Index of first 50 posts on “You Are Your Media” blog

Hi. This post lists and links to my first 50 posts on this blog, indexing 50 brief critical essays on contemporary media culture. Topics include The Leveson Inquiry, Occupy Wall Street, Privacy, Music, Food, Economics and more. Try one. 1. Happy Birth Day! my blog is born 2. Gifts and Books, Books and Gifts books as…Read more Index of first 50 posts on “You Are Your Media” blog

Jazz: An Unfinished Conversation (Race and Language in the Digital Age)

Jazz was - among other things - a century-long political conversation between Black Americans and White Americans. It was a musical, intellectual and spiritual conversation within a highly politicized social context whose axes were language, race and power. Jazz was also a conversation about technology, and about techno-cultures. To be specific, in jazz the conflict…Read more Jazz: An Unfinished Conversation (Race and Language in the Digital Age)

Tunisian Revolutionary Slim Amamou Breaks Down OS3 Culture

This morning I had the great fortune to tune into the latter part of a talk given in Stockholm by Tunisian web activist and revolutionary Slim Amamou, as part of the ambitious Net4Change conference being held there today. The live feed is available here: http://juliagruppen.se/lang/en/nyheter/ Slim Amamou is a programmer who was arrested in 2010…Read more Tunisian Revolutionary Slim Amamou Breaks Down OS3 Culture

What You Know vs. Who You Know

Last night I was speaking with Moses, a visitor from Kenya, about the difficulty young people have finding jobs in his homeland, even when they have a degree. Because, he said, "It is not what you know that matters but who you know." Now this is a phrase I have also heard used to describe…Read more What You Know vs. Who You Know

The Gift Edition Goes Out

"It is better to give than to receive" goes the old adage, and today I feel it is very much true. Although I hope that tomorrow - or whenever these books I am sending out today arrive on your doorstep - that you will be equally pleased to receive! For today I am sending out…Read more The Gift Edition Goes Out

More News From the Frontlines – Digital Dakar

Late last night I met Amadou from Senegal and we started talking. As I always do whenever I meet anyone from somewhere else, I asked him about how people use digital technology in Senegal. Like Array of Words, who recently returned from the Philipines with tales of the Manilla Street Kid Digital Gift Economy, Amadou…Read more More News From the Frontlines – Digital Dakar

Gifts and Books, Books and Gifts

So I've finished writing my masterpiece, my new book, You Are Your Media. What do I do now? I've thought a lot about this lately. Not just because it is of direct personal relevance to me but because the future of literate culture - or OS2 culture, as I call it - is one of…Read more Gifts and Books, Books and Gifts