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Live-registratie van presentatie: H. Rheingold -SMARTMOBS is nu te volgen op http://connect.waag.org >Datum: Dinsdag 2 september 03 >Tijd: 14.00 uur >Lokatie; Theatrum Anatomicum- Waag Society >Reserveren! email@example.com >--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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> Waag Society / for old and new media | nieuwmarkt 4 | NL-1012 CR Amsterdam e: firstname.lastname@example.org | t: +31 20 557 9898 | f: +31 20 557 9880 | http://www.waag.org http://connected.waag.org
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