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Every Medium Needs Copyright…and Piracy

Thanks to our group for addressing some of the major issues of Free Culture, including piracy and the concept of property. In order for new technlogies to take hold in a culture, there must be a number of factors. First, … Continue reading

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The Costs of Being Programmed

One of the arguments in Douglas Rushkoff’s Program or Be Programmed was the ontological argument that computers are inherently binaristic, capable of only understanding on or off while humans are more complex and nuanced, to say the least. Another argument that I found compelling was really the rallying call Rushkoff makes here: that we must […] Continue reading

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Class 3: Producers, Consumers, and (New) New Media

In today’s class, we interrogated Paul Levinson’s concept of “new new media,” determining whether media such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, and video sharing sites actually represent a new form of media that’s different from older media. Some of the media … Continue reading

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