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The Costs of Being Programmed

One of the arguments in Douglas Rushkoff’s Program or Be Programmed was the ontological argument that computers are inherently binaristic, capable of only understanding on or off while humans are more complex and nuanced, to say the least. Another argument that I found compelling was really the rallying call Rushkoff makes here: that we must […] Continue reading

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Class 12: Get Unfiltered and Pop the Bubble

If I may make a connection between Pariser and Rushkoff, I’d say that the one of the main themes that our two readings share is that we have to be aware of how our digital experience is constructed and how … Continue reading

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Class 11: Many Inputs, Only One Possible Output

As I articulated in class, much of Douglas Rushkof’s argument in Program or Be Programmed relies on an ontology of the digital technology. He outlines the way that digital technology works and how it operates in different way from what … Continue reading

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