Category Archives: Cognitive Surplus (Shirky)

Morozov vs. Shirkey

The Internet now-a-days has gained many different uses. The question asked is does the Internet as the world’s largest network have any use? My answer is yes. I believe that the Internet is used for the betterment of people in … Continue reading

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Generosity: Marginal Cost of the Internet

Last year, when we read Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus, I was most taken by the point about the growth of new technologies can give rise to more culture. That cultural output may not, on the whole, necessarily be better, but … Continue reading

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Amateur versus Professional?

Nicole Turney Response to Group 5 We left off our discussion in class last week thinking about the distinction between ammeter versus professional and whether greater participation in amateur work makes the quality of work go up or down? This … Continue reading

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Class 13: Is This Surplus Just a Bunch of Noise?

Today, we celebrated the possibility of making communal and civic minded media when we covered the possibility of the cognitive surplus in our digital world. However, I still can’t get over the Lolcats. I understand Shirky’s point that once someone … Continue reading

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Cognitive Surplus Extra Credit Summary

Basically in my group presentation, I spoke mostly on the definition of (a) cognitive surplus, as well as the devices and ways to channel our surplus. Firstly, cognitive surplus is how we can use our free time digitally. It is … Continue reading

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