[-empyre-] the netopticon

Christina Spiesel christina.spiesel at yale.edu
Tue Jan 11 13:34:42 EST 2011

Thanks, Julian! I look forward to checking out the sites.  In fact, 
there is no way to be sure that any of us is experiencing the same site 
unless we do side by side comparisons because we have yet to have a 
trusted platform. (That doesn't prevent people from trusting....)  This 
comes up whenever the issue of Internet voting is raised and underlies 
arguments against on-line adjudication.


On 1/10/2011 8:51 PM, Julian Oliver wrote:
> " Can we safely use the Internet for communication as individuals if our every
> action, what we write to each other, watch, read, can be known by government as
> it occurs?  Will there not be a massive chilling of speech?"
> And then what about the network itself, and our dependence on it? What if it did
> not disperse a unanimous reality with which to contest or comply?
> Here is a project that explores this complexity.
> Newstweek allows for network users to manipulate the network enabled world-view
> of others. It is a small, innocuous device to manipulate news read by other
> people on wireless hotspots (cafes, schools, airports).
> 	http://newstweek.com/
> Here is an incredibly geeky and thorough video of the device in action:
> 	http://vimeo.com/18637790
> Shorter video here:
> 	http://vimeo.com/18579619
> Cheers,

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