I definitely think the medical angle on consciousness is the only one that neuroscience can make any useful contribution to. There will never be a way to separate the ability to respond to stimuli from a 'bare' subjective awareness. And the question of why there is subjectivity in the first place seems to me to be outside the domain of science.

More on this here. ๐Ÿค“



Gonna start x-posting here and on Twitter, want to use Mastodon more actively!

P.S. Don't forget to add your handle to your bio or display name on Twitter! That way, other people can automatically follow you through apps like movetodon.

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Ok. New server, time to do an introduction post.

I'm Ted Han. I work at Mozilla right now. There I run Rally a data donation platform that's helped change healthcare data handling, student aid data and how companies handle your tax filing info.

In the past I ran DocumentCloud.org and helped a lot of journalists publish primary source documents.

I'm a scifi nerd and at one point worked at Ohio State's Cartoon Research Library.

Reposting this on the new instance --

An #introduction:

I'm Alex Hanna, the Director of Research for the Distributed #AI Research Institute. I'm a #sociology PhD who has been studying #tech and society for over 10 years. I'm involved in #labor and #trans organizing, and am currently Chair of Sociologists for Trans Justice. I sometimes teach at Cal #Berkeley. The rest of my free time goes to #RollerDerby -- I skate, announce, and sometimes referee with Bay Area Derby in #Oakland.

Hi all, an #Introduction!

I am a #trans femme #researcher & #designer focused on community-led processes to build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, & advance ecological survival. I'm known for work on #DesignJustice. I'm Head of Research at OneProject.org & Associate Professor at Northeastern. I've authored 2 books and many pubs; my #book Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need (MIT Press) is freely available at design-justice.pubpub.org.

So many new people are joining Mastodon, I recommend using Fedifinder every few days to find all your Twitter follows who just showed up. And put your Mastodon handle somewhere in your Twitter name/description/url so these tools can find you! fedifinder.glitch.me/

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