It was less than a year ago that a lifetime of music collection went up in smoke. Actually, eyewitness reports suggest that the vinyl did not really go up in smoke so much as it dissolved into a molten bubbly mass for about twenty-four hours, eventually hardening into a shiny black orb. Long-time readers of this blog […]Read more "The data does not lie. I am boring."
As Jim has noted, we are working on an article on the theme of innovation lost and how it might be regained. One section of the piece as it stands is a fairly full-throated attack on the Learning Management System. Jim pulls out one of the critiques in his most recent post, we have drafted […]Read more "Wrong about the LMS"
Colleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well––Before They Accept Them http://t.co/ALLYDgiy7C — Co.Exist (@FastCoExist) October 30, 2013 The "prediction" of human behavior is precisely what Orwell, Huxley, Dick, Ballard, and Asimov warned us of. And yet. — umair (@umairh) October 28, 2013 For example, imagine your credit score. Now imagine […]Read more "Agency and algorithms"
Now with PRISM shared CC by -Curly- The scope of revelations concerning online spying by government agencies grows with every passing day. Whether or not these allegations come as a surprise to you, it’s clear these practices raise some very complex and troubling questions concerning the state of human rights, of our democracies, of the […]Read more "Narrow-minded questions concerning online privacy…"
oH . . rHizoma dream . . shared CC by jef safi (writing) Kai Nagata, Why I Quit My Job Right now, there’s a war going on against science in Canada. In order to satisfy a small but powerful political base, the PMO is engaged in a not-so-clandestine operation to dismantle and silence the many […]Read more "fragments in search of synthetic analysis or refutation"