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  1. The Consent of the Networked: The worldwide struggle for internet freedom

    Many commentators have debated whether the Internet is ultimately a force for freedom of expression and political liberation, or for alienation, and repression.

    Rebecca MacKinnon moves the debate about the Internet’s political impact to a new level. It is time, she says, to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers individuals and societies, and address the more fundamental and urgent question of how technology should be structured and governed to support the rights and liberties of all the world’s Internet users.

    Drawing upon two decades of experience as an international journalist, co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices, Chinese Internet censorship expert, and Internet freedom activist, MacKinnon offers a framework for concerned citizens to understand the complex and often hidden power dynamics amongst governments, corporations, and citizens in cyberspace. She warns that a convergence of unchecked government actions and unaccountable company practices threatens the future of democracy and human rights around the world.

    Rebecca MacKinnon visits the RSA to give us a call to action: Our freedom in the Internet age depends on whether we defend our rights on digital platforms and networks in the same way that people fight for their rights and accountable governance in physical communities and nations. It is time to stop thinking of ourselves as passive “users” of technology and instead act like citizens of the Internet – as netizens – and take ownership and responsibility for our digital future.

    Chair: Aleks Krotoski, academic, journalist and host of the Guardian’s Tech Weekly

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  2. Science Friday, 1993: The Future of the Internet

    In another holiday trip in the wayback machine, we bring you a 1993 discussion of some newfangled thing called the "Internet." That broadcast streamed live online, an unusual technology at the time. Carl Malamudand and Brewster Kahle joined the discussion.

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  3. Bill Wasik on Internet-Driven Culture

    Remember Susan Boyle? "David After Dentist"? "Keyboard Cat"? All recent internet sensations, and all well on their way to being forgotten for the next thing. Bill Wasik is a senior editor at Harper’s magazine. He’s credited with organizing the first flash mob, in New York City in 2003. He points to similar Web–driven hits (and his own online pranks) to show how the internet has sped up the stream of culture. But not just for celebrities and funny videos: music, news, politics, advertising. Wasik says it all becomes "nanostories" that tumble over each other — "a churning culture of distraction." Bill Wasik looks at how the digital revolution is changing culture in his book, "And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture." He spoke at Town Hall in Seattle on June 16, 2009.

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  4. SitePoint Podcast #14: The Cyberdyne Bill

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  5. Nodalities Podcast—Nigel Shadbolt talks about Web Science, the Semantic Web, Linked Data, and Garlik

    In my latest podcast I talk with Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton. We discuss Nigel’s background in Artificial Intelligence, and the appeal of the Semantic Web, before turning to explore the introduction of Linked Data to an enterprise audience and the multidisciplinary focus required to carry the Web forward.

    During the conversation, we refer to the following resources;

    * Academic Institution Internal Structure Ontology (AIISO)
    * Advanced Knowledge Technologies Project
    * Cambridge Consultants
    * DBpedia
    * DSpace
    * Egg
    * Epistemics
    * ePrints
    * FirstDirect
    * Garlik
    * Wendy Hall, and our recent podcast
    * Mike Harris
    * Tom Ilube
    * Linked Data
    * Mosaic
    * QDOS
    * Scientific American, and its 2001 Semantic Web article
    * SPARQL
    * University of Edinburgh
    * University of Nottingham
    * University of Southampton
    * VoCamp
    * Web Science Research Initiative

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  6. Getting the Network the World Needs

    Lawrence Lessig’s keynote given at the OFC Conference in San Diego, CA. This is a revision of a REMIX talk, distinguishing between parts of the 20th Century that were RO and parts that were RW.


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  7. In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace

    In 1787, Thomas Jefferson put a stuffed American moose in the lobby of his Paris residence. As the U.S. minister to France, Jefferson displayed the moose to powerfully symbolize the enormous possibilities of America. The new world of the Internet has equally vast possibilities and, like North America in Jefferson’s day, its landscape remains largely unexplored.

    In his new book, In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace, David Post draws remarkable and entertaining parallels between the Internet and the natural and intellectual landscape that Thomas Jefferson explored, documented, and shaped. Creatively drawing on Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, Post describes how the Internet functions technically and applies Jefferson’s views on natural history, law, and governance to the unfolding complexities of cyberspace.

    Jefferson’s Moose is a book for both fans of Thomas Jefferson and for fans of the Internet, each of whom should know more about the other topic. Come hear Professor Post present the ideas from In Search of Jefferson’s Moose, with commentary from two equally insightful writers.

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  8. A conversation with Vinton Cerf about Google and the future of the Internet (Entitled Opinions)

    Entitled Opinions is an interesting show - it’s a literary humanist talk show. More usually talking about Dante, death, Proust or philosophy, but this week they’ve got Vint Cerf on the show talking about the series of tubes. Go listen.

    Special bonus: Paranoid Android by Radiohead at the end.

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  9. Paul Cantrell on the Future of Art

    May 10 2006 - Software engineer and pianist Paul Cantrell gives an engaging talk on technology and the future of art.

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  10. Tim Berners-Lee: Inventor of the Web’s Lecture

    March 31 2006 - Tim Berners-Lee gives a speech at the Oxford Internet Institute.

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