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"Academia has effectively accepted that universities now represent a site for consumption rather than intellectual endeavor. (...) The pursuit of “knowledge for its own sake,” reserved for faculty and graduate students who agree to play by the rules, hides the extent to which the university has been domesticated by capitalism."
The lab responsible for the dumping is the Open Agriculture Initiative, one of many research projects at the Media Lab. Led by principal research scientist Caleb Harper, who was trained as an architect, the initiative has been under fire for overhyping its “food computers”: boxes that could supposedly be programmed ...Read More