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John Bowlby and the Glass Cage of Automation

I recently finished reading Nicholas Carr’s 2014 book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us. In many ways Glass Cage is a follow up to Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows—What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. As you may recall, the FHL Foundation brought Carr in to speak about The Shallows as a part of […]

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COMMENT: The Care and Feeding of Vinyl Records (part II of II)

The care associated with caring for real, tangible, touchable objects is significantly different than the care associated with caring for unreal, virtual, untouchable objects. That’s the thesis I tacked up on the proverbial castle door during part I. I used my high school experience of entering the environment of taking care of vinyl records and […]

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Mama … How Do You Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Conservatives? (part 2)

Welcome to part 2. Lets get started with a second example of conservative blowback in response to liberal framings of psychological norms. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you may wish to start with part 1. If you enjoy a state of confusion, then, by all means, forge ahead. If you’re […]

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Mama … How Do You Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Conservatives? (part 1)

Hopefully it will come as no surprise that I tend to lean left of center. In all likelihood I use George Lakoff‘s Nurturant Parent Cultural Cognitive Model (“Nurturant model” for short) to guide me through life. As Lakoff points out in his work (see his book Moral Politics for an example) empathy is part and parcel […]

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UPDATE – Norbert Wiener Also Bridged Mechanical and Biological Worlds

In my August 10th, 2010, post, I wrote the following (with my addition in brackets): In this section of vol. I [of Bowlby’s trilogy on attachment theory at about page 41], Bowlby deftly moves back and forth between mechanical systems and mechanical forms of linking and integrating (often referred to as cybernetics) and biological forms of […]

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