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La société en mouvement « 2.0 » : quels enjeux, quelles opportunités, quel avenir ?
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How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data

How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

w that A Princeton University professor tried to hide her pregnancy from targeted online advertising for the past nine months. It wasn't easy.

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It has become mainstream within certain communities not to deliver any personal data that can be used for commercial activities, and that alone raises important questions for me.

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Whereas I can understand that people don't want their whole life rendered visible online, the point of not being approached for commercial benefits by a third party at all, seems to me a bit over the top.

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That is to say: interesting exercice, but what does it say? You don't want other to propose their services to you? You don't feel comfortable or are not sure you can refuse the proposal? You are overwhelmed with everything others propose to you and zapping is not an option? If not, what else, besides the exercice? 
Also, you rarely hear these sounds from entrepreneurs, or from people gaining their money in businesses: frequently, it is the socially accepted habit of people in the service industry or of those in a scientific environment. 

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Perhaps the most important question it raises is: how does the fact that other people possess information about you change the image you have of yourself, image others have of yourself and thus change you as a person? 

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Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice | MichaelZimmer.org

Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice | MichaelZimmer.org | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it

This 

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Not recent, but it seems an interesting book, on an ever important subject: the relationship between design, practice and ethics. 

Excerpt.

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"Approaches to design recognise design as a practice that can transform human experience and understanding, expanding its role beyond stylistic enhancement. The traditional roles of design, designer and designed object are therefore redefined through new understanding of the relationship between the material and immaterial aspects of design where the design product and the design process are embodiments of ideas, values and beliefs."

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The truth about Facebook’s plan to literally alter reality

The truth about Facebook’s plan to literally alter reality | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
Last month, Facebook acquired a company that makes virtual-reality machines — so we took one for a test drive
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Interesting, very interesting: will Oculus Rift make Frances' Futuroscope look like a "carnival sideshow"? Will we all be able to experience this at home?

Must read. Excerpts.

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“This is really a new communication platform,” Zuckerberg stated in a press release at the time. “By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”

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Zuckerberg is not alone in wanting to use new technology  – artists are using different modes to bridge the gap between coding and creativity.

As I wound my way through Storyscape, I glimpsed several different attempts by artists to bridge the gap between computer code and creativity, hybridizations of art and technology hoping to key into something human — a piano whose sounds were composed by New Yorkers singing notes, an installation that gave a window into the U.S. immigration system, for example.

And then I found Oculus Rift.

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Virtual reality makes 3-D movies look like a carnival sideshow by comparison.

The most marvelous part was physically experiencing the diversity of the technology.

 

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Facebook: Breasts are evil, beheadings aren't.

Facebook: Breasts are evil, beheadings aren't. | Web 2.0 et société | Scoop.it
What's going to scar you more — seeing a woman's breast or seeing someone butchered before your eyes?
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Social media are redefining the rules. What is appropriate and what is not? How can we stay out of the echo chamber, and stay critical of what is shown to us and what is hidden? 

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