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Published: the Handbook of Digital Inequality
For years, I worked with dozens of digital inequality scholars to bring together exciting perspectives on this field, which has culminated in the publication of this Handbook. It's not priced for individual purchases, but I hope you encourage your library to get a copy, whether physical or digital.
For extra measure, the great Handbook unboxing: video of me opening the box with the book. (If you watch YouTube unboxing videos, you'll probably get a kick out of this, if you don't then maybe just skip it. ;-)
I teach a class on the Social Implications of Algorithms and I'll be adding this article to the syllabus. You may know that many companies (and governments) use data to learn about people, this story is about how churches are now using similar targeting.
Feeling like you could use some background on artificial intelligence? I found this book helpful in explaining some basics in a funny and informative way. (I'm linking to a Wikipedia entry about it, I am basing my comments on having read the whole book.)
If you happen to be in Budapest, there is a wonderful photo exhibit along the Danube (with similarly lovely views - weather depending - in the background) featuring life, nature, architecture, and people in Hungary. The online version of this is not nearly as good, but if you can't enjoy it in person, it's an alternative: https://fotopalyazat.magyarorszag.hu/
If you don't already follow Chef John's cooking (the chef behind the recipe above), you are missing out. His videos are incredibly informative and his recipes terrific. This is just one good find. I'm sure I'll be posting other tried and true dishes from him in the future. https://www.youtube.com/c/foodwishes
A normal day?
I hope you are surrounded by vaccinated people and stay healthy. I wish you good things for 2022!
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