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What happens when you need an app to access anything "Subscriber City" by
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Joanna Walsh Oct 23
"The intimate lives of these caregivers are often erased by technosolutionism — a preoccupation with “innovation” in managing illness or disability obscuring the fact that people are still required to enact care." (via )
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Alexandra Lange Oct 23
"We often miss that real ‘innovation' isn’t all sleek technology, but rather found in the everyday, living processes of caregiving and collaboration. And we should see the work of caregivers in those terms.”
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Dr. Laura Mauldin Oct 22
Latest piece from my caregiving book project is in today!
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Kim Oct 22
This is truly excellent and contains a lot of my recent rage within it
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Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Oct 22
Congratulations to Laura Mauldin for her first published piece from her new book project on caregiving in Real Life magazine. You can find the article here:
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Jaipreet Virdi Oct 22
This essay by is 🔥 "The intimate lives of these caregivers are erased by technosolutionism—a preoccupation with “innovation” in managing illness or disability obscuring the fact that people are still required to enact care."
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👻 Spiritual Tamigraph Kneese 👻 Oct 22
Wow. in on how smaller mobile technologies mean that kin members become caregivers in the home, learning skills alongside ill or disabled loved ones. Many tasks would ordinarily be performed by trained medical personnel
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Shannon Mattern Oct 22
"The expertise of caregivers, alongside their ill or disabled partners, is overlooked in favor of the technologies themselves" -
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Real Life Oct 22
Technology can’t provide care; it can only redistribute who gives it and how "Support Mechanism" by
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britney gil Oct 20
Great essay by in on the implications of affective computing (not so good!). (get the audio edition wherever you listen to podcasts)
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Real Life Oct 20
"As affective computing is slowly adopted in health care, education, and policing, it will increasingly judge us and try to manipulate us"
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Paul Roquet Oct 20
On being guided into a world where “feelings are as functional as a like button or a traffic light.” Good summary of what’s wrong with automating emotion from ⁦⁦⁦
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Maria Luciana Axente #offline Oct 20
Clear as blue sky - Affective computing can’t work, but it still could change behavior “Preserving the privacy and autonomy of our emotional lives should take priority over a misguided and manipulative quest for emotion machines.”
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Allison Pugh Oct 19
Blistering account of what's at stake with affective computing: "Attributing some “engagement score” to feelings is scalable, saving the human effort once devoted to explorations of emotional states, fueling the profitability of affective-computing apps"
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Sanjana Oct 19
frank pasquale on the roots of emotion recognition is so good
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melanie ehrenkranz Oct 19
emotion detection doesn't work and there's no ethical incentive for a corporation or gov agency to try and guess what you're feeling
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Toby Walsh (Hiring 4 PostDocs + 8 PhDs) Oct 19
Preserving the privacy and autonomy of our emotional lives should take priority over a misguided and manipulative quest for emotion machines.
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Frank Pasquale Oct 19
My bottom line on affective computing: Preserving the privacy and autonomy of our emotional lives should take priority over a misguided quest for "emotional machines."
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