Monthly Archives: March 2011

Attention in the ‘Dotcom’ world

Main issue rises throughout the reading of this week is the criticism for digital archives such as Google search engines, online encyclopedia etc that have cause ‘loss of memory’ in this information economy. This concept is addressed by Herbert Simon … Continue reading

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Archives

Archives are always important because they are not only the basis for individual or collective memory, but also the basis for authority, social formations and culture. Archives can be found anywhere in our lives, from religious and educational texts (i.e. … Continue reading

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THE ‘ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY’

The phrase ‘actor-network theory’ may be perceived as something very academic and technical jargon. In fact, this theory is applied very often in our normal lives, and those applications can be illustrated through many straightforward examples. The theory simply aims … Continue reading

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Tools and techniques

Nowadays, advanced technology has simplified the ‘publishing’ process. The involvement of ‘middle’ parties (i.e. the publishers) in the process of providing a piece of information to the public has also been much reduced. These ideas are exploited when comparing the … Continue reading

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Publishing, Publics, Selves: History and Social Impacts

The image attached below is a mind-map which illustrates the critical issues extracted from this week’s readings

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