Joko viikko meni? Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 7/7. Laura Lindstedt: Oneiron. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com, haastan @Lehiel@twitter.com

Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 6/7. José Saramago: Kertomus sokeudesta. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com, haastan @SariHMiettinen@twitter.com

Tänään futuristisella Finlandia-talolla Winland-hankkeen loppuseminaari @WinlandFI@twitter.com

Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 5/7. Paul Pierson: Politics in Time: History, Institutions, and Social Analysis. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com, haastan @TeroVillman@twitter.com

Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 4/7. Julie E. Cohen (@julie17usc@twitter.com): Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com, haastan @PasiHario@twitter.com

Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 3/7. Lauri Viita: Moreeni. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com
, haastan @aamostaylor@twitter.com

Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 2/7. G. H. von Wright: Ajatus ja julistus. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com
, haastan @mjukka@twitter.com

Kirjahaaste, suosikkini 1/7. Thomas Hylland Eriksen: Hetken tyrannia. No reviews, no explanations. minut haastoi @mdufva@twitter.com , haastan @shoysniemi@twitter.com

"historically [Europe] found its centre outside itself. Rather than a repository of specific values it was an attitude: a resolution "to be a container, open to the universal.""


abc.net.au/religion/an-eccentr

What makes policy futures plausible? The shape of the storylines and future horizons embedded in them.

New open access article comparing and policy processes out: doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.201

When did political campaigning start to resemble information warfare on your own population? Politicians are unlikely to tame a system that benefits them.

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/m

Privacy vis-à-vis your contacts is not the same as privacy vis-à-vis platforms engaged in surveillance. Trying to conflate them or obscure the latter is a deliberate strategy.

lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2019

"If everything people do and every step they take is tracked, they lose the freedom to act independently of such oversight"

New book: The Metric Society

economist.com/books-and-arts/2

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This merits some thought: "...growing trend that sees major tech companies teaming with oil giants to use automation, AI, and big data services to enhance oil exploration, extraction, and production."

gizmodo.com/how-google-microso

Now we're talking! Can't wait to start reading. By the size of it, finishing will take a while...

Collection of essays on privacy Show more

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