From Words to Wordfeud & What it MeansPresentation Transcript
From words to wordfeud & what it means
Information is all around us
Most of history was speechless & the history of writing is a joke
We are formed by evolution to hunt energy rich food & information
Information production costs: speech writing printing telegraph
Storage costs: moores law
Technology is agent and effect of change
Was the last decade social?
Flickr 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2004 2006 Wikipedia Linkedin Blogger 1999 Second Life My Space Skype Digg Facebook Ning YouTube Twitter Spotify Google c:a 1998 2008 2007 2009 Farmville iphone Wikileaks Angry Birds
Theoretical rights become inevitable practice
Focus on the trivial, …its evolution baby!
What to do about information obesity
A fetish for Change
Republic of Upper Volta
OUAGADOUGOU 
School as factory never worked?
Online all the time
Up to 3500 books
Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
Information disdain. Are libraries quaint, outdated & nostalgic?
Teaching an understanding of information. Coping with information obesity. Source criticism.
We do not know the future – we should generalize not specialize
Long live the humanities!!
Problem 1: We are stupid?
Problem 2: We don’ t know what we don ’ t know
Problem 3: difference between who I want to be & who I am…
Problem 4: The keepers of algorithms know this
There have always been gatekeepers.
We need to understand the gatekeepers desire for information
You don’ t have to be unconscious to be without consciousness
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Image & licensing info in the notes section of slides
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