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The New Facebook: Your Life Story in Likes Or: The Perfect Surveillance Machine

It was Jeremy Bentham who invented the Panopticon, a circular building with a tower in its center that allows “an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without them being able to tell whether or not they…

October 2, 2011, by


Squatting In the Global Village: An Exercise in Post-Geographical Awareness

Some people complain about globalization, lamenting its ill effects on local economies and the diffusion of cultural differences. There are activists all over the world protesting and rallying against global inequality and exploitation. Others cherish the Global Village as a…

January 3, 2011, by


The Future of Governments in Times of Interconnected Global Communities

We’ve all heard the stories and seen the images that depict the Internet as an evil spying eye of governments, Orwellian worries equating Google with Big Brother, etc. As much as I respect criticism and critical thinking as a means…

October 31, 2010, by


Does Sharing Make Us Stupid?

We have access to more information than any human beings before us.  We stand in front of a mountain of human knowledge and information. Through continous exposure we created a culture of sharing.  You know the drill: People post cute…

July 11, 2010, by