Social Media, Social #Fail: Gaining speech, Losing Democracy


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  • Social Media, Social #Fail: Gaining speech, Losing Democracy

    1. 1. Social Media, social #fail: gaining speech, losing democracyMathias Klang@klang67
    2. 2. A cynical mood
    3. 3. Form over content, or adapting to a narrative?
    4. 4. Enlightenment was triumphof science over superstition,state & Church
    5. 5. 300 years of rights
    6. 6. Killer apps
    7. 7. Granting theoretical rights should have been easier.
    8. 8. hollerith
    9. 9. Generation zero
    10. 10. memexVannevar Bush; As We May Think; Atlantic Monthly; July 1945
    11. 11. Library task: www
    12. 12. Freedom kills: interface wars
    13. 13. Social Media: Theoretically possiblebecomes inevitable
    14. 14. Control in digital world Law Contextual &programmed social rules Architecture Control in analogue world
    15. 15. Blogger 1999Google 1999 End of communications monopoly
    16. 16. 2006
    17. 17. "Out of this anarchy…what was governingthe infinite monkeysnow inputting away onthe Internet was thelaw of digitalDarwinism, the survivalof the loudest and mostopinionated.”Andrew Keen: Cult of the amateur(2007)
    18. 18. Normalizing the abnormal
    19. 19. What wordfeud did
    20. 20. Not addiction but tics
    21. 21. Technostress & Insomnia
    22. 22. Concern 1: are we becomingstupid?
    23. 23. …you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; theywill be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they willappear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will betiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. Plato – The Phaedrus (ca 370 bc)
    24. 24. "Our gadgets have eliminated the needto remember such things anymore." Foer Joshua
    25. 25. “My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the braininto the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment.”Prof. Susan Greenfield
    26. 26. The end of boredom
    27. 27. The end of curiosity
    28. 28. Concern 2: Social relations
    29. 29. Private or Personal
    30. 30. Dunbar’s 150
    31. 31. Stimuli or relations
    32. 32. "If we dont teach our children to bealone all they will be is lonely"Sherry Turkle
    33. 33. Performance lifestyle
    34. 34. My amazing coffee
    35. 35. Concern 3: information surplus
    36. 36. Is Social media a triumph of formover content?
    37. 37. Imagine a world in which every singleperson on the planet is given freeaccess to the sum of all humanknowledge. Jimmy Wales
    38. 38. meaning
    39. 39. Up to 3500 booksShop and download books in less than 60 seconds
    40. 40. Surplus is harder to deal with scarcity...
    41. 41. Brain candy vs useful information
    42. 42. Information obesity
    43. 43. Concern 4: Control
    44. 44. Who is in control?
    45. 45. Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
    46. 46. if youre not paying for something,youre not the customer; youre theproduct being sold
    47. 47. What does it all mean?
    48. 48. Does quitting the Internet mean that we willhave big, deep thoughts? Did everyone inpre Internet days have BDT?
    49. 49. Old stupidity ornew intelligence?
    50. 50. It is absurd to talk of one animal beinghigher than another…we consider those,where the intellectual faculties mostdeveloped as the highest. – A beedoubtless would [use] … instincts as acriteria. Charles Darwin
    51. 51. Are those ofus whorememberthe analogueage fortunateorunfortunate?
    52. 52. Thank you.
    53. 53. Mathias Klang or @klang67 & licensing info in the notes section of slides. Images at (or specifically stated). This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentation