Science,democracy &technology: BeingLinnaean in thedigital age                    Mathias Klang   @klang67
"looking like a                                  tough character                                  that does not           ...
Access to “Truth” (knowledge)
Thoughts on civil liberty (1759)
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right totell people what they do not want to hear.                         ...
Truth always wins when it is allowed tobe denied and defended equally (§8)
Civil liberty is theunlimited freedom ofthe written word (7§)
People oppress each other (5§)
Censorlibrorum: Niklas    von Oelreich
Law   Contextual &programmed social       rules   Architecture
A ridiculously brief history of computing
Generation zero
hollerith
World wide web          (an open standard)Hypertext in the wild - Tim Berners-Lee (1990/91)
The digital is the original    & everything is copy
Interfaces of knowledge
Blogger 1999Google 1999               End of communications monopoly
Only 30 kg
Limitless303 grams
“all is for the best in thebest of all possibleworlds” Pangloss in Candide (1759)
Infrastructures of control
To this liberty, the greatest danger isalways posed by those who are themost powerful in the country by dintof their posit...
Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
Formats, (false) metaphors and drm
Ephemeralknowledge
Lenses to the world
Surveillance as hidden cost
To ensure digital civilliberty politiciansmust be fearless,weigh people abovecommerce & speechabove infrastructure
THANKS!
Mathias Klang     klang@ituniv.se or @klang67           www.digital-rights.netImage & licensing info in the notes         ...
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    1. 1. Science,democracy &technology: BeingLinnaean in thedigital age Mathias Klang @klang67
    2. 2. "looking like a tough character that does not want or need a caress"Peter “Fearless” Forsskål (1732-1763) Forsskaolea tenacissima
    3. 3. Access to “Truth” (knowledge)
    4. 4. Thoughts on civil liberty (1759)
    5. 5. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right totell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell
    6. 6. Truth always wins when it is allowed tobe denied and defended equally (§8)
    7. 7. Civil liberty is theunlimited freedom ofthe written word (7§)
    8. 8. People oppress each other (5§)
    9. 9. Censorlibrorum: Niklas von Oelreich
    10. 10. Law Contextual &programmed social rules Architecture
    11. 11. A ridiculously brief history of computing
    12. 12. Generation zero
    13. 13. hollerith
    14. 14. World wide web (an open standard)Hypertext in the wild - Tim Berners-Lee (1990/91)
    15. 15. The digital is the original & everything is copy
    16. 16. Interfaces of knowledge
    17. 17. Blogger 1999Google 1999 End of communications monopoly
    18. 18. Only 30 kg
    19. 19. Limitless303 grams
    20. 20. “all is for the best in thebest of all possibleworlds” Pangloss in Candide (1759)
    21. 21. Infrastructures of control
    22. 22. To this liberty, the greatest danger isalways posed by those who are themost powerful in the country by dintof their positions, estate, or wealth.Not only can they easily abuse thepower they hold, but also constantlyincrease their rights and strength, sothat the other inhabitants must fearthem more and more. (4§)
    23. 23. Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
    24. 24. Formats, (false) metaphors and drm
    25. 25. Ephemeralknowledge
    26. 26. Lenses to the world
    27. 27. Surveillance as hidden cost
    28. 28. To ensure digital civilliberty politiciansmust be fearless,weigh people abovecommerce & speechabove infrastructure
    29. 29. THANKS!
    30. 30. Mathias Klang klang@ituniv.se or @klang67 www.digital-rights.netImage & licensing info in the notes section of slides. Images at www.flickr.com (or specifically stated). This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentation www.slideshare.net/klang

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