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Andra Keay

ST6-MicroPublicPlaces - 0 views

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    I found this recent pamphlet about "MicroPublicPlaces" from situatedtechnologies.net while hunting down Latour's Dingpolitik. Arendt's theory of acting (as opposed to Heidegger's thinking) in "The Human Condition" foreshadows Habermas's Theory of Communicative Action, in my opinion, and is seen here as operating in parallel with Latour's object-oriented democracry.

    Beginning with a critique of the current state of the public realm, they follow two trajectories: one through Hannah Arendt's "vita activa" and Bruno Latour's "dingpolitiks", and another through the history of information and computation technologies. Through the former they establish an understanding of the "public" as a space of difference that is held in common, while through the latter they formulate an infrastructure that could support such a contestable space. This leads them argue for a new public realm built on specific architectural programs (water purification plants, zoos, kindergartens, repair shops, chapels) and adaptive learning environments that initiate collaborative relations between people and machines. Their goal is to foster a manifold public
    through the participatory structures of MicroPublicPlaces.
Andra Keay

From Realpolitik to Dingpolitik - 0 views

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    2005 exhibition and edited collection curated by Bruno Latour "From Realpolitik to Dingpolitik - or How to Make Things Public" seems to be simultaneously critiquing and creating Habermas's 'bourgeois public sphere'. Amongst many, many other 'things', Dingpolitik references the work of Walter Lippmann "The Phantom Public" and John Dewey's "The Public and Its Problems".

    "What Is the Res of Res publica? By the German neologism Dingpolitik, we wish to designate a risky and tentative set of experiments in probing just what it could mean for political
    thought to turn "things" around and to become slightly more realistic than has been attempted up to now. A few years ago, computer scientists invented the marvelous expression of "object-oriented" software to describe a new way to program their computers. We wish to use this metaphor to ask the question: "What would an object-oriented democracy look like?"

Eliza Hansell

Ministers delay decision on R-rated games - 0 views

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    There is still no decision from the Attorney-General's department for the introduction of an R18+ rating even after a landslide in the number of supporters for the introduction of the rating. It's getting a bit ridiculous now. The public sphere in Australia will hopefully pull us into line with the rest of the globe...
lacey walker

US Library of Congress to archive all Twitter Messages since site's launch - 0 views

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    Even though people are aware that when they tweet it is public record, but most would assume that these tweets were not being documented. Will people censor what they say once they know it is going to be on printed public record?
Andra Keay

Video - Rampaging car fans riot in Oakleigh - The Sydney Morning Herald - 0 views

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    Police crowdsource to find perpetrators of the Oakleigh riot, asking the public to send in mobile phone footage, and also sourcing from internet, cctv, and news crews. Changing nature of public surveillance and law enforcement.
M M

Nestle fails at social media | Internet news | TechEye - All the technology news unfit ... - 0 views

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    Engaging in social media backfires for Nestle. Due to the Greenpeace protest against the company with regards to how the company uses palm oil in its products, a number of people posted their distaste on Nestle's Facebook page. Unfortunately for the company, the representative in charge of replying to comments was far from being amiable, or even courteous.

    Sample exchange of comments:
    Nestle: "You have freedom of speech and expression. Here, there are some rules we set. As in almost any other forum. It's to keep things clear."

    Paul Griffin: "Your page, your rules, true, and you just lost a customer, won the battle and lost the war! Happy?"

    Nestle: "Oh please...it's like we're censoring everything to allow positive comments."

    Social media has significant benefits for companies and how they market the products to consumers. However, if used wrongly, as with this case, massive PR clean-up is inevitable.
Eliza Hansell

Iran arrests 30 for involvement in US-led 'cyber war' - 2 views

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    This is the Iranian government's answer to US anti-internet censorship groups who aim to undermine the regime's strict filtering rules through funding from the CIA. It brings up questions of international involvement in extreme national governance of the internet.
Eliza Hansell

One Analysis of the Google Buzz Mess - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Google thought they were jumping on the social networking bandwagon with this but it seems to have backfired! Talks of privacy issues puts google in a bad position with their users.
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