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How the digital medium transforms public opinion, politics and science: open data, open science, open public space...
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Racing With The Machines - Forbes

Racing With The Machines - Forbes | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
While we cling to our soon-to-be-antiquated skills, the future of economic value will not reside in work as we now know it (much of which will be automated), but in our ability to connect with communities of people to share our purpose and create...
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It is a matter of historical fact that Steve Jobs created the iPod and the method in which he did so is well documented.  What is not much discussed is why he ever wanted to.

The answer is simple (and also very well documented).  Steve Jobs loved music and wanted to make a device for others who loved it too.  He didn’t hire consultants or commission market research, (in fact, he famously eschewed them), nor did he analyze the technical specifications of existing products.  He just thought MP3 players were “sucky” and that annoyed him.

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Manuel Castells, 2012 Conference :Annenberg Networks Network

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The USC Annenberg Networks Network: network analysis, communication, organizational and social networks...

Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Age of the Internet by Manuel Castells

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La cyberdémocratie en question... - ZigZag magazine

La cyberdémocratie en question... - ZigZag magazine | Digital Open Public Sphere | Scoop.it
Internet ? Outil restructurant la sphère politique et entrainant de profondes répercussions sur la vie démocratique... Démonstration ! (...)
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En 2002, dans son ouvrage intitulé Cyberdémocratie, Pierre Lévy soulevait déjà les possibilités du Web pour une participation citoyenne accrue à la vie politique. En effet, Internet ouvrirait «  un nouvel espace de communication, inclusif, transparent et universel, qui est amené à renouveler profondément les conditions de la vie publique dans le sens d’une liberté et d’une responsabilité accrue des citoyens. » Il avançait ainsi l’hypothèse que le cyberespace allait effectuer une restructuration de la sphère politique, entrainant de profondes répercussions sur la vie démocratique.

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