"An analysis of consumer tech review media and how - through collusion with big tech (Apple, OnePlus, Google etc) - they have helped build a uture of useless and wasteful consumer tech"
"Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world for more than $18bn (£13bn) after action against climate change has threatened their profits"
This is it. This is literally capitalists dropping the mask and affirming the "profit over people" dogma in court.
'The Ghosts of White Supremacy in AI Reform'
Counter-Hegemonic Decision Premises in Commons-Based Peer Production: A Degrowth Case Study
Big Tech Entrenches US Power w/ Michael Kwet
Blockchain Won’t Save the Global South w/ Olivier Jutel
(not a great title but the interview is good)
Hardware and Software After Collapse
Decoding Black Magic. Interventions in Infrastructure https://piksel.no/2021/05/11/critical-engineering-working-group-exhibition
'Prison Tech Comes Home'
By Erin McElroy, Meredith Whittaker, & Nicole E. Weber
'Ultimately, any computer-vision project is based on the premise that a person’s outsides can tell us something definitive about their insides. These are systems based solely on appearance, rather than identity, solidarity, or belonging. And while facial recognition may seem futuristic, the technology is fundamentally backward-looking, since its functioning depends on images of past selves and outmoded ways of classifying people.'
'Similarly, while the performance of gender often includes some kind of deliberate aesthetic self-presentation, it cannot be discerned by appearance alone. Visual cues can suggest membership within a social group, but they do not define it.'
'At the crux of this issue is the tenuous intersection between identity and appearance. For example, race is a social category that is linked, but not equivalent, to phenotype. Because race is not an objective or natural descriptor, it is impossible to definitively recognize someone’s race based on their image, and any attempts to do so can veer quickly into the realm of scientific racism.'