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  • See your identity pieced together from stolen data Have you ever wondered how much of your personal information is available online? Here’s your chance to find out.
  • an online literary magazine for small computational pieces, published by Bad Quarto
  • The pressure towards digital education is felt everywhere including in places with extreme digital divides. Resource-constrained educational environments are particularly threatened by datification manifest in the dominant business models of surveillance capitalism as there is less room in such contexts to refuse the ‘free’ offerings from big tech companies; it is these very contexts which are most vulnerable. Yet educators within such environments are not mere pawns of circumstance. While the realities of their structural constraints may be invisible or obfuscated, educators are […]
  • The dream: AI will exponentially enhance our productivity and creativity. It will optimize everything that can be optimized, freeing us humans up to do work that truly matters. It will lead to new breakthroughs in science, scale up mental health services, detect and cure cancer, and more. It will finally enable humanity to realize its full potential. The nightmare: present and future harm. Estimates suggest AI will eliminate 300 million jobs worldwide, with 18 percent of work to be automated, over-proportionally affecting knowledge […]
  • A tool/toy for making blackout poetry.
  • This site will help you make a Mastobot! They're easy to make and free (for you) to run. To use this, create an account for your bot to use on a bot-friendly Mastodon instance (such as then fill in your instance down below to get started.
  • In 2020, I was fortunate to be able to talk with Google Design about the Arty Bots project.  Listen to the podcast if you’d like to learn more about the bots and the art they create. * * * Arty Bots are Twitter bots that make original images and Tweet them.  Many can also modify an image sent to them.  Some results are shown above. Below are some thoughts about the nature of art bots and the ArtyBot family, and I describe each […]
  • This Padlet is a presentation for Future Teacher Talk: Strategies to Support Writing on Sept. 30 2022. To view as a presentation, switch to Slide view. You can also download a PDF (updated Sept. 29 2022). Please feel free to add comments or ask questions; each post/slide has its own comment box. The conversation can go on beyond the webinar. 🙂
  • a comic artist and digital rights activist. She loves pomegranates, poppyseed muffins and democracy. When asked what Contra Chrome is about, she will answer: „It‘s about you. Seven of ten readers will reach this site using Google Chrome, which is a very different road than other browsers like e.g. Firefox.“ In Contra Chrome, Leah carefully charts this road and its terrain in a funny and easily accessible way. In webcomic form, she documents how over the last decade, Google’s browser has become a […]
  • There couldn’t be a ‘Is This a Pigeon?’ without a ‘Beware of Doug’

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