MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ethics https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![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[RESOURCE PORTAL ON ANTI-RACISM AND DECOLONIAL APPROACHES TO ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE – For Art History]]> https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/resource-portal-on-anti-racism-and-decolonial-approaches-to-art-history-and-visual-culture-2/

This portal contains hundreds of references arranged along subject, themes and media in eight bibliographies.

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Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:36:40 -0700 https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/resource-portal-on-anti-racism-and-decolonial-approaches-to-art-history-and-visual-culture-2/
<![CDATA[We’re already colonizing Mars.]]> https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/mars-colonization-is-already-happening.html

Sometime in April, the Ingenuity helicopter will take to the Martian air, making it, in NASA’s words, “the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.” Or, to put it in more mundane terms, Mars will have become another airport.

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Thu, 01 Apr 2021 04:55:06 -0700 https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/mars-colonization-is-already-happening.html
<![CDATA[Where Do Men Go When They Get Lost? | by Zoetica Ebb | Mar, 2021 | Medium]]> https://zoetica.medium.com/where-do-men-go-when-they-get-lost-996651359ade

I just lost a friend. In addition to the immense loss of life to Covid-19, we have lost people in other ways over the past year, when the confluence of quarantine, fear, and US-election frenzy tossed our friends and family at the cliffs of radical beliefs.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:30 -0700 https://zoetica.medium.com/where-do-men-go-when-they-get-lost-996651359ade
<![CDATA[Jonathan Beller: NFT Does Not Stand for Non-Fascist Token, but It Should - CoinDesk]]> https://www.coindesk.com/fascism-blockchain-art-nfts

The same fascistic tendencies Walter Benjamin saw in the rise of mass media are at play in the NFT "revolution," too.

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Wed, 31 Mar 2021 07:55:16 -0700 https://www.coindesk.com/fascism-blockchain-art-nfts
<![CDATA[Joyful Militancy | The Anarchist Library]]> https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/joyful-militancy-bergman-montgomery

To survive. Just keep it alive Like the moment when I first heard Gil Scott-Heron, I knew upon first read that I would return to this book.

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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:36:31 -0800 https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/joyful-militancy-bergman-montgomery
<![CDATA[The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here’s What Happens If You Try. — ProPublica]]> https://www.propublica.org/article/the-climate-crisis-is-worse-than-you-can-imagine-heres-what-happens-if-you-try?token=ZU9bIdak9Yj9jHy1Dq0FAhifc0-AgZUO ]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 23:55:28 -0800 https://www.propublica.org/article/the-climate-crisis-is-worse-than-you-can-imagine-heres-what-happens-if-you-try?token=ZU9bIdak9Yj9jHy1Dq0FAhifc0-AgZUO <![CDATA["The world has become weird": crisis, natures and radical re-enchantment - STEPS Centre]]> https://steps-centre.org/blog/the-world-has-become-weird-crisis-natures-and-radical-re-enchantment/

In this essay, Amber Huff and Nathan Oxley reflect on questions that have emerged through Natures, the STEPS Centre’s theme throughout 2020.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 06:55:11 -0800 https://steps-centre.org/blog/the-world-has-become-weird-crisis-natures-and-radical-re-enchantment/
<![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[Otherkin Are the Internet’s Punchline. They’re Also Our Future]]> https://www.dailydot.com/irl/otherkin/

Rhia is queer, trans, and nonbinary. They are also otherkin, or an individual who identifies as nonhuman on a non-physical level, according to the Otherkin Wiki.

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Wed, 23 Dec 2020 01:19:44 -0800 https://www.dailydot.com/irl/otherkin/
<![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[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[Opinion | They Want Your Attention. Don’t Give It to Them. - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/opinion/cancel-culture.html

We need to be more disciplined about feeding the trolls. Last year, I wrote a column about the U.S. World Cup team and the unexpected lesson it taught us on its march to world domination: Our greatest weapon is our attention and how we choose to wield it.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2020 12:13:15 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/opinion/cancel-culture.html
<![CDATA[Cancel Culture and the Problem of Woke Capitalism - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/

Beware splashy corporate gestures when they leave existing power structures intact. Tumbrels are rattling through the streets of the internet. Over the past few years, online-led social movements have deposed gropers, exposed bullies—and, sometimes, ruined the lives of the innocent.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2020 02:13:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/
<![CDATA[Cancel Culture and the Problem of Woke Capitalism - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/

Beware splashy corporate gestures when they leave existing power structures intact. Tumbrels are rattling through the streets of the internet. Over the past few years, online-led social movements have deposed gropers, exposed bullies—and, sometimes, ruined the lives of the innocent.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2020 22:13:28 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/
<![CDATA[Opinion | This Is Not the End of the World and You Are Not a Prepper - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html

The prepper vision of the world is bleak and ruthless. Something better is happening now.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:13:30 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html
<![CDATA[MA Internet Equalities Reading List - Creative Computing Institute - Medium]]> https://medium.com/@UAL_CCi/ma-internet-equalities-reading-list-fe3d998008df

We are very excited about our new MA Internet Equalities Course, which will explore how power relations are organized, embedded and perpetuated in internet technologies, and how they can be re-organized or challenged through critical, creative and activist practice.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:59:25 -0700 https://medium.com/@UAL_CCi/ma-internet-equalities-reading-list-fe3d998008df
<![CDATA[Opinion | This Is Not the End of the World and You Are Not a Prepper - The New York Times]]> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html

The prepper vision of the world is bleak and ruthless. Something better is happening now.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:50:08 -0700 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/opinion/coronavirus-preppers.html
<![CDATA[Black Revolutionaries in the United States | communists in situ]]> https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/black-revolutionaries-in-the-united-states/

Communist Interventions  Vol. 2  (2016) Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction. No universal selfishness can bring social good to all.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:59:15 -0700 https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/black-revolutionaries-in-the-united-states/