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Jun 11

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Jun 10

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“I’m as tired of the tech constructivism versus determinism theory-go-round as anyone, but, quickly, the tech determinism fallacy is the myth that technologies “cause” or force us and the social world to do things or be a certain way, forgetting human agency and creativity; and the fallacy of tech constructivism (or “instrumentalism”) is that “guns don’t kill people“/”tech is just a tool” stuff that forgets that technologies have affordances –what we think we can or cant do with them– that structure our selves and the world. Don’t forget about agency don’t forget about structure and so on and so on” — Nathan Jurgenson, short comment on Facebook as methodologically “more natural”

Jun 08

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Jun 06

Video game ghost

Jun 02

Bruce Sterling’s vision for Lyon’s Smart City flavor is intriguing.

Bruce Sterling’s vision for Lyon’s Smart City flavor is intriguing.

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May 28

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The end of the car city - A convenient truth -