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[Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to



Sorry, sent the previous message before I finished by mistake.  Anyway, it would be interesting to know if the social scientists running around screaming big data even know who Norbert Wiener is let alone have read him, especially his warnings.

Perhaps historical context is a tad more important than big data.  But who ever made any money off of historical context?

Returning to the previous idea of what we do in the age of Trump, it might be worthwhile to push back against ideas like this.

Michael

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Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:02 AM
To: Peg Griffin <Peg.Griffin@att.net>; 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity' <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to

Peg, Mike,
Reading these two articles on BigData and remembering how funding will be given to academic research that slots into being verified (or negated) through BigData is profoundly disturbing and leaves me with a sense of inertia at the scope of the alienation involved in this manipulation.

Using Simmel’s back and forth notion of the relation of (distance and intimacy) and finding the proper ratio depending on the events  occuring then the proper relation between distance and intimacy will be shifting in scope in each historical era.
Will our response to the vast distance incarnated through BIgData require intimate responses as counterpoint??

If this is LIKE the 1930’s, do we have any answers from the past that give glimmers of a way forward that can be responsive at scale to the distancing of BigData?

Sent from my Windows 10 phone

From: Peg Griffin
Sent: January 25, 2017 5:39 PM
To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to

And here's  a Guardian story https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/donald-trump-cambridge-analytica-steve-bannon for those interested in the post-election ties among the Mercers (father and daughter), Bannon, Conway, and Cambridge Analytica.

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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peg Griffin
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:43 PM
To: 'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to

Hee hee hee, Mike Cole, you rogue!  This is the official Cambridge Analytica site https://cambridgeanalytica.org/ But Mike direct you to a meatier sit about it!
Peg

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Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:41 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] The Cambridge Atlantica site that Peg referred to

https://antidotezine.com/2017/01/22/trump-knows-you/