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Living In The Cloud

The migration of our lives into the Cloud has accelerated lately, and it is not at all to the detriment of our physical experiences. We need simplicity, in order to face a complex world, and certainly to me this world appears to getting really complex. The unified access to what concerns us, what interests us, …

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Holding the inaugural Ibn-Khaldun lecture on Al-Andalus

The birth of new social organizations in online-worlds is a great interest of mine, andI was delighted and honored when Michel Manen approached me to discuss the possibility of holding the inaugural lecture on Al-Andalus Caliphate, an innovative and vibrant multi-cultural community in Second Life. The title of my lecture is going to be “Tolerance …

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Why is Creative Commons great? My Flickr reuse stories

Creative Commons is a framework for easily labeling your creations with licenses that grant automatically rights which are broader than the ones under the traditional ‘All rights reserved’ copyright model. It doesn’t mean that you are giving away or giving up your copyright, but that who wants to use your work knows, with the help …

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Transcript of my talk at Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon

Here is the transcript of my talk at Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon from yesterday, entitled “The New Renaissance”. It is fairly long: you can find the full text on Scribd. [13:04] Sophrosyne Stenvaag: Hey everybody, welcome – we’ll be starting in a few minutes – still lots of people coming in – If this is your …

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Larry Lessig on Barack Obama and the Architecture of Participation

At ETech last week in San Diego I had the privilege to sit down with Larry Lessig after his keynote, and chat about his endorsement of Barack Obama, why he thinks he will be a great President, and about the best use of technology to enhance active participation in the political process. Here is the …

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Lecture at CSIM: “A New Metaphor For The Digital Divide”

Mixed reality enters the time axis, as I am holding a lecture at the California School of International Management while being physically there, after having held a seminar remotely, which apparently they liked! This time we are going to talk about “A New Metaphor For The Digital Divide”. The lecture will be delivered via Mogulus …

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