Category Archives: Case Fodder

The Google/Volvo Maru

This morning, a friend of mine posted a fun little item to a Facebook group that I manage for the friends and alumni of my soon-to-be-former academic department. It’s a nice little story from the University of Alabama Birmingham’s site, … Continue reading

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Musings on Compulsory Social Media Shaming as De Facto Punishment

One of the local television stations regularly posts an ad-bait slideshow on its Facebook timeline that features the mug shots of recently arrested folks in the county jail. The FB post includes a set of eight photos and a link to … Continue reading

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The Artists, The Bot, and the Darknet

One of the interesting challenges facing a grand vision like Luciano Floridi’s Philosophy of Information (PI) and Information Ethics (IE) at the current stage in the development of his larger project, at least as I see it, is the problem … Continue reading

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Copy, right?

There is something about the written word, something about the book, something about the art of these things, that I have always found compelling. The shape of the letters on the page, their arrangement, the way thoughts-as-expressed take up space, the … Continue reading

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