Matthew Schutte

Guest Speaking at UC Berkeley: On Privacy + On Regulation

I recently was invited to speak to a class at UC Berkeley on Critical Digital Philosophy.

I used the opportunity to open up a discussion with the students on a couple of subjects.

This probably includes the clearest articulation of my general theories of privacy and regulation that I’ve shared to date.

Colas Zibaut gave a class introduction and shared a short film on digital surveillance. The discussion that I led starts at 9:45.  Thanks to Colas and to Lukas Peter for the invitation.


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  1. I woder if you’ve had a chance to take in Robert Pirsig’s work on the Metaphysics of Quality (initially in his famous Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but more importantly in the lesser known sequel Lila):
    “Just as it is more moral for a doctor to kill a germ than a patient, so it is more moral for an idea to kill a society than it is for a society to kill an idea.”

    Also, I was wondering about an idea I was taught in Yoga (so in the context of an individual body) and how it may apply to communities. It reframes energy into qualitative terms instead of quantative: and the implications of that on modes of practice (healing, health and beyond):

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