Humanities Disciplines and High-tech

Techniques and rigour in thinking as well as a more interconnected approach toward understanding humanity remains necessary in high-tech. Simple, good read from the Harvard Business Review. I like this sentiment from the article “We should be careful not to let interdisciplinary jockeying make us cling to what we know best.” ... Continue Reading

Vigilance: World Press Freedom Day

We need to always be vigilant for even the smallest restrictions or alterations to our freedom of expression and our essential rights. If we lapse we lose because hard-won successes in creating a good society don’t automatically remain. Without constant vigilance and maintenance our rights will erode, somewhat like our physical surroundings over time. Except, here we must be vigilant to those people that woul ... Continue Reading

Logic Gets its Due in Computing History

I remember thinking, when studying formal logic in my undergrad philosophy courses, that computer programming was essentially just another flavour of it. Since then, whenever I’ve read articles about the history of computing, I wonder why they invariably neglect to mention its crucial and rich philosophical origins. That’s what I love about this article in the Atlantic. I feel like it nails much of what ... Continue Reading

Typology

Read Richard Polt’s Typology; A Phenomenology of Early Typewriters This is a super article on the phenomenology of typewriters. It looks at the evolution of the machine’s design and the way our world breaks down now with the passing of typing (on the typewriter). ... Continue Reading

The Canadian Library Association has posted its new statement on intellectual freedom http://bit.ly/…

The Canadian Library Association has posted its new statement on intellectual freedom http://bit.ly/1My5mZd (PDF). I like how they've approached the issue, stating: ".. the Canadian Library Association affirms that all persons in Canada have a fundamental right, subject only to the Constitution and the law, to have access to the full range of knowledge, imagination, ideas, and opinion, and to express thei ... Continue Reading

I’ve often thought of using phones as sucking us into a different space. Geiger’s photos show it

I’ve often thought of using phones as sucking us into a different space. Geiger’s photos show it antoine geiger Filter: photo view all · PHOTOGRAPHY · ART/DESIGN · ANTOINE GEIGER · (+) · buy · Homesick · Dodekanisos · SUR-FAKE · Sous Couverture · Jeff Mills · Louvre · 0000 · Catherine · K¸benhavn. Dominika II · Dominika · recent · hangout · symbiose · details · dos anonymes ... Continue Reading

Mulcair is the person that should be Canada’s next prime minister, it’s clear when you see him speaking…

Mulcair seems good as Canada’s next prime minister when you see him speaking like he did with Vice, earnest, off-the-cuff, direct. I compare that to the interview he did with Rosemary Barton (who is a good interviewer) but he just came across as stiff and scripted. I’m not sure why when he could have treated it the same as he did with Vice. I hope that side of him stays present. VICE MEETS TOM MULCA ... Continue Reading