But this stream of media is nothing new in Syria. For at least 11 months since...– Their Most Effective Weapon: Activists Arming Syrians With Cameras, Not Rifles - on the Avaaz network inside Syria
Today, a network of Syrian activists coordinated by the global campaign...– Extraordinary news from Syria - Avaaz - The World in Action
In fact, while much eﬀort has been expended on analysing video surveillance as a...– Spatial articulations of surveillance at the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany - Francisco R Klauser, 2008
Measures have been taken or sought since the fourteenth century to deal with the...– Extract from a 2000 Parliamentary report looking at ways to prevent and tackle hooliganism at Euro 2000. Wikipedia clarifies the origin of the same quote: “In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, Lord Mayor of the City of London issued a decree banning football in the French used by the English upper...
This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been attacked with...– The script that the BBC would have read out in the event of nuclear war
An hour with Helen Nissenbaum and Jonathan Zittrain talking about privacy, with some knockabout comedy at the beginning… (via MIT TechTV – At What Cost?: The Privacy Issues that Must Be Considered in a Digital World. - Nov 2011)
Missed this, from Aleks Krotoski, first time round. If you’re having trouble understanding why the predictive web is making the world smaller, not bigger, less surprising, not more surprising, this is a good 6-minute explainer.
This Kickstarter-backed long-form journalism project made its original target in 38 hours… There is, clearly, a market for in-depth journalism, imaginative commissioning, and taking things slowly. Congratulations to Bobbie Johnson and Jim Giles!
Rather than exploring the history of journalism and challenges to existing...– Ethan Zuckerman’s class on news and participatory media at MIT - http://web.media.mit.edu/~ethanz/news.html (via John Bracken)
In Taser’s cloud evidence system, which resides on Amazon.com’s cloud storage...– Taser’s Latest Police Weapon - The Tiny Camera and the Cloud - NYTimes.com (Wired did a small piece on a similar technology, the PistolCam, in 2008.)
When the police are violent against activists, journalists tend to frame it as...– http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175506/tomgram:_rebecca_solnit,_why_the_media_loves_the_violence_of_protesters_and_not_of_banks/
Stowe Boyd: The Decade Of Publicy →
I am aware that my recent inquiries into privacy and ‘publicy’ are a bit anthropological at their core, rather than technological or software-design based. Claude Lévi-Strauss sets the stage for this inquiry, perhaps, when he wrote “The anthropology of the future is the study of ourselves.” The…
In the interests of full disclosure, I do want to point out a genuine problem...– Rather brilliant, by Adrian Hon: Eternal Copyright: a modest proposal
This dissertation explores the political economy and cultural history of...– Famiglietti, Andrew: Hackers, Cyborgs, and Wikipedians: The Political Economy and Cultural History of Wikipedia
It all started with a dream. One night Tansley had an unsettling nightmare that...– Adam Curtis, in May 2011, on How the ‘ecosystem’ myth has been used for sinister means
Some developers are becoming really predatory, which sounds very strong, but I...– Oceanhouse Media talks Dr. Seuss, book-apps and mobile edutainment | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Paradoxical as this may sound, I would prefer if Putin’s regime did not collapse...– Boris Akunin op-ed, translated in the IHT: Let’s Not Rush to Win in Russia
But it seems that the Knight Foundation, in John Bracken and Michael Manesse, has found its very own Laurie Pikes, and makes possibly the greatest call for proposals in philanthropic history. Knight News Challenge 2012 announcement video…
It would have been quite remarkable if a utopia of participatory, interactive...– Americas Quarterly - Media 1.5 by Silvio Waisbord
Here’s the bottom line: if you use Facebook, and your friends sign up for...– Luluvise’s date-rating site shows where your Facebook data can end up | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Perceptive Media isn’t a BBC project (as such), its the result of watching...– Very early stage thinking around Perceptive Media | Cubicgarden.com
Professor Laura De Nardis’ keynote address on “Technologies of Dissent” at Oxford University “A Decade in Internet Time” conference on September 3, 2011.