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Decentralized social media: Yay or Nay?

As the anti-big tech sentiment pivoted in recent years, ensues efforts to curb their reigning influence and power. In late October this year, on top of minor and major investigations for the past year, EU lawmakers were reported to have been drafting a new legislative package. Expert has split views on this, yet they could guarantee this move will for better or…

Pandemic Albums

What’s up with them, anyway? It is often said that from suffering and hardship, amazing art arises. It’s an argument that can lead to the flawed conclusion that any form of suffering is somehow less bad because of that, but if we got anything from the pandemic, it’s some amazing albums. Taylor Swift with Folklore and Evermore, two amazingly evocative albums that…

Digital Art: Expression Beyond Capability

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries…” – Neville Brody Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to visit NXT Museum in Amsterdam, a first of its kind concept museum dedicated entirely to digital media art. What I walked away with was a broadening of my artistic horizons like I’ve never experienced before.  Digital Art is a very fluid…

Manufacturers vs the “Right to Repair” – Part II

Almost two and a half months ago I wrote a blog about the “right to repair”, how manufacturers have fiercely resisted changes that enable easier repairability of devices as well as possible reasons for these practices, how these actions are detrimental for our environment and further broaden social and economic inequality and wondered whether in the future we might have a repair…

(4) “Think Differently”: The IT Minister who had never used a computer could have been the best IT Minister ever?

In my three previous blogs so far, I have featured the “strange mix” of digital and analogue culture in Japan, digital culture’s “neutral” nature, and the vision of Taiwan’s Digital Ministry Audrey Tang. In this blog, which will be the final of the series, I would like to go back to Japan and consider the “strange mix” of digital and analogue in…