn of the 20th century, a German horse took Europe by storm.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:33 -0700 https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/04/23/1023549/kate-crawford-atlas-of-ai-review/
<![CDATA[White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence - YES! Magazine]]> https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy

In her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin breaks down the “New Jim Code,” technology design that promises a utopian future but serves racial hierarchies and racial bias.

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Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:25 -0700 https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy
<![CDATA[Rethinking Artificial Intelligence through Feminism | CCCB LAB]]> http://lab.cccb.org/en/rethinking-artificial-intelligence-through-feminism/

Technology surrounds us and is everywhere, but how this technology is made and who really benefits from it and who does not, are still important questions to be investigated.

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Fri, 08 Jan 2021 23:36:39 -0800 http://lab.cccb.org/en/rethinking-artificial-intelligence-through-feminism/
<![CDATA[Parasite-inspired drug delivery system could be the future of medicine - BBC Science Focus Magazine]]> https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/parasite-inspired-drug-delivery-system-could-be-the-future-of-medicine/

You based the technology on parasitic hookworms. Where did that idea come from? We’ve been trying to deliver drugs through the gastrointestinal tract, and that is a formidable challenge because the gastrointestinal tract has a mucosa – a mucus layer.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:19:54 -0800 https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/parasite-inspired-drug-delivery-system-could-be-the-future-of-medicine/
<![CDATA[Cyberfeminism Index]]> https://cyberfeminismindex.com/

Cyberfeminism Index is INCOMPLETE and ALWAYS IN PROGRESS. Commissioned by Rhizome, it premiered with New Museum’s First Look. The printed publication Cyberfeminism Catalog will be published by Inventory Press in 2022. Please feel welcome to contribute using the “submit” button at the bottom of all pages.

cyberfeminism?

Cyberfeminism cannot be reduced to women and technology. Nor is it about the diffusion of feminism through technology. Combining cyber and feminism was meant as an oxymoron or provocation, a critique of the cyberbabes and fembots that stocked the sci-fi landscapes of the 1980s. The term is self-reflexive: technology is not only the subject of cyberfeminism, but its means of transmission. It’s all about feedback.

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Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:59:18 -0700 https://cyberfeminismindex.com/
<![CDATA[An Open P2P Resource for AI technology: Art, Academia and Activism – Marc Garrett. Exploring Class in Postdigital Cultures]]> https://marcgarrett.org/2020/09/11/an-open-p2p-resource-for-ai-technology-art-academia-and-activism/

An open knowledge list for all to add to, use, and share with others.

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Wed, 14 Oct 2020 23:59:31 -0700 https://marcgarrett.org/2020/09/11/an-open-p2p-resource-for-ai-technology-art-academia-and-activism/
<![CDATA[Critical Designer, Activist Engineer: Making Things and Making Things Happen]]> https://aplusa.org/courses/critical-designer-slash-activist-engineer/

What happens when design and engineering research results in activism, human rights work, politics, or matters of equity and justice? Engineers and designers are often thought of as “problem-solvers” in mostly technical, practical, and formal senses. But this class explores the equally compelling history of engineering and design projects that raise difficult questions, aid marginalized communities, address urgent social issues, or create new social conditions.We’ll talk to designers, artists, and engineers who work on issues of sustainability, power, health, education, and more. And we’ll run our own experiments in creative design work for the public good. The class includes significant reading, field trip(s) and guest lectures, short experiments, and a culminating project.We want you to witness and be inspired by the exciting, expansive fields of what are variously called social design, engineering for the public good, socially engaged art practices, and many other names. However, we also want you to be well versed in the many, many pitfalls of so-called “activist” work with technology—when it’s under-informed, poorly researched, focused on form and not on substance, it risks not only being ineffective, but can lead to actual harm. We take this risk seriously, so this course will have you mostly listening, learning, listening and learning some more, and, finally proposing—not carrying out fully-fledged projects in one semester. Trust us on this: We can have fun and be at play with ideas while also operating with due diligence as socially-minded engineers and designers. Humility and questions are your trusty companions here, your true north. We want to help you to lay a foundation; you will have many, many future opportunities to build the house.

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Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:59:27 -0700 https://aplusa.org/courses/critical-designer-slash-activist-engineer/
<![CDATA[When The World Isn’t Designed for Our Bodies | The New Yorker]]> https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/when-the-world-isnt-designed-for-our-bodies

“What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World,” a new book by the artist and design researcher Sara Hendren, opens with a challenge. A curator named Amanda has come to Hendren’s classroom at the Olin College of Engineering, where the author teaches courses on technology and disability.

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Sat, 05 Sep 2020 08:13:14 -0700 https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/when-the-world-isnt-designed-for-our-bodies
<![CDATA[Understanding Interactive Media: Critical Questions & Concepts]]> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FnsSHCJjW0vLCqpyEjNUVJ_f9haSS_tFxMroFbpxwwA/edit?usp=drivesdk&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook

This seminar course is an introduction to the concepts, questions, and components that encompass interactive media as it relates to creative expression and critical engagement. Students will learn to analyze interactive media’s constituent parts, engage in readings that critically examine both the impact that interactive media and technology have on culture and societies as well as the ways in which social contexts shape the development and application of these technologies, and apply these concepts in a series of creative exercises. The contexts become apparent by examining interactive media and interactivity through the lenses of relevant critical perspectives including politics, economics, ethics, race, gender, psychology, and the environment. Throughout the semester students will learn and apply critical texts to analyze interactive media and build a vocabulary for making sense of our increasingly mediated world. The course thus serves to introduce a conceptual foundation for students to inform and direct their own creative practice by establishing a lexicon of basic operating definitions and reinforcing a culture of makers capable of critical reflection and awareness. Readings, discussions, research, creative exercises and writing constitute the body of this course.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2020 22:59:19 -0700 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FnsSHCJjW0vLCqpyEjNUVJ_f9haSS_tFxMroFbpxwwA/edit?usp=drivesdk&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook
<![CDATA[Do Cyborgs Have Politics? — Pax Solaria]]> http://www.paxsolaria.net/monthly/do-cyborgs-have-politics

Image by Jamy van Zyl In 1986, Science and Technology Studies scholar Langdon Winner launched a debate about the power of technologies to shape human politics when he asked “do artefacts have politics?” A technology like the Robert Moses-designed overpasses that arc above the roads from New Yor

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:13:25 -0700 http://www.paxsolaria.net/monthly/do-cyborgs-have-politics
<![CDATA[Openly shared AI Resource List - Google Docs]]> https://docs.google.com/document/d/12QdXLmEKQZadQeFcKFm1U46EGfMu-T4KR2fwCp6L88M/edit?usp=drivesdk&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook

List of AI in: Academia, Technology and Activism - An Openly shared Resource with Peers. (Title to be changed soon) The Cultural Production of Art and AI: Investigating various methods such as: computer vision, artificial intelligence, neurorobotics, speech recognition, generative writing, ge...

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 04:59:04 -0700 https://docs.google.com/document/d/12QdXLmEKQZadQeFcKFm1U46EGfMu-T4KR2fwCp6L88M/edit?usp=drivesdk&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook&usp=embed_facebook
<![CDATA[I Used to Make Fun of Silicon Valley Preppers. Then I Became One. - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/technology/coronavirus-preppers.html

To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. For years, one of the most smirked-at subspecies in the technology ecosystem was that of the Silicon Valley Prepper.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:43 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/technology/coronavirus-preppers.html
<![CDATA[I Used to Make Fun of Silicon Valley Preppers. Then I Became One. - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/technology/coronavirus-preppers.html

To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. For years, one of the most smirked-at subspecies in the technology ecosystem was that of the Silicon Valley Prepper.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:50:23 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/technology/coronavirus-preppers.html
<![CDATA[How big tech hijacked its sharpest, funniest critics - MIT Technology Review]]> https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615190/how-big-tech-hijacked-its-sharpest-funniest-critics/

Bruce Sterling wasn’t originally meant to be part of the discussion. It was March 13, 2010, in Austin, Texas, and a small group of designers were on stage at the South by Southwest interactive festival, talking about an emerging discipline they called “design fiction.”

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Sat, 22 Feb 2020 08:46:22 -0800 https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615190/how-big-tech-hijacked-its-sharpest-funniest-critics/
<![CDATA[Hack the Planet: Tega Brain on Leaks, Glitches, and Preposterous Futures]]> https://logicmag.io/nature/hack-the-planet-tega-brain-on-leaks-glitches-and-preposterous-futures/

While technology critics drag technological solutionism in five thousand words or 280 characters, artist and environmental engineer Tega Brain wields solutions against themselves, in the form of objects and installations.

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Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:36:21 -0800 https://logicmag.io/nature/hack-the-planet-tega-brain-on-leaks-glitches-and-preposterous-futures/
<![CDATA[White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence - Yes! Magazine]]> https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy/

In her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin breaks down the “New Jim Code,” technology design that promises a utopian future but serves racial hierarchies and racial bias.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:25:14 -0800 https://www.yesmagazine.org/social-justice/2019/08/29/technology-racism-artificial-intelligence-white-supremacy/
<![CDATA[History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/history-as-a-giant-data-set-how-analysing-the-past-could-help-save-the-future

Calculating the patterns and cycles of the past could lead us to a better understanding of history. Could it also help us prevent a looming crisis? By In its first issue of 2010, the scientific journal Nature looked forward to a dazzling decade of progress.

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Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:17:16 -0800 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/12/history-as-a-giant-data-set-how-analysing-the-past-could-help-save-the-future
<![CDATA[Feminist Voices in Technology]]> http://www.fvt-pp.uk/resources

Abbate, J. (2017) Recoding Gender: women's changing participation in computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Atkinson, P. (2011) Computer. London: Reaktion Books. Balsamo, A. (1999). Technologies of the gendered body: Reading Cyborg Women. Durham: Duke University Bridle, J.

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Sun, 27 Oct 2019 13:48:26 -0700 http://www.fvt-pp.uk/resources
<![CDATA[Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI - Science Weekly podcast | Technology | The Guardian]]> https://huffduffer.com/therourke/552830

Prof Stuart Russell wrote the book on artificial intelligence back in 1995, when the next few decades of AI were uncertain. Sitting down with Ian Sample, he talks about his latest book, which warns of a dystopian future in which humans are outsmarted by machines. But how did we get here?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2019/oct/18/stuart-russell-on-why-now-is-the-time-to-start-thinking-about-superintelligent-ai-science-weekly-podcast

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:36:57 -0700 https://huffduffer.com/therourke/552830