[NetBehaviour] Turkle tops TED: 'Naked in the Infosphere: Post-privacy & German Angst'

ruth catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Thu Aug 18 11:21:12 CEST 2011


Wow! you translated it: )
I must order a copy.

Ruth

On 17/08/2011 11:25, Ana Valdés wrote:
> Thanks Ruth! I translated Turkles book "Life On the Screen" and it was 
> briliant, how she described how the kids and the young deveoped a new 
> culture of communication and multitasking.
> Ana
>
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 12:07 PM, ruth catlow 
> <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org <mailto:ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org>> 
> wrote:
>
>     TED can make me a bit grumpy sometimes but this from Sherry Turkle
>     offers a different perspective to the debates around public/private in
>     social media.
>
>     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtLVCpZIiNs
>
>     She discusses how social media can effect our capacity for intimacy.
>
>     By only showing and performing the smoothest, lightest and most
>     socially
>     acceptable parts of ourselves within FB and Tw..r and reducing the
>     opportunities for sharing vulnerabilities and tricky exposing
>     conversations, she suggests, we become profoundly lonely.
>
>     Of course, this is why we persist with messy and joyous and dark forms
>     like the email list and pervasive art chaos
>
>     warm fuzz
>     : )
>
>     On 16/08/2011 19:11, info wrote:
>     > 'Naked in the Infosphere: Post-privacy&  German Angst'
>     >
>     > Speakers: Johannes Grenzfurthner (monochrom), Jens Ohlig (CCC)
>     >
>     > We need a radical rethinking of how we discuss privacy. As our
>     lives are
>     > exposed on Google, Facebook and Twitter, the dissolution of privacy
>     > shatters personal and social securities. This loss of control can be
>     > embraced and molded into productive, emancipating "post-private
>     > technologies of the self" (Ganz), making all of us happier.
>     >
>     > Post-privacy as a social theory hits a raw nerve in Germany
>     because of
>     > its totalitarian past. Jeff Jarvis observed when Google Streetview
>     > created an outrage in the German media: "Germans love going naked to
>     > mixed saunas and letting complete strangers take an intimate
>     look, but
>     > when it comes to the Internet, the buck stops there."
>     >
>     > Is surrendering to "full-frontal data nudity" a sign of
>     de-solidarity
>     > and apolitical behavior? Is post-privacy only an option for the
>     > privileged? Is privacy a necessary means of self-defense against
>     certain
>     > powers? Join the debate! (clothing optional)
>     >
>     > Vote for the panel! HERE!
>     > http://bit.ly/pKrrqH
>     >
>     >
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