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  1. Nov 2021
    1. Many studies have been undertaken on the value of unpaid domestic and care work, which is also non-market, non-transactional and not included in formal economic accounts. Similarly, the unpaid care work for the wider community is missing off the balance sheet. Both are essential for the functioning of the economy that is counted.In Australia, this was estimated to be almost half of the country’s GDP, with those statistics from over twenty years ago. More recent statistics for the state of Victoria reveal a similar picture.

      These studies illustrate the huge under appreciation of the value contribution of the commons and work not showing up on GDP, the dark matter of GDP.

    1. two one way to explore these questions is to look at how information has changed due to the human mst and one way that it's changed is the 00:46:59 emergence of a fifth level of information dark information which peter talked about before is info that is generated by abiotic computer software and so this information level is only 00:47:13 possible from inscribed language and the technological innovations that that gave rise to that now can generate this kind of information 00:47:24 and there's two key components to dark information one is that it's produced by computer software with no direct human involvement and the second is that from the processes of 00:47:36 input to generated output can't be replicated or feasibly derived by humans so it's inherently dark even if some of the output were able to apply to real world problems 00:47:49 and so this kind of uh information is gaining traction so unsupervised machine learning algorithms are becoming increasingly capable of generating novel algorithms without added human input and 00:48:03 so here are some of the ways that we're currently applying this technology and we it's still in its infancy so we're likely far away from seeing a met where direct information is involved but 00:48:15 this does have the potential for in the future um helping keep humans alive on earth or expanding our niche even further and maybe far down the line seeing something like a 00:48:29 dependence or an inter mutualistic inter-specific mutualism met between biotic life and abiotic technology

      It is unexpected to see abiotic cultural artifacts such as dark information be considered in an evolutionary biology context.

    1. In “Dark Ecology,” Morton writes that we must cultivate a “spirituality of care” toward the objects of the world—not just the likable parts but the frightening ones. Morton suggests that, instead of burying nuclear waste, we might store it aboveground, in a visible place, where we can learn to take more responsibility for it—perhaps even building an aesthetically interesting enclosure. The kind of care Morton envisions is as interested in piles of sulfur as in trees; it is concerned with both polar bears and circuit boards. Morton wants us to care for plutonium. At a minimum, Morton thinks that this kind of caring could cure us of the idea that we are in control; it might show us that we are part of a vast network of interpenetrating entities that come to know one another without dispelling their mystery. At a maximum, Morton seems to feel that this omnidirectional, uncanny form of care could help save the world.

      dark ecology is an honesty to looking at the role industrialization has terraformed our planet.

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    1. This black Lord is called Musse Melly and is the sovereign of the land of the negroes of Gineva [Ghana]. This king is the richest and noblest of all these lands due to the abundance of gold that is extracted from his lands.

      The black lord refers to Mansa Musa, a dedicated Muslim and Emperor of West Africa during the 14th century. Land of the negroes means dark-skinned civilization. It mentions that his the richest and noblest of all lands indicate his travels because it compares other emperors' wealth and hereditary class to Mansa Musa. No other empire could compare to his status because of the natural resources of gold in Mansa land. His leadership is shown due to him being called black lord. He had vast amounts of his people following him on his travel to Mecca, which shows his people's dedication and respect for him as king.

  5. Mar 2021
    1. Ergonomie & accessibilité (making education accessible) :

      • proposer un mode lecture / sombre (dark / reading mode) ?
      • ajouter un widget (type Userway ou Adally) ou des fonctionnalités d'accessibilité (taille de police ; contrastes ; lecteur audio ; curseur...) ?
  6. Feb 2021
    1. But what if leadership not only ignores our recommendations but tells us to do something different? I'll never forget one comment. "We're lying to our users," one anguished UX designer told me, explaining that leadership regularly ordered the UX team to create designs that were intentionally misleading. Apparently it helped boost profits.
  7. Jan 2021
    1. Recently, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy to allow sharing data with its parent, Facebook. Users who agreed to use WhatsApp under its previous privacy policy had two options: agree to the new policy or be unable to use WhatsApp again. The WhatsApp privacy policy update is a classic bait-and-switch: WhatsApp lured users in with a sleek interface and the impression of privacy, domesticated them to remove their autonomy to migrate, and then backtracked on its previous commitment to privacy with minimal consequence. Each step in this process enabled the next; had user domestication not taken place, it would be easy for most users to switch away with minimal friction.

      Definitely a dark pattern that has been replicated many times.

  8. Dec 2020
    1. In today’s growing and fast-paced world, mobile has become part of our life. And, the competition between Android and iOS smartphones is getting tougher day by day.

      Get a quick process guide to design an iOS app with integration of the dark mode theme.

  9. Oct 2020
    1. Having low scores posted for all coworkers to see was “very embarrassing,” said Steph Buja, who recently left her job as a server at a Chili’s in Massachusetts. But that’s not the only way customers — perhaps inadvertently — use the tablets to humiliate waitstaff. One diner at Buja’s Chili’s used Ziosk to comment, “our waitress has small boobs.”According to other servers working in Ziosk environments, this isn’t a rare occurrence.

      This is outright sexual harrassment and appears to be actively creating a hostile work environment. I could easily see a class action against large chains and/or against the app maker themselves. Aggregating the data and using it in a smart way is fine, but I suspect no one in the chain is actively thinking about what they're doing, they're just selling an idea down the line.

      The maker of the app should be doing a far better job of filtering this kind of crap out and aggregating the data in a smarter way and providing a better output since the major chains they're selling it to don't seem to be capable of processing and disseminating what they're collecting.

    2. Systems like Ziosk and Presto allow customers to channel frustrations that would otherwise end up on public platforms like Yelp — which can make or break a restaurant — into a closed system that the restaurant controls.

      I like that they're trying to own and control their own data, but it seems like they've relied on a third party company to do most of the thinking for them and they're not actually using the data they're gathering in the proper ways. This is just painfully deplorable.

    1. Many will tease the possibility of going private, posting announcements in their page bios like, “Going private in the next 24 hours,” to entice people to follow while they can.

      This is painfully sad as it's not like the page doesn't want more followers and isn't going to approve each and every one of them...

    1. The other two are where the open web is severely lacking: The seamless integration into one user interface of both reading and writing, making it very easy to respond to others that way, or add to the river of content.

      As I read this I can't help thinking about my friend Aaron Davis (@mrkrndvs) a member of the IndieWeb, whose domain name is appropriately https://readwriterespond.com/

  10. Sep 2020
    1. opium

      This brings an important issue about our relationship with narcotic substances, dating back from Victorian times. It would be interesting to learn how this plays a role in the story (or if it does) and perhaps it would lead us to uncovering the darkest motives of the character/s.

  11. Aug 2020
    1. the prevalence of dark patterns online is harmful to people—and has the potential to impact more than just their wallets.

      shopping addiction

    2. “Dark patterns are being used to undermine privacy, and to rob users of their ability to critically reflect on their actions,” he says. “Design and behavioral science have become weaponized to solely benefit online retailers and to exploit users.”

      Technology which is not designed for the user, but to maximize profits: the opposite of what Humane Technology states

    3. It can be hard to determine the line between clever marketing and outright deception.

      the whole point of life

    4. Most dark patterns are design choices, but others are arguably just fraud.
    1. By the way, just to get back to notational bias for a sec, the term “dark pattern” is problematic for reasons that should be clear if you think about it for a minute or two so let’s collectively start working on better language for that. Mmmmkay?

      Naming is hard, but it would have been nice to have a suggestion or two of alternates here.

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  13. May 2020
    1. Also, with more design styles and choices, many websites opt to not use an underlining style for an embedded link in text, nor will they use a traditional blue color to indicate an embedded link.

      Fortunately Google's ranking algorithm penalizes against this in addition to requirements for better online accessibility that help to encourage against these sorts of dark patterns of web design. Users still need to be aware that they exist however.

  14. Apr 2020
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    1. But even cookiebot.com is doing it the wrong way. As far as I know and have read the user should opt-in which info/cookie(s) he/she would like to approve or accept. With cookiebot.com all the boxes are already marked but maybe one can change that in the settings!?
    1. A majority also try to nudge users towards consenting (57%) — such as by using ‘dark pattern’ techniques like using a color to highlight the ‘agree’ button (which if clicked accepts privacy-unfriendly defaults) vs displaying a much less visible link to ‘more options’ so that pro-privacy choices are buried off screen.
    1. Earlier this year it began asking Europeans for consent to processing their selfies for facial recognition purposes — a highly controversial technology that regulatory intervention in the region had previously blocked. Yet now, as a consequence of Facebook’s confidence in crafting manipulative consent flows, it’s essentially figured out a way to circumvent EU citizens’ fundamental rights — by socially engineering Europeans to override their own best interests.
    2. has shone a spotlight on the risks that flow from platforms that operate by systematically keeping their users in the dark.
    3. So it’s not surprising that Facebook is so coy about explaining why a certain user on its platform is seeing a specific advert. Because if the huge surveillance operation underpinning the algorithmic decision to serve a particular ad was made clear, the person seeing it might feel manipulated. And then they would probably be less inclined to look favorably upon the brand they were being urged to buy. Or the political opinion they were being pushed to form. And Facebook’s ad tech business stands to suffer.
    4. design choices are being selected to be intentionally deceptive. To nudge the user to give up more than they realize. Or to agree to things they probably wouldn’t if they genuinely understood the decisions they were being pushed to make.
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  21. Mar 2018
    1. Excessive mutation will often stop a gene from working, yet somehow the sand rat’s genes manage to still fulfil their roles despite radical change to the DNA sequence. This is a very difficult task for genes. It’s like winning Countdown using only vowels.

      This will change everything.

  22. Nov 2017
    1. While the title of this report does not really imply anything to contradict the results of the testing of the theory, the content of the report itself leaves room for interpretation as to what these results mean and who it applies to. The main study referenced conducted by the University of Rome (Loffredo) does show that the participants who were given dark chocolate showed a higher acute result than those who were given milk chocolate, their study was made up of a small group of 20. It could also be pointed out that they did not establish a portion of their group who were tested without the ingestion of chocolate to establish a better baseline for their results. Participants endurance on a treadmill was used to measure the effects of the chocolate, but there is no indication of how or if the participants increase in ambulatory movement, or having “warmed up” with their baseline test day may have contributed to the improved results after the chocolate was administered. Another point to note is where the author mentions a previous report she submitted (Aubrey) covering the similarity of the results of the chocolate study to a study on the affects of meditation on the body. While the result may be considered similar, the way the results were achieved were very different. The wording in the studies referenced for the benefits of meditation reflect a psychological improvement as a means for a physical response, while the chocolate experiment was testing a chemical application for a physiological response. This article, although not wrong or misrepresenting the study, simplifies much of the work and applies it to the general public. The author does manage to address that the study is incomplete, as an afterthought and could easily be interpreted as having less weight than the argument for chocolate treatment by simply being under represented or under explained. Further investigation is definitely needed to understand the “how and why” of the affects of chocolate/polyphenols on our bodies before we can set any sort of prescription in place. The study would need to be much more comprehensive or added to others that test this same result on other demographics to determine if the affects can be replicated on everyone, or to narrow down if they only get this result with those who have PAD.

      Aubrey, A. (2008, August 21). To Lower Blood Pressure, Open Up And Say 'Om'. Retrieved November 09, 2017, from https://www.npr.org/2008/08/21/93796200/to-lower-blood-pressure-open-up-and-say-om MPH, M. G. (2014, March 01). Meditation for Psychological Stress and Well-being. Retrieved November 09, 2017, from https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/1809754 Loffredo, L., Perri, L., Catasca, E., Pignatelli, P., Brancorsini, M., Nocella, C., . . . Violi, F. (2014, August 21). Dark Chocolate Acutely Improves Walking Autonomy in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease. Retrieved November 09, 2017, from http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/3/4/e001072

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    1. Contesting refers to the creation of crowdsourced data or prototypes for not yet existent uses for data. It is similar to modeling but with an oppositional rather than persuasive tone.

      Deploying a data-driven vision—what is missing? What can’t we see in the data and why?—was a rallying cry for participation to bring about increased accountability.

      [...] The juxtaposition of rating and lack of trust highlighted an alternate definition of “safety” that was markedly absent in the previous example of using govern-ment data on crime to make residents safe. One relied on a government-sponsored vision of “safety” while the other sought to foster increased accountability among law enforce-ment officers.

      Se podría decir que, por su orígenes en la gobernatón, nuestro enfoque ha sido contestatario y también hemos compartido la idea de mirar qué es lo asuente para iniciar un diálogo sobre el por qué y esto, alineado con lo que ocurre en Ferguson, contrasta visiones gubernamentales y ciudadanas de lo que es la participación.

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  25. Aug 2017
    1. About the only thing holding it together is Idris Elba, whose irrepressible magnetism and man-of-stone solidity anchors this mess but can’t redeem it.

      Love Idris Elba!

  26. Jun 2017
    1. there was, essentially, no “scientific revolution” during the Renaissance, only a continuation of work that was already happening in the “dark ages” of medieval thought.

      This puts my whole minor field of study thought in question!

  27. May 2017
    1. Using data from a large Danish health study, researchers have found an association between chocolate consumption and a lowered risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other serious problems.
    1. Epicatechin is known to prompt cells that line blood vessels to release extra nitric oxide, a substance that has multiple effects in the body. Nitric oxide slightly increases vasodilation, or a widening of the veins and arteries, improving blood flow and cardiac function. It also gooses muscle cells to take in more blood sugar, providing them with more energy, and it enhances the passage of oxygen into cells.
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  29. Oct 2016
    1. April is the cruellest month

      I always saw April as one of the more beautiful months. But sometimes beauty is the greatest cause of pain for those who can't relate to it.

    2. Living nor dead

      So far, there seems to be a lot of connections between what we consider the living and dead. Such as the Lilacs(living) and dead land. Dull roots since the word dull seems like a dark, gloomy word compared to roots.Life and dried,etc.

  30. Jan 2016
    1. Control over the content. Control over what’s shared. Control — a bit more control, not total — over one’s data.

      You MUST control what you share and know and are. What makes this dictum any different than programmed learning where you must mast this set of content. Just Watters telling us what we must do as opposed to Skinner.

  31. May 2015
    1. “Phenomenography is focused on the ways of experiencing different phenomena, ways of seeing them, knowing about them and having skills related to them. The aim is, however, not to find the singular essence, but the variation and the architecture of this variation by different aspects that define the phenomena” (Walker, 1998).

      page 55 in large file

    2. reflection. Mmpostorship (the sense that engaging in criticalreflectionisnotapropriatefor'thelikesof me'), cultural suicide (the realization that critical reflectioninvokesthecensureoffriends,familycoleagues andcomunity),lostinocence(thepainofacknowledging troublingambiguities),roadruning(learningcritical reflectionasahalting,incrementalrhythm)andcomunity (theimportanceofpersuportgroupstocriticalproces)

    3. "The emotional quality of these themes contradicts a great deal of the heady rhetoric suroundingmuchwritingoncriticalreflection.Although there are stories recounting transformative breakthroughs, emancipation,liberationandempowerment,whatfigureequaly strongly are these tales from the dark side. They represent thehidenunderbelytotheinspirationaltoneimbuing discusionofcriticalreflectionandcriticalpedagogy."

    4. "Thesethemesarehighlightedforthrereasons:(1)they represent the experiential clusters that emerged most frequentlyacrosage,clas,gender,ethnicityandwork seting,(2)theyarespokenofwithparticularpasion"

    5. Stories shared ove a periond of 11 years. Categories triggers, resources, rhythms and consequences. that led to 5 themes

    6. Taking critical reflection seriously caused those around them to view them with fear and loathing, with a hostility borne of incomprehension. Surfing on a wave of unbridled enthusiasmfor the process thowtheirwavecolapsedinonthemasthey noticedhowtheircoleaguesbecameangrywheneverthe importance of critical reflection was mentioned.

    7. Coleaguescametoviewthemas subversivetroublemakerswhoseprofesionalraisond'etre semedtobetomakelifeasdificultasposibleforthose around them. The educators in this study found that when they returned to the home turf of their employing organizations, their raising of critical questions regarding comon7yheldasL.7;ptionswasnotmetwithexpresionsof unaloyedgratitudebytheircoleagues.Rather,therewas theperceptiononthepartofcoleaguesthattheseeducators incriticalproceshadsomehowbetrayedthegroupculture and become pink tinged revolutionaries.

    8. Peoplelokbacktotheirtimeasdualisticthinkers,andto theirfaiththatiftheyjustputenoughefortintoproblem solvingsolutionswouldalwaysapear,asagoldeneraof certainty.Anintelectualapreciationoftheimportanceof contextuality and ambiguity comes to exist alongside an emotional craving for revealed truth.

    9. they report that they experience them as devastatingly final, rather than inconvenient interludes

    10. gain accurate insight into the emotional and cognitive ebbs and flows of this process that periods of confusion and apparent regression can be tolerated more easily.

    11. They provided a safe haven in which educators in critical process could confirm that they were not alone, and through which they could make sense of the changes they were experiencing.

    12. Taking a critical perspective on practice can easily turn into a council of despair as educators realize the power of the forces and the longevity of the structures ranged against them.

    13. However, by usinglearningcomunitiesastheforuminwhichtheycan comparetheirownjourneysascriticalyreflectivelearners, adult educators realize that what they thought were idiosyncratic incremental fluctuations in energy and comitment,privatemoralesapingdefeatssuferedin isolation,andcontext-specificbarierspreventingchange, areoftenfeaturesthatareparaleledinthelivesof coleagues.Thisknowledge,evenifitfailstograntany insightsintohowthesefelingsorbarierscanbe ameliorated,canbethediferencebetwenresolvingtowork forpurposefulchangewhenevertheoportunityarises,and falingpreytoamixtureofstoicismandcynicisminwhich staying within comfortably defined boundaries of thought and action becomes the overwhelming concern.

  32. Apr 2015
    1. Wouldn’t it be useful, both to the scientific community or the wider world, to increase the publication of negative results?