Urban Media Ecology: light pollution, gender mainstreaming, urban marginality

When I first read Jerry Mander's Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television several years ago I was inclined to agree with the bulk of the thesis presented: the dangers posed by the inherent biases of the television medium, such as the centralization of control and "the walling of awareness". One of Mander's arguments that … Continue reading Urban Media Ecology: light pollution, gender mainstreaming, urban marginality

POTUS on Net Neutrality: Treat Internet as a utility

Yesterday President Barack Obama released a statement on the future of the Internet. In a written statement and accompanying 2-minute video, Obama outlined an approach to Internet policy that supports net neutrality provisions and suggests reclassifying the Internet as a utility. It's an encouraging show of support for net neutrality advocates, but as Obama makes … Continue reading POTUS on Net Neutrality: Treat Internet as a utility