Torill notes an interesting case where a defence force-employed expert on electronic warfare (!) was accused of publishing racist material on Usenet. He quit his job voluntarily and the case against him was dropped, it seems, but he then sued the organisation who had reported his racist Usenet posts for violating his privacy. He lost that case, unsurprisingly – Usenet posts are hardly private. One to save and use as an example in some class, sometime…

Leave A Comment

Recommended Posts

Machine Vision

Cultural Representations of Machine Vision: An Experimental Mixed Methods Workshop

Call for submissions to a workshop, Bergen, Norway
Workshop dates: 15-17 August 2022
Proposals due: 15 June

The Machine Vision in Everyday Life project invites proposals for an interdisciplinary workshop using qualitative approaches and digital methods to analyse how machine vision is represented in art, science fiction, games, social media and other forms of cultural and aesthetic expression.

Digital Humanities Machine Vision

What do different machine vision technologies do in fiction and art?

For the Machine Vision in Everyday Life project we’ve analysed how machine vision technologies are portrayed and used in 500 works of fiction and art, including 77 digital games, 190 digital artworks and 233 movies, novels and other narratives. You can browse […]