Informational Man

Posted on March 4, 2021
Image: Judson Rosebush, "Letter Field," April 22, 1978, Syracuse University. Calcomp plotter computer output with liquid inks on rag paper, 15.25 x 21 inches. Via Wikimedia Commons.

We are creating algorithms to solve our problems that often inadvertently end up creating misalignments between our intentions and their end results.

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Do We Absolutely Disagree?

Posted on March 9, 2021
Image: Foreground: “The Happy Marriage,” seventeenth century allegorical engraving; background: late nineteenth century printing of “Areopagitica,” art by Lucien Pissaro.

Well known free speech advocates may not always be free speech absolutists.

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Opinion Fetishism

Posted on March 30, 2021
Image: Opinions by the score in the Ancient Greek agora.

Without the distance between self and thought, self and utterance, we are unable to entertain, probe, or debate ideas. 

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