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Information politics

  1. 1. Mathias Klang<br />Information Politics<br />
  2. 2. What is information politics?<br />
  3. 3. Is all control censorship?<br />
  4. 4. So what is censorship?<br />
  5. 5. All communication & media has been affected<br />info-control is ancient<br />
  6. 6. Layers of control<br />VOICE<br />TRANSPARENCY<br />STRANGLEHOLD OF MIDDLEMEN<br />FEAR OF FAILURE<br />
  7. 7. Myth of rights<br />as linear progression<br />
  8. 8. We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Is speech important<br />
  10. 10. Truth argument - Mill<br /> The opinions of others may be right. We are not infallible. <br /> Truth changes. <br /> Without challenges we are left with dead dogma<br />
  11. 11. Alexander Meiklejohn<br />Democracy argument<br />The purpose of speech is not truth – the purpose is participation<br />
  12. 12. Tolerance argument<br />Paternalism is “natural” & expression includes non-speech acts<br />John Bollinger “The Tolerant Society”<br />
  13. 13. Again…Is censorship wrong?<br />
  14. 14. The Wicked Bible (1631)<br />
  15. 15. Anarchists Cookbook<br />Nazi Memorabilia<br />Sexual images<br />Cultural relativism<br />
  16. 16. Daddy, what’s that man doing with the hamster<br />
  17. 17. Language, culture & other tools of repression<br />5 censors<br />
  18. 18. Louis Sebastian Mercier “Tableau de Paris”<br />Freedom of the press is only one form of freedom of expression. It is linked to a certain technology or technique and its importance diminishes with the development of other technologies which replace or complement the printing press.<br />
  19. 19. George Orwell<br />“Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip.”<br />Newspeak<br />1st censor<br />
  20. 20. At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question...<br />Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. <br />fear<br />2nd censor<br />
  21. 21. Permission culture<br />3rd censor<br />
  22. 22. Control of channels of distribution<br />4th censor<br />
  23. 23. Law<br />5th censor<br />
  24. 24. So why do we need to look at information?<br />
  25. 25. Technology = Communication = Society = Democracy<br />Technology is Democracy<br />
  26. 26. Technécontrols what & how we interact create & think<br />
  27. 27. Education<br />Organization<br />Religion<br />Communication<br />Privacy<br />Culture<br />Protest<br />Access<br />Press<br />
  28. 28. No sidewalks online<br />
  29. 29. Regulation of technology is the regulation of democracy<br />
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  32. 32. &<br />
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  34. 34. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order when you’re of things.<br />
  35. 35. ?<br />
  36. 36. Social acceptance of technology<br />
  37. 37. De Legeferenda<br />Lagensom den börvara<br />
  38. 38. Blogger 1999<br />2001<br />2003<br />2005<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2006<br />Google c:a 1998<br />
  39. 39. Blogger 1999<br />2001<br />2003<br />2005<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2006<br />Wikipedia<br />Google c:a 1998<br />
  40. 40. My Space<br />Linkedin<br />Blogger 1999<br />2001<br />2003<br />2005<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2006<br />Second Life<br />Skype<br />Wikipedia<br />Google c:a 1998<br />
  41. 41. My Space<br />Digg<br />YouTube<br />Linkedin<br />Blogger 1999<br />2001<br />2003<br />2005<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2006<br />Ning<br />Second Life<br />Skype<br />Facebook<br />Flickr<br />Wikipedia<br />Google c:a 1998<br />
  42. 42. My Space<br />Digg<br />Twitter<br />YouTube<br />Linkedin<br />Blogger 1999<br />2001<br />2003<br />2005<br />2000<br />2002<br />2004<br />2006<br />Ning<br />Second Life<br />Spotify<br />Flickr<br />Skype<br />Facebook<br />Wikipedia<br />Google c:a 1998<br />
  43. 43. 2006<br />2007<br />
  44. 44. 44<br />
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  46. 46. The disruption occurs when the technology, which is introduced effects the social arrangements around which we build our lives<br />DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY<br />
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  48. 48. IMPULSE: CONTROL<br />
  49. 49. REGULATION<br />From Command and Control to Fuller & Lessig<br />
  50. 50. The position of this work is that regulation is every force or external controls exerted upon those to be regulated. <br />
  51. 51. “the enterprise of subjecting human conduct to the governance of rules”<br />
  52. 52. Latour, B. (1992). “Where are the Missing Masses? Sociology of a Few Mundane Artefacts”Winner, L. (1985) “Do Artefacts have Politics?”<br />
  53. 53. HCI people can think of this as the tyranny of affordance*<br />* I want to write an article with this title…<br />
  54. 54. What’s wrong with Command and Control?<br />It relies to heavily upon coercion and cooperation.<br />
  55. 55. ONLINE OFFLINE<br />“We are forming our own Social Contract. This governance will arise according to the conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different.” (Barlow 1996)<br />
  56. 56. Law<br />Social Rules<br />Contextual & programed<br />Architecture<br />Regulatory Metaphor<br />
  57. 57. Lessig (1999)<br />
  58. 58. BUT<br />
  59. 59. Autonomy ruins everything<br />
  60. 60. Enter the age of FREE<br />
  61. 61. From orwell Huxley<br />
  62. 62. Sökmotor<br />Reader<br />Maps<br />Kalender<br />Scholar<br />Ochmycketmer…<br />Gratis?<br />
  63. 63. The Gmail service includes relevant advertising and related links based on the IP address, content of messages and other information related to your use of Gmail.<br />We provide advertisers only aggregated non-personal information such as the number of times one of their ads was clicked. We do not sell, rent or otherwise share your personal information with any third parties except in the limited circumstances described in the Google Privacy Policy, such as when we believe we are required to do so by law.<br />
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  66. 66. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.<br />
  67. 67. Facebook<br />If you are not a paying customer then you are the product<br />
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  69. 69. Twitter:tell It all<br />
  70. 70. Praktiskanvändning<br />
  71. 71. SKVALLER4:DIMENSIONENNYHETSKANAL<br />
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  76. 76. Danish Mother<br />
  77. 77. Social media…At its most basic sense, social media is a shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content. It's a fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers.<br />(Wikipedia, maj 2009) <br />
  78. 78. Leave the optimism<br />
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  81. 81. Google, a censor?<br />
  82. 82. Movie: hitler parody<br />
  83. 83. Privatizing Censorship<br />Censorship<br />Non-technical/self censorship<br />“Public Pledge of Self-Regulation & Professional Ethics for China Internet Industry” <br />Responsibility on the signatories:<br />Inspect & monitor foreign & domestic sites<br />Block harmful information <br />
  84. 84. Thanks!<br />
  85. 85. Information<br />All images from/allabilderfrånwww.flickr.com (unless specifically stated), (omejannatanges)<br />Image & licensing info in the notes section of slides/bild & licensinfofinnsianteckningsdelenförvarje slide<br />Presentation licensed/Presentation licensierad under: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA<br />The presentation can be downloaded from/Presentationenkanladdasnerfrån: www.slideshare.net/klang<br />More information about me/förmer information ommig: www.techrisk.se & www.digital-rights.net<br />

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