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Grant Potter

https://youtu.be/PMotykw0SIk?t=18m11s “It is not how you solve diabetes. It is not how you use precision medicine to cure cancer. It is not how you educate broad swaths of the world’s population.”

"If you feed the beast, that beast will destroy you. If you push back on it, we have a chance to control it and rein it in, and this is a point in time where people need a hard break from some of these tools and the things that you rely on. The short-term dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works: No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth. And it’s not an American problem — this is not about Russian ads — this is a global problem."

Grant Potter

https://goo.gl/xhKCgY "They helped one another even in hard times. That was the real miracle the beggar left behind." call me sentimental, but I love this story ..

Grant Potter

Love this student project https://vimeo.com/246979354

Grant Potter

https://thewalrus.ca/what-being-a-bike-courier-taught-me-about-our-broken-economy/ "We finished our workbooks, and cleaned out our lockers, and walked across the stage to shake hands with the principal, then we stepped outside into the rain. The jobs have become gigs, and the gigs are unsteady."

Grant Potter

The @citizenlab Security Planner https://securityplanner.org/

Grant Potter

“What are you doing here?” Charles Mingus once asked him in the Village, and Sun Ra replied that he came downtown quite often. “No,” Mingus said. “I mean what are you doing on Earth?” https://pitchfork.com/features/from-the-pitchfork-review/9866-the-interstellar-style-of-sun-ra/

Grant Potter

74 albums streaming at https://sunramusic.bandcamp.com/

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://www.knightfoundation.org/public-media-white-paper-2017-gardner "Countries with strong public broadcasters have higher levels of social trust, and the people who live in them are less likely to hold extremist political views."

"Our new era is marked by the multitude of people and institutions with the capacity to broadcast, each with different normative standards – and some with no concerns about accuracy even as a standard that is not always upheld – with a polarized public with little trust in any intermediary, and drawn to information that confirms preexisting biases. The result is a frayed, incoherent and polarized public sphere."

"Public broadcasters were designed to elevate the societies in which they operated: to help them be smarter, better informed, healthily pluralistic and successful. For decades they did exactly that. Their impact faded because of technological and public policy changes: we cut their funding, we deregulated their industry, and we didn't make the kind of policy interventions in the digital world that we had been making for decades in conventional radio and TV. Today, we're in a mess. Our societies are fractured and fragile, and we need to heal the rift between the people and the institutions intended to serve them. I believe that calls for a reinvestment in public institutions, including public broadcasters, and for those institutions to recenter themselves on public service."

Grant Potter