A message for aspiring digital CEO’s

Four king penguins hanging out on a rock

“On hearing who the newcomers were, Tucker’s response was laconic and to the point — “You’re too late, it’s all over!”

The Revolutionary Years — No 30 December 1982 — La Trobe Journal

The demise of the revolutionary

Angry Penguins was a publication by modernist freethinkers in Adelaide then Melbourne Australia in the WWII and…


Should we hold digital platforms themselves to account and design-for-good?

Evil postmodern man with disfighured face standing next to a wall with a skeletal demon doll.

“I remembered quite suddenly that all around the outside of the merry go round there have always been old-fashioned paintings of tiger hunts, elephants, and throwing lassoes in South America. You remember me telling you there are tigers everywhere, on bags of flour, on hundreds of tins of jam stacked…


“Plus c’est la même chose: despite massive changes in hardware, software and the social penetration of IT, the same issues remain unsolved.”

‘Death of Leichhardt’ — by Albert Tucker 1959 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

NB: Originally published by Dr. Jim Underwood in ACIS 2012 Proceedings: “Looking Back to Tomorrow: Research, Teaching and Practice in IS”

INTRODUCTION — Lessons from an Academic Life

Reflecting on 45 years of practicing, teaching and researching information systems development, I am left with some uncomfortable feelings. A feeling of…


Untrustworthy digital experiences.

Evil sunflower “face” looking through a broken window

“I dont Tweet, I don’t share and I don’t like. I don’t friend and I am not a fan. I don’t post to walls, tag, follow, hashtag or regram. I am not an iger or a snapper….and my home is not home to Alexa, Amazon Echo, or Google Home.” …


Newsletter

How AI researchers and practitioners should scrutinize themselves for a better future.

Picasso’s Guernica

“At the end of the day, the success of AI research will be measured by how it has empowered all people, helping tackle the many wicked problems facing the planet, from the climate emergency to increasing inequality within and between countries.”

Artificial intelligence is now part of our everyday lives…


How our personal stories and experiences are narrowed by pervasive AI/ML and bureaucratic risk management practices

Picture of a child-doll with clown makeup looking sad

The power of personal stories

Have you ever noticed how movies from the major film houses keep recycling the same stories, the same scenarios, keep backing the same “A” list actors and generally operate…


Lego figure in a suit at a desk surrounded by Lego storm troopers looking fearful

Originally published in EAPJ.ORG

Anyone who has practiced any sort of technology project or transformation role for long enough knows the feeling of dread when things go wrong as this cynical but all too-true project lifecycle recounts [1]:

  1. Initial Enthusiasm;
  2. Disillusionment;
  3. Panic;
  4. The Search for the Guilty;
  5. Punishment of the…


The power of classification to make “the narrowing”

“Capitalism survives by forcing the majority, who it exploits, to define their own interests as narrowly as possible. This was once achieved by extensive deprivation. Today in the developed countries it is being achieved by imposing a false standard of what is and what is not desirable.”

Ways of Seeing…


SimSimi, Meena, Mitsuku and the need for virtuous machine learning.

‘Don’t Panic!’

We in Australia learnt a new and strange lesson this week. We learnt about what is most important and that which is not; what is more precious than diamonds, more valuable than gold and rarer than platinum. …


The potential impact of chatbots on human identity.

Chatbots as a conduit for language.

Networks of resources encircle and empower us to achieve outcomes daily. Global supply-chains establish networks of flows of goods and services, from education, loans, food distribution, entertainment or transportation. …

Dr. Adam Hart

phd epistemology | 30 years corptech

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