Author Archives: innotecture

History, Gravity

Last week, The Institute of Public Affairs released a report on the teaching of history in Australian universities. It reminded me of my own times as a student. Particularly the day we filled a fellow undergrad’s dorm room with balloons … Continue reading

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Expert Witness

The Death of Expertise by Prof. Tom Nichols is one of a number of books that refer to the tumultuous events of 2016 (c.f. at least three books about Post Truth). Prof. Nichols is an academic with a background in … Continue reading

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No End

Euan Semple asks whether we have reached The end of civilisation as we know it? Euan’s take is that the Tech Bemehoths (Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon) provide key parts of infrastructure globally. Our governments are out of their depth so therefore: … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop The Prophet?

So I encountered this on the weekend: Is it Wrong to Blame Islam? (sorry for the spoilers but the answer is apparently NO) It annoyed me a bit. It annoyed me in a multi-dimensional manner. It annoyed me in its assumptions about … Continue reading

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Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Adele Webb has an engaging article on The Conversation about ambivalence towards democracy among electorates. It’s the start of something but by no means the end. Have a read and then consider my response here. There’s a challenge with applying … Continue reading

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Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)

Opening Ceremony One running theme throughout this blog will be that of the impact of automation on work, politics, and society. The machines are coming – and not just for the kind of working stiffs who can’t get an article … Continue reading

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Fear of Politics (2) – We Had To Destroy The Polity To Save It

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue I am not really equipped to write about conservative dogma. I consume a great deal of it passively like the … Continue reading

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