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culture

Inflection

Cultural and technological change and progress is an acceleration measured relative to its own process…

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culture

Data Exploitation: Technologies of the Self

The bundled aggregation and recorded sedimentation of information within, between and around individuals is not simply a symptom of an accelerating information and technological communications culture – it precisely and constitutively is that culture…

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culture

Philosophy of Organisation

Much is made of the technology of business and indeed of the business of technology. It seems that a glaring omission in all of our digital adventures and (let’s face it – selfish) strivings is that of anything even vaguely resembling an adequate Philosophy of Organisation…

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culture

On Losing Control

Control may be necessary at a personal and social level but is for all that no less a convenient fiction and a contingent, transient illusion than is self…

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culture

Analog

…our globally interconnected organisational systems are still attempting to hammer the square peg of analog thinking and management style into the round hole of digital transformation…

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culture

The “Mediation” in Social Media

Social media is neither good nor bad. It is merely another evolution of the participatory self-expression and creative individual cultural absorption which so well characterises historical and technological development…

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culture

Online: Political Polarisation ?

The fault, as it goes, lies not in the stars but in ourselves…

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culture technology

Information Tsunami: Too Much Information

This is no great revelation: we are positively drowning in information. Awash in billions of words and sounds, squawks and squeaks, bits and bytes of marketing, ideas, symbols and ideology: we can all hear the information pandemonium in which we are embedded but we are switched (or switching) off to it. We can all hear […]

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technology

Technosphere

It’s interesting to consider the collective, aggregated mass-density of all of our associated technological paraphernalia, our Technosphere. The aggregated totality of all our buildings, vehicles, dwellings, cities, the flotsam and jetsam of commerce and industry, our possessions and everything we throw away: it all has an estimated mass of 30 trillion tons. More information after […]