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Medium

Time and the Selva Oscura

A meditation on the temporality of forests

Jun 25, 2018
Medium

Why personal agency matters more than personal data

Privacy is an effect of personal agency, projected by personal tech and personal expressions of intent that others can respect without working at it

Jun 23, 2018
Medium

Why gesture-based interfaces haven’t lived up to the hype

Does a gestural control interface invite imagination?

Jun 22, 2018
Medium

Regarding the usage of surveillance equipment in the City of Boston

It is urgent that Boston develop policies that comprehensively account for what surveillance means today.

Jun 19, 2018
Knight First Amendment Institute

Internet Freedom Without Imperialism

"The US has neglected the role of other rights and non-state entities in guaranteeing online freedom"

Jun 15, 2018
the Atlantic

That Merkel Photo Is More Like a Meme Than a Renaissance Painting

On the meme'ing of international diplomacy

Jun 11, 2018
Open Democracy

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is a drop of water trickling down the visible top of an iceberg

Focus on decentralizing power

Most reporters covering the Cambridge Analytica story are missing out on the big picture. The scale of the operation was only possible because Facebook has too much data about too…

Mar 20, 2018
Open Democracy

The present and future of a centralized internet

Understanding the risks future technology and intermediaries might pose to the internet as a tool for social change.

Mar 13, 2018
CNN

When a robot writes your news, what happens to democracy?

In the not-so-distant future, we will be presented with the version of the news we wish to read -- not the news that some reporter, columnist or editorial board decides we need…

Feb 27, 2018
Medium

Putting the J(ustice) in FAT

Ben Green calls for the disentanglement of the concepts of unfairness and injustice within the Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency movement.

Feb 26, 2018
Wired

Dont' Make AI Artificially Stupid in the Name of Transparency

In this Wired op-ed, David Weinberger discusses the implications around…

Jan 28, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur, Costa Rica 2018: Alexander Trechsel

Alexander Trechsel shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Alexander Trechsel shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur, Costa Rica 2018: Sandra Cortesi

Sandra Cortesi, Director of Youth and Media, shares her reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Sandra Cortesi, Director of Youth and Media, shares her reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica 2018: Andrés Lombana

Andres Lombana shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Video

Reflexiones Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica 2018: Urs Gasser

Urs Gasser, executive director of the Berkman Klein Center and Professor at Harvard Law School shares his reflections on Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica.

Jan 15, 2018
Economic & Political Weekly

Interactions with the Right to Privacy: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and big data present new challenges to protecting our right to privacy both online and offline.

Dec 23, 2017
Open Democracy

Who’s to blame? The internet on the defendant's bench

Seeking to unravel what is behind a change in public sentiment towards the internet, this series begins with intersecting dimensions in what is lazily often presented as ‘The…

Dec 6, 2017

Data is power: Towards additional guidance on profiling and automated decision-making in the GDPR

In this article, the authors propose suggestions to contribute to the development of guidelines which provide the strongest protections for data subjects.

Nov 15, 2017
Medium

Is artificial intelligence a ticket to Borges’ Babylon?

A thought experiment under construction

How to think about A.I. through the lens of Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Lottery in Babylon”

Nov 8, 2017
Medium

Artificial Intelligence in Christian Thought and Practice

This series published by Christian computer scientists J. Nathan Matias, Lydia Manikonda, Scott Hale, and Kenneth Arnold introduces questions for Christians about AI and its role…

Oct 19, 2017