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[Six Questions] | Astra Taylor on The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age | Harper's Magazine
<q>In the book I challenge the techno-libertarian insistence that the government has no productive role to play and that it needs to keep its hands off the Internet for fear that it will be “broken.”</q>
cyberlib  diglabor  zeitgeist  cdcm  medtheory  from instapaper
august 2014 by bitfragment
Eurozine - Beyond digital discontent - Geert Lovink, Astra Taylor A conversation with Astra Taylor
Gerry Lovink interview with Astra Taylor about her book The People's Platform (2014)
medtheory  cdcm 
june 2014 by bitfragment
The Digital Heritage of Vilèm Flusser
The Vilèm Flusser Archive owns a personal computer the philosopher used himself. It stores mostly digital artifacts that represent Flusser’s textual work, but also a software called “Hypertext” which is dependent on the obsolete authoring system HyperCard.
medtheory 
april 2014 by bitfragment
McKenzie Wark: Where next for media theory? | Public Seminar
[U]nlike Lovink I can’t see the Snowden moment as all that decisive, but it is the case that the future once dreamt for ‘new media’ has been foreclosed. It is a victim of its success.
medtheory  dh  dhcrit  he-hum  from twitter
april 2014 by bitfragment
Geert Lovink: Hermes on the Hudson: Notes on Media Theory after Snowden | e-flux
The Snowden revelations in June 2013 mark the symbolic closure of the “new media” era. The NSA scandal has taken away the last remains of cyber-naivety and lifted the “internet issue” to the level of world politics. The integration of cybernetics into all aspects of life is a fact. The values of the internet generation have been dashed to pieces: decentralization, peer-to-peer, rhizomes, networks. Everything you have ever clicked on can and will be used against you. In 2014, we’ve come full circle and returned to a world before 1984.
medtheory  zeitgeist  langsec 
april 2014 by bitfragment

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