The end of forgetting:Strategic agency beyond theJonah Bossewitch, Columbia UniversityAram Sinnreich, Ph.D., Rutgers Unive...
“The End of Forgetting”Electronic Records...  ...Extend, evoke & replace memories  ...Are increasing in volume, exponentia...
Who is Doing the Remembering?  A                              B          Negative flux  A                              B  ...
Beyond the Panopticon
Traditional Panopticon
Sousveillance Society
Total Transparency
Off the Grid
Black Hole
Promiscuous Broadcaster
Voracious Collector
Disinformation Campaigns
Parting Shots• How does this change the  moral calculus of truth and  deception?• How will identity construction  processe...
Thank You!Jonah Bossewitch, Columbia UniversityAram Sinnreich, Ph.D., Rutgers University
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The end of forgetting: Strategic agency beyond the Panopticon

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The rapid explosion of information technologies in recent years has contributed to a substantive change in the social dimensions of information sharing, and is forcing us to revise substantially our old assumptions regarding the knowledge/power dynamic. In this article, we discuss a range of strategic information-management options available to individuals and institutions in the networked society, and contrast these ‘blueprints’ to Foucault’s well-known Panopticon model. We organize these observations and analyses within a new conceptual framework based on the geometry of ‘information flux,’ or the premise that the net flow of information between an individual and a network is as relevant to power dynamics as the nature or volume of that information. Based on this geometrical model, we aim to develop a lexicon for the design, description, and critique of socio-technical systems.

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  • The end of forgetting: Strategic agency beyond the Panopticon

    1. 1. The end of forgetting:Strategic agency beyond theJonah Bossewitch, Columbia UniversityAram Sinnreich, Ph.D., Rutgers University
    2. 2. “The End of Forgetting”Electronic Records... ...Extend, evoke & replace memories ...Are increasing in volume, exponentially ...Are permanent, in an ever-growing archive ...Are increasingly central to identity constructionWe understand amnesia.How do we cope with eternal memory?
    3. 3. Who is Doing the Remembering? A B Negative flux A B Neutral flux A B Positive flux“Information flux” is a geometrical model for conceptualizinginformatic flows around an individual or institution
    4. 4. Beyond the Panopticon
    5. 5. Traditional Panopticon
    6. 6. Sousveillance Society
    7. 7. Total Transparency
    8. 8. Off the Grid
    9. 9. Black Hole
    10. 10. Promiscuous Broadcaster
    11. 11. Voracious Collector
    12. 12. Disinformation Campaigns
    13. 13. Parting Shots• How does this change the moral calculus of truth and deception?• How will identity construction processes need to change?• What are the effects on interpersonal relationships?• How will social and political structures need to change?• Our information flux model can be a starting point for critique, analysis and strategic action.
    14. 14. Thank You!Jonah Bossewitch, Columbia UniversityAram Sinnreich, Ph.D., Rutgers University

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