Skip to main content

Educator, instructional technologist, tinkerer, musicmaker, hauler of bootstraps

Grant Potter

Not all data is equal. Do your job and follow the company policy!

Grant Potter

Grant Potter HT: @sleslie “ it may be time for research libraries to assert their collective willingness to underwrite the costs of immediate and universal

Grant Potter

Chat with @pribotapp about any policy - answers in real time with high accuracy + relevance questions

Grant Potter @PopTechWorks insights into impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

Grant Potter "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

College scholarship tycoon:can you improve your school’s rankings without discriminating against the poor?

Grant Potter

culture “provides the kind of values and standards we need if we’re going to do anything better than adjust.”

Grant Potter Contrary to the innovation mythology, “Productivity has not come from giving people permission to think but from imposing barriers to individual initiative and control through a detailed division of labor.”5 As employees have lost the permission to think, they have also faced increasing precarity as a result of policy shifts in favour of a ‘flexible’ labor force.

Grant Potter "The appropriate solution to a large-scale political problem is a policy program that directly confronts large-scale surveillance, precision targeting, and behavioral experimentation"