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  1. May 2023
    1. ICs as hardware versions of AI. Interesting this is happening. Who are the players, what is on those chips? In a sense this is also full circle for neuronal networks, back in the late 80s / early 90s at uni neuronal networks were made in hardware, before software simulations took over as they scaled much better both in number of nodes and in number of layers between inputs and output. #openvraag Any open source hardware on the horizon for AI? #openvraag a step towards an 'AI in the wall' Vgl [[AI voor MakerHouseholds 20190715141142]] [[Everymans Allemans AI 20190807141523]]

  2. Sep 2021
    1. there has been a spectacular rise in luxury consumption, with the consumption patterns of the global elite acting as a marker for those further down the income scale. Robert Frank (2000) describes the process as 'luxury fever', as consumption expectations are ratcheted up all the way down the income scale. The global elite are pushing up people's expectations and assumptions. In the US, for example, the average size of house has doubled, in square feet terms, in the past thirty years. In part it is a function of the positional nature of consumption. We consume in order to position ourselves relative to other people. Not only do the global elite raise the upper limit, everyone is thus forced to spend more just to keep up, but they also become the perceived benchmark, Juliet Schor's work, for example, shows that people are no longer keeping up with the people next door, but the people they see on television and magazines (Schor, 1998). In order to keep up with these raised consumption standards people are working harder and longer as well as taking out more debt. The increase in luxury consumption has raised consumption expectations further down the income scale, which in order to be funded has involved increased workloads and increased indebtedness. It is not so much keeping up with the Jones but 'keeping up with the Gates'.

      The elites point the way for those in even the lowest income brackets to follow. This crosses cultures as well. Capitalism trumps colonialism as former colonized peoples reserve the right to taste the fruits of capitalism. Hence, hard work, ingenuity and leveraging opportunity to accumulate all the signs and symbols of wealth, joining the colonialist biased elites is seen as having arrived at success, even though it means contributing to the destruction of the planetary commons. The aspirations to wealth must be uniformly deprioritized in order to align our culture in the right direction that will rescue our species from the impact of following this misdirection for the past century.

  3. Sep 2016
    1. Aria! works smoothly by knowing which pieces of red tape can (and should) be bypassed in order to be productive.
    2. Arial's office involves what he calls "constellations" of interconnected practices.
    3. He follows the moves of one office worker, Arial,
    4. Wenger undertakes an ethnographic study of insur-ance claims adjusters
    5. , networks are not human
    6. Networks are not about fixed indexes of meaning
    7. In choosing a topic, how many times have we encouraged students to choose a topic in which they are invested

      Intro, IC.

    8. Without investment in care, both teaching and learning are seen as partial and, perhaps, even tragically flawed.

      Intro, IC (transitional word embedded)

    9. Transformative teaching, writes Micciche, is a matter of our "investment in producing com-passionate citizens

      Intro, IC (embedded)

    10. In Doing Emotion, Laura Micciche reads pedagogy as primarily rooted in particular kinds of feelings like hope and belief.

      Intro, IC

    11. Ideally, once you make this revelation, people will begin to feel an investment

      Intro, DC, IC.

    12. Although the actual means of pursuing this connection is unique to each scholar, there is some tacit agreement about the importance of helping stu-dents see the relevance of public issues in their individual lives.

      DC, IC.

    13. As Jeff Smith recommends in his attempt to combat the political passivity of "illegeracy," people "naturally take an interest in things that affect their lives, particularly if they feel it's up to them how those things will be decided.

      DC, IC.

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      DC, IC.

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      DC, IC.