Month: May 2014

Personalization [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“…the presumption of increased agency with personalization often neglects the ways in which personalized practices and ideologies are nonetheless vulnerable to institutional uses (i.e. governmental and corporate). These institutions, in turn, promote an ideology of personalization entirely compatible with the economic and cultural values of late-capitalism.”   The following is a draft of an essay, eventually for […]

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Sharing [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“For the next few pages, we shall not be concerned with whether this or that activity is really sharing. What is important is that it is called sharing. “Sharing” is an important digital keyword …because it bears the promise that today’s network and mobile technologies… will bring about a better society. Given the myriad creative […]

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Forum [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“The Roman Forum evolved throughout hundreds of years, causing distinctly stratified layers of development… In a similar way, the evolution of the internet has prompted new layers of forums to develop, and just as the Forum’s layers built upon each other, the internet provides yet another layer to the ongoing media archaeology propping up the […]

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Geek [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“Geekhood has the potential to be opened up or modified to fit local conditions of selfhood experienced across nations, genders, or other cultural categories.  But every effort should be made to place geekhood as mode of selfhood and citizenship within the historical and cultural context from which it emerged.”   The following is a draft of an […]

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Analog [draft] [#digitalkeywords]

“If analog refers both to things that come into contact with digital technology-probably to be transduced by it-and things outside the domain of digital technology that do not come into contact with it, the term expands to cover the whole of reality. This is a problem inasumuch as it conflates specific technological condition or operation […]

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