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  • Nice find! As a philosophy graduate with an ongoing interest in ethics I have much enjoyed the series myself. I believe that the writing team included professional philosophers to help generate and critique the plot, so there's a lot of academic depth hiding just beneath the entertaining and absurd surface. It's quite fun trying to spot the philosophers/schools of philosophy being called upon in each episode, as well as in the broader trajectory of the plot.

    Jon Dron October 22, 2021 - 9:54am

  • Thanks Matt, I have been looking for something to watch on Netflix.

    Narius Farhad Davar October 18, 2021 - 10:31pm

  • I enjoyed this, too, and I didn't make the connection with last week's work: thanks for the reminder. For those not wanting to watch (or wanting to know more about it) there's an overview of the special at

    When my kids came to have a look at my half-finished new office (formerly bedroom) a couple of weeks ago they observed that it looked very much indeed like Bo Burnham's room: a lot of cables, microphones, cameras, musical instruments, lighting, computers, monitors, a chair, a desk, and not much else. I felt quite pleased.

    Jon Dron October 18, 2021 - 3:55pm

  • Thanks for that, Nicolosus - I've added my voice and got my thank-you email!

    The recording of the day of action is available at the original URL. Highlights for me were Michael Geist (around the 50 minute mark) and Cory Doctorow (around 1:58), both of whom are incredibly smart people and excellent communicators to whom I always pay a lot of attention, but the stories from less eminent folk, especially from those struggling on the periphery and choosing between Internet access and food, were often quite moving. There was a lot of really good information from very diverse stakeholders throughout - some really interesting stats from UoT researcher Sam Andre from Ryerson U on the digital divide in Toronto compared with Canada as a whole, for instance, just after the 38 minute mark.

    Jon Dron March 24, 2021 - 4:05pm