This output is composed of a series of visual notes pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” conference organized by the ACME group at the University of Liége, Belgium, on June 16-18 2...
Anarchy is an assumed fact within
international relations scholarship. While there is disagreement on the precise
nature of anarchy, few would dispute the notion that, at the global l...
What do patterns
in legal language tell us about power, policy and justice? This question was at
the heart of a conference on “The Fabric of Language and Law: Discovering
Patterns through Legal Cor...
On 9 May 2013, US President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13642-Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government - mandating, wherever legally permissible and possible, that US...
Lee, S. [w], Kirby, J. [a], & Sinnott, J. [i]. The Way it Began..!, Fantastic Four #53, August 1966. New York: Canam Publishers Sales Corp. © Marvel Comics.
This post reflects on my open access...
Abortion is an accepted legal practice, in many countries, (Center for
Reproductive Rights 2016), but that does not mean that there are not ethical
implications which are being ignored. This articl...
On Tuesday I posted a question on Twitter (prompted by a remark by @bowmanthebard). The question involved a version of the trolley problem, in which one has to choose between letting die and active...
In After Long
Silence, Helen Fremont tells the story of growing up in the
Midwest as the daughter of Polish Catholic parents.2 She recounts some
of the stories they told of their courtship in easte...
Some people hope to die
in their sleep. Not me. I don’t regret having been oblivious at my birth, but I
don’t want to be napping at my death.
My birth hasn’t figured
much in my life, other than ha...
Change presupposes a certain position which I take up and
from which I see things in procession before me: there are no events without
someone to whom they happen and whose finite perspective is th...
A person can fare well either over an extended period or at
a particular moment. We evaluate how well a person fares over an extended
period when we speak of him as having a good day, a good year, ...
Derek Parfit calls it the non-identity
problem.2 It’s the problem of
how to treat future persons given that any attempt to treat them better may
result instead in their never being born. For exampl...