Reading McLuhan’s Understanding Media: Join Me! (#umrg)

Technology is never neutral. It is not just a tool. We know that technology has affordances and makes certain things harder and other things easier. As Benkler says "Technology creates feasibility spaces for social practice." One of the most fundamental thinkers on what media does to us was the "oracle from Toronto" Marshall McLuhan. He … Continue reading Reading McLuhan’s Understanding Media: Join Me! (#umrg)

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

I am convinced that the web will change our society in many ways that we cannot currently grasp. Clay Shirky's┬áHere Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is a book which everybody who is interested in these changes should read. Many books on technology take a very shallow approach. Often they focus on the … Continue reading Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations