[sea-dp] Reading Response #7 – Authorship, open source as a counterculture

Countercultures supposedly counter the gatekeeping of “authorship”, at least so I think, and it often crosses over into the (il)legality of “appropriation”. “The notion that culture should actively be in the creative hands of the people, not just something produced by corporations and consumed by passive audiences”, Evelyn McDonnel wrote so in Never Mind the … [read more]

[sea-dp] Reading Response #6 – (On data farms and decentralization) Does a utopian digital world exist?

As environmental crisis exacerbates all around the globe, I have noticed companies starting incentives to go paperless for environmental considerations; but the physical reality of digital data is rarely addressed. This week’s readings provided much new information and perspectives on the relationships between digital technology and physical reality. I was especially impacted by James Glanz’s … [read more]

[sea-dp] Reading Response #05 – Thoughts on Social Dilemma (2020) and more

I appreciate the Social Dilemma. I appreciate the associations it made about social media’s impact on political polarization and teenager suicide, and the insight it offered coming from those who designed these platforms. I think it’s going to make some good impact on people if Netlifx algorithm does us right — talk about opening with … [read more]

[sea-dp] Reading Response #03

Despite the importance to discuss the internet as a not-public, not-private space, this week’s readings (and similar materials for our other class Applications) made me slightly upset. A lot of these ideas I’ve heard of many times over:  Reed in Digitized Life, and Greenfield in Radical Technologies both talked about how data is ultimately biased. … [read more]