Broken Links: The Internet Show – Art in America

“By focusing on net art as a medium and reproducing the look and feel of browsers and sites where the featured works were originally created and experienced, the Anthology does what the internet show fails to do: it presents each work with a sensitivity to its context.” – Broken Links: The Internet Show – Art… Continue reading Broken Links: The Internet Show – Art in America

The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

“We yearn to reprogram existence, and with the computer we have the best means yet. We would like to see this project as heroic, as a rebellion against the tyranny of an alien power. But it’s not that at all. It’s a project born of anxiety. Behind it lies a dread that the messy, atomic… Continue reading The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

“The millenarian rhetoric swelled with the arrival of Web 2.0. ‘Behold,’ proclaimed Wired in an August 2005 cover story: we are entering a ‘new world’, powered not by God’s grace but by the web’s ‘electricity of participation’. It would be a paradise of our own making, ‘manufactured by users’. History’s databases would be erased, humankind… Continue reading The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays

Dark Clouds Over the Internet – NYTimes.com

“American technology companies should be free to comply directly with foreign government requests for data, as long as that access is warranted and meets international standards of due process and human rights. If America fails to allow such access, it will happen anyway in a brute and extralegal manner — and the result will be… Continue reading Dark Clouds Over the Internet – NYTimes.com

If the internet is addictive, why don’t we regulate it? — Michael Schulson — Aeon Essays

“infinite scroll has no clear benefit for users. It exists almost entirely to circumvent self-control. Giving users a chance to pause and make a choice at the end of each discrete page or session tips the balance of power back in the individual’s direction” – If the internet is addictive, why don’t we regulate it?… Continue reading If the internet is addictive, why don’t we regulate it? — Michael Schulson — Aeon Essays