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The Quietus | Opinion | Wreath Lectures | Social Media Snakepits & Solidarity Versus Corporate Shafting, UK 2015
"The small institutions, public figures and spaces that I lament might all seem insignificant but, collectively, used to and still could make a difference, despite capital's determined attempts to neuter their efficacy via co-option and divide and rule. I've often felt elements of the atheist left wing ought to tone down their strident hectoring and remember that social justice is at the heart of many Christian movements, especially Methodism. Similarly, many Christians should consider that Jesus told them to care for the poor, not peer judgementally into people's bedrooms." Amongst other things in this thoughtful, cogent article - which made a nice alternative from the yelling on social media and the yelling on media platforms from, well, pretty much everyone. (Also: Ramsgate Music Hall looks great; I did not even know).
uk  society  institutions  publics  quietus 
december 2015 by infovore
Gathering of Monster Hunters | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Monster Hunter's success comes down to its local-only multiplayer, which has been a huge hit in Japan, but less so over here. To promote Freedom Unite, Capcom open a pop-up meeting-space on Charing Cross Road, simply to provide a space for Monster Hunters to congregate. You'll need a PSP to be allowed to enter. I have no idea if this is going to work out, but there's something about the idea - creating public spaces designed for the playing of videogames, together - that I rather like.
psp  games  monsterhunter  publics  public  urbanspace  capcom  marketing 
july 2009 by infovore
apophenia: Taken Out of Context -- my PhD dissertation
danah's PhD dissertation. I need to bookmark this, and have not read it yet, but am sure, at some point, I am going to plough through it, for work, recreation, or (most likely) a bit of both. Until then: just a bookmark.
teens  socialsoftware  paper  research  socialnetworking  publics  dissertation  danahboyd  youth 
january 2009 by infovore
Free Your Spot - skate map - skate spot
Collaborative mapping and annotation of skateboarding spots. Nifty - and I quite like the Ferro-esque type everywhere.
socialsoftware  skateboarding  skating  geo  locative  place  commons  public  publics 
april 2008 by infovore

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