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  • 1. Cyberpolitics Week 3: Technology and politics
  • 2. Langdon Winner
  • 3. Technological determinism and technophilia
  • 4. Activist: John Perry Barlow: A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace http://www.eff.org/%7Ebarlow/Declaration-Final.html
  • 5. Academics and public policy sector - Nicholas Negroponte: MIT media lab - one laptop per child Alvin Toffler: the Third Waves
  • 6. Business sector: Tim O’Reilly: What Is Web 2.0? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsa5ZTRJQ5w
  • 7. Langdon Winner’s - Cyberlibertarian myths and the prospects for community http://www.langdonwinner.org/main.html
  • 8. Social determinism
  • 9. Technology is not neutral 1. Reproduction of social order e.g Long Island bridges 2. Inherently political technology e.g Nuclear power and solar power system
  • 10. Panopticon
  • 11. 2015 Epic: http://epic.makingithappen.co.uk /
  • 12. Class exercise: An examination of search engine 1. How does search engine generate their income? 2. What are the distinctive features of search engine? 3. Who / what control the operation / rank of the search engine? 4. How does search engine affect our knowledge of the world? 5. How does search engine affect our consumption habit? Who are the winners and who are the losers?
  • 13. Moral issue and social actors
  • 14. Different approaches to technology and politics: - discourse / ideology / myth - artifacts - material forms of power - culture and praxis - political economy - distribution and social order
  • 15. Workshop: Technical design of GPA1035

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