Heinz Wittenbrink at our STM18 unconference remarked how my practice of ‘networked agency‘ reminds him of Bruno Latour‘s actor-network-theory. Heinz is someone well positioned on the bridge between social media practices and online strategies and philosophy. He’s been blogging about Latour at various occasions. So I followed his advice and bought Latour’s book “Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory” of 2007.
Some links I thought worth reading the past few days
- I think E and I will need to visit Copenhagen in September for TechFestival. Thomas calls it ‘Reboot at Scale’: The time is right for a new conversation on tech. One that anchors tech in society with human answers for progress.
- An important point made by Cory Doctorow discussing GDPR, data breaches are cumulative, a breach today may be combined with a breach already out there: The harm created by merging breaches should be part of establishing damages
- A visual tool to create deep learning models faster: Lobe.ai
- It all depends on whether GDPR will be enforced from May 26th: Doc Searls says GDPR will pop the adtech bubble
- Refocusing on the decentralised nature of internet: DECODE, a European project
- One researcher’s noise is another’s signal, non-human DNA edition: Genghis Khan’s Mongol horde probably had rampant Hepatitis B
- UK schools are sharing personal data on pupils far and wide: End bad practices in Education says Defend Digital Me report
- Just as obfuscating as pretending the data you actively share with FB is the only personal data they have on you: The “FB is just a tool” narrative