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Monthly Archives: November 2011

The idea of memes on the Internet, and do they mean anything for cultural production Nov 20, 2011

I’ve never been a big fan of Richard Dawkins’s notion of memes.  Yet, I’ve noticed that people have used this idea quite often on the Internet.  At least, the word meme.  Memes mean a very particular thing. Because of that, … Continue reading

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The Biopower of Facebook Nov 17, 2011

Here’s and article on NPR’s website about Facebook’s new default “opt-in” policy.  According to the article, Facebook is changing its default privacy setting from one where users must “opt-out”–manually increase their security settings– to make their profile private.  With this new … Continue reading

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Two new books on digital cultural production Nov 15, 2011

I just came across a notice for two new books, both of which seemed relevant to the ideas that get discussed on this blog. Thought I would pass them along. Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet Olga Goriunova … Continue reading

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Dismantling Change Nov 13, 2011

Tarleton and Hector generously invited me to contribute to Culture Digitally, and I am thrilled to be here.  I wanted to share and invite feedback on an in-progress work that grows out of my forthcoming book, which tells the history … Continue reading

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Ubuntu, Unity, and Identity: How governance and lack of consensus affects cultural production Nov 7, 2011

I’ve been quite interested in the kerfuffle that Ubuntu has taken since the introduction of Unity.  To put it mildly, it’s been controversial. Before I start with my observations, I should make a disclosure of why I am so interested in … Continue reading

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