Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All

Friday, February 06, 2015

Long Teaching Day

This morning from nine to noon in Digital Democracy, Digital Anti-Democracy it's all about re-materialization, history, infrastructure, law, social stratification: we're reading Lessig, Benkler, Bauwens, Sassen, talking about digital divides, internet-centrism, e2e and negative liberty, net neutrality. It's a key day for moving students from promotional tech-talk to critical discourse. Later, from one too four, it's all Nietzsche all the time: On Truth and the Lie, sections of the Gay Science, then Ecce Homo: Socrates and Philosophy, is and ought, the dynamism and responsibility entailed in the eternal return, ressentiment as a fetishism. I love this stuff, but I fear it is a pretty exhausting day ahead.

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