Tagged: culture

A 4-Front War…

[Cross Posted: CASTAC, Gamasutra and #CultD] I was going to write about the butterfly effect, ethnography and a key informant’s book on the development of the game Jagged Alliance 2. But then the portion of the Internet surrounding videogames and game development exploded. I’ve started posts previously with the line, “I teach game design…” I’ll […]

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Culture [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“It seems fair to say that a rapprochement between culture and technology has been achieved.  Yet, this says little about what culture signifies today.  How has the term’s growing proximity to technology, particularly digital computational tools, affected the range of meanings and practices with which it’s associated?” The following is a draft of an essay, eventually for publication as part of […]

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The Internet? “If you’ve got a small business, you didn’t build that!”

“The internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the internet so that all companies could make money off the internet.” US President Barack Obama, at a rally in Roanoke, Virginia, July 13, 2012 Suddenly, in the wake of President Obama’s untimely but ultimately non-fatal but non-optimal grammar, the question of who made […]

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Announcements: Daniel Kreiss to give talk at Cornell University and Ted Striphas to give talk at Temple University

Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama and the 2012 Elections Daniel Kreiss October 29, 4:15-5:30pm 700 Clark Hall Cornell University Update: Due to Hurricane Sandy, Daniel Kreiss’ talk has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Kriess tells the previously untold history of the uptake of new media in Democratic electoral campaigning from […]

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Limits of Freedom of Speech: Reddit’s Child Pornography problem

Several weeks ago, the popular message board Reddit announced that it was making a policy change to ban all “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” Owned by Advanced Publications, Reddit has made a name for itself in part by its hands-off, pro-free-speech, let-the-users-decide, and self-police approach. In fact, before the policy change, the only rules of […]

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