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RE: [Nettime-nl] Uitnodiging dinsdagmiddag 2-9 Howard RheinGold -Smartmo
Ron Peperkamp on Sat, 23 Aug 2003 14:10:54 +0200 (CEST)

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RE: [Nettime-nl] Uitnodiging dinsdagmiddag 2-9 Howard RheinGold -Smartmobs

Cultureel-maatschappelijke theorie is een ding - praktijk een ander. Voor
een werkelijk 'smart' antwoord op een onzalig fenomeen surf je naar:

Afdoende lijkt mij ;-)

Ron Peperkamp
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> Onderwerp: [Nettime-nl] Uitnodiging dinsdagmiddag 2-9 Howard RheinGold -
> Smartmobs
> Presentatie:  H. Rheingold -SMARTMOBS
> Datum:         Dinsdag 2 september 03
> Tijd:              14.00 uur
> Lokatie;        Theatrum Anatomicum- Waag Society
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> Howard Rheingold gaat dinsdagmiddag tijdens een gesprek olv
> Marleen Stikker
> in op zijn boek Smartmobs-  De discussie is informeel opgezet (beperkt
> aantal stoelen) dus graag reserveren .
> Onderstaande Engelse tekst is een korte samenvatting van zijn boek.
> Title:  "Smart Mobs: Mobile Communication, Pervasive Computing, and
> Collective Action"
> Short abstract:
> Smart mobs emerge when communication and computing technologies amplify
> human talents for cooperation. The impacts of smart mob
> technology already
> appear to be both beneficial and destructive, used by some of its
> earliest
> adopters to support democracy and by others to coordinate
> terrorist attacks.
> The technologies that make smart mobs possible are mobile communication
> devices and pervasive computing - inexpensive microprocessors embedded in
> everyday objects and environments. Already, governments have
> fallen, youth
> subcultures have blossomed from Asia to Scandinavia, new industries have
> been born and older industries have launched furious counterattacks.
> Street demonstrators in the 1999 anti-WTO protests used
> dynamically updated
> websites, cell-phones, and "swarming" tactics in the "battle of
> Seattle." A
> million Filipinos toppled President Estrada through public demonstrations
> organized through salvos of text messages.
> The pieces of the puzzle are all around us now, but haven't
> joined together
> yet. The radio chips designed to replace barcodes on manufactured objects
> are part of it. Wireless Internet nodes in cafes, hotels, and
> neighborhoods
> are part of it. Millions of people who lend their computers to the search
> for extraterrestrial intelligence are part of it. The way buyers and
> sellers rate each other on Internet auction site eBay is part of it.
> Research by biologists, sociologists, and economists into the nature of
> cooperation offer explanatory frameworks.
> The people who make up smart mobs cooperate in ways never before possible
> because they carry devices that possess both communication and computing
> capabilities. Their mobile devices connect them with other information
> devices in the environment as well as with other people's telephones.
> Dirt-cheap microprocessors embedded in everything from box tops to shoes
> are beginning to permeate furniture, buildings, neighborhoods, products
> with invisible intercommunicating smartifacts. When they connect the
> tangible objects and places of our daily lives with the Internet,
> handheld
> communication media could mutate into wearable remote control devices for
> the physical world.
> Media cartels and government agencies are seeking to reimpose the
> regime of
> the broadcast era in which the customers of technology will be
> deprived of
> the power to create and left only with the power to consume. That power
> struggle is what the battles over file-sharing, copy-protection,
> regulation
> of the radio spectrum are about. Are the citizens of tomorrow going to be
> users, like the PC owners and website creators who turned technology to
> widespread innovation? Or will they be consumers, constrained from
> innovation and locked into the technology and business models of
> entrenched
> interests?
> Howard Rheingold <http://www.rheingold.com> is the author of:
> Smart Mobs <http://www.smartmobs.com>
> The Virtual Community <http://www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/>
> Tools for Thought <http://www.rheingold.com/texts/tft/vc/book>
> was the editor of:
> The Whole Earth Review
> The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
> HotWired  <http://www.hotwired.com>
> founded:
> Electric Minds <http://www.abbedon.com/electricminds/html/home.html>
> Brainstorms <http://www.rheingold.com/community.html>
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