davos 2016: privacy and secrecy
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davos 2016: privacy and secrecy

Sorry for the delay on these post. Just cleaning out my drafts folder. Commonality = priveldge information = value which we trade . Sharing of nuggets of information . goverenments engage in surveillance and espionage Should government be allowed to read someones emails? NO (sort of) / Yes (with a caveat) / YES (sometime) / Yes (with … Continue reading

Invisible Images
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Invisible Images

(Your Pictures Are Looking at You) http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/invisible-images-your-pictures-are-looking-at-you/ By TREVOR PAGLEN We need to learn how to see a parallel universe composed of activations, keypoints, eigenfaces, feature transforms, classifiers, training sets, and the like. But it’s not just as simple as learning a different vocabulary. Formal concepts contain epistemological assumptions, which in turn have ethical consequences. … Continue reading

I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system.
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I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system.

“Then at one time an authentic Garland existed,” Phil Resch said. “And somewhere along the way got replaced.” His sharklike lean face twisted and he struggled to understand. “Or — I’ve been impregnated with a false memory system. Maybe I only remember Garland over the whole time. But — ” His face, suffused now with growing torment, continued … Continue reading

Art is a Form of Encryption:
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Art is a Form of Encryption:

Laura Poitras in Conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson | PEN America https://pen.org/interview/laura-poitras-conversation-lynn-hershman-leeson Long before the digital revolution and virtualization of identities became part of our everyday lives, American artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson created surrogate personas and investigated issues of surveillance, interfacing of humans and technology, and media as a tool to counter censorship … Continue reading

Rebels
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Rebels

His Excellency Francisco da Costa Gomes, ComTE, GOA (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ ˈɡomɨʃ]; 30 June 1914, in Chaves – 31 July 2001, in Lisbon, Lapa) was a Portuguese military officer and politician, the 15th President of the Portuguese Republic (the second after the Carnation Revolution). [source: wikepedia and DuckDuckGo image search] For most of us in … Continue reading

Manual Override
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Manual Override

By Evan Calder Williams, thenewinquiry.com View Original March 21st, 2016 The history of sabotage is the history of capitalism unmaking itself And if linesmen make connections, can’t you make dis-connections? —Guy Bowman to telephone company workers, The Syndicalist, 1913 “In extending productivity measures to the person as a whole, whereby the self becomes a site of work … Continue reading