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View From Nowhere – The New Inquiry
"The cultural ideology of Big Data attempts to reverse this by shifting authority away from (slightly more) democratized research expertise toward unequal access to proprietary, gated data."
bigData  data  knowledge  power  positivism  science  RudderChristian  algorithms  bias  socialMedia  SiliconValley  ideology  dctagged  dc:creator=JurgensonNathan 
october 2014 by petej
Full text of "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto"
"Large corporations, of course, are blinded by greed. The laws under which they operate
require it — their shareholders would revolt at anything less. And the politicians they
have bought off back them, passing laws giving them the exclusive power to decide who
can make copies.

There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the
grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public
culture.

We need to take information, wherever it is stored, make our copies and share them with
the world. We need to take stuff that's out of copyright and add it to the archive. We need
to buy secret databases and put them on the Web. We need to download scientific
journals and upload them to file sharing networks. We need to fight for Guerilla Open
Access.

With enough of us, around the world, we'll not just send a strong message opposing the
privatization of knowledge — we'll make it a thing of the past. Will you join us?"
openAccess  knowledge  privatisation  civilDisobedience  manifesto  sharing  dctagged  dc:creator=SwartzAaron 
february 2013 by petej
Rethinking Privacy and Publicity on Social Media: Part I » Cyborgology
"Instead, my current view is that social media is not the death of concealment but its ultimate proliferation. Like matter implies anti-matter, new knowledge on Facebook implies new non-knowledge. New mysteries to that seduce us into checking back for more. Every bit as important as what is revealed on Facebook is what is concealed because what is creatively hidden, what is imaginatively only hinted at, provides enchantment. And this is just as true off as online."
privacy  publicity  sharing  socialMedia  identity  digitalIdentity  concealment  knowledge  dctagged  dc:creator=JurgensonNathan 
february 2013 by petej
Improvisation Blog: Compulsory redundancies, Attachments and Forms of life in Education and Industry
In the corporate university with its business efficiencies and unfavourable working conditions, who would ever dare to attach?
education  higherEducation  universities  attachment  knowledge  business  corporatisation  dctagged  dc:creator=JohnsonMark 
november 2011 by petej
Knowledge, Power, and the Politics of Life - Old School, New School - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Denying the political dimensions of higher education is impossible, on both a practical and theoretical level. Life is political. Life is a series of power struggles and imbalances. Education does not occur outside of life, and higher education does not exist in a vacuum. Knowledge and power are intimately linked, and if institutions of higher education are also centers of knowledge, they are also centers of power. If academic inquiry is focused on knowledge, it is at the center of power struggles and true politics—not just party politics or policy debates but struggles for power. Who we educate and how we educate them affects who has knowledge and who gets to define knowledge."
education  higherEducation  universities  USA  knowledge  power  politics  innovation  anti-intellectualism 
august 2011 by petej

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