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Issue #371

16th February 2020
Hello!

I'm composing this late on Saturday night, after watching Joker. It was screened as part of a trial for a new community cinema in my home town of Morpeth, and I really enjoyed the experience. To me, the film was no more morally problematic than my favourite novel, Crime and Punishment. It's a provocative film; there's plenty to discuss in it, and I'll be thinking about it for a whilel

    As I explain in my weeknote, it's been quite the week. So I'm going to leave it there for now. I hope you enjoy this week's article, microcast, and link roundup!

    Friday feelings

    Image by Nicola Fioravanti
    It's Friday again, so I'm here trawling through not only the most interesting stuff that I've read this week, but also verbs that begin with the letter 'f'.
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    Microcast #086 — Strategies for dealing with surveillance capitalism

    Image by Tim Gouw (Unsplash)
    Responding to a provocation by Stephen Haggard.
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    There are many non-essential activities, moths of precious time, and it's worse to take an interest in irrelevant things than do nothing at all

    Moth by Max Kleinen
    Attention residue and what to do when you feel overwhelmed at work.
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    Until next week,
    Doug
    PS You might like some of the stuff I've added to Discours.es this week...
    Doug Belshaw
    Dr. Doug Belshaw is an Open Educational Thinkerer, currently working with Moodle and We Are Open Co-op to improve our world.

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    Some say he's serene. Others say he like chow mein. No-one thinks he's a machine.
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