Tag Archives: technology

Anti-Trans, Anti-Semitism

Falling under the rubric of Reactionary Bio-Politics, a lot of this is flying online under the radar, both the discourse of transphobic activism and critical writing pushing back against it. If any of this is to be believed, there are … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Of Holocaust Memory

There is probably no way around that the future of Holocaust memory is going to be virtual. As explained here by Esther Zandberg, architecture critic at Ha’aretz, “The litany of new terms appearing in ads for virtual exhibitions at Holocaust … Continue reading

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(ADL) Anti-Semitism Algorithm

Critics of the ADL are invited to pile on, but, for all that, I am posting here a precis and the full report here of their Online Hate Index. It’s an AI program whose alogrithm tracks anti-Semitic content at Twitter … Continue reading

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(Technology) Slaves & Automatic Machine Gods (Aristotle)

The question of technology (techne) runs across the entire Aristotelean corpus. Its most famous instantiation is in the Nicomachean Ethics. It’s there also in the Physics and Metaphysics. It pops up in the Politics in relation to the institution of … Continue reading

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Heidegger and World Judaism (Black Notebooks)

[Only the first 3 volumes of “Ponderings” are out in English. Not a lot on Jews and Judaism. The appearance of “Jewish” is garden variety anti-Semitism. The appearance of the word “Judaism” indicates an (anti)metaphysical anti-Semitism that forms, philosophically, a … Continue reading

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Habad in the Metaverse

Habad scales up and out, creating the first Jewish outpost in the Metaverse, about which here. “The MANA Jewish Center will sit on a modest, grassy patch of land, circled by trees and pink flowers that pop up from underneath … Continue reading

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Universe of Technical Images (The 1.28 GHz MeerKAT Galactic Center Mosaic)

I was almost going to post the very polished photographic images that appeared here at the NYT about The 1.28 GHz MeerKAT Galactic Center Mosaic. They are definitely worth a look. But I couldn’t post them in good faith. The … Continue reading

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I See Dead Professors On Zoom (Yevamot 96b-97a)

Ripe for parody, this article at Slate about an online lecture-course hosted at Concordia by a professor of art history who had passed away sometime before says a lot about the neo-liberal university and the degradation of higher education, about … Continue reading

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Space and Martian Synagogues (Larry Yudelson)

To fantastic effect, Larry Yudelson put a bunch of images together at NeuralBlender, an AI site. From what I understand, you enter the prompt and the machine folds, in this case, a synagogue-look into 1970s sci fi cover art. For more … Continue reading

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Online Anti-Semitism & Jewish Life in Europe During Covid

Posting here the EU Report on anti-Semitism online after Covid. In addition to its status as a record, it highlights the conjunction between online platforms, the expression and organization of hate, and pandemic-culture in the digital West. Related is here: … Continue reading

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