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Interview: T. Mills Kelly on 'Lying About the Past' and Media Literacy

Interview: T. Mills Kelly on Media Literacy

Professor T. Mills Kelly is a historian at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. In 2012, he and students of his course, 'Lying About the Past', became headline news after it was uncovered that they had created “false facts” about fictional events and posted them online in blogs, videos and Wikipedia entries.… more

'The Virtual Revolution': Argentina

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I recently returned to the UK from a trip to Argentina. I had been invited to speak about The Virtual Revolution, the television series I presented for BBC2 2010 by the OSDE Foundation, the community arm of the country's largest health care provider. While there, I had the opportunity to learn a bit more about the country and what is motivating their technology industry.… more

Reflexivity: Why We Must Choose to Shape, and Not Be Shaped By, Technology

Reflexivity: Why We Must Shape, and Not Be Shaped By, Technology Blog Image

In her new book, Consent of the Networked, Rebecca Mackinnon offers a reality check: "We have a problem,” she writes. “We understand how power works in the physical world, but we do not yet have a clear understanding of how power works in the digital realm." In fact, we probably don't even think about power when we update our statuses on Twitter, connect with old school friends and upload pictures on Facebook, buy a book based on a recommendation from Amazon or use Mail, Docs, Plus, Maps or search on Google.… more