Friday, June 10, 2022 | RECENT NOTES

Mastadon for example

Ben Tarnoff points out, with regard to things like Mastadon, that “We can’t scale these alternatives up without public investment — and, I should say, without social movements, because the other point of my book is that if we want to transform the internet, we need to create a social movement capable of demanding that transformation”.

Ben not wrong!


The Big Club

I recently mentioned George Carlin, and so I went onto YouTube to see if I could find the routine that I had had in mind when I mentioned him.

It turns out I could.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | THE TIME OF DAY


Sunday, July 11, 2004 | ESSAYS

Ghost Towns & Virtual Worlds

This paper is a sketch of a problem that has arisen during the course of teaching multimedia to undergraduate students – a problem that has seemed to demand a philosophical approach. I will describe the problem and then indicate the ways we have been attempting to solve it. I am very aware that our approaches may, in many ways, be philosophically naïve, and I do not apologise for that.

It was delivered at the sixth annual conference of the Society for Phenomenology & Media, held in May 2004 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.