Archives de catégorie : Controverse

The virtual AI4PM MoTIS team has delivered its report

The MoTIS project team I was asked to tutor in June delivered its conclusions during a one hour Zoom meeting yesterday. About 20 people were present, including the MoTIS course director in Paris and the project sponsor and client in … Lire la suite

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Global Coronavirus Controversies (16) Big anti-programme kicks in

The UK government finally launched its COVID-19 tracing app this morning but sadly it  crashed more or less at launch. Perhaps it was just a beta test version with a big user community although that would be a brutal way … Lire la suite

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Global Coronavirus Controversies (15) : wise words

From the composer Arvo Pärt Most of all I like the idea of carving pews that no-one will see. Intrinsic motivation. My strongest memory of Isaacson’s bio of Steve Jobs (which I read twice and is now in the good … Lire la suite

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Global Coronavirus Controversies (14) : when is it about antiprogrammes?

This morning listening to the radio I heard 3 examples of programme-antiprogrammes (PAPs) noted them down. Over breakfast I wondered why they struck me as PAPs and not as controversies? A teacher’s union official was explaining why he was resisting … Lire la suite

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Global Coronavirus controversies (13) : tribal roots?

Legend has it that the whole controversy mapping process started when the young Bruno Latour flew back from the Cameroon, where he was about to start anthropological fieldwork. Where, he thought, can I go to study the opposite of a … Lire la suite

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Global Coronavirus controversies (12) : 673 years ago…

…the Black Death hit Europe and many died. Here is an interesting historical account which includes some observations on the effects of such pandemics on inequality.

Publié dans Controverse, Covid 19, Programme-Anti Programme, science | Laisser un commentaire

2020 ESIEE Controversy exhibition starts today and you have 3 days to vote

Since 2018 and 1000 km north of the here in the Pyrenees, Lionel Villard and his team of controversistas have done a marvellous job on the ESIEE controversy course. Lionel upgraded the old online tools two years ago so that … Lire la suite

Publié dans Annonce, Controverse, ESIEE, Innovation, Programme-Anti Programme | Laisser un commentaire

Global Corona Controversies (11): Galileo’s legacy

In the early 1980s, those very old days when I felt almost as young as my ESIEE students, I taught an elective called Science Fiction and Utopia in which students wrote short SciFi stories but also read aloud parts of … Lire la suite

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Global Corona controversies (10) a first list

It’s taken me a long time to sort these out. This list of more or less controversial issues is quite simply based on an inventory of articles and reports I’ve read in certain papers over the last 6 weeks.  I … Lire la suite

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66 metres from my front door is this…

…quiet little scientific revolution that has absolutely NOTHING to do with any of the COVID controversies bubbling away in an ongoing about to be released post. It is 66 meters from the front door because when biologist Kirsi and her … Lire la suite

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