rebe on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 04:43:19 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Protocols and Crises

On 01.02.2017 02:16, Michael Gurstein wrote:

> In fact, I believe that "protocol power" is the precise opposite of
> multistakeholderism where MSism is always and necessarily ad hoc, temporary,
> localized and where "showing up" (with the resources and staying power to
> keep showing up) is the source of power in a MS environment.

A "potential" openness for participation as a simulation based on the 
ability to participate which is uneven distributed. Further more 
blurring the lines of roles and responsibilities, fraternization of players.

> "Protocol power" is fixed, static and generalized (globalized)--think the
> rule of law rather than the outcome of a continuing series of ad hoc
> negotiations among multiple disconnected stakeholders.

Then I go for rule of law. However, the text explains:

"Central to its practice is the notion of the protocol, that is, the
rules of engagement of independent actors who do not bound in a
hierarchical relationship of command and obedience to one another.
Rather, a protocol generates a space of possible encounters by creating
a set of highly-structured conditions under which interaction becomes
possible in the first place."


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