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Tagged with “internet” (6)

  1. MaxFunCon: Merlin Mann on Doing Creative Work

    He doesn’t fully grasp what the seduction community is about, but there is truth in what he says.

    For example, the Mystery Method fully deserves to be crapped upon and one can empathize with Merlin even if one doesn’t agree with him wholesale.

    He’s an insightful guy, if you cut him some slack on this topic.

    The "community" can handle it, really.

    And let’s be honest: most guys in the "community" are bumbling fools who don’t understand the first thing about real self-improvement—even if there are exceptions.

    Anyway, Merlin’s thesis remains valid.

    It doesn’t require tearing down others; he just chose to dismantle his own (somewhat true) concept of the "community" to illustrate what to do better.

    That’s what we should all be focusing on anyway: how can I do better?

    How can you?

    http://www.maximumfun.org/sound-young-america/maxfuncon-merlin-mann-doing-creative-work-sound-young-america

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  2. The physical reality of our digital world - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    We often think of our digital world as something that’s not about physical stuff, but about things that happen out there in the air, in space. We speak of cyber space and cloud-computing. But how much of our digital infrastructure is grounded in physical reality? And what are some of the future implications of the growing push to move more of our data into cloud based technology?

    Guests:
    Andrew Blum, Correspondent for Wired and Contributing Editor to Metropolis. Author of ‘Tubes: Behind The Scenes At The Internet’.

    Dr danah boyd, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.

    Ted Striphas, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Indiana University’s Department of Communication and Culture.

    John Naughton, Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University in the UK and columnist for The Observer Newspaper.

    Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Cool IT Campaign, Greenpeace International.

    Rich Wolski, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc. And Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Publications:
    Title: Tubes: Behind The Scenes At The Internet
    Author: Andrew Blum
    Publisher: Viking (Penguin Australia)

    Further Information:
    Andrew Blum’s website (http://andrewblum.net/)
    Rich Wolski’s webpage (http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~rich/)
    Ted Striphas website (http://www.indiana.edu/~cmcl/faculty/striphas.shtml)
    GreenPeace Cool IT Challenge (http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/cool-it/)
    danah boyd’s website (http://www.danah.org/)
    John Naughton’s Guardian Profile (http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/johnnaughton)

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/the-physical-reality-of-our-digital-world/4150766

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  3. Interview: Tom Standage

    There is nothing new under the sun, says Ecclesiastes, and when it comes to social media Tom Standage has set out to prove the saying right. His day job is as a journalist and the digital editor at The Economist. But he’s also the author of a book called The Victorian Internet. And he’s got another in the pipeline called Cicero’s Web. I began by asking him about a technology which totally transformed Australian life in the Victorian era - the telegraph wire.

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  4. BBC - Podcasts - Four Thought: Russell M. Davies 21 Sept 2011

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

    After the internet and social media, what will be the next technological revolution? Writer, blogger and social entrepreneur Russell M. Davies argues that like the early days of blogging, we are about to witness another flowering of individual creativity. This time, he says, it will unleash "all sorts of interesting gadgety things", and determine our relationships with them. "It’s about making your own stuff, which might be a bit silly and a bit trivial and pointless, but you get the satisfaction of making it yourself," he says. This revolution in individual gadgetry - and designing our relationship with them - will prove "exciting, radical, life-affirming stuff". Four Thought is a series of talks which combine thought provoking ideas and engaging storytelling. Recorded in front of an audience at the RSA in London, speakers take to the stage to air their latest thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect our culture and society.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fourthought

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  5. Cory Doctorow on copyright, corporations and creativity. Part 2

    In this fascinating Meanland lecture at Melbourne Writers Festival, Cory Doctorow explains how the digital world is shaped by corporations enforcing digital rights management regimes.

    So while the internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, the new world emerging is not necessarily one that’s better for artistic creators. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils - and the opportunities for writers - of this brave new world.

    Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

    This talk is presented by Meanland (a collaboration between Meanjin, Overland and if:book), The Wheeler Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival, RMIT Capitol Theatre, Sept 2010

    http://www.themonthly.com.au/cory-doctorow-copyright-corporations-and-creativity-p2-2742

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  6. Cory Doctorow on copyright, corporations and creativity. Part 1

    In this fascinating Meanland lecture at Melbourne Writers Festival, Cory Doctorow explains how the digital world is shaped by corporations enforcing digital rights management regimes.

    So while the internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, the new world emerging is not necessarily one that’s better for artistic creators or consumers. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils - as well as the opportunities - of this brave new world.

    Cory Doctorow is co-editor of BoingBoing.net and the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was named one of the internet’s top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

    This talk is presented by Meanland (a collaboration between Meanjin, Overland and if:book), The Wheeler Centre and Melbourne Writers Festival, RMIT Capitol Theatre, Sept 2010

    http://www.themonthly.com.au/cory-doctorow-copyright-corporations-and-creativity-2743

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