Archive for June, 2009

Who are you when under surveillance?

One of the many ways we identify ourselves is as a member of a city, state, or country. This context brings certain benefits, rights, and responsibilities. People in your community have practices and understandings about what it means to be a member, including beliefs about behaviors that might result in someone being ejected from that […]

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Mapping the New Frontier

This picture, and the accompanying post The Personal Data Ecosystem, describes a flow of data from and about us. (Click on the picture for a larger, more readable version on Flickr.) This rather detailed article talks about the need for a Personal Data Store, a database of a sort, in which you could “source, gather, […]

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On Being Disconnected

Are you happy? Does your work make you happy, and does it pay you enough? In his video below, Douglas Rushkoff suggests that the answer might be no, and that the reasons have been systemically building for a long, long time. Moreover, he suggests that we’re at a point in time that is an opportunity […]

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IIW8: What was it all about?

The Internet Identity Workshop (IIW8) was held in May 2009 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Here’s my brief conference report. Coaching moment: Like most developments, first comes an idea then a discussion, followed by an implementation and testing. Thankfully most people aren’t involved in these early stages when things may not […]

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