“Intelligent Education” or the Panopticon?

Terrifying article on Sixthtone.com about the use of “intelligent education” technology being developed in Chinese classrooms. The Chinese government is actively promoting an extensive AI programme, the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan (NGAIDP), spending $150 billion to incorporate AI into every aspect of Chinese society. The article presents accounts…

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“Learning” and “Path-following”

I’m reading Robert Macfarlane’s wonderful The Old Ways. Early on he connects learning and path-following: The relationship between thinking and walking is also grained deep into language history, illuminated by perhaps the most wonderful etymology I know. The trail begins with our verb to learn, meaning ‘to acquire knowledge’. Moving…

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Music: No Pussyfooting by Fripp & ENO

It’s 45 years ago that the musicians Robert Fripp and Brian Eno recorded the material which became the album, No Pussyfooting. It’s an album I picked up in the late 1980s/early 90s and still listen to from time to time whenever I’m having an ambient phase. I’m sure I got…

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    The Moomin Store!
  • Hmmm. Updated my MacBook to Catalina mainly to check out Sidecar and find… my MacBook isn’t compatible!
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    Maximum Fantastic Four #1. Got this today. Panels of the first issue blown up to 1-2 page size. I had no idea this was put together by novelist Walter Moseley. There’s a good piece by Mark Evanier about the history and impact of the comic, too. The dust cover unfolds into a gigantic poster of the front cover. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read FF #1.
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    With House of X finished, there’s one issue left of Powers of X. Certainly shaken up the X-men universe.
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    Yes, I am one of those who likes a game guide! I did have one for Bioshock Infinite but can’t seem to find it! Last seen 5 years ago!

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