Category Archives: free culture

What Price Free? Wikileaks & The Un-Morality of Information

Stewart Brand once said that “information wants to be free.” Most people leave the quotation just there, celebrating the fact that in a world made more natural, the stuff of knowledge, tax returns, and secrets would move unrestricted. But Brand’s … Continue reading

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Anthologize Now

or, the perpetual need for binding and boundaries in discourse “You can’t win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi The book has not, and will not, die. … Continue reading

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a media humanist’s manifesto

we are tired of division: media, culture, society, law, meaning, humanity, and so on. these are interconnected terms, defined by one another. they must be re-united. explication has been held prisoner by written language for too long. as if we … Continue reading

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A Playable Idea: The Critical Gamer Initiative

It has become completely impossible to ignore the massive social, economic, and cultural implications of video games. It is an industry that has outsold cinema and publishing for years. Its myths and characters have escaped consoles and computers for popular … Continue reading

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back to the future (of narrative) mit-edition

here is a story about stories; with a question about whether stories are still stories and whether we are beginning to live in a post-story age. the already cool mit media lab has founded a “center for future storytelling.” the … Continue reading

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