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Absent critical voices in AI and Higher Education

Apr 29 2024
Absent critical voices in AI and Higher Education

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The absence of critical voices in AI and Higher Education debates has become a deafening silence. This think-piece reflects on why this might be, and where to find trusted academic sources that go against the grain to highlight the situation as it really is.

I become increasingly puzzled by t...

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Internet People

Nov 22 2023
Internet People

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Or 'how we got here and where we might go next' ...

This is an autobiographical take on the history of the internet from one person's ex-musician PoV. I think this standpoint is probably quite representative of how internet culture came to be what it is today.

The beginning

In the beginning...

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How Open is Open Access

Sep 17 2023
How Open is Open Access

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Open Access (OA) has always been thought about as a way to throw open the doors of reading and publishing academic work. To encourage anyone and everyone to read expert peer reviewed knowledge from a wide range of subject areas, and that academics, scientists and researchers from all disciplines can...

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The Knowledge Web Problem

Jun 26 2023
The Knowledge Web Problem

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There is a huge problem rapidly approaching on the horizon of data society: the authenticity and custodianship of the Knowledge Web. This has been especially highlighted by the ever expanding AI data web crawling and soon to be encountered 'unravelling' of AI content as it devours its own output to...

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Billionaire Platform Society and You

Apr 26 2023
Billionaire Platform Society and You

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A time will shortly be upon us when we must decide, make a choice about how we might want our interweb to look and be in the near future and beyond. I think it boils down to a single catch-all choice: who owns the content and interactions of the Internet. This choice isn't new, it's been bubbling up...

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The Real Cost of Crypto and Chatbots

Apr 18 2023
The Real Cost of Crypto and Chatbots

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Today's angry place is focused on the double standards of embracing big tech without question versus espousal of critical literacy that exists in academia. Why is this so?

AI chatbot mass use is totally unsustainable from an environmental perspective, yet do we hear anyone talking about that in...

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The shifting sands of tech

Apr 09 2023
The shifting sands of tech

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This post is about the shifting sands of technology we find ourselves in as simple flesh and bone humans trying to deal with the landscapes of media and information in our datafied lives. Nothing is certain, nothing is permanent. It is actually a bit terrifying.

First Wave

Web 2, at first seen a...

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