Below is a few thoughts that I opened the second session of Haunted Machines at FutureEverything with yesterday. I’ll probably type up a few thoughts on the day itself in due course, but me and Tobias are currently plotting for its future as I write this. Thanks to Paul Graham Raven, Deb Chachra and Eleanor Saitta for their feedback on this.
The worlds in which startup culture survive, along with those dictators of innovation, are encircled by chalk and salt, hiding the methods, the decisions, and the deliberations of those that control our technology. Like Latour’s black box, we see the magicians enter, and the magic emerge, but not the spellcraft that took place. This protect them from what they will eventually summon, from the consequences of their actions, and the mythologies that arise in their place.
To look at these imaginings of innovation, we can turn to the…
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