5 Things About Ubiquitous Computing That Make Me Nervous – Anne Galloway (via timoarnall)
Douglas Rushkoff and the Terror of Modern Time (by TheNewYorkObserver)
Today we’re in the opening stage of a similarly enormous technological revolution. The social fabric is being torn and reconfigured by massive infrastructural developments. Changes in capitalist development are likewise revolutionising the everyday lives of working people. In the developed world the age of the mass worker, and its coterminous subjectivity, is being eroded into a new subjectivity — the post-fordist worker. This worker is not defined by the production line but by precarious working conditions, outsourcing, self-employment and self-branding. The division between work and leisure time – produced by proletarianisation and formalised by the labour movement – is increasingly a meaningless abstraction. New digital technologies as well as wider economic and political currents created by the crisis of capital in the late 1970’s – the destruction of labour unions, containerisation and cheap credit through financialisation – have combined to produce a new idea of the productive, creative individual (and the subjectivity of the post-fordist worker is by its very nature individual). Whilst contemporary art attempted to come to terms with the collapse of socialist project in the 1990’s, most notably through relational aesthetics, the post-internet tendency seems to be tackling a much wider change in technology, work and production in a way unseen since Warhol took on consumer capitalism in the early 1960s.
totally fascinating piece.
Here is a patent app that Facebook filed regarding targeting advertising to you based on brands it finds within the images you upload
Some solid meme research here on the origins, evolution, and brandjacking of the Harlem Shake.
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The audio from my SXSW talk is posted. Check it out, yo.
Right after my talk at South by Southwest Interactive, I was interviewed by Bande Apart ( http://www.bandeapart.fm/#/ ) from the CBC. It was a blast. Great guys doing really cool stuff. Props to Yuani and his crew.
Scheduled March 8-12, the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival features five days of “compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology.”
Three members of the Dynamic Media Institute family — current DMI students Zach Kaiser and Gabi Schaffzin and recent MFA graduate Daniel…