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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/03/09/is-consciousness-an-illusion-dennett-evolution/ "The real danger, I think, is not that machines more intelligent than we are will usurp our role as captains of our destinies, but that we will over-estimate the comprehension of our latest thinking tools, prematurely ceding authority to them far beyond their competency."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

The Coral Project

The Coral Project improves the ways that journalists and communities engage on news websites building free, open-source tools for publishers of all sizes.

Grant Potter

"A new form of information manipulation is unfolding in front of our eyes. It is political. It is global. And it is populist in nature. The news media is being played like a fiddle, while decentralized networks of people are leveraging the ever-evolving networked tools around them to hack the attention economy." https://points.datasociety.net/hacking-the-attention-economy-9fa1daca7a37#.mp6jtf3dw

Grant Potter

via @holden https://hapgood.us/2016/12/19/yes-digital-literacy-but-which-one/ "We need to come down from that Bloom’s Taxonomy peak and teach students basic things about the web and the domains they evaluate so that they have some actual tools and knowledge to deal with larger questions effectively."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

"advocate for the co-creation of convivial ICT tools for building local communities" http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/7123 .. like @ChebuctoCommNet ..

Grant Potter

https://fordfoundcontent.blob.core.windows.net/media/2976/roads-and-bridges-the-unseen-labor-behind-our-digital-infrastructure.pdf Part of the problem is that many projects are legacy tools, built once by a passionate developer or group of developers, who then lacked resources to manage their project’s success. Over time, contributions decline as others get bored and move on, but the project is still in active use, leaving one or two people to figure out how to keep it alive.