There is an idea floating around, a “meme” if you will, that by creating his own news media and adapting everything to his tastes, Oliver destroys the concept of a public space. Replicated on a generational scale, it will lead to towering isolation. I must disagree. The concept of public space is finally being fulfilled […]
Right now on screen, we’re watching a series of images, interspersed with words, Lessig-poetry-slam-style. “Change.” We’re set up like the UN, with one person walking around in the middle. Talking about how to get people who are younger to pick up the paper. Oliver is responding to this saying that the paper has only so […]
Progress moves in fits and starts, it never totally fulfills the expectations of the trailblazers and rarely remains in the boundaries set by its detractors. Explaining why traditional print media is a “Good Thing” is fighting a battle that’s already been lost. Those who like print media will stay with it, the critical move now […]
Discussion points: Why newspapers matter(or not) Sandy Close: Perhaps because you speak only one or two languages, you are not going to have a sense of what your city is becoming, day after day, without the heft of print.” Kos: Technology has made us a much smaller world–I can get more information online–we’re in a […]
The opening video’s message: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change. —Charles Darwin Conference organizer Dale Peskin remarks: Our job here is to be sort of the maestros of the change that is going on and figure it out.
8:12 AM (though I’ve been up since 7AM, college students aren’t used to this!) and our intrepid organizers are desperately trying to get us started. Whoops, there go the lights. Guess they’re serious now. Take your seats guys, I’m sitting too close to the door for them to release the dogs…
In the bar, (too) late last night: DJ Spooky and Howard Rheingold talking about: camera phones, persistent online identity and presence, how teens around the world use short messaging services(SMS),and camera phones to communicate, sampling music as an art form and a political commentary, the Internet as a place for masks and personas. Art Basel […]