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  1. Oct 2020
    1. The contrast between these two responses reveals a shift from projection onto an object to engagement with a subject

      how do you differentiate the lien between projection between an object and engagement to a subject

    2. human habit of making assump-tions based on perceptions of behavior

      in what other ways is this concept being used?

    3. people did not care if their life narratives were really understood. The act of telling them created enough meaning on its own

      just having something on the other end "listening" was very important to the majority of the students

    4. trust in Eliza did not speak to what they thought Eliza would understand but to their lack of trust in the people who would understand.

      talking to a machine because if it weren't a machine, can't trust the type of feedback or what were to come after

    5. human purposes of believable digital companions that are evocative but not authentic.

      evocative because to get any relation from robot you have to think about yourself and it is stimulating, however, it lacks authenticity because there is no sense of loss other than loss of self

    6. These questions ask what we will be like, what kind of people we are be-coming as we develop increasingly intimate relationships with machines

      brings to light an idea of how will we be affected by technology vs how will tech develop? leads into how can the design and approach to tech differ

    7. The questions raised by relational artifacts are not so much about the machines’ capabilities but our vulnerabilities — not about whether the objects really have emotion or intelligence but about what they evoke in us

      similar to abstract art and how art impacts us. What do we take away from all of this

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    1. we must be prepared to act upon our interpretation of what is in the best interest of black people, that is, black people as an historically oppressed population. This is the fundamental necessity for advancing the political process.

      Adopting this kind of philosphical mindset help you value african history a different way.