Ambient Intimacy & Twitter
This video was produced in 2009 by Technology Review, so the ideas aren’t new - and since then the uptake of Twitter has increased and the uses varied. The core concept remains though. Twitter does increase our access to others’ thoughts, actions, feelings, experiences and emotions. But what kind of intimacy does it offer, and what form of mediation does it impose. What we can say...
Egypt activist Wael Ghonim tells TV station: 'I am... →
“Google executive Wael Ghonim’s emotional interview on the country’s privately owned Dream TV after his release was hailed as a landmark moment in the Egypt revolt. He played a key role in using the internet to spark the uprising against Hosni Mubarak” - guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 8 February 2011
Looking beyond the parody to define the hipster →
“For some critics, hipsters are all about the latest trend, whereas others argue vintage and kitsch are more highly valued. Some say hipsters wear their jeans around their knees, yet others claim high-waisted pants to be the preferred style. Hipsters are simultaneously mocked for both insisting on individualism and adhering to conventions. Overall, the varying media definitions of hipsters...
M/C Call for Papers, 2012 issue, LIST
‘list’ Lists are all-pervasive. Lists are part and parcel of how we experience and make sense of the world. According to Umberto Eco, the whole history of creative production can be seen as one that is characterised by an ‘infinity of lists’ comprising, to name a few, visual lists (e.g. sixteenth-century religious paintings, Dutch still life paintings), pragmatic or utilitarian...
malls track shopper's cell phone signals to gather... →
Mashable on Codecademy →
Minor languages do not exist in themselves: they exist only in relation to a...– Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, p116 (can’t get this idea out of my head)
Protesters at Zuccotti Park have enough resources to satisfy a small village:...– Mashable