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Archive for May, 2012

Music Break – Garbage

May 22, 2012 by and tagged

It took a good long while but it was worth the wait. The new Garbage album – Not Your Kind of People –  is finally out and it’s great. And here is the video of the single Blood for Poppies:

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And Thank FSM for That…

May 14, 2012 by and tagged , , ,

From Manuel Castells’s Communication Power, discussing the regulatory framework of the digital communication system: “The impromptu evolution of Internet regulation and management parallels the serendipitous maturation of the Internet as the communication commons of the network society (Abbate, 1999; Castells, 2001; Movius, forthcoming). When first deployed in 1969, ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet, was [...]

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The Visual Du Jour – Visualizing Decline

May 14, 2012 by and tagged

Through higher education: As the article notes: “In the 1970s and 1980s, the US led the world on college enrollment. In fact, since the passing of the GI bill in 1944, America had been forging a path. That bill led to 2.2 million American infantrymen attending university in the 12 years in was in effect. [...]

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The Murdochization of the Media

May 7, 2012 by and tagged ,

This is my first attempt at diagrammatically capturing a concept using iDesk for iPad. I started simple but this is an important concept, seems to me. It is mentioned in Castells’s Communication Power (89), borrowed from Thussu (1998):

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