“Have the courage to do the right thing: fight!” said Kimberley Guilfoyle from her VIP, backstage tent with the Trump inner circle a few hours before the American extreme right stormed the Capitol, crashing through the few untrained, understaffed, mostly unarmed and completely unprepared police that were present. The…

Day… who knows??

Throughout this whole crisis, as much as I have been reflecting on what is happening perhaps I haven’t been reflecting on everything I should be. A recent immigrant, I arrived in Spain with a favorable bias, in love with the country I had visited years before. Living…

Day 17?

Every night at 8pm people take to their windows or balconies and participate in one of the few, if not the only, collective physical activity we are allowed: clapping for the nation’s medical workers, literally sacrificing themselves to save lives in overburdened, underfunded hospitals. The first night…

Day 17?

From the New York Times, March 31, 2020

I keep thinking of 9–11. The media hooked us with constant “breaking news”, the sequel of the attacks stretched as far in time as it it could be. In 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq, blaming that country directly for the attacks it clearly had no role in. The…

Day 16?

I keep thinking of 9–11. It seems so long ago yet inexplicably close. This all feels like a repeat, or a remake. Do you remember 9–11? It was around 12pm. I had been painting all night so I was sleeping in late. The phone kept ringing. It eventually…

Has ISTE lost its way or is it being faithful to its true mission?

Only a fool would blithely welcome any technology without having given serious thought not only to what the technology will do but what it will undo…

— Neil Postman, 1997

As an educator, the International Society…

Adolph Menzel. The Iron-Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclops) 1872–1875. Berlin. Alte Nationalgalerie.

A pesar de la inundación de publicaciones, titulares, conferencias TED y controversias en torno a la Inteligencia Artificial (I.A.) en los últimos años, se han hecho pocos esfuerzos para explorar lo que en realidad es más allá de la publicidad tecno-utópica y los titulares apocalípticos que predicen el desempleo masivo…

Adolph Menzel. The Iron-Rolling Mill (Modern Cyclops) 1872–1875. Berlin. Alte Nationalgalerie.

Despite the inundation of conferences, headlines, TED Talks and controversies surrounding Artificial Intelligence over the past several years, most of what gets published about AI and spreads through mainstream media and social networks does not go beyond the techno-utopian hype promoted by Silicon Valley or the apocalyptic click-bait headlines foretelling…

Mathew Black

Musician, teacher, artist and human.

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