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Andreas Broeckmann on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:22:27 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> from the archives: Internet as communal appartment and mass panopticon (Manovich 1996)


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ON TOTALITARIAN INTERACTIVITY
Lev Manovich, 03.04.1996

... as a post-communist subject, I cannot but see Internet as a communal apartment of Stalin era: no privacy, everybody spies on everybody else, always present line for common areas such as the toilet or the kitchen. Or I can think of it as a giant garbage site for the information society, with everybody dumping their used products of intellectual labor and nobody cleaning up. Or as a new, Mass Panopticum (which was already realized in communist societies) - complete transparency, everybody can track everybody else. ...

http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/2/2062/1.html



(ps: von der SU lernen, heisst siegen lernen?)



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