Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2011

Talking about the European Cyberspace 'behind enemy lines'

I will perform a lecture about the European Cyberspace in the annual Congress of the Chaos Computer Club, the most prominent hacker organization of Europe. I will share the track with others like Cory Doctorow or Evgeny Morozov. Let me provide some context for those who didn't met this event before.

Logo of the 28C3: Behind enemy lines

Montag, 14. November 2011

28C3: Allocating a convenient landing field for the Fairydust spaceship

I have allocated a convenient landing-field for the Fairydust. It is called "A Rosa dos Ventos" ("the Compass Card"), just one hour away of my home and easily reachable by any spaceship on its way to Berlin.

The "Rosa dos Ventos" (Compas Card) a suitable landing field for the Fairydust spaceship. Note the skull with the crossbones. Beautiful perspective by @atenea in blogspot.

In the case that the astronautical alternative would make easier the logistics of my transportation to the 28C3 for the organization team, simply address the navigator to 43º 38' 67"N, -8º 40' 76"W and I'll manage all the necessary permission with the local authorities.

Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2011

Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011

Hyperpublic: addressing privacy in the Knowledge Society the Harvard way

Compared with other streamcasted events, the Hyperpublic symposium hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University showed some chaotic organization, low quality in the video capture and a high lag in publication of the materials.

With regard to that, the symposium resembled more the gatherings of the European hacker scene than an usual academic seminar or congress. But, in the same way of the hacker meetings, the added value was not in the technical realization, but in the freshness of the selected issues and the true committment of the participants.

That is the reason why the contents of the symposium managed to attract my attention. I learned a lot by accesing updated information and by knowing about new perspectives on designing privacy and the public space. I identified usefull academic references which will allow me to ground further analysis on the issue. Additionaly, I incorporated some tacit information about the Ivy League way of managing knowledge.

Added to what I learned, as a result of my attendance to this symposium I was inspired with new insights and thoughts about the compelling subject of privacy in the knowledge society. Of course I do not agree with all the proposals, wether they were made explicit or kept hidden on implicit assumptions, so some criticism has arisen as well. As a very natural way to materialize that kind of ideas, I will be sharing them in upcomming posts linking to this one as quid pro quo basis.

Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2011

OCDE fails to reach consensus on the Principles or Internet Policy-Making. Approaching further steps.

Finally it was not possible. After three years of work, the OECD was unable to reach a consensus on a shared set of principles intended to guide the policy making process under the frame of an "open Internet economy." Finding a common position is a sine qua non in order to ensure the success of a global policy making in the field. Therefore I felt the needing to analyze the reasons behind the failure prospecting possible solutions to find a consensus.

Dienstag, 28. Juni 2011

First impressions testing Google+

At that time I ignored the invitation to test Gmail, and it was not the only one: suggestions to test or join various cloud services -including LinkedIn, Buzz, Twitter or even Facebook among many others- found their appropriate place in /dev/null. Let's say that a cognitive frame of efficiency avoided me to invest my time in testing any single new fashion geeky service, specially in those cases where the utility of the service were driven by its externalities.

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