Source: Cennydd Bowles

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What writing is for
10 jan. 2022 - Here’s an idea I recognise and agree with: writing is networking for introverts. I’ve earned lasting connections and friendships – and plenty of work – thanks to something I wrote, Future Ethics in particular. And I’m always happier in conversations where each side has some idea of what interests the other. See also Leisa Reichelt’s insight that Twitter et al might lend us a sense of ‘ambient intimacy’ although wow, how long ago that hope seems now.
 · ambient-intimacy · writing > Cennydd Bowles
Book review: Design for Safety
9 sep. 2021 - Just sometimes, the responsible tech movement can be frustratingly myopic. Superintelligence and the addiction economy command the op-eds and documentaries while privacy and disinformation, important as they are, often seem captured by the field’s demagogic fringe. But there are other real and immediate threats we’ve overlooked. In Design for Safety, Eva PenzeyMoog pushes for user safety to be more prominent in the ethical tech conversation, pinpointing how technologies are exploited by abusers and how industry carelessness puts vulnerable users at risk.
 · design · ethics · harassment · responsible-it · safety > Cennydd Bowles
Basecamp and politics-free zones
27 apr. 2021 - Since social impact of tech is my bag, a few words on Basecamp’s recent statement. Most of the counters have already been made. Anyone who’s paid attention knows ‘apolitical’ is a delusional adjective: it means ‘aligned to the political status quo’. And of course there’s an embarrassing lack of privilege awareness in the statement/s. Opting out is a luxury many people don’t have.
 · basecamp · ethics · freedom-of-speech · politics · work-culture > Cennydd Bowles
Responsible design: a process attempt
3 jul. 2020 - The most common question I get on responsible design: ‘How do I actually embed ethical considerations into our innovation process?’ (They don’t actually phrase it like that, but you know… trying to be concise.) Although I don’t love cramming a multifaceted field like ethics into a linear diagram, it’s helpful to show a simple process map. So here’s my attempt.
 · moral-imagination · responsible-it