BEFORE class please consider the following:
What features of the internet and our use of it might be said to have been created as a result of utopian values?
- In relation to education and science?
- In relation to property?
- In relation to the family and government?
DURING class please be prepared to discuss:
- How does the virtual revolution inform our understanding of the relationship between utopia and dystopia?
If you click on the label 'digital utopias' in the right hand column of this blog you will find many fascinating resources.
Once again Tom Glaisyer has worked his magic with more links and an updated list, many of contemporary relevance:
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace: https://projects.eff.org/~barlow/Declaration-Final.html
The Dot-Communist Manifesto: http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/my_pubs/dcm.html
The Right to Read, Richard Stallman: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html
Malcolm Gladwell, Why the revolution will not be tweeted: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell
Patrick Meier responding to Gladwell
part one: http://irevolution.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/gladwell-newyorker/
part two: http://irevolution.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/gladwell-part2/
Rasmus Nielsen responding to Gladwell, http://bit.ly/hWwVkP
Tom Glaisyer and Shawn Powers, For Middle East democracy, send in the geeks
The Net Delusion, Evgeny Morozov: http://www.amazon.com/Net-Delusion-Dark-Internet-Freedom/dp/1586488740
Jaron Lanier, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307269647
Michael Wesch, The Machine is using us,
& an Anthropological Introduction to Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU
Eben Moglen's, Freedom in the Cloud talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEMv0S8AcA
and transcript http://bit.ly/dU3Mkp
(This talk inspired the Freedom box, http://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox
and Diaspora https://joindiaspora.com/)
Tools (websites of)
Open WRT, http://openwrt.org/
Open BTS, http://openbts.sourceforge.net/
TOR Server, http://www.torproject.org/
Mesh Potato, http://www.villagetelco.org/about/mesh-potato/
DIY GSM, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/18/gsm_hacking/