Kritik af den digitale fornuft

Kritik af den digitale fornuft i uddannelse handler om digitaliseringen af vores samfund, som den har udfoldet sig i de seneste årtier især inden for uddannelsesområdet. Bogen stiller de…

Goodhart’s law

Goodhart’s law is an adage named after economist Charles Goodhart, which has been phrased by Marilyn Strathern as “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.”[1]One way…

Kacey Musgraves

Hyper-ecstasy

When I was working as a computer scientist, I was sometimes astonished by how fast we have been moving, especially when you listened to the grant rhetorics of…

Levende leksikon

Hvad angår den frie kultivering af sindets kræfter, må det bemærkes, at den hele tiden står på. Den bør egentlig rette sig mod de højere kræfter. De lavere…

Heideggerian AI

“The best model of the world is the world itself.” rodney Brooks (quoted by hubert l. dreyfus) Dreyfus, H. L. (2013). Why Heideggerian AI Failed and How Fixing…

Selvvirksomhed

Dannelsens første moment bliver i de grundlæggende tekster defineret ved følgende begreber: selvbestemmelse, frihed, emancipation, autonomi, myndighed, fornuft, selvvirksomhed. Dannelse forstås altså som evne til fornuftig selvbestemmelse, der…

Technophilia

I’d like to think that computers are neutral, a tool like any other, a hammer that can build a house or smash a skull. But there is something…

Alphabet

By taking this meta-view of the entire history, we can see that what promotes the development of intellectual thought in human history is not the first alphabet or…

Digital Demens

Opbygningen af hjernen gennem hele livet. Opadgående og nedadgående kurve (fremhævet i gråt), positive og negative faktorer.

Apollo 11

Man taler tit om, hvordan nutidens smartphones er millioner af gange kraftigere end de computere der blev brugt på Apollo 11-missionen og dens månelanding. For nogen er det beviset på hvor meget fremskridt vi har gjort de seneste 48 år. Men det kan også tolkes som et vidnesbyrd om hvor lidt computerkraft der egentlig er brug for, for at nå vores højeste mål.

Dybkjær efterlyser kritik, 1999

Lone Dybkjær efterlyser en teknologikritik som grundlag for regeringens kommende IT-politik. Nærmere betegnet i form af kritiske indlæg til Dybkjær-rapport nummer to, kaldet ‘Det Digitale Danmark’. Lone Dybkjær…

Universalisme

Med udbredelsen af globale sammenligninger af de nationale skole- og uddannelsespræstationer i regi af transnationale organisationer som OECD, UNESCO, IEA og EU er der opstået en art pædagogisk…

Misunderstanding toll

I have learned, from a now forty-plus-year history of published books, that if one accepts the title of ‘phenomenologist’ prices have to be paid, as previously noted. These…

Smart Urbanism and its Critique

– a (collaboratively produced) reading list

Inadaptation

L’éducation, l’instruction n’ont plus aucune “gratuité”, doivent servir efficacement. Et toutes les critiques dirigées envers l’enseignement tournent toujours autour de ceci: “On apprend des quantités de choses inutiles….

Critiquer

Critiquer signifie en premier lieu distinguer, faire voire des différences dans ce qui se présente, pris à sa valeur faciale comme amalgamé, obscur ou non maîtrisable. Luc boltanski…

Club special

Something about the digital

There is something about the digital. Most people aren’t quite sure what it is. Or what they feel about it. But something. Alexander Galloway

Deloitte, 2014

Det samlede effektiviseringspotentiale per lærer for henholdsvis forberedelse og opgaveevaluering er beregnet ved at gange procentsatsen for henholdsvis anvendelsesgrad og tidsmæssig besparelse. Dette giver for eksempelvis podcast et…

Geneva 2018

The smartness mandate

The demo is a form of temporal management that through its practices and discourses evacuates the historical and contextual specificity of individual catastrophes and evades ever having to…

Invisible technologies, 1994

It cannot play the piano

Well, of course I am not my brain – for my brain is certainly not married, not a psychiatrist, and it has no children. Even worse, it does…

Blindness in seeing

Should one have the ambition of scanning learning processes in situ and in actu in a school class for just one hour, it would not be enough to…

Crude criteria

There is thus a strong methodological case for emphasizing the need to assign explicitly evaluative weights to different components of quality of life (or of well-being) and then…

This-worldly conception

Phenomenology endorses a this-worldly conception of objectivity and reality and seeks to overcome the scepticism that argues that the way the world appears to us is compatible with…

Posthumanists etc

Fuzzy semantics

In this article I have suggested that the grammatical ambiguity and logical fallacies entailed in the concept of technology are linked with a fetishistic perception of modern artefacts….

In between

It is the achievement of phenomenology to have shown how subtly and variedly our consciousness in fact works, and how primitive and crude are the concepts by which…

Institutionel futurisme

Ledelens hidtidige monopoler på viden og koordlnation forsvinder. IT-instrumenter kan give den almindeIige
medarbejder lige så stor indsigt – hvls ledelsen vel at mærke
drager de organlsatoriske konsekvenser af informationssamfundet .

Computational thinking

Computational thinking has triumphed because it has first seduced us with its power, then befuddled us with its complexity, and finally settled into our cortexes as self-evident. Its…

Addiction by design

I undertake what the philosopher of technology Don Ihde has alternately called a “phenomenology of human-technology” and “materialist phenomenology”. Such an approach avoids the tendency of strict materialism…

Singularismen

Som filosofisk antropologi er singularismen et eksempel på samme antihumanisme som stod stærkt i det 20. århundrede. Det er marxismens og Homo Fabers ide om mennesket som produkt…

Certainty trough

One way of approaching this might be in terms of the relationships between trust in the future and different actors’ proximity to the actual scientific work. In other…

Innovation studies

…this paper seeks to identify the core contributions to the literature on innovation, as well as the users of this literature (as reflected in citations in scholarly journals),…

Le design de la visibilité

Aussi dans: Cardon, D. (2019). Culture Numérique. SciencesPo Les Presses.

Philosophical design

Abstract submitted to the “The Grammar of Things” conference in Darmstadt 2017.

[Grund]

Thus one must quite systematically inquire back into those things taken for granted which, not only for Kant but for all philosophers, all scientists, make up an unspoken…

Creativity

The creative person is one who succeeds in displacing the quest for the forbidden knowledge into permissible curiosity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity (1st ed.). Harper Perennial.

Cinema

Inscriptions

…curriculum reform programs, including reports, curriculum and pedagogical guidance, manifestoes, pamphlets, articles, and essays, as well as websites, infographics, diagrams, interactive devices, and other multimedia. These ‘inscriptions’ are…

Inclusive AI Resources

A list compiled by the CITRIS Policy Lab at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Berkeley.

Late lessons from early warnings

There is something profoundly wrong with the way we are living today. There are corrosive pathologies of inequality all around us — be they access to a safe…

Mémoire de la machine vs. mémoire humaine

La mémoire de la machine triomphe dans la multitude et dans le désordre; la mémoire humaine triomphe dans l’unité des formes et dans l’ordre. Gilbert simondon Simondon, G….

Three potentialities

In a range of texts—popular, scientific, anthropological—potentiality is used to denote very different things but tends to be employed with such straightforwardness that one hardly notices slippages in…

Sociology of expectations

While necessary to raising the profile and attract allies, disappointments are also likely because of the specific structure of the expectations. Early technological expectations are in many cases…

Commoditization of scholarship

One of the strangest projects of privatization and commodification in the early twentieth-first century has been the movement to commoditize scholarship. Two versions have been surprisingly powerful. In…

Two-headed hammer

Protean character of volition

The protean character of volition is implicit in many philosophies of technology. Technologies have been associated with diverse types of will, drive, motivation, aspiration, intention, and choice. For…

Surviving in the modern world

To survive in the modern world, men and women must become diviners of inscrutable others, interpret the moods of secretaries of deans and CEOs, and shake-ups in the…

To know an object is to act on it

To understand the development of knowledge we must start with an idea which seems central to me – the idea of an operation. Knowledge is not a copy…

The Four-C model

Kaufman, J. C., Beghetto, R. A., Baer, J., & Ivcevic, Z. (2010). Creativity polymathy: What Benjamin Franklin can teach your kindergartener. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(4), 380–387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2009.10.001

Ways in which it has not

From desktop computers to laptops to digital assistants, not to mention bank teller machines, microwave ovens, cellular telephones, and ticket machines, we encounter computers in all aspects of…

That’s interesting!

QUESTION: How do theories which are generally considered interesting differ from theories which are generally considered non-interesting? ANSWER: Interesting theories are those which deny certain assumptions of their…

Human-Focused Turing Tests

Four central themes of the broader project of which this article is a part are: – when does technology (automated systems) replace or diminish our humanity?– can we…

Curious rituals

Pris de vitesse

Dans la disruption, aucune élaboration de tels dispositifs n’est plus possible: tout au contraire, la barbarie propre a l’absence d’époque consiste à toujours prendre de vitesse tels dispositifs,…

We must ask of technology

…whether it 1. Promotes justice2. Restores reciprocity3. Confers divisible or indivisible benefits4. Favours people over machines5. Whether its strategy maximises gains og minimises disaster6. Whether conservation is favoured…

Alien belief systems

Reason is a great naturalizer, and public reason naturalizes much that seems arbitrary in politics. Once we are persuaded of the reasonableness of an argument or action, it…

Logic of Digital Utopianism

Utopias consider a given situation in the light of possible alternatives; as a result, observed reality first is subjected to an explicit or implicit critique and secondly depicted…

Quatre familles d’algorithmes

Cardon, D. (2019). Culture Numérique. SciencesPo Les Presses.

Impact on learning

Yet achieving any degree of confidence or certainty over a discernable ‘cause-and-effect’ relationship between technology and learning is nigh on impossible. Put simply, it has proved tremendously difficult…

Megaprojects paradox

Flyvbjergs book instantly made me think that it would be productive to try and frame digitization of education as a megaproject (as opposed to a ‘revolution’, a ‘phenomenon’,…

World class

While the discourse of myth is about the denial or destruction of the past, the discourse of meaninglessness is about the ultimate in collateral damage: the destruction of…

Structure, culture, personnalité, nature

Rosa, H. (2010). Accelération. La découverte.

Cognitive detour

Perhaps modern science has succeeded to well. It has become difficult for us to recognize that much of our being does not have a cognitive and representational aspect….

Cybernetic pedagogy?

I’m pretty happy to have gotten this website up and running. It has become a cognitive prosthetic of great value to me – first of all because I…

Des nouveaux objets

La “vision” algorithmique ne décrit rien mais fait apparaître des corrélations prédictives – reliant entre eux des données recueillies dans des contextes temporellement hétérogènes. Ces corrélations rendent appréhendable…

Edb-teknologi og datalære, 1972

De sidste 15 års teknologiske udvikling inden for edb kan karakteriseres som særdeles markant; det gælder såvel materiel som programmel. Det ses bl.a. af udviklingen i antallet af…

Idealistic resilience

One curiosity about a cycle of disruptive fixation is that many of the people who take part in it manage to repair and maintain their idealism, at least…

Institutional isomorphism

We ask, instead, why there is such startling homogeneity of organizational forms and practices; and we seek to explain homogeneity, not variation. In the initial stages of their…

Passivity

This disregard for ‘passivity’ is, in my view, a philosophical deficiency. In Gerd Biesta’s work, for instance, we find a recent emphasis on passivity. Biesta writes that learning…

AIed

Based on the combination of these models with data analytics and machine learning processes, Pearson’s proposed vision of AIed includes the development of intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) which…

What our brain wants

We are right to assert that the formation of each identity is a kind of resilience, in other words, a kind of contradictory construction, a synthesis of memory…

Self-propelling choice

On the one hand we encounter the idea that technological development goes forward virtually of it’s own inertia, resists any limitation, and has the character of a self-propelling,…

Lars Qvortrup 1983

“Hvis der skal udvikles datamatformidlede og datamatunderstøttende undervisningssystemer – og som sagt er de nationale demografiske argumenter herfor ikke stærke – så må minimumskravet være, at der etableres et udviklingsarbejde, hvor det er udviklingspsykologer, dannelsesteoretiekre, uddannelsessociologer, der fører det store ord, og hvor der hele tiden sikres en brugerdialog – med pædagoger og elever – med indbygget vetoret.

Distribution costs

Distribution costs include the need to constantly post new content, since the volume of new content is a large factor for stickiness. Distribution costs include site design, and…

Baumols cost disease

Baumol’s Cost Disease is the inevitable escalation of the real costs that occur in labour-intensive industries like the arts, health care and education. The labour costs in these…

7 undesirable consequences of algorithms

Counterserendipity Hyperfocus Self-amplifying cascades Skill erosion Perverse feedback Date deluge Monoculture Tenner, E. (2018). The Efficiency Paradox. Alfred A. Knopf

Unlikely

The implications from these findings suggest that we should not expect large positive (or negative) impacts from ICT investments in schools or computers at home. Schools should not…

Edu-business

This chapter moves on from where the last left off. Here we look again into the world of multinational edu-business and begin to explore the buying and selling…

Man a Machine, 1748

Man is so complicated a machine that it is impossible to get a clear idea of the machine beforehand, and hence impossible to define it. For this reason,…

Scientism

The problem isn’t the scientific description or analysis of presence-at-hand per se; Heidegger is not anti-science. The problem is scientism, the view that science gives us the whole…

Stones

Criticality

Over time, the selfsame ideologies become “hegemonic,” not because they change, but because circumstances change while the ideology becomes more and more concerned with its own preservation. What…

No amount of technology will make a dent

I used to think that technology could help education. I’ve probably spearheaded giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet. But I’ve had…

The Rhythm of the Infosphere

The fragmentation and acceleration of the flow of info-stimulation, the multitasking effect and the competitive pressure that is tied to the ability to follow the rhythm of the…

Low oedipal energy

Incapable of renewal or overcoming, the stupid subject has low oedipal energy: he has held onto the ideas, the relics and dogmas transmitted in his youth by his…

Kritik af den kyniske fornuft

Faldt over disse (sporadiske) noter fra da jeg læste Peter Sloterdijk. Det er fantastiske sætninger. “Universel diffus kynisme“. “Den bitre enegænger som massefænomen“.“Kynisme  er at forsøge at betræde…

Suckers for change

Even though every innovation is judged on economic grounds, at least to some degree, by its potential adopters, every innovation also has at least some degree of status…

Poptimism

Les trois écritures

Plus rien n’est signe, tout est signal. Plus rien n’est chose, tout est état. Plus rien n’est esprit, tout est communication. Par moments, quand la vie n’est pas…

Déclencheurs de rêves

Les textes littéraires sont donc des déclencheurs de rêves éveillés, qui permettent de faire un retour sur, de prolonger, d’accompagner ou de préparer l’action. Loin d’être une activité…

PARIS 2017/2018

Dark matter

Thus a crucial difficulty in anticipating futures lies in long-term shifts in structures of feeling, of thought as felt and feeling as thought. So when I argue for…

Double bind

The necessary ingredients for a double bind situation, as we see it, are: 1. Two or more persons. Of these, we designate one, for purposes of our definition,…