Category Archives: Technology

democratic hopes vs technological actualities

This video is a great response to idealized views that the Internet will bring about democracy: h/t the blogora

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Chevy ad for real-time facebook update

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Poster (2006): Information Please

Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines by Mark Poster My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Information Please, Mark Poster asks how information works differently when it is mediated through digital machines, arguing that much … Continue reading

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My Blackberry Is Not Working

Thank you Sara for sending me this great BBC skit:

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Kids investigating “ancient” technologies

via Dennis Jerz, here’s a great video of French youngsters exploring “ancient” devices (like the GameBoy and floppy disks). Like Dennis, I was delighted by the occurrence at roughly 2:40.

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