Phil 4.5.16

7:00 – 4:30 VTX

  • Had a good discussion with Patrick yesterday. He’s approaching his wheelchair work from a Heideggerian framework, where the controls may be present-at-hand or ready-to-hand. I think those might be frameworks that apply to non-social systems (Hammers, Excel, Search), while social systems more align with being-with. The evaluation of trustworthiness is different. True in a non-social sense is a property of exactness; a straightedge may be true or out-of-true. In a social sense, true is associated with a statement that is in accordance with reality.
  • While reading Search Engine Agendas  in Communications of the ACM, I came upon a mention of Frank Pasquale, who wrote an article on the regulation of Search, given its impact (Federal Search Commission? Access, Fairness, and Accountability in the Law of Search). The point of Search Engine Agendas is that the ranking of political candidates affects people’s perception of them (higher is better) This ties into my thoughts from March 29th. That there are situations where the idea of ordering among pertinent documents may be problematic and further that how users might interact with the ordering process might be instructive.
  • Continuing Technology, Humanness, and Trust: Rethinking Trust in Technology.
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  • Added the sites Andy and Margarita found to the blacklist and updated the repo
  • Theresa has some sites too – in process.
  • Finished my refactoring party – more debugging than I was expecting
  • Converted the Excela spreadsheet to JSON and read the whole thing in. Need to do that just for a subsample now.
  • Added a request from Andy about creating a JSON object for the comments in the flag dismissal field.
  • Worked with Gregg about setting up the postgres db.

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