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Science, democracy & technology: Being Linnaean in the digital age

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Science, democracy & technology: Being Linnaean in the digital age

  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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