Institutions, Infrastructure and Information

I’m not exactly sure when in the last few months I first noticed Google’s subway advertising campaign, but whenever it was, I was immediately confused.   The ads relate to Google’s Good to Know initiative and focus on privacy, security and netiquette.  More than anything, the ads reminded me of seemingly well-intentioned and yet always-already …

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Why the Occupy Movements Do Not Lack Leadership

Despite the (not undeserved) hype about the role of social media in various occupy movement, I first heard about Occupy Wall Street  from a traditional face-to-face encounter with my roommate.  Bryce gave me the basics (Adbusters-instigated, Twitter-facilitated protest in Zoccotti Square) and suggested we check it out.  If I'm honest, my first encounter with the …

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