Monthly Archives: February 2010

Fuchs on “The Empire of Economic Surveillance”

The brilliant Christian Fuchs reflects on Google buzz in a posting distributed today on nettime-l and [idc] titled “Google Buzz: Economic Surveillance – Buzz Off! The Problem of Online Surveillance and the Need for an Alternative Internet.” Among the more interesting observations including what is becoming for me one of many indications that Eric Schmidt […]

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More Popular than Avatar

The following hour-long satirical Chinese machinima video quickly garnered 10 million or more viewers. “New York City based trends research and innovation company” PSFK quotes this description from Chinese media blog DigiCha: The film tracks the fight between The9 and Netease over the renewal rights to Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the requirement that skulls […]

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Computational Precision, Almost (Rhetoric of Computation #2)

from The New York Times, Feb 9, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/books/10mason.html?pagewanted=2&emc=eta1 A Calculus of Writing, Applied to a Classic By Larry Rohter Published: February 9, 2010 … In person, Mr. [Zachary] Mason is extremely soft-spoken and tends to talk in a flat, unemotional tone, though he does note with regret that he “turned down Google two weeks […]

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