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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Are LOLCats and Internet Memes Art?

We’ve all seen and shared a few LOLCats and Internet Memes in our time, but is it possible that these images and videos are actually a new form of art? It may seem strange, but Rage Guys, Advice Dogs, Trollfaces, and Philosoraptors are ways for people around the globe to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions with others; the core principle of art. And we think some of history’s greatest philosophers and artists might be inclined to agree!

TEDxUF Michael Jones The Sharing Revolution

TEDTalks: Seth Godin – Sobre as tribos que líderamos

«Seth Godin argumenta que a Internet veio acabar com o marketing de massas e reavivou uma unidade social do passado: as tribos. Fundadas na partilha de ideias e valores, as tribos dão às pessoas comuns o poder de liderar e de fazerem grandes mudanças. Ele convida-nos a fazê-lo.»

“E ao que parece são as tribos, não o dinheiro, nem as fábricas, que conseguem mudar o nosso mundo, que podem mudar a política, que conseguem alinhar um grande número de pessoas. Não porque os forçam a fazer algo contra a sua vontade. Mas porque eles se querem conectar.” — Seth Godin

New Media: Internet Politicians

The Consent of the Networked: The worldwide struggle for internet freedom

Renowned academic, journalist and internet freedom activist, Rebecca MacKinnon, issues us with a powerful call to action: it’s time to stop thinking of ourselves as passive users of technology, and instead act as responsible citizens of the Internet.