Locating The Internet

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Because it is always slipping away, the Internet is a frustrating research topic. Once you think you have a theory, something changes and you have to revise it. I presented this at the University of Oslo, Norway in 2002. I believe those in the room will remember I threw a chair into the audience...to illustrate that we must be prepared for change...

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Locating The Internet

  1. 1. Locating the INTERNET Trond Arne Undheim, NTNU SKIKT Researchers Conference 8th April 2002, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2. GET
  3. 3. THE
  4. 4. ATTENTION
  5. 5. ALWAYS
  6. 6. FULL STOP [ exit technology]
  7. 7. Seinfeld philosophy
  8. 8. [breath]
  9. 9. ” The Internet is slipping away”
  10. 10. fight the noise silence critics lead the conversation
  11. 11. fight the noise knowledge work social encounters motivation persistance [sound, voices, traffic, people] hybrid spaces interfering
  12. 12. The battle over the Internet experience
  13. 13. is over
  14. 14. ” The Internet is slipping away”
  15. 15. Online/offline spacemaking
  16. 16. The culture of Real Virtuality A Manuel Castells (1996) invention (with copyright). But what does it mean? May we speculate?
  17. 17. There seems to be an empirical preference for physical orderings
  18. 18. ” The Internet is slipping away” [empirical statement]
  19. 19. ” THE Internet is slipping away” [or so say the hackers]
  20. 20. ” The INTERNET is slipping away” [worries Al Gore]
  21. 21. ” The Internet IS slipping away” [next SKIKT program proposal]
  22. 22. ” The Internet is SLIPPING AWAY” [with descriptive touch]
  23. 23. ” This is the end” [we see Wim Wenders’ images with Jim Morrison playing in the background]
  24. 24. now what? [silence]

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