And here we have an audio version of my Twitter feed. Things are getting weirder! My favorite part of this is probably the spelling out of “h t t p colon slash slash”…(cc ashleymarieandtheseadontoverthink and tashwong – your tweets are featured!)
A more detailed update on my progress to come soon, but for now I will leave you with this mashup of a tweet from Paul Ford and ashleymarieandthesea's instagram photo, randomly generated by my new thesis prototype. Yes.
I refuse to accept that the only good response to an imperfect technology is to abandon it. We need more specific criticisms than the ever-present feeling that “‘something’s not right.” What thing? Developing a political agenda to remake, improve, or forbid technologies requires some sort of rubric: how can I judge what I’m using? What are the deleterious impacts? How are they specific to these media and this time? Which effects are *caused by* the technologies and which are *enabled by* the technologies and which just happen to *occur through* the technologies? What are the ethics? What are the mechanics? What is the baseline?