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Networking humanity:
Tensions and Transitions
TOWARDS ATOWARDS A
Dr. Lara Srivastava
Professor, Webster University
Policy ...
so what’s the big digital deal?
• speedspeed of change and innovation
• dependencedependence on the network
• unpredictabi...
the new
techno-social paradigm
• technology goes from being a mere
tool to be used when required
to a pivotal social artef...
who am I?
image: brittney bush
reflection
illusion Image: Sha Sha Chu
i n v e r s i o n
distortion Image: yourbartender
m u l t i p l i c i t y
fragmentation
Image: Onkel Wart
p r e s e n c e
absence
image: kyknoord
Image: Faithful Chant
v i s i b i l i t y
invisibility
Image: delaney/srivastava
r e c i p r o c i t y
voyeurismOBJECTS IN THE MIRROR
ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
self–appropriation
self-alienation
FUTURE INTERNETFUTURE INTERNET
Guiding PrinciplesGuiding Principles
1. Available & Accessible
2. Diverse & Inclusive
3. Sc...
t h a n k y o u !
lara.srivastava@gmail.com
image: peterduke
We become what we behold.
We shape our tools
and thereafter t...
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Lara Srivastava TAFI workshop

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Presentation at final workshop for EC project Towards a Future Internet, held in Brussels 22 Nov 2010

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Lara Srivastava TAFI workshop

  1. 1. Networking humanity: Tensions and Transitions TOWARDS ATOWARDS A Dr. Lara Srivastava Professor, Webster University Policy Consultant, infoDev/World Bank Final Public Workshop, Brussels, 22 November 2010 image: PeterDuke
  2. 2. so what’s the big digital deal? • speedspeed of change and innovation • dependencedependence on the network • unpredictabilityunpredictability of market development and user adoption • portabilityportability and mobilitymobility of always-on digital information and communication (e.g. through broadband wireless networks & device innovation) • technological ubiquityubiquity as sensors, nanotechnology and identification technologies connect more and more “things” to the network (i.e. internet of things) • rise of the so-called web 2.0,web 2.0, with passive consultation of the network by users giving way to active participation, collaboration and creativity (e.g. social networking, wikis, MMORPGs, virtual worlds...) image: peterduke
  3. 3. the new techno-social paradigm • technology goes from being a mere tool to be used when required to a pivotal social artefact • it becomes an intimate aspect of daily life, 24/7 • human identity is more often than not formulated and transmitted in the digital environment • as a result, human relationships are increasingly mediated by technology Hey it’s persona l!
  4. 4. who am I? image: brittney bush
  5. 5. reflection illusion Image: Sha Sha Chu
  6. 6. i n v e r s i o n distortion Image: yourbartender
  7. 7. m u l t i p l i c i t y fragmentation Image: Onkel Wart
  8. 8. p r e s e n c e absence image: kyknoord
  9. 9. Image: Faithful Chant v i s i b i l i t y invisibility
  10. 10. Image: delaney/srivastava r e c i p r o c i t y voyeurismOBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
  11. 11. self–appropriation self-alienation
  12. 12. FUTURE INTERNETFUTURE INTERNET Guiding PrinciplesGuiding Principles 1. Available & Accessible 2. Diverse & Inclusive 3. Scalable & Sustainable 4. Open & Shareable 5. Green & Affordable 6. Reliable & Resilient 7. Safe & Secure 8. Private & Trustworthy 9. Appealing & Usable 10. Adaptable & Customizable
  13. 13. t h a n k y o u ! lara.srivastava@gmail.com image: peterduke We become what we behold. We shape our tools and thereafter they shape us” Marshall McLuhan

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