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Opinion Technology

Personalisation without People

I just finished reading Audrey Watters’ wrap up of blog posts debating “personalized learning”. I’ve read a couple of these already (not all) but what I find interesting in this debate is, as Audrey suggests, the ideology at play. What the debate highlights for me is the effort that some people will go to maintain […]

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The Self Aware Node

The Web no longer looks like a distributed network. Over time it’s become increasingly centralised, concentrated and dominated by a handful of big names. This change has greatly benefited a few corporate interests and government surveillance, but the Web no longer functions as a democratic place. We are living in a period where individuals on […]