Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Politics of Information

[This blog is a carryover from My So-Called Virtual Life, gathering and condensing posts tagged #netpolitik and #the politics of information. Wizard Gynoid should be thanked for this suggestion]

Netpolitik will deal with the underlying political struggle of the Internet and access to information; they are informed by my 25+ years as a netizen, my background/research in socioanthropology and technology and my life avocation as a fully-involved net person, curious about my environment and observing the ramifications of the Information Revolution.

These posts will contain many links to legal and technical background references necessary to the understanding and discussion of these issues. The struggle for control of the Internet is complex and complicated; you are encouraged to hop around, follow links, bookmark pages for later review and otherwise take your time exploring the topics of these posts.

Read, think, get involved. In this time of creeping legislation designed to break or fundamentally alter the structure of the Internet, it's time to understand what was, what is and what can be if we expect the Last Free Press to stay that way.

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The companion to this blog is State of Mind: The Politics of Information, an interactive teaching installation hosted in Second Life through the generous support of the Four Bridges Project, a virtual sustainable global community model founded on the four principles of respect for nature, universal human rights, economic and social justice, and a culture of peace. I owe a great debt of thanks to Trill Zapatero, millay Freschi and Coyote Longfall for their continuing financial and ideological support of this installation.

State of Mind offers displays of comparative propaganda, educational materials about the internet and tools, resources and information to inform and route around political obstacles on the nets [make sure you read the TOS and wear your RFID armband or you will be ejected :D].

Please come and visit the installation in the virtual world of Second Life using the following SLurl (you will need to be able to access the virtual world of Second Life to use this teleport):

Machinima by Iono Allen of State of Mind

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  1. Brilliant..../me bookmarks immediately.

  2. TY soror, it may spare you my post-long comments *ears droop*

  3. Hi Miso- great to see this. Can you put an RSS feed?

  4. TY Juanita... and I hope I did that right (should be right below my name now)