Eine großartige Generation von jungen Frauen

The ongoing Miley conversation is concern-fapping made flesh. Miley is not the only very young woman doing bold, original or shocking things in public right now, but she’s the one who gets to sum up all girls everywhere. Miley, not Lorde. Miley, not Daisy Coleman. Miley, not Malala Yousafsai. Miley, not Chelsea Manning.

–Laurie Penny, Girl trouble: we care about young women as symbols, not as people „Eine großartige Generation von jungen Frauen“ weiterlesen

Weil’s sonst niemand macht

Detaillierter Bericht von Ethan Zuckerman über Darlings Thesen zur Roboterethik, die sie auch schon auf der Republica dieses Jahr präsentiert hat. Mir ist aber vor allem ein Punkt aus Zuckermans Einführung hängen geblieben.

She’s often asked why she’s chosen to work on these issues – the simple answer is “Nobody else is”. There’s a small handful of “experts” working on robots and ethics, and she feels an obligation to step up to the plate and become genuinely knowledgeable about these issues.

Ziemlich großartige Herangehensweise, wenn ihr mich fragt, in der ich mich sehr wieder finde.

Tiefergehende Technologiekritik

I refuse to accept that the only good response to an imperfect technology is to abandon it. We need more specific criticisms than the ever-present feeling that „’something’s not right.“ What thing? Developing a political agenda to remake, improve, or forbid technologies requires some sort of rubric: how can I judge what I’m using? What are the deleterious impacts? How are they specific to these media and this time? Which effects are caused by the technologies and which are enabled by the technologies and which just happen to occur through the technologies? What are the ethics? What are the mechanics? What is the baseline?

–Alexis Madrigal, ‚Camp Grounded,‘ ‚Digital Detox,‘ and the Age of Techno-Anxiety

Einer der prägensten Absätze für mich in den letzten Monaten.