The Walrus Talk at the Canadian Museum of Nature on Thursday night took The Arctic as its theme, and the evening was as inspiring and illuminating as previous events in this ambitious national series. It also demonstrated with stunning clarity the conflict between communications cultures that is my main topic on this blog. As usual,…Read more Conflict Between OS1, OS2 and OS3 on Display at Walrus Talk
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
A few weeks ago I gave a talk at the Toronto Reference Library as part of an excellent series called Treehouse Talks. It was a lovely event, attended by about 100 people and held in the spectacular 5-story atrium of the library. I gave an updated version of the talk that I call Know Your…Read more Know Your Media Know Your Self
Yesterday I introduced the idea that the greatest transformative potential for any social initiative lies in creating feedback loops between OS1 and OS3. By OS1 I mean oral culture and technologies and by OS3 I mean digital culture and technologies. I also said that in order to effectively implement such strategies, which I refer to…Read more A Better Way to Occupy
Interactivism proposes that the greatest transformative potential for any social initiative lies in creating feedback loops between OS1 and OS3. The objective is for these feedback loops to spiral outward, gaining momentum and reach, virally increasing their impact and generating sustainable social transformations. The greatest challenge in achieving this objective is one of reorientation. For…Read more Organizational Reorientation = Personal Reorientation
So I've been in New York for a few hours now and plan to head down to do my Public Gifting action at Occupy Wall Street this evening (Friday) after I attend a talk by Geert Lovink at the New School. Yesterday, Geert, a Dutch new media activist, and his collaborator Franco Berardi released an…Read more The Army of Love and Software – NY update 1
Tomorrow I'll be arriving in New York where I'll be staying for a few days. I'll be speaking at (and attending) a cool conference on the future of digital culture and education called Mobility Shifts at The New School. (My talk is Saturday at 2:30 pm, Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building 65 West 11th St.,…Read more I’m Going Gifting @ Occupy Wall Street. Want To Join Me?