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My Email Is Longer Than Your Email: Gender in Online Communities

The internet is, at its heart, a network of information, designed to spawn communication and easy connections between sets of data. In this regard, it is a primarily feminine structure, despite the imposition of male hierarchical organization. While the network is out there, rhizomatic and widespread, the main interface - search engines - are a structure based on rankings and popularity. In other words, we navigate a feminine world by way of masculine strategies. We are, in a sense, organizing h...

Tecnologie del vivente (3)

Nuovi strumenti di conoscenza e di espressione emergono rapidamente e si affiancano a quelli tradizionali. Accanto alle culture del libro, nuovi media, come per esempio quelli ipertestuali e della realtà virtuale, creano ulteriori possibilità di conoscenza e di comunicazione. Questi strumenti, denominati genericamente “tecnologie cognitive”, chiamano in causa modalità cognitive legate a facoltà percettive e sensoriali trascurate eppure fondamentali. Attraverso i nuovi strumenti ritornano in gioc...

Presentation for OURmedia III, Barranquilla

For those of us trying to build a global movement for communication rights, WSIS is most useful as an agenda-setting event, organizing impetus, and news hook, not as a democratic forum where our concerns will be addressed. It is an opportunity to strengthen the links between the anticorporate globalization (global justice) movement and the fight against wholesale privatization of information and communication systems, or the fight for communication rights. The global justice movement can’t proce...

Tecnologie del vivente (2)

È possibile quantificare l’accelerazione dell’informazione. Prima del telegrafo la velocità dell’informazione aveva lo stesso ordine di grandezza di quella degli uomini, degli animali e delle merci, e il suo spostamento implicava quello dei suoi latori. Certo esistevano, fin dall’antichità, sistemi di segnalazione più veloci, basati per esempio sulla luce, sul fumo o di tipo sonoro [...], ma erano limitati alla trasmissione di informazioni elementari (questi sistemi li ritroviamo nelle luci degl...

The International Origins of the Internet and the Emergence of the Netizen

The vision of JCR Licklider and then of users who Michael recognized were netizens has helped to guide and spread a participatory and interactive new form of communication infrastructure. However the commercial model for the Internet’s development is very different. It aims to create passive users who are at the mercy of powerful corporations both for their access to the Net and for the determination of how they can use the Net. The commercial model is a challenge to the early vision of a partic...

Interview with Bruno D'Amore

Interview with Elif Ayiter

Interview with Luis Miguel Girão

Interview with Roberta Buiani

Interview with Bill Seaman

Interview with Roger Malina

Interview with Pavel Smetana

Interview with Christa Sommerer

Interview with Annick Bureaud

Interview with Leonel Moura

Interview with Nina Czegledy

Interview with Alberto Abruzzese (Italiano)

Interview with Stelarc

Interview with Derrick de Kerckhove

Interview with Margarete Jahrmann

Interview with Jaromil

Interview with Laura Beloff

Interview with Alan Shapiro