The Dig: Our History Is the Future with Nick Estes https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast/our-history-is-the-future-with-nick-estes-2/
The rush to ‘go electric’ comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining
In case you are unable to tune in I happened to notice that that the Computing Within Limits conference papers https://computingwithinlimits.org/2021/ are available on GitHub at https://github.com/computingwithinlimits/www/tree/master/2021/papers
Bookmarked: HCI’s Role in the Capitalocene https://computingwithinlimits.org/2021/papers/limits21-decastroleal.pdf In a class of an HCI master program,we have attempted to jointly begin to understand HCI’s role in the capitalocene by studying relevant concepts and empirically investigating specific local yet connected phenomena. With participants being distributed across the globe, we were able to study different shared yet locally specific phenomena inspired by multi-sited ethnography. In this
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"In 2011, a year in which his wealth held roughly steady at $18 billion, Bezos filed a tax return reporting he lost money — his income that year was more than offset by investment losses. What’s more, because, according to the tax law, he made so little, he even claimed and received a $4,000 tax credit for his children."
Cambridge Analytica on Steroids
'Synthetic Messenger is a botnet that artificially inflates the value of climate news. Everyday it searches the internet for news articles covering climate change. Then 100 bots visit each article and click on every ad they can find.'
The Access Doctrine
'Casting poverty as a technological problem has shaped decades of US policy and upended public institutions.'
"reinforcing a narrative of corporate responsibility, obfuscating the need for greater state regulation, and empowering transnational corporations as global governors. These findings extend the theoretical understanding in the field of international political economy of the hidden dangers of relying on technology and corporate governance to resolve the deep unsustainability of the contemporary world order."
"At the same time, AI is accelerating natural resource extraction and the distancing of waste, casting dark shadows of harm across marginalized communities, fragile ecosystems, and future generations. The micro-level gains from AI, as this article exposes, are not going to add up to macro-level solutions for the negative environmental consequences of global supply chains, while portraying AI as a force of sustainability is legitimizing business as usual, "
Person, Human, Neither:The Dehumanization Potential of Automated Image Tagging