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Ethics

Ryan Jenkins & Keith Abney: Robot Ethics 2.0

Ryan Jenkins & Keith Abney: Robot Ethics 2.0

“Autonomous vehicles are programmed whenever a human is on the road to stop or swerve...Already we have reports of where the Google car (the Waymo car, I guess I should say now), people have already figured this out and are beginning to play chicken with it...All of these unintended consequences have to be taken into account.”

Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

"A book that can show you how the distinct operations, both the form and the content of particular comics, speak to much wider structures of power, identity politics, and social reality...that, to me, is a strong study.

Nick Hewlett: Blood and Progress

Nick Hewlett: Blood and Progress

"In so many circumstances, violence on the part of dominant powers and dominant people is allowed to take place because inequalities are allowed to exist and persist... In order to struggle for the eradication of violence, it needs  to go hand in hand with the eradication of inequality."

Trevor G. Smith: Politicizing Digital Space

Trevor G. Smith: Politicizing Digital Space

"This goes back to why Arendt argued that we needed 'public' and 'private.' The 'private' is kind of a refuge from politics. Even though politics is a good thing, you don't want to be in it and doing it all the time because that's exhausting."

Tony D. Sampson: The Assemblage Brain

Tony D. Sampson: The Assemblage Brain

"I managed to refuse to have a mobile phone... I can sit there in a train carriage, look out the window, and, of course there’s some kind of mediation going on there, but it’s free from the kind of mediation which seems to consume most of us most of the time."

Shannon Winnubst: Way Too Cool

Shannon Winnubst: Way Too Cool

"Until we're able to speak about this racism as something that's coming out of 'us' -- and here I'm speaking particularly as a white person -- out of our culture more broadly, then we don't have a chance of really trying to handle what this persistent racism is."