Using Technology to Deepen Democracy, Using Democracy to Ensure Technology Benefits Us All
Friday, March 13, 2015
Long Teaching Day
This morning in the City in my undergraduate Digital Democracy, Digital Anti-Democracy course it is Singularity Day: Lanier on Cybernetic Totalism, Vinge on Singularity, Kurzweil on acceleration, Bostrom on robocalypse, and Stiegler's dystopian utopia "The Gentle Seduction." Later in the afternoon in my graduate Introduction to Critical Theory we have arrived at Debord's Society of the Spectacle and Naomi Klein's No Logo. It is the Friday afternoon before Spring Break -- finishing early seems a swell prospect and it's not even 6AM yet so I have a feeling by mid-afternoon the allure will be well nigh irresistible. Be that as it may, as usual on Fridays, blogging here on out will likely be low to no.