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Charles van der Haegen

Manuel Castells on Vimeo communication Power. Protecting the Commons of Communication S... - 0 views

    This is a fundamental lecture. Everyone interested in the future of the World should see this:
    Basic points (litterally transcribed from manuel Castells' conclusions
    * communication is the field of Power Making
    *Communication space has been transformed both by technology and by the restruction of Business and of the Madia
    *Because of that one of the things that has happened is that the space in the networked society, the space of communication, is more pervasive than ever in History: We all live in a hypertext of Communication
    * In that space, one of the things that has happenend is to increase the possibilities of the intervention, in autonomous terms, by people, by social actors, by grassroots movements, by social movements and by insurgent politics
    *It doesn't mean that there is freedom, it means that there are greater chances, greater possibilities
    *At the same time, because of that, business powers and political powers have understood the need to control also the horizontal networks of communication
    * Also to play the politics of the internet now has become too important and therefore we have all the attempts to senson the internet
    * We have all the attempts to use Internet users as potential hiders and cheaters
    *We have the debate of Internet neutrality because the owners of internet infrastructure are trying to appropriate the infrastructure for the servive of their clients and customers


    And so the most important practical conclusion of my analysis is that the autonomous construction of meaning can only proceed by preserving the commons of communication networks made possible by Internet, a free creation of freedom lovers
    This will not be an easy task, becuase the power holders in the network society must, to be in Power, must enclose free communication in commercial and public networks in order to close the public mind by programming the connection between communica
    I believe this video to be fundamental, and so close to our themes: Learning, mind Amplifying, collaboration...

    Let's all together protect the commons of our Communication Space!
Charles van der Haegen

Manuel Castells on Vimeo communication Power - 3 views

    1h14 lecture in Oxford to introduce the ideas of the book "communication power"
    I believe this again to be a fundamental perspective that can inform our study of Cooperation Theory especially its aspect in relation to the spontaneous upcoming (and possible threaths to the flourishong) of social media
Charles van der Haegen

Marco Verweij Trust and social capital in Cutural Theory ( and social media) - 0 views

    I have already introduced Cultural Theory in the SMC MindAmp. I called it Theory of Sodcio-Culural Viability.
    Here's an indication of its reach:
    Why do well-intended attempts to alleviate pressing social ills too often derail?
    How can effective and efficient and broadly acceptable solutions to social problems be found?
    By making sure no voices are excluded. Contrary to the ideas on which current social thinking is based, new research has lead to new theory explaining social systems, showing how deliberative quality is key to sustainable policy-making and implementation.
    It shows that endlessly changing and complex social worlds consist of ceaseless interactions between four mutually opposed organizing, justifying and perceiving social relations. Each time one of these perspectives is excluded from collective decision-making, governance failure inevitably results.
    Successful solutions are therefore creative combinations of four opposing ways of organizing and thinking. They always seem clumsy compared to any of the 4 voices' elegant solutions. Yet being broadly acceptable to all they are sustainable and implementable
    A new way to look at pluralism in organizations, institutions, policy-making, democracy, technology, geo-politics and many other social fields is offered to us by multidisciplinary research and practice by leading political scientists, anthropologists, economists, lawyers, sociologists, geographers, engineers, policy-makers, and other leaders in society.
    Trust and Social capital are key ingredients for learning and for social media to strive.
    Here's what the author says:
    In this article, I trace the contributions that the cultural theory developed by Mary
    Douglas, Michael Thompson, Aaron Wildavsky and others can make to the debate on social
    capital. First, I sketch the various revisions of Putnam's social capital-thesis that have been
    proposed since the publication of Making Democracy Work. I note that these revisions are
    illuminating in and of th
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