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Digital Kultur Politik. I dag The poll igen igen Politik på nettet: eksempler og kategorisering Tekst-guides Can technopolitics change the world?

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1 Digital Kultur Politik

2 I dag The poll igen igen Politik på nettet: eksempler og kategorisering Tekst-guides Can technopolitics change the world?

3 The poll: undervisning Jeg foretrækker den NY stil / den GAMLE stil 1/3 ting som er gode/vil beholde: -Forlæsning -kursusemner - tekst-guides -to-og-to forberedelse til diskussion (folk kan tvinges!) - God eksamensform: opgave skrivning 1/3 ting som er skidte/kan forbedres: - Mere tid på forlæsning (perspektivering) og teksterne (fordybelse) -øvelser -Læsebyrden er for stor (derfor kan folk ikke deltage i diskussioner) -Nogle svære tekster - Info om eksamensopgave ikke ud endnu

4 interesting examples? E-Petitions in UK ParliamentE-Petitions The SWIPE toolkit (need privacy protection!)SWIPE toolkit Institute for Politics, Democracy and the InternetInstitute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet …

5 Kategorisering An alternative public sphere (participation) A communication tool (mobilization) An information dissemination tool (improves traditional media but essentially same) Internet as...

6 The 3 texts KAHN/KELLNER: focus on Internet as alternative public sphere: examples of online activism NORRIS: focus on citizens: how online citizens are different (or not) from offline citizens? MEHRA: focus on IT as tool: how to empower marginalized people

7 Tekst-guides The three of them in succession...

8 give us a break!

9 Can technopolitics change the world? Kahn/Kellner and Mehra say yes. Norris says maybe...

10 Caveat Democracy can be more efficient (i.e. Access to government documents, service...) To make people active citizens, online participation has to be related to decisions, if it is only marketing, it will fail Those interested in politics belong also to the segments with Internet access, mirroring inequality in society (cost and education continues being a barrier) The Internet is not per se a democratic technology Stephen Lax, Access Denied in the Information Age, 2001, Macmillan

11 Role of IT complex and contradictory ”At the outbreak of the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia in March 1999, the independent Belgrade radio station B92, which had long been overt in its opposition to the Serbian government, was taken off air by the authorities, who took over its transmission frequency. B92 then began broadcasting instead over the internet. Its programmes (and its plight) reached journalists and human right organizations through its website, and the closure was widely reported in the traditional media. Other sympathetic radio stations carried its programming. Then, ten days later, state authorities went further and took over the studios, preventing any further internet transmissions.” Stephen Lax, ”The Internet and Democracy”, in WebStudies, Gauntlett, 2004

12 Role of IT complex and contradictory ”In June 1999, the City of London police went to the courts to secure access to all video footage of the Carnival Agaist Capitalism shot by any journalist in order to indentify protesters. It is reassuring that it failed in its quest, bu the irony is that a ”democratizing” video technology almost had the opposite effect.” Stephen Lax, ”The Internet and Democracy”, in WebStudies, Gauntlett, 2004

13 Role of IT complex and contradictory ”The capacity of automated digital systems to store and routinely analyse and mobile phone records has been harnessed in new legislation in many countries following the attack on new York´s twin towers on 11 September Many organizations have condemned the impact on civil liberties that these new laws represent.” Stephen Lax, ”The Internet and Democracy”, in WebStudies, Gauntlett, 2004

14 Til næste uge lÆS –O´Brien, Jodi and Shapiro, Eve "Doing it on the Web: Emerging Discourses on Internet Sex". –Sveningsson, Malin "Cyberlove: Creating Romantic Relationships on the Net". –Sundén, Jenny "Cyberbodies: Writing Gender in Digital Self-Presentation". Praktisk: lav en avatar til Second Life og udforsk lidt den verden, prøv at snakke med andre. Læg mærke til andres (og din) ”krop” og hvad rolle den spiller for interaktionen


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