(Re-posting to add a CW; h/t @alatitude77)
Scientists Reach 100% Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming by Powel, J.
> The consensus among research scientists on anthropogenic global warming has grown to 100%, based on a review of 11,602 peer-reviewed articles on “climate change” and “global warming” published in the first 7 months of 2019.
Surveillance capitalism, Google, Facebook
Amnesty International published a report on how surveillance capitalism – Google and Facebook in particular – is a threat to human rights.
Under shady circumstances, ISOC has sold the .org registry to a private equity firm and removed the cap on price increases for a TLD used primarily by non-profit groups. https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/11/20/org_registry_sale_shambles/
Interesting slides and talk notes from Arvind Narayanan on How to Recognize AI Snake Oil https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/talks/MIT-STS-AI-snakeoil.pdf
In a nutshell: There are things AI is ok at or getting better, but predicting social outcomes isn't one of them.
Aarseth: Cybertext, as now should be clear, is the wide range... of possible textualities seen as a typology of machines, as various kinds of literary communication systems where the functional differences among the mechanical parts play a defining role in determining the aesthetic process. [...] If these texts redefine literature by expanding our notion of it—and I believe that they do—then they must also redefine what is literary...
Take too hot for anywhere but here: apoliticality is a privilege.
If you want to "keep politics out of this space" then you live with the conditions that lofty political decisions will have no impact on your life. You don't live a life where the whims of some talking head can determine weather or not you have a place to sleep tomorrow, or when the next time you'll get a meal will be. To be apolitical is to have no concern for the goings-on of the status quo, which means that it benefits you.
Ah yes, I would also like to uncritically repeat online moral panics and receive publications from large publishers in return.
My first published fiction: on the feral self-driving scooters of nyc https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/future-scooters-central-park.html
I'm trying to complete a job training on handling personal data and the course writing is positively Kafkaesque.
"Mary knows that the university has published guidelines for this specific thing in the web address https://www.university.lol/efalkjefawe/long/address/a-language-code-i-guess/safety/safety-and-personal-records/records-for-safety."
Yeah, I'm sure I'll remember that address after finishing this training.
I updated my website and you should now be able to download all my published texts directly. No need to hunt through different repositories anymore.
Presentation on play, video
Here's a video from the Over Realism conference yesterday. If you want to see my talk about play and change, you can jump to 1:12:47.
Post-doc at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. Specialized in philosophy, game studies and digital culture.
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