Weekly Links – Tummelvision http://tummelvision.tv Tummelvision is a weekly salon-style podcast on how to live in a networked world. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:05:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Tummelvision is a weekly live podcast that explores the human side of technology - people before data. A Tummler is a Yiddish word used to describe a person who catalyzes others to action. Tummlers were traditionally hired at Jewish weddings and in the Borscht belt to warm up the crowd and get the party started. <br /> <br /> Each week Heather, Deb and Kevin engage with well-known guests from the arts, business, and technology who all share a unique focus on the importance of bringing our more human selves with us both online and offline. Guests are all experts in the art and science of engaging and collaborating a networked world. Topics range from "does google get social" to what is the role of empathy and emotion in business and how do we genuinely connect in a connected world.<br /> Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, & Deborah Schultz Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, & Deborah Schultz tummlers@gmail.com tummlers@gmail.com (Heather Gold, Kevin Marks, & Deborah Schultz) The art of social in business, culture and tech Weekly Links – Tummelvision http://tummelvision.tv/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/tummelvision-itunes.jpeg http://tummelvision.tv/category/weekly-links/ Alex Payne: “Technology is made of people” http://tummelvision.tv/2011/02/24/alex-payne-technology-is-made-of-people/ http://tummelvision.tv/2011/02/24/alex-payne-technology-is-made-of-people/#respond Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:18:48 +0000 http://tummelvision.tv/?p=597 What I’ve been saying a long time. The premise of TummelVision is that everythign is made of people. We make everything we have. Only Alex, a brilliant technologist (thank him for twitter to some degree and the upcoming bank simple which I will switch to in one second) spells it out as well as why we need to regulate tech. What motivated his post?

As part of their reporting on recent events in the Middle East last week, NPR ran a story called Internet Freedom and the US State Department. The story is an interview with Alec Ross, co-founder of nonprofit technology provider One Economy and now Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

While dodging hard questions about US companies selling restrictive or invasive technologies to repressive regimes, Mr. Ross made a statement that jumped out at me from my car stereo:

“[T]echnology itself is value-neutral. It depends on how a government chooses to use these technologies.”

I believe this is an unproductive, misguided, and all too common way of thinking about technology.

The rest of this essential post.

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