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Information Bomb

Information Bomb

Paul Virilio – The Information Bomb, this book is amazing, full of great insight on where we have been and perhaps where we are headed. Instead of discussing some particular theme, here are some of the more interesting ideas from this book which was published 1997. The Information Bomb Civilisation or the militarization of science? […]

June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Review: CoinJar

Review: CoinJar

Okay so people are getting into crypto-currencies. Its exciting, potentially transformative across a wide range of applications and fun at the same time. One Australian crypto-currency related service which has emerged from Melbourne is called CoinJar. CoinJar allows users to buy into Bitcoin using your Australian bank accounts or AUD deposits, aside from being tailored […]

March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Disruption and Technology

Disruption and Technology

What exactly is Disruptive? As new arrangements of technological systems interface with our human and social world, does the descriptive disruptive practically provide a term to assist society to conceptualise these new transformative potentials? Defined as, to rupture, throw into disorder and disrupt the normal course of unity, its first known use is in 1793(Merriam-Webster). […]

February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Political High Flyers

Political High Flyers

It was only a month and a half ago and Australia was deep amongst election fever and for some looking back may be a bit hard. We have decided to revisit just one aspect of the election. Flyers, Pamphlets, Leaflets and Brochures, what ever you call them these paid political advertisements littered millions of Australians […]

October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments More
April 2013: Weird Events

April 2013: Weird Events

At AssembeIT  we do not normally take a particular interest in pseudo-science, conspiracy or quasi-mystical happenings. But this last month has been a very noteworthy one, even as an outsider. Obviously, further development in the Europe’s Debt Crisis, continued war and unrest in the Middle East and parts of Africa, the continued division in western […]

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
An Argument for Anonymity

An Argument for Anonymity

While for some the right to online anonymity is god-given, as if it were engraved on a stone tablet, for others it can be a point for serious debate about the rights and responsibility of online communication. At AssembleIT we have taken the time to tease out just why Anonymity online is such a highly contested […]

January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Discussion on Identity in Community

Discussion on Identity in Community

This article is an investigation into the notion of identity as explored in Information Age Vol.II : The Power of Identity. This is the second of  three volumes on the ‘Information Age’ by Manual Castells. Follow this link to read the review of the first volume here.  Manual Castells – Information Age, Vol II. The Power […]

December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Review: The Power of Identity

Review: The Power of Identity

This is the second of  three volumes on the ‘Information Age’ by Manual Castells. Follow this link to read the review of the first volume here.  In this volume Castells brings a keen focus on the social motivations that are embodied in the relationships and community we keep. Across 6 chapters Castells examines the forces […]

November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Review: The Rise of the Network Society

Review: The Rise of the Network Society

In this first of three volumes on the ‘Information Age’, Castells attempts to grasp what clearly is a wide ranging, evolving change surrounding technology, people, labor practices, consumption and economy. While suggesting that in a sense we have always been a society organised by networks and information, he compels the reader to conceive of the […]

October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More