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Meet the man who predicted Fox News, the Internet, Stephen Colbert and reality TV - Salon.com
"Bai isn’t alone. While he’s hardly a household name, Postman has become an important guide to the world of the Internet though most of his work was written before its advent. Astra Taylor, a documentary filmmaker and Occupy activist, turned to his books while she was plotting out what became “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.” Douglas Rushkoff — a media theorist whose book “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now,” is one of the most lucid guides to our bewildering age — is indebted to his work. Michael Harris’ recent “The End of Absence” is as well. And Jaron Lanier, the virtual-reality inventor and author (“Who Owns the Future?”) who’s simultaneously critic and tech-world insider, sees Postman as an essential figure whose work becomes more crucial every year.

“There’s this kind of dialogue around technology where people dump on each other for ‘not getting it,’” Lanier says. “Postman does not seem to be vulnerable to that accusation: He was old-fashioned but he really transcended that. I don’t remember him saying, ‘When I was a kid, things were better.’ He called on fundamental arguments in very broad terms – the broad arc of human history and ethics.”"
neilpostman  via:mattthomas  culture  media  2015  stephencolbert  mattbai  garyhart  jaronlanier  amusingourselvestodeath  camillepglia  astrataylor  stevejobs  amandapalmer  foxnews  internet  net  web  online  douglasrushkoff  elonmusk  lizphair  marshallmcluhan  technology  scotttimberg  superficiality  mediaecology  luddism  luddites  sherryturkle 
january 2015 by robertogreco
Gibson: Dreaming in Social Media · tealtan · Storify
An online dinner party (or nightcap) conversation in the wake of a "William Gibson gave a talk tonight at the Union Square B&N;, and threw out a provocative thought." Compiled by Allen Tan.
oversharing  intimacy  surrealism  dreamspace  networks  sharedconsciousness  unconsciousness  sharing  reading  blurredrealms  sleeping  waking  joy  sarcasm  snark  humor  telepresence  presence  future  fiction  onlinedinnerparty  humanity  andrewfamiglietti  sciencefiction  scifi  socialmedia  web  net  dreams  ideasmuggling  ideas  books  nyc  maxfenton  danielreetz  erinkissane  comments  aaronstewart-ahn  timcarmody  twitter  storify  conversation  2012  allentan  williamgibson 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Children's welfare groups slam net filters - Technology - theage.com.au
"Support for the Government's plan to censor the internet has hit rock bottom, with even some children's welfare groups now saying that that the mandatory filters, aimed squarely at protecting kids, are ineffective and a waste of money. Live trials of the filters, which will block "illegal" content for all Australian internet users and "inappropriate" adult content on an opt-in basis, are slated to begin by Christmas, despite harsh opposition from the Greens, Opposition, the internet industry, consumers and online rights groups. Holly Doel-Mackaway, adviser with Save the Children, the largest independent children's rights agency in the world, said educating kids and parents was the way to empower young people to be safe internet users. She said the filter scheme was "fundamentally flawed" because it failed to tackle the problem at the source and would inadvertently block legitimate resources."
education  internet  australia  censorship  filtering  net  web  online  law  safety  abuse  youth  via:preoccupations 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Mute magazine - Culture and politics after the net
"joy of hacking comes more from creation of something new & clever not simply ‘breaking’ into a system while still maintaining its previous paradigm. Breaking into a system to explore how it works [qualifies]...for commercial gain [does not]"
politics  internet  net  governance  power  networks  government  protocols  hacking  anarchy  anarchism  digital  sovereignty  privacy  timberners-lee  cyberspace  alexandergalloway  vintcerf  history  policy  corporations  google  theory  microsoft  w3c 
may 2008 by robertogreco
4Barack (Lessig Blog)
"After debacle that is last 7 years, duty is upon Democrats to be something different. I've been wildly critical of their sameness, would give my left arm to be able to celebrate their difference. This man, Obama, would be that difference...has as much su
barackobama  larrylessig  endorsement  politics  us  elections  2008  government  opensource  policy  technology  law  net  change  reform  corruption 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Giant Global Graph | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs
"whichever device I use to look up bookmark, phone, office wall, it will access situation-appropriate view of integration of everything I know about that flight from different sources...websites involved will be secondary things,...network & devices terti
timberners-lee  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  socialmedia  socialgraph  net  mobile  semanticweb  software  technology  web  web2.0  online  openid  opensocial  google  graphs  global  complexity  internet  portability  information  semantic  portable  social 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Ipseity :: E-Learning Myth #1: The “Net Gen” Myth :: August :: 2006
"Recent sociological and governmental studies paint quite a different picture of this same generation. Often focusing specifically on the Internet, they report –similar to the sources above– that “children and young people [are generally] claiming g
digitalnatives  marcprensky  debunked  education  future  technology  myth  facts  web2.0  digital  children  videogames  gaming  games  media  television  teaching  learning  schools  pedagogy  policy  critique  critical  culture  e-learning  instruction  millennials  publishing  trends  youth  net 
october 2007 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Technology | File-sharers forced to play fair
"Researchers have found a way to enforce good manners on file-sharing networks by treating bandwidth as a currency."
filesharing  p2p  bittorrent  copyright  files  socialsoftware  social  accounting  bandwidth  technology  currencies  net  sharing  media 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Joho the Blog: From data to presence
"as we access net through a computer, it's a place we visit. As...something we carry with us everywhere, it swallows us whole. Our presence...becomes constant, intertwingled w/ real world, connected in ways that will emerge from constancy/intertwingling."
via:preoccupations  net  wen  online  presence  ambient  ambientintimacy  jaiku  google  mobile  phones  convergence  location-based 
october 2007 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy at the Future of Web Apps
"I was very happy to have the opportunity to hop up and share my thoughts on Ambient Intimacy at the Future of Web Apps conference in London yesterday. The slides are above."
ambient  net  internet  social  networks  socialnetworking  gamechanging  networking  socialnetworks  intimacy  human  connections  web  online  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship 
october 2007 by robertogreco
FOWA07b: Leisa Reichelt. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos
"we're expending almost no energy at all on getting to grips with this info, it's just there to take it all in if we want. These are the kind of things that represent ambient intimacy that are really lightweight powerful ways to communicate: twitter, flic
ambient  net  internet  social  networks  socialnetworking  networking  socialnetworks  intimacy  human  connections  web  online  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship 
october 2007 by robertogreco
ongoing · The Intimate Internet
"won’t have to rely on professional noticers to tell you [what the next big thing is] because it’ll touch your life directly. Probably by opening another conduit for the flow of ambient intimacy...sinking ever more deeply into the ambient Internet hum
ambient  net  internet  social  networks  socialnetworking  networking  socialnetworks  intimacy  human  connections  web  online  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialfriendship 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Olia Lialina: Vernacular Web 2
"here’s the question: how does the Web look now, when it’s no longer seen as the technology of the future, when it’s intertwined with our daily lives and filled by people who are not excited by the mere fact of its existence?"
webdesign  culture  teens  fashion  facebook  myspace  net  education  design  society  style  website  webdev  web  online  internet  history  globalization  anthropology 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages by Alex Wright (kottke.org)
"A Belgian chap named Paul Otlet described something called the "radiated library" -- or the "televised book" -- in 1934:...beat Vannevar Bush by 11 years
information  history  internet  computing  media  radiatedlibrary  tv  television  sound  text  paulotlet  computers  technology  tagging  video  web  classification  books  culture  net  televisedbook  belgium  communication  visualization  vannevarbush 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Centre for Research on Networked Learning and Knowledge Building
"The Centre carries out studies related to collaborative learning and methods and practices of using information and communication technology in educational institutes, universities, and enterprises. Our aim is to study and facilitate pedagogical and cult
education  learning  networks  communication  collaborative  work  information  online  net  web 
march 2006 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | In pictures | Online gamers unmasked
"Photojournalist Robbie Cooper captured images of gamers and their real-life selves. Here are their stories."
games  society  net  online  life  psychology  photography  computers  web  videogames 
november 2005 by robertogreco

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