Alan Crosbie recently spoke at the “Media Diversity: Why does it matter?” conference, which took place in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 on the 6th of Feb 2012.
This article by Hugh Linehan points out some of the major themes of the weekend.
I was struck by a number of things that both Pat Rabbitte and Crosbie had to say.
Having only just begun this book the following comments relate in the main to the first chapter of Lessig’s book, which is available here.
Lessig’s comments in his opening chapter convey the passion with which he views his argument and the real crisis that he sees modern societies legal claims having on the future of our creativity as a society. This is no small thing and thus I am relieved to have someone present the case with such fervour. Continue Reading
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From here I hope to continue my research into the digital humanities as part of the course work involved in the seminar, but I also hope to develop further some of the ideas, comments and opinions being expressed in the classes and discussion groups online.
The most recent of these discussions has revolved around the nature of anonymity on the web and the positive and negative aspects that can result. It has been recommended that we all have a look at Jaron Lanier’s Manifesto “You are not a Gadget”. As part of my research I came across an online .pdf of this work here. I look forward to reading it and being able to include my responses in further posts.