Monthly Archives: October 2011

Chomsky about Twitter

In an interview given in March, left-wing icon Noam Chomsky was asked to give his opinion on the new communication technologies. The following exchange took place between Chomsky and interviewer Jeff Jetton: Jeff Jetton:Do you think people are becoming more … Continue reading

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The (scholarly) politics of blogging

“Islam scholar celebrates Osama bin Laden in anonymous blog” – this is one of the headlines in today’s Politiken (a national Danish newspaper). The article reveals that the anonymous blogger in question is Kasper Mathiesen, a PhD-student at the University … Continue reading

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On being a Carnegie Council Global Ethics Fellow

I have just joined the Carnegie Council Global Ethics Network¬†– a network which has been launched in the hope of building a global community dedicated to reimagining international relations for the 21st century. This seems to me to be a … Continue reading

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More on cultural criticism of the digital turn

One of the criticisms often voiced against the digital turn and the use of blogs, YouTube and other user-generated media is that they ‘kill our culture and our economy.’ These words are Andrew Keen’s and they form part of the … Continue reading

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Copyright and the many different interests involved

Copyright is one of those issues that gets more and more complicated with time – at least as far as I am concerned. I’m not thinking of the legal technicalities here – those are obviously very complicated indeed and it … Continue reading

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On the criticism voiced against digital humanities

In his A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet, John Naughton writes: The Internet is as American as apple pie – everyone knows that, right down to the technophobe who sneers contemptuously at the idea of … Continue reading

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On the death of Steve Jobs

If ever I needed a reminder about the importance of digitization today, everything that was written about Steve Jobs, his much too early death and his life’s work these past few days was clearly it! This was front-page news all … Continue reading

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