The Beginnings of a Hypothesis on How to Build Better Robots

The industry of developing computer intelligence, machine learning and artificial intelligence is largely embedded in a particular version of cognitive science. This computing-industry often takes it ideas for memory, learning and development from the brand of evolutionary theory from a particular version of cognfitive science. This brand of evolutionary theory has at its heart an … Continue reading The Beginnings of a Hypothesis on How to Build Better Robots

Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality

https://twitter.com/jasonhickel/status/1252960787951386624?s=20 Hickel risks reproducing a problematic understanding of degrowth. The presentation of growth versus degrowth in this light makes it a question of quantity rather than quality. And this is precisely the misunderstanding of degrowth that can reduce it merely to a version of eco-austerity. Let me explain with an example from my work. I … Continue reading Economic Growth Is About Categorical Continuity and Technologies of Representation – Not Irrationality

2040 #FilmReview (3min)

This flash documentary attracted my attention as it explicitly describes itself as focussing on regeneration rather than conservation, protection, sustainability etc. That is it overcomes the two main principles of dominant environmental narratives; assuming people are by default exploitative and that the living environment or ‘resources’ are zero-sum and finite. Regenerative agriculture and agroforestry have … Continue reading 2040 #FilmReview (3min)

Regenerative Guilds #ProjectIntro (5min)

Techniques of enrichment rather than sustaining, saving, degrading or exploiting a landscape, are numerous but remain conceptually dispersed or primitivized. These techniques challenge the premise that the environment is finite and humans are by default exploitative. They challenge the political dichotomy of wild and domesticated, that supports the practice of saving wilderness whilst intensively domesticating … Continue reading Regenerative Guilds #ProjectIntro (5min)