Category Archives: data culture

Art of an Anxious Society – Rhizome’s 7 on 7

Get 7 artists, pair them with 7 technologists, then wait and listen. This is the couplet-styled social formula driving Rhizome.org’s 7 on 7 conference, now in its 3rd year. Headlined by Harper Reed, Dalton Caldwell, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Dennis Crowley, … Continue reading

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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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the problem of physical reality in the age of the iphone

the divide between physical reality and the “second,” virtual reality of cyberspace has been overexposed and polarized, constantly imagining the 21st century citizen at first one end of the spectrum and then dramatically shifted to the other. but this is … 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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towards a new aesthetics of information, the bestiario interface for berkman@10

echoes of my time at the berkman center for internet society continue to reverberate in my life, despite my distance from the sunny side streets of cambridge, and my re-enmeshment into life as a student at brown university. tomorrow (well … Continue reading

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