Privacy, Google, boosts welcome Show more

Attending a PhD defence on “Strategizing in the New Normal. Implications of Digitalization for Strategizing and Uncertainty: Philosophical and Managerial Considerations” (Milla Wirén)

Should be interesting!

I can't wait for the #fediverse to become bigger with new softwares and protocols so we can have MORE tools that can actually COMMUNICATE with one another. I am SO tired of having to literally check DOZENS of platforms every day to keep up with things.

#interoperability #digitalOverload

anonymous github user can no longer
* know who contributes to public repositories
* know email addresses of users
This makes migrating (and giving credit) free software projects out of #nsamicrosoft github harder.

It's the third Thursday of November, which means it's . A message from Audrey Azoulay (Dir. General of UNESCO) talks about how practising philosophy equips & enables us for understanding & synthesizing knowledge, perceiving meaning & principle, exchanging views, and more. Read it here and UNESCO's page is here

Facebook is in fact, just as disgusting of a company as we thought

(NYT article on how Facebook has done gross shit over the past three years and dozens of scandals)

Oh crap, I started reading about and now I want to set up an instance. But when to find the time for it...

Ethics, technology and futures presentation Show more

❝I don’t believe our species can survive unless we fix this (social media).
We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.❞
— Jaron Lanier

Only by providing a counter-narrative, which also deals with the constant burning future shock people are feeling - we can make other perspectives and futures possible.

If you won't create a narrative explaining why you did something, someone else will supply theirs.

No matter how good the software created by the engineers is, no matter how much work the activists put in, the public needs storytellers to tell them why it's important as well.


Conference in Sweden in June: Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet Artificial Intelligence Show more

"Fake videos can now be created using a technique called a generative adversarial network, or GAN.

Although the machine learning breakthroughs in computer graphics are impressive, researchers should be more cognizant of the ramifications of what they’re creating. “It is not clear that the positive implications outweigh the negative.”

“Deep fakes are amplifying the liar’s dividend. When nothing is true, the dishonest person will thrive by saying what’s true is fake.”

@aral Is this a Privacy Arena as in "we throw privacy in an arena and watch lions eating it"?

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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