I use a few different platforms to spread the Primitive love around, but one service that I use in particular (a platform involving random movement through concepts facilitated by clicking a button, but in which there is no real control over what you will see next—a method I appreciate) has recently changed the way it categorizes items posted to its users. 1,014 more words
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It is tempting to think making categories is a straightforward scientific enterprise, and that debates will be clearly settled once we’ve amassed enough data. But the history of science shows this not to be the case.
Am I a masochist for when I feel pain, I feel alive? Am I a narcissist when I talk about myself and see the world from my perspective? 1,566 more words
J’ai saisi dès la fin des années 1970 que la cognition était une activité sociale et outillée par des technologies intellectuelles. Il ne faisait déjà aucun doute pour moi que les algorithmes allaient transformer le monde. 1,619 more words