Leigh Blackall, Aug 22, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Text and slides at Leigh Blackall's presentation to E-Ldearning 2017 in Seoul. I appreciate the way he has used Korean in the titles of his slides, as well as the English heading and text. Blackall looks at the topic of technology hype and the responses to it, saying "my personal goal is to continuously seek out and build in questioning, philosophy, ethics, anthropology, history, theory, art, storytelling, criticism and debate, and to use these discoveries to find kindred spirits, to help refine meaning and purpose, and expand human-ness in the relentlessly technocratic world we live and work in." He cites a good selection of rehumanizers, from Carlyle to Huxley to to Curtis to Herzog. I would probably have included David Noble in the set.

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