Illinois State Prison
Questions on Panopticon
How does Bentham's panopticon work to control behavior?
How does the informational panopticon affect individual liberty?
How do big databases that track consumer behavior
The Network Economy
Essence of Network Technology
Mastery of nature
Rational instrumentality: efficiency of means over worthiness of ends
Time - space compression (D. Harvey)
Interactivity and customization
The Information Society:Advocates
Y. Masuda Managing in the Information Society (1990)
Technology drives transformation from industrial to information society
C. Leadbeater Living on Thin Air (1999)
Positive about role of knowledge/ human capital in Info
Drive by Downloads
Drive-by downloading is a catch-all name for software downloaded on your computer
without your knowledge or intervention.
Drive-by downloads sneak onto computers without the users knowledge or permission.
Some of the most common driv
Castells: the present economic and social situation is a new age, rather than a
continuation of industrial capitalism
Barney: network society = development of industrial society leaving capitalism intact.
Barney: network society = supercharged version of
Are the logic and technologies of networks giving rise to new forms of political
organization and mobilization?
To what extent are the new forms of social networking effective in the political sphere?
From Nation-State to Network
Focus on the New Media &Civic Engagement
New media are information and communication technologies & their associated social
Devices that enable and extend our abilities to communicate with particular focus on new
Location of surveillance: you
Trojan horse / spyware
More than 5% of executable files are spyware.
One in 62 internet sites contain drive by download attacks.
Games, celebrity sites, and illegal sites most likely to contain spyware.
A changed landscape?
How much has new technology changed the world of surveillance?
What are the impact of these changes?
Where are we headed?
Is surveillance a technological issue or is it a question of the management & control of
Social Media Campaigns
Quantifiable data easy to obtain and analyze.
Fine-tuning decisions can be made and implemented at any time.
Unlike traditional media, the cost of change in a social media campaign is comparatively
Avatars can communicate via local chat or global instant messaging
Chatting is used for localized public conversations between two or more avatars, and is
visible to any avatar within a given distance.
Ims (instant messages) are used for private c