As We May Automate; additional perspective

Following As We May Automate my friend M., a human rights lawyer who specializes in modern slavery, serendipitously sent me the following paragraph out of Julia O’connel Davidson’s Modern Slavery: The Margins of Freedom: There is a gap – a vast chasm even – between the discourse surrounding what may and may not be treated properly […]

Posted at 15:20 on February 24, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Knowledge, Sociology, Uncategorized, Yay Theories | Continue reading

As We May Automate

Once more with paradata.

Posted at 13:05 on February 15, 2017 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Accessing Knowledge, Knowledge, Sociology, Uncategorized, Zeitgeist | Continue reading


I’m Shir. This blog started back when I was a history, sociology and anthropology undergrad student in HUJI. Then I was an MLIS student at Haifa University but no longer am, and now I’m just searching for a place to write a dissertation about metadata and political anthropology of information architecture. I’m also a metadata librarian, Buffista, play the role of a geek online and IRL, and a fangirl of many, vary, fuzzy things.

I’m impatient and passionate about data, epistemology, live music, knowledge and culture, mostly with regarding to the relations between ethics and aesthetics and the relationships between the natural and social sciences. I also found that Academia and I sometime don’t speak the same language, and needed a place to store and sort out some very raw drafts of ideas until something better will come along.

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