Hayley's Hollers

Monday, May 15, 2006

Notes And Ideas From Week 10 Readings

Net_Work: The Politics Of Work In An Information Age

Hacking Democracy: The Work Of The Global Citizen

*"Secrecy and surveillance, command and control, manipulation and instrumentalism are deeply inscribed in the hardware, software and integrated systems of comtemporary information technology."
*The concept of "citizens of the media" can be traced back to Walter Benjamin.
*Readers must covert text into something useful for themselves
*"While some hackers enagage in criminal activity, the margins are vague and changing and the concept of hacking always extended to cover a certain attitude to working in the media flow. Computer and internet hackers come in all ages, are both male and female and have different intentions. Some are malicious and some are just interested to see of they can do it."

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