We Have Never Been Social: Web 2.0 and What Went Wrong

Let’s return to 2003 and the web that appeared to be emerging then. LiveJournal and Blogger had been around for about four years, and GeoCities for another five, an anarchic set of tools and spaces that allowed users to build out online forms of self-representation and relationship. I’d been blogging for about a year, using […]

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The Illegal Mind of the Artist: file sharing, piracy, remix, and copyright.

Through the lens of personal art practices this talk will discuss perspectives on the impact of the internet and file sharing on remix artists and creators. From the 1990s to the present, the internet has revolutionized the way artists produce, share, and distribute their work. Artists and creators who have engaged in remixing and sampling […]

The Tsunami That Wasn’t: Lessons from the Year of the MOOC

Massive Open Online Courses were the first attempt by tech companies and university administrators to use technology to render faculty obsolete.  The companies that organized MOOCs when this term first became widely known in 2012 still exist.  However, you can see in their marketing and in their current organizational structures that MOOCs are now the […]