Media, Freedom and the Web

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Media, Freedom and the Web slides from my Transmediale McLuhan Lecture at Canadian Embassy in Berlin. February 2011.

Media, Freedom and the Web slides from my Transmediale McLuhan Lecture at Canadian Embassy in Berlin. February 2011.

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  • 1. mediafreedom weband the mark surman | mozilla.org/about
  • 2. as a medium the web has one message:
  • 3. as a medium the web has one message: build me i can be anything you want.
  • 4. you make me you can make me beautiful
  • 5. you make me you can make me fun beautiful
  • 6. you make me you can make me sad beautiful
  • 7. you make me you can make me evil beautiful
  • 8. you make me you can make me anything beautiful
  • 9. iwantto talkaboutthis
  • 10. iwantto talkaboutthreethings:
  • 11. the web is made of freedom.1.
  • 12. the web is open ended.1.
  • 13. all media are now shaped by the web2.
  • 14. we get to make choices about how all this works3.
  • 15. why now?
  • 16. a.
  • 17. web disruption mediab.
  • 18. web reinvention mediab.
  • 19. the web is in dangerc.
  • 20. c. privacy
  • 21. c. innovation
  • 22. c. freedom
  • 23. me
  • 24. mediaandwho we are me
  • 25. d.i.y.
  • 26. d.i.y.
  • 27. freedom
  • 28. the web is made of freedom.1.
  • 29. the web is open ended.1.
  • 30. “The web evolved intoa powerful, ubiquitoustool because it wasbuilt on egalitarianprinciples.” tbl.
  • 31. 0. run1. study2. redistribute3. improvefreedom
  • 32. 0. use1. study2. remix3. sharefreedom
  • 33. HTMLJavaScript CSS
  • 34. permission
  • 35. open ended never finished
  • 36. open endedbuilt to be built on
  • 37. web sez:build mei can be anything you want.
  • 38. all media are now shaped by the web2.
  • 39. web intertwined media
  • 40. “The next medium,whatever it is – it maybe the extension ofconsciousness – willinclude television as itscontent, not as itsenvironment, and willtransform televisioninto an art form.” mm.
  • 41. web intertwined media
  • 42. web disruption media
  • 43. web reinvention media
  • 44. exciting moment
  • 45. “We shape our tools,and then our toolsshape us.” mm.
  • 46. we get to make choices about how all this works3.
  • 47. “Were trying to build aweb thats transparent,where you can seewhats going on. A webyou can touch and pullapart. A web that youcan help create. A webthat is a public resourceowned by all of us.” mb.
  • 48. We get to choose.
  • 49. But, practically, whatdoes choosing look like?
  • 50. c. 1825
  • 51. 1895
  • 52. 1925
  • 53. montage was a choice
  • 54. 1985
  • 55. nextchoice?
  • 56. 2009
  • 57. 2009
  • 58. 2009
  • 59. 2010
  • 60. if we choose, the future of cinema can look like freedom 0. use1. study2. remix3. share
  • 61. if we choose, the future of the web can look like freedom 0. use1. study2. remix3. share
  • 62. or we can makeanother choice
  • 63. “Open eras tend to lastfor about 15 - 20 years.And then they flip intobeing more closed.We may be at thebeginning of theclosing.” tw.
  • 64. “There is absolutelyno inevitability as longas there is a willingnessto contemplate whatis happening.” mm
  • 65. web reinvention media
  • 66. invitation
  • 67. web sez: build me
  • 68. start something
  • 69. make something
  • 70. tell someone
  • 71. “Were trying to build a web thatstransparent, where you can seewhats going on. A web you cantouch and pull apart. A web thatyou can help create. A web that is apublic resource owned by all of us.” mb.
  • 72. We need your help. mozilla.org/about
  • 73. mediafreedom weband the mark surman | mozilla.org/about