Inspiring is the spiritual heritage of humankind to which Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah is central. The ancient secret meditative tradition of Kabballah unlocks the mysteries of the “Hidden Church of Israel” (Waite 22). In Hebrew, Kabbalah simply means “to receive” hidden or secret wisdom thru meditation (Halevi 6).
How has the work of “Valoristes”, who in fact perform a useful environmental task, been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? The undervalued task of collecting used consignment containers, like all other facets of life, has been changed by the current situation. The appearance of signs in windows of retailers that inform customers that they will not be accepting bottles and cans until the end of the crisis, makes it difficult for those who depend on those funds.
Koopman argues in How We Became Our Data we live in the shadows of our data. Our data precedes us. With extensive documentary and theoretical foundation, Koopman proves convincingly, from one information system to the next, cultural products are inscribed, processed, and reproduced. We “populate databases from social media histories and marketing profiles to predictive policing analyses.” We are a part of the legacy of data infrastructures and subjects of spooled data. We are what Koopman calls informational persons.
Character assassination (CA) is the malicious and unjustified harming of a person’s good reputation and credibility. Speaking in a humorous sense, anyone who has attended high school will likely be familiar with this age old tactic and it’s damaging effects. CA can be achieved via a wide variety of means including: false accusations, rumours and manipulated information.
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