June 11, 2006

vía space and culture: “MySpace, control and users” fascinante!!!

(…) “Putting this back in locative tech terms, that’s the same kind of approach taken by most pro-am arguments: the story ends with public users, as if they can finally stand firm and free on a platform like Flickr or Ning , or even a city, and we can forget about them. Sometimes, the biggest problem with user-centred design is that use and user are be-all-and-end-all. When appropriation is understood to be an individual act, then we train our sights on individual actions, and often exclude collective flows or assembling forces.”

addenda: vía tiara.org: “discourses of consent” interesante!!!

“And here’s what’s actually happening: People are obfuscating personal data by using pseudonyms that can only be identified within situated, contextual networks, or by using services which allow them to restrict who can view their personal information. This is really the only one of these solutions which makes any sense.”

May 7, 2006

vía blogdecine: matices… de un genio

“La vida es una tragedia si se filma en primer plano, pero puede ser una comedia si la ves a distancia.” Charles Chaplin a Roberto Rossellini, de director a director