Communication and Technology: What’s New?. Professor Robin Mansell Department of Media and Communications London School of Economics and Political Science 19 January 2008. India. Cornwall. Social Scientists’ Views of Mediated Communication and Technology.
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Professor Robin Mansell
Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science
19 January 2008
Mediated Communication and Technology
“As users we will come to rely on our handset as a single device to manage not just communications but much of our lives. It will truly become a ‘remote control for life’, with massively enhanced capabilities, advanced methods of user interaction and in-built tools … The substantial change that end users are going to witness has become possible more because the underlying infrastructure has become stable than because it is rapidly evolving”
“One part is bureaucracy (in both the private and public sector)...The second part is science which is being taken over increasingly by the third part, capital. The fourth part is tools and machines created by engineers. The fifth part is ideology which provides the raw materials with which the sixth part, propaganda, seeks to mould public opinion to accept the myth”
By the 2030s, learning will be superseded by transparent interfaces to a smart computer; by the 2020s, network based telepathy will be in use; and by 2017, the first bacterial computer will be available.
(Neild and Pearson 2005 - BT)
Source: Signal Processing and Multimedia Communication (SPMC) research group, University of Plymouth, UK
‘Our civilization is constructed by technique, for technique and is exclusively technique’.
‘Technology is the instrumental mode of rational action… Technology has created a new definition of rationality, a new mode of thought …’.
Based on 600 e-mails received from readers of The Register in response to a sceptical article on Web 2.0
Source:Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University/KTH http://cmc.dsv.su.se/cmc/
Source: What Is? Blog
Marshall Soules,Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Originally, Steiner, P. (1993). The New Yorker. July 5, 69(20): 61
Online Personal Communication & Personal Publishing
– but what is the business model?
On Sylvia Plath
'There certainly isn't enough genuine talent for us to take notice.'
The Spy who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
‘You’re welcome to le Carré – he hasn’t got any future.’
Animal Farmby George Orwell
‘It is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA’
Excerpts from Publisher Rejection Notices
Originals may have come from Andre Bernard, Rotten Rejections: The Letters that Publishers Wish They’d Never Sent, Robson Books, 2002
Governance issues arise when users access computerized systems –
Should there be sanctions for ‘bad’ behaviour?
Source: We Make Money Not Activism
IT'S A NEW BREED of activism--wired and confrontational. Some question whether it's really a desirable form of protest, but the Electrohippies are hoping to defuse criticism by popularizing not just their tools, but a code of ethics. D. Cassel
Source: Steven Verriest (artist)