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The Rise of Innovationism

Over the past few years I’ve witnessed the rise of a new kind of fanaticism, a new ideology that has taken hold within the tech industry and has begun to seep into other industries, sectors and government as technology increasingly important role. It defines itself through an undying and unquestioning devotion to the concept of […]

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Opinion Reactive Ideas Thought Bubble

Temporary Permanence

This is a long post that seeks to join three threads together. It’s taken a while to get to this point and it is definitely something I am still actively thinking through. Feedback appreciated. 1. Home (or the lack there of) I haven’t really written about my personal life for quite some time, not since […]

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Provocations on the Personal API

The Personal API. It’s a really interesting idea – to have your own way of interacting with online systems. Most big online systems today utilise APIs (or Application Programming Interface) in order to transfer and transact information. APIs have been around for a long time, but they’ve mostly been internal and accessible only by developers. […]

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Ideas Opinion Reactive Ideas

I don’t think in words

One of my personal frustrations is my inability to get my thoughts into words. What seems so clear in my head usually comes out as a jumbled mess to begin with and needs to be carefully crafted into something that can be communicated. It slows the process down a lot and an idea often has […]

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Moving Beyond The Default

Default. According to Homer Simpson the two sweetest words in the English dictionary. To me though, default is more insidious. It represents choices denied and the removal of control by eliminating the opportunity for discussion to occur at the place and time it should – before decisions are made. This post was triggered by some […]

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Critique Innovation Reactive Ideas Thought Bubble

Innovation and the Novelty Factory

My ears and eyes seem to have been bombarded by one word so often over the last couple of weeks that I’m now developing something akin to shell shock. A nervous tick here, a Tourette-esque outburst there, a cringe and a cry, a bewildered look in my eyes and a wanton desire to disconnect and […]

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Critique Opinion Reactive Ideas Thought Bubble

The Value of Exploitation

At the core of our societal structures, economic and political systems is exploitation. Exploitation creates value in the most simplistic way by imposing a basic deficit model – I have, you do not. Exploitation is systematic unfairness. It divides and separates people. It motivates the worst aspects of our human nature and utilises our innate […]

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The Enclosure of the Web

It’s been a dark time in Australia when it comes to our lives in digital spaces. Both sides of government voted to instate draconian, opaque and dangerous new legislation to increase surveillance. They have traded the people’s freedom and right to privacy for “increased national security” – a term I am yet to understand. Now […]

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Ideas Opinion Reactive Ideas Thought Bubble

Reactive Ideas

The next three posts that will appear on the blog have been worked on concurrently for the past couple of weeks. They started as ideas and thoughts that grew out of what I saw and felt was happening around me. They’ve lived in draft form since their inception, not quite finished enough to let out […]