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Matter as Teaching Device

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Matter as Teaching Device
“[T]he agency of matter [is] pedagogical in its resistance. Matter teaches us through resisting dominant discourses, showing us new ways of being. Bodies resist dominant modes of positioning, political acts defy government rule, sexuality exceeds legal — re...

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Agile means rethinking practice

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Agile means rethinking practice
It’s refreshing to see a newly minted McKinsey article  (Comella-Dorda et al. 2016) suggesting that deploying agile development on a broad scale requires a rethinking of “foundational processes, structures, and relationships”. In other words, McKinsey are n...

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The Commercialisation of Human-Centered Design

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The Commercialisation of Human-Centred Design
Human-Centred Design finds its roots in Scandinavian
research on democratic industrialisation (Emery &
Thorsrud 1976) and the earlier sociotechnical school (Trist &
Bamforth 1951) . Its ideas were taken forward by researchers at PARC (Suchman 1987;
Szymansk...

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Algorithms, Data, and Culture

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Algorithms, Data, and Culture
In a recent Atlantic article, Ian Bogost  provocatively argues that the popular meme of “algorithmic culture” refers not to a material configuration where algorithms are central to culture but rather to a mode of experiencing the modern world analogous to r...

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The wonder of technology
“I wonder that we can put together circuits and mechanical linkages—in the end, pieces of silicon and copper wiring, strips of metal and small gears—so that machinery moves in response to thought and to thought alone” (Arthur 2011, pp. 1-2). Arthur, W.B., 2...

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Ethics, moral, and technology 
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