Category: Technology

  • Working Assumptions

    Really enjoying this book by Julia Hobsbawm. She’s been generous in her support for my work, and the work we do at work, and this is a very well written and clear bit of writing setting out the future of work landscape. It’s also really lovely to see an acknowledgements page like this: With the…

  • Goldsmiths | The importance of design in a GenAI world

    Had an amazing time at Goldsmiths presenting on the book for the Expanded Practice Design MA course! So good to throw the material in the book up against a new context, and see what interesting resonances come out. Most importantly, I wanted to highlight how all technologies emerge into a theological and socio-cultural context… and…

  • AI Eno

    My good friend Barry Taylor put me onto a site that a friend of his has created around the works of Brian Eno. The ‘Eno Bot’ is a (Not Very) Large Language Model – an AI trained on the accumulation of Eno’s writings, and coded into a chat interface. What’s interesting about this being an…

  • War Machine + the (very) narrow path to good AI

    Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to Matt Baker, of the War Machine podcast, about the book. It was a pretty rich conversation – and Matt edits up a very decent intro too! Hope you enjoy listening. I also went up to Oxford on Thursday to go to a lecture being given by…

  • Drunk ex-Pastors

    I sent them a free book.I’m not even sure they read it.They got the title wrong a bunch of times.They admitted that they doubted anyone in their audience would know who I was.The podcast description fails to mention anything about it.This was some serious professional operation! But, honestly, it was a blast to chat about…

  • Algorithm as mirror

    An interesting study out today has found that teens “prefer a social media completely customized for them, depicting what they agree with, what they want to see and, thus, who they are.” “In our qualitative interview study of teens 13-17, we found that personalized algorithmic content does seem to present what teens interpret as a…