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  1. Feb 2024
    1. To invite people to this event, you can email them, send them a Facebook message, or just direct them to https://www.when2meet.com/?23688374-55bm7

      feb 20 | 3-5:30 feb 21 | 4-5:30 feb 26 | 10-10:30 feb 29 | 4-5:30

  2. Nov 2023
    1. A TIME report indicated that OpenAI outsourced tasks to Kenyan workers who were paid less than $2 per hour to help make ChatGPT less toxic. These workers reported being mentally scarred by the disturbing content they had to process, and the problematic work environment led to the early termination of the contract with Sama, the firm that employed these workers, in February 2022. These revelations highlight important ethical considerations in the AI development process, particularly regarding labor practices and the psychological wellbeing of those involved in content moderation and model training.
  3. May 2023
    1. classify

      Worthwhile to consider this trend in terms of the classification schemes that Bowker and Star critique in Sorting Things Out.

    2. While publishers may justify collecting this information for the purposes of improving educational outcomes, there are also serious questions about the potential risks.

      Related in theory to Zuboff's notion of behavioral surplus

  4. Oct 2022
    1. gold by bronze, Miss Kennedy’s head by Miss Douce’s head watched and admired.

      so strange... i was searching 'gold' and came across this phrase inverted as one of Leopold's musings. then i realized a version of this phrase — gold by bronze, or bronze by gold — recurs throughout the novel.

  5. Apr 2022
    1. Polytechnic, which enlists many different modes of technology, providing a complex framework to solve human problems. Monotechnic, which is technology only for its own sake, which oppresses humanity as it moves along its own trajectory.
    1. a way for us to compare, restore, and merge changes to our stuff.
      • google docs
      • save as for local files: (e.g. file1.docx, file2.docx)
  6. Mar 2022
  7. Jul 2021
    1. Some individuals maintain that it is in the best interests of individuals and of humanity as a whole that all people adhere to a specific model for society or specific aspects of such a model.

      The author of this sentence draws attention to the generalized claims of "Some individuals" but fails to explicitly name or cite those who indeed hold such views, which are themselves too vague to be informative on the topic.

      Ironically, this contributor also makes vague reference to "a specific model or specific aspects of such a model" but does not present any clear examples of what such models or aspects might entail in the context of cultural diversity.

  8. Apr 2021
  9. Mar 2021
  10. Feb 2021
    1. The incipient pedagogical message in these sessions seems to be that teachers ought to adapt their approach to fit the technologies,
  11. Jan 2021
    1. the next step is to design discussion board prompts or questions to reflect thatgoal.

      I'm curious how instructors might facilitate constructivist learning through productive digression via in-text social reading prompts, where asynchronous conversation is seeded in context. Perhaps instructors could turn this tension between anchored conversations and productive digression into a reciprocal advantage by encouraging students to annotate with intertextuality in mind, or better yet, have students free-associate on a word/phrase and let their responders go from there. Doing so might foster rhetorical patterns and opportunities for reflexive inquiry if developed in the mid-range composing acts (e.g. blog/discussion posts) that Ugoretz discusses here. That process would also work with a variety of digital artifacts situated in new media discourse.

    1. Praxis intervention makes research, creative expression or technology development into a bottom-up process. It democratizes making of art, science, technology and critical conscience. The praxis intervention method aims at provoking members to unsettle their settled mindsets and to have a fresh look at the world around and intervene.
    1. clear goals

      I find this to be particularly important, in part because if you have clear goals then you're usually less susceptible to distractions.

    1. Twitter threads gave illness a name and a face, grounding the dread in particular bodies and disparate — if often overlapping — experiences. They placed these experiences in history, creating an archive of disease, fear, rage, and hope that will persist even as these feelings — and some of these people — have passed.

      Archives are only worth their weight in water if interested parties can find what they're looking for. When artifacts aren't gathered and curated into public-facing unities or collections, then history elides them until further notice. These threads are still floating in the sprawl of the Twitterverse, placed into history and drowned out by an ocean of pure, frantic noise. What this piece makes evident to me is the need for restoration: that they need to be resurfaced, preserved, made visible again.

    2. A new genre of writing emerged in early 2020: the Covid-19 symptoms thread.
    3. It was the language we conjured to bear the unbearable, to speak the present without the future.
    1. cybernetic ecology

      First comes the cybernetic meadow, then the cybernetic forest, and ultimately the cybernetic ecology. Brautigan profiles this expansion in third line of each stanza. i wonder where else we might find correspondences of the sort.

    2. All Watched Over by Machines

      I spy a double entendre.

      How might this double meaning introduce thematic tension into the poem? What other literary devices does Brautigan employ to underscore this tension? Annotate your findings and explain your reasoning.

    1. Utterly encapsulating gapless dark ambient experience.

      Now there's a touchstone for the ages

    2. Terrifying in its bleakness, Elegy is a record dedicated to its portrayal of loneliness, telling a story with firm roots in tension contextualised by the title’s disheartening implications.

      A dedicated sponge in the blank countenance of empty space and flat time, I'd say.