Jonathan Zittrain on “Leadership in a Networked World”
Jonathan Zittrain, a professor of law and computer science at Harvard University, delivers a fascinating lecture to professor David Gergen’s course “On Becoming a Leader” that looks at how leadership is exerted both on and through the internet.
Filmmaker Paromita Vohra talks about her new film Partners in Crime, which explores issues around copyright, copyleft, culture and markets, and suggests that we might need a hybrid notion of copyright in which many forms coexist, just as we may need many markets based on many different ideas of exchange
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“Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader – Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds) For millions of…”Posted: May 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Digitalkultur | Comments Off on “Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader – Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds) For millions of…”
Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader – Geert Lovink and Nathaniel Tkacz (eds)
For millions of internet users around the globe, the search for new knowledge begins with Wikipedia. The encyclopedia’s rapid rise, novel organization, and freely offered content have been marveled at and denounced by a host of commentators. Critical Point of View moves beyond unflagging praise, well-worn facts, and questions about its reliability and accuracy, to unveil the complex, messy, and controversial realities of a distributed knowledge platform.
The essays, interviews and artworks brought together in this reader form part of the overarching Critical Point of View research initiative, which began with a conference in Bangalore (January 2010), followed by events in Amsterdam (March 2010) and Leipzig (September 2010). With an emphasis on theoretical reflection, cultural difference and indeed, critique, contributions to this collection ask: What values are embedded in Wikipedia’s software? On what basis are Wikipedia’s claims to neutrality made? How can Wikipedia give voice to those outside the Western tradition of Enlightenment, or even its own administrative hierarchies? Critical Point of View collects original insights on the next generation of wiki-related research, from radical artistic interventions and the significant role of bots to hidden trajectories of encyclopedic knowledge and the p
” – http://www.networkcultures.org/_uploads/%237reader_Wikipedia.pdf
Google hat bisher 15 Millionen Bücher digitalisiert, EU-Mitglieder gerade mal 1,2 Millionen. Denn Staaten wie Deutschland zahlen wenig für die Digitalisierung. Google füllt die Lücke, hilft Bibliotheken, die nicht einmal genug Geld für die Rettung der Papierarchive vor Säurefraß haben.
Second part form Kirby Ferguson videos on der ”Everything Is a Remix“
“Mitsprache der Bürger macht der Bundesregierung Angst
In der Enquete gab es die Chance auf Beteiligung der Bürger an Politik. Sie wurde vertan. Die Worte von der Partizipation sind leeres Gerede, kommentiert Lorenz Matzat.”
– Adhocracy: Mitsprache der Bürger macht der Bundesregierung Angst