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Evan Selinger
Prof. Philosophy at RIT. "Re-Engineering Humanity" & "Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy" (2018). Bylines everywhere.
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Evan Selinger Dec 15
Replying to @bruce_arthur @drvox
I'm fixated on 's claim that when distrust runs so deep, there's only one solution. Not facts. Not truth. Not any kind of education. Not re-framing to make abstract ideas feel resonant. Indeed, no approach to education at all. Just incentivizing leaders from other tribes...
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Evan Selinger Dec 15
. comparing the "humane technology" movement to cage-free chickens. "We're going to be as humane as possible to them, until we take them to the slaughter.”
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CUPBookshop Dec 14
Looking for gift ideas? Our Books of the Year come highly recommended.
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Evan Selinger Dec 14
Replying to @EvanSelinger
Still waiting for Twitter support for very basic issue.
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Evan Selinger Dec 14
Replying to @RobertTalisse
If you see Finn Olesen, say hi for me!
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Evan Selinger Dec 14
I'm grading end-of-term research papers. Great experience so far. In one case, total baller move. On his own, a student decided to look up the author of the essay he selected & over e-mail politely posed a conceptual challenge. Got a primo response & analyzed it in an appendix.
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Evan Selinger Dec 14
"Many researchers & policymakers understood the scope of Ostrom's commons-based framework as limited..to small communities managing local resources. Now, more than ever, we need to explore if, when & how commons governance can scale."-, , K. Strandburg
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
. identifies the most important aspect of Amazon's patent for a doorbell camera. The plans are problematic parts of a larger blueprint. What they contain is "nightmarish detail" of nothing less than "the world a company wants to bring about."
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
"Google today demonstrated that, unlike other companies doubling down on efforts to put dangerous face surveillance technology into the hands of law enforcement and ICE, it has a moral compass and is willing to take action to protect its customers and communities." -
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
Thanks. One last question. Are you suggesting that it's tribalism all the way down such that neither side can legitimately claim to be aligned with better mechanisms or institutions for combatting truth-skewing biases?
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
Normally, I stay far away from this type of convo on Twitter for the obvious reasons. But I'm genuinely curious about why you differ and not at all interested in having a polarized debate. Can you please explain? Thanks!
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
Huh? & displayed epistemic humility. They were clear about which patterns of reasoning are universal & apply across the political spectrum, including on the Progressive Left. They also rejected relativism & false equivalencies by providing good reasons.
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
This is a brilliant conversation between & on "tribal epistemology" that unpacks trust as the social foundation of knowledge & dissects its current political implications. cc: &
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
Over , has a great discussion of "Re-Engineering Humanity." The title says it all: "The True Cost of Digital Convenience." cc:
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
Replying to @BrettFrischmann
We did because we more or less make all of these points in our book.
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Evan Selinger Dec 13
Replying to @evepeyser
Interesting take. ICYI, here’s my review of going to the Maria Callas hologram concert.
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Evan Selinger Dec 12
Thanks so much, John!
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John Danaher Dec 12
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Evan Selinger Dec 12
Replying to @IEthics
2/2 that the best possible outcome of your intervention is to move the conversation slightly closer to your position.
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Evan Selinger Dec 12
Replying to @IEthics
1/2 I think it’s also helpful to look at the discussion from a *strategic* perspective. When you’re making claims about ideas being limited by a range of considerations, one way to inhabit the outsider/agitator role is to make your arguments as strongly as possible knowing full
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