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Exactly who are we in a digital world?

08 Jul

A little while ago, I wrote about how the shift to digital media, away from physical stuff like books and discs, is having a profound effect on our identities. We’re moving away from a place where the media we own proves who we are to one where we are what we say we are.

The folks at The Mark News were quite interested in the idea and asked me to come in and chat about it with philosopher and professor John Russon as part of their Ingenuity Series. We had a very illuminating half-hour discussion, which our trusty editors have distilled down to just over four minutes. Check it out (click here if you can’t see the video below):

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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in internet, media

 

One response to “Exactly who are we in a digital world?

  1. Marc Venot

    July 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    It needs examples like “The Negro Motorist Green Book” of 1949 (seen at http://monvolant.cyberpresse.ca/dossiers/les-autos-dhier/201107/08/01-4416245-un-musee-de-lauto-et-de-lhistoire-americaine.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B2_automobile_508450_accueil_POS1) where it was indicated the places as hotels or restaurants where “African-Americans” could go in a segregated North America.

     
 
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