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Grant Potter

The Age of Distraction: reclaiming our attention from technology’s hands

"digital technologies now privilege our impulses over our intentions. As information technologies have enveloped our lives, they have transformed our experiential world into a never-ending flow of novel attentional rewards. "

"Like clickbait or so-called fake news, the design goal of Trump is not to inform but to induce. Content is incidental to effect."

"the largest, most standardised and most centralised form of attentional control in human history ... is also one that is structured to undermine our higher values by design."

"The effect is much closer to that of a religion: it involves the installation of a worldview, the habituation into certain practices and values, the appeals to tribalistic impulses, the hypnotic abdication of reason and will, and the faith in omnipresent and seemingly omniscient forces that we trust, without a sliver of verification, to be on our side."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Arcade - a loop synthesizer with new content delivered every day and tools to transform it all https://output.com/arcade

Grant Potter

“ancillary copyright” or a “neighbouring right” would create new for snippets of online content https://changecopyright.org/en-US/

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Approaching Access: A comparative analysis of company responses to data access requests in Canada https://citizenlab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/approaching_access.pdf via @citizenlab

Grant Potter