Monthly Archives for January 2012

Are we estranged from our own social media?

Watching this video about a location-based game used in marketing a new model of Mini car in Stockholm, at first I just felt exhausted at the total corruption of social media for the purpose of marketing and profit.We’re discussi gMark … Continue reading

31. January 2012 by Jill
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where is…?

I have so many things I want to blog and can’t find the time to do it. Most disheartening. Meanwhile, here is one of those charming little poems Google sometimes generates for you when you start typing a search phrase … Continue reading

26. January 2012 by Jill
Categories: Digital Art | 6 comments

Wikipedia and Craigslist (and thousands of other websites) blackout in protest of SOPA

Wikipedia is on strike today, to protest SOPA and other proposed legislation that would censor the Internet in order to attempt to prevent piracy. The ways in which lawmakers (frequently pushed by the movie and music industry) are attempting to … Continue reading

18. January 2012 by Jill
Categories: Networked Politics | 1 comment

visualising my LinkedIn network

I’m not sure how useful this visualisation of my LinkedIn network is. They say I can use it to figure out which areas of my professional network I need to work on. But it’s pretty. And fairly accurate at grouping … Continue reading

16. January 2012 by Jill
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Program or be Programmed?

A link-filled post from Kristine Lowe (descriptively titled Will we see state-controlled intranets start replacing the Internet in 2012?) led me to Douglass Rushkoff’s argument that we need to create a genuinely peer-to-peer internet to replace the irredeemably state-controlled internet … Continue reading

16. January 2012 by Jill
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teaching pre-schoolers to create digital media

I heard somewhere that 50% of pre-school kids in Norway have access to smart phones and tablets like iPads at home, and are proficient in using them. But what about the kids who don’t have access? In theory, preschools in Norway … Continue reading

13. January 2012 by Jill
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New semester, new courses

This semester just properly started with our program’s orientation meeting today. It’s great to see so many new and familiar faces! I’m teaching a new to me course this semester: DIKULT251: Critical Perspectives on Technology and Society with Bachelor Thesis, … Continue reading

12. January 2012 by Jill
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What would Jenny Holzer’s mother tweet?

I love Jenny Holzer’s truisms, but I think I like @JennyHolzerMom even better! I’ve decided to drastically lower my threshold for what I think of as blog worthy. Just because I already retweeted one of these tweets doesn’t mean it’s … Continue reading

10. January 2012 by Jill
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Hva mener du hindrer eller støtter digitalt innhold og digitale tjenester i Norge?

This post is in Norwegian, asking readers to contribute their thoughts on the challenges to digital content and services in Norway on behalf of DIGITutvalget. DIGITutvalget er nedsatt av Fornyingsdepartementet for å identifisere hindringer og barrierer for vekst i den norske … Continue reading

10. January 2012 by Jill
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conferences and writings providing criticism of social media

I read Mark Andrejevic‘s article on “Social Network Exploitation” yesterday (in Paparcharissi (ed) A Networked Self, Routledge 2011), and its marxist critique of the ways companies might and/or do exploit our use of social media is excellently chilling. I’m going to … Continue reading

06. January 2012 by Jill
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