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Voluntourism

In a recent podcast episode, Eliza Rubin mentioned „voluntourism“ (see episode #28 for her explanation of the term). Here, I want to apply the concept to the web / internet / online space – so basically: virtual voluntourism. In my … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Spectre of Populism

There is a spectre haunting the Web: That spectre is populism. Let me backtrack a moment. This piece is a part of an ongoing series of posts about „rational media“ – a concept that is still not completely hard and … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Big Data Rationality of Large Numbers: Quantitative Statistics + Fanatical Delusions

There are virtually innumerable fans of so-called „big data“. Countless fanatics of this quasi-scientific method will swear on a stack of bibles that if you count anything – it really doesn’t matter what, as that minute detail will certainly „emerge“ … Continue reading Continue reading

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Can somebody please explain to me how more automation is supposed to lead to more jobs?

There are many thing that make very little sense to me — so many that I hardly know where to start. Perhaps one of the most grotesque examples of this is when people say that we need more technological progress … Continue reading
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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Listening to some Dire Straits, I figure I might as well go down to the water line… This year has been tremendous! This year has been stupendous!! This year has been a blast and a half!!! I won’t recount everything, … Continue reading
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