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We want control of our bodies - GHOSTCOP
"I'm data exhausted. Not so much worried about the data I leave behind (though I should be), but of the amount I'm consuming. Endlessly, passively, ambiently absorbing and consuming. Like eating all day at a sub-par buffet, constantly full but never sated, to the point where you don't even enjoy your favorite dishes anymore. My brain is stuffed, and yet I can't retain or remember anything. And I physically feel this way, too: bloated, dull, fuzzy. "
writing  net  social 
february 2016 by warrenellis
Douglas Rushkoff: 'I’m thinking it may be good to be off social media altogether' | Technology | The Guardian
"Professionally, I’m thinking it may be good for one’s career and business to be off social media altogether. Chris Anderson was wrong. “Free” doesn’t lead to anything but more free. Working for free isn’t leverage to do a talk for loads of money; now they even want you to talk for free."
media  net  social 
february 2016 by warrenellis
The Decay of Twitter - The Atlantic
"In other words, on Twitter, people say things that they think of as ephemeral and chatty. Their utterances are then treated as unequivocal political statements by people outside the conversation."
twitter  net  comms  social 
november 2015 by warrenellis
Why I Unfollowed You on Instagram — Medium
"I use Facebook to keep a network of people I actually know IRL. There’s real utility to this network and the smaller it is the more useful it can be. This is where I post things that are personal and things that people who know me would appreciate but are not meant for “public”."
social  web 
october 2015 by warrenellis
'Goodnight' text service prompts discussion on loneliness|WCT
"The story of a woman offering to send "goodnight" messages to strangers, publicizing her service on the Chinese e-commerce site Taobao at a cost of 1 yuan (US$0.16) per message has started a new trend and spurred a public discussion about loneliness, according to the Guangzhou Daily."
social  society  comms 
october 2015 by warrenellis
The Collection and the Cloud – The New Inquiry
"The concept of a “dark age” implies that there is a singular body of canonical knowledge worth preserving, evoking an idea of erasure from history that’s familiar to anyone else besides a distinguished white man accustomed to historical centrality. For everyone else, erasure from history is political struggle. Even today, women, people of color, transgender and disabled people, sex workers, care workers are all struggling to have their stories told and represented fairly. Any discussion of internet archiving has to, at some point, confront this problem: How do we talk about the politics of cultural records? If we cannot preserve everything, who defines what is worth saving?"
pol  tech  web  history  social 
march 2015 by warrenellis
Rhizome | Perpetual Provisional Selves: A conversation about authenticity and social media
"Is there a presumption of Facebook innocence—a benefit of the doubt given to any particular user that they are using Facebook in good faith and aren't trying to somehow trick audiences, or sell them something? Or does the fact that Facebook demands that one perform oneself so explicitly make such presumption of innocence impossible?"
web  social 
december 2014 by warrenellis
The Silence of the Masses Could Be Social Media – The New Inquiry
"It’s hard to tell through his multiple layers of irony, but it seems that Baudrillard thought this “implosion” process had the potential to short-circuit the imposition of power as it made the social disappear. It manifests a refusal to participate in the flexible ways control is administered not through repression but through encouraging expression, and letting people build their own jails. The more you say and interact and connect, the better you can be modeled, and the more your reality can be seamlessly shaped around you, so that control is experienced as freedom within the circumscribed matrix."
web  social 
august 2014 by warrenellis
The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3
The Conversation Prism is a visual map of the social media landscape
web  social  net  dataviz 
july 2013 by warrenellis
Future Perfect » A Sense of Ownership
"Facial recognition will be a growing source of friction because the companies that are building businesses around connecting the physical you to some form of online identity will, over time connect people to the online you that makes them the most revenue, rather than the online you that makes the most sense to you. A lot of this will happen in the background, but there it will have sufficient visibility to be annoying e.g. a picture of your face as a search parameter triggering an advertisement for a particular kind of product."
tech  social  money  comms 
may 2013 by warrenellis
Status Flight and the Gendering of Google Glass » Cyborgology
"I thought about titling this post, “Google Glass: The Beginning of White Flight from Smartphones,” but instead I’m going to propose a new term, status flight, to describe what happens when elites abandon a status symbol that’s lost its signifying power after becoming too quotidian and ubiquitous."
culture  social  phones  comms 
may 2013 by warrenellis
"IntiMate is here to make you PLAY MORE with sex tapes by creating a SAFE SPACE to store and share them: 1.  Shoot tapes and pictures DIRECTLY from our app 2.  The app stores & protects tapes for you 3.  Share & COMPETE with COMPLETE STRANGERS"
app  sex  social 
april 2013 by warrenellis
MeCam Could Be The Perfect High-Tech Accessory For Narcissists – ReadWrite
"When does social media become pathological narcissism? Maybe when you broadcast your whole day via a tiny voice-controlled personal-surveillance drone that hovers in the air and follows you around."
drones  social  surveillance 
march 2013 by warrenellis
Digital Dualism And The Glitch Feminism Manifesto » Cyborgology
"Glitch Feminism therefore is feminism for a digital age, a heralding of virtual agency, a blooming of particularity and selfhood. “Glitch” refuses being categorized as subtext, it rejects being labeled as subversive, it does not speak for the marginal or the subaltern, as “sub-” as a prefix needs to be marked as a mode of acquiescence to our own exclusion from the canon, the academy, the Platonic ideal. The first step to subverting a system is accepting that that system will remain in place; that said, the glitch says fuck your systems!"
social  theory 
december 2012 by warrenellis
The Internet Through a Postmodern Lens » Cyborgology
"The postmodern world is obscene since everything is made visible, broadcast, and so forth. The Internet is obscene because it is characterized by endless information and communication as well as never-ending social commentary..."
comms  social  net  philosophy 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Open the Future: #War
"What's the hashtag for terror? For propaganda? I've been talking about the role of social media as a possible enabler of political violence for years. In my June 2009 talk at Mobile Monday in Amsterdam, I argued that Twitter and similar media had the potential to serve a role similar to the radio stations used to drive the 1990s Rwandan genocide. I went into more detail on the idea in this article at Fast Company a short while later..."
war  future  peopleIknow  comms  social 
november 2012 by warrenellis
"The People's Review is presented in order to show the reality
of going through the Work Capability Assessment
for those who are living with sickness and disability every day."
pol  social 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Resilience Maps - Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps
"Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps is a Creative Commons licenced mapping and analysis tool for evaluating personal and social resilience. It is intended to be used for planning, and is simple enough to learn during a crisis to facilitate cooperation and effective response."
resilience  pol  social  dooooom 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Why You Can’t Escape Social Media Marketing Any More
If you're using HootSuite, you now have access to post to photo-sharing app Instagram, presentation-focused SlideShare, document-focused edocr, and engagement app Zuum.
social  web 
july 2012 by warrenellis
Pinterest: The Next Social Frontier for Music
Just as early-adopter bands and artists flocked to Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, some are experimenting with visual bookmarking on Pinterest. Conventions are emerging as those brave enough to dive in head-first experiment with different approaches. 
social  web 
july 2012 by warrenellis
How stone age man invented the art of raving | Science | The Observer
@MelissaSterry: [The Really] Old School Ravers: New scientific techniques reveal how large tribal gatherings swept neolithic Britain http://t.co/dkEZkibO http://twitter.com/MelissaSterry/status/201609554155409408
ifttt  twitter  history  social  culture 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Online searches for future linked to economic success - tech - 05 April 2012 - New Scientist
"People in wealthier nations are far more likely to search for information about the future compared with citizens of poorer states, a study of 45 billion Google search queries has revealed"
april 2012 by warrenellis
Children perceive humanoid robot as emotional, moral being
"But they were less agreeable about allowing Robovie civil liberties, like being paid for work. The children also said that the robot could be bought, sold and should not have the right to vote. "
robots  social  culture 
april 2012 by warrenellis
Hidden Communal Guns Are More Common - NYTimes.com
"Somebody said, ‘Get the Waka Flocka.’ Two men broke off, crossed East 161st Street, entered the lobby of an apartment building, approached the bank of 207 mailboxes and opened one. Waka Flocka is the name of a rapper. But to these men, the phrase described something else. The community gun."
crime  social 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Russia sounds alarm over spiralling teenage suicides
"The number of 15 to 19-year-olds taking their own lives is almost three times higher than the world average at 19 to 20 per 100,000, the health ministry's chief psychiatrist Zurab Kekelidze told a round table in Moscow."
february 2012 by warrenellis
Future Perfect » The Reverse Tip
"Thoughts for today: the situations where the buyer or seller will shift a measurable value (cash, money) into other less comparable forms (fapioa, …) to disguise the real value of the exchange. Who they are disguising it from. The legal and social rules surrounding the exchange. Aftermarkets for the receipts."
money  culture  social 
january 2012 by warrenellis
phantom stories
Mr. Wei reports that many families with sons have begun to add a phantom third story to their homes, one that looks normal from the outside but whose interior space remains completely unfinished. “Marriage brokers are familiar with the tactic,” he reports, “yet many refuse to schedule meetings with a family’s son unless the family house has three stories.”
october 2011 by warrenellis
JOURNAL: The Resilient Community Wiki
"To start off, our goal is to do what lots of people have asked me to create: a wiki that catalogues everything related to resilient communities. We'd like to create a visual catelogue of the things (from DIY solar stills to an inventory of homes, farms, businesses in your community) that will be useful in the development of resilient communities."
social  culture 
june 2011 by warrenellis
Robot Flâneur
“Google Street View is both the view from the machine (from the car, the Ballardian view-of-our-times) and the view of the machine (the way the machine sees). Overlayed with data augmentation, from a non-human-natural perspective (the roof of the car), slightly lensed (fish-eyed), wholly networked.”
cities  digital  net  viewing  social 
june 2011 by warrenellis
'Designing the Post-Political City and the Insurgent Polis': A Recorded Presentation by Erik Swyngedouw
"Swyngedouw points to a climate of global consensus that has become pervasive over the past twenty years, effectively suppressing dissent and excluding most people from governance. He explains this consensus as limited to a select group (e.g., elite politicians, business leaders, NGOs, experts from a variety of fields) and perpetuated through "empty signifiers" like the sustainable/creative/world-class city. He argues that this consensus serves a "post-political" neoliberal order in which governments fail to address citizens' most basic needs in order to subsidize the financial sector and take on grandiose projects designed to attract global capital."
cities  pol  social  money 
june 2011 by warrenellis
Featured Quote: Susan Sontag on the Photographer as Flâneur
"...photography first comes into its own as an extension of the eye of the middle-class flâneur, whose sensibility was so accurately charted by Baudelaire. The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes… "
quote  writing  social 
june 2011 by warrenellis
High-tech guardian angels
"The ’guardian angels’ will be inconspicuous, intelligent and self-sufficient devices designed to help people in daily life. They include sensors that help small children or people in need of care in complicated life situations. Sensors on and in the body measure different bodily functions, process the data and transfer it to mobile devices via corresponding communication channels. These tiny electronic guardian angels should help elderly or handicapped people retain their independence – even if their mental or physical faculties are in decline. However, the guardian angels are also to act as sensors for the environment, to recognise environmental hazards at an early stage, for instance..."
tech  social 
may 2011 by warrenellis
Jiz Lee » What is Genderqueer?
"For the last year I’ve been more visible about being genderqueer. It’s an identity I feel is very important to put forward, especially as I find myself receiving more mainstream attention, though I could just as easily identify with any number of other identities I hold to my being. Despite the fact that I’ve used the word “genderqueer”, I realized I haven’t shared much on my site about what the term means to me."
april 2011 by warrenellis
Gendercide in India: Add sugar and spice | The Economist
"If sex ratios stay the same, 600,000 missing girls this year will become, in 18 years’ time, over 10m missing future brides. Robbery, rape and bride-trafficking tend to increase in any society with large groups of young single men. And because in China and India men higher up the social ladder find wives more easily than those lower down, the social problems of bachelorhood tend to accumulate like silt among the poorest people and (in India) the lowest castes."
april 2011 by warrenellis
Color Looks To Reinvent Social Interaction With Its Mobile Photo App (And $41 Million In Funding)
"Say you walk into a restaurant with twenty people in it. You sit down at a table with four friends, and start chatting. Then one of your friends pulls out their phone, fires up Color, and takes a snapshot of you and your buddies. That photo is now public to anyone within around 100 feet of the place it was taken. So if anyone else in the restaurant fires up Color, they’ll see the photograph listed in a stream alongside other photos that have recently been taken in the vicinity."
app  social  possible+disaster+in+the+making 
march 2011 by warrenellis

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