Monthly Archives: November 2014

Refreshing statement about Net Neutrality and Broadband, Guifi Nets

1. At the recent @Commsday conference @Cisco exec Dr. Bob Pepper said:          “We are all really just back-hauling  (with optical fiber cables) Wi-Fi anyway!” A very focussed thought indeed for Telco’s, CableTV network providers as well … Continue reading

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Open Source Hardware for the Kids and Maker Movement

The GCduino microcontroller starter kit, see for a description and video:  http://wp.me/p2o4fM-3e on my other blog: The Optillt Trofee

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A Project for a New Humanism: an interview with Pierre Lévy

Originally posted on Blog of Collective Intelligence (since 2003):
Pierre Lévy is a philosopher and a pioneer in the study of the impact of the Internet on human knowledge and culture. In Collective Intelligence. Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace, published in…

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The Dark Net

Originally posted on Collective Intelligence:
http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit – a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon – lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom…

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L4 Btwieners : Slides of my Social Networking masterclass Workshop at OSDC2014

[updated version: nov.11] Here are the slide, updated from those I presented at City of Gold Coast, Australia, Griffith University campus  Lect4 Networkskills workshpJvT4f Friday Nov 7 2014.  You are free to use them yourself, if you refer to this … Continue reading

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L3A My impromptu speech about what went wrong at the NSA

[Updated on January 18: the excellent discussion of William Binney about what went wrong at the the NSA: http://www.alexaobrien.com/secondsight/wb/binney.html which explains it much better and in more detail than I could in Lect3A November last year. The crux was all about … Continue reading

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L3 My keynote at the Open Source Developers Conference Australia 2014

Here are the slides of that lecture:  Lect3 KeynoteOSDC2014 JvTill7f And here is the video recording of it: https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/privacy-what-is-was-it/ Its objective was to inspire. Jaap van Till, Connectivist and #Btwiener

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