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Networked Society 'On the Brink'

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Tel que nous pourrions penser Imaginons un appareil de l'avenir à usage individuel, une sorte de classeur et de bibliothèque personnels et mécaniques. Il lui faut un nom et créons-en un au hasard. "Memex" fera l'affaire. Cet appareil se compose d'un bureau et bien que l'on puisse présumer le faire fonctionner à distance, c'est surtout le meuble où l'on travaille. A une extrémité se trouve le stock de documents. La plus grande partie des contenus du memex sont achetés sur microfilm prêt à l'emploi. Il serait possible, bien sûr, de consulter les dossiers par le système de classement habituel. Un bouton spécial le ramène instantanément à la première page de l'index. Tout cela n'est que supposition, excepté en ce qui concerne la projection des mécanismes actuels et de tous les gadgets que nous connaissons déjà. Quand l'utilisateur construit une piste, il lui donne d'abord un nom, qu'il note dans son manuel des codes avant de le composer sur son clavier. Et sa piste ne disparaît pas. [...]

What happens when everyone and everything becomes connected? « Ponoko – Blog | the internet of things, open data and the city National Science Foundation Network The National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) was a program of coordinated, evolving projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) beginning in 1985 to promote advanced research and education networking in the United States.[1] NSFNET was also the name given to several nationwide backbone networks that were constructed to support NSF's networking initiatives from 1985-1995. Initially created to link researchers to the nation's NSF-funded supercomputing centers, through further public funding and private industry partnerships it developed into a major part of the Internet backbone. History[edit] Following the deployment of the Computer Science Network (CSNET), a network that provided Internet services to academic computer science departments, in 1981, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) aimed to create an academic research network facilitating access by researchers to the supercomputing centers funded by NSF in the United States.[2] The 56-kbit/s backbone[edit]

Smart Cities: Stockholm Royal Seaport The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It » Introduction On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to an eager audience crammed into San Francisco’s Moscone Center. A beautiful and brilliantly engineered device, the iPhone blended three products into one: an iPod, with the highest-quality screen Apple had ever produced; a phone, with cleverly integrated functionality, such as voicemail that came wrapped as separately accessible messages; and a device to access the Internet, with a smart and elegant browser, and with built-in map, weather, stock, and e-mail capabilities. It was a technical and design triumph for Jobs, bringing the company into a market with an extraordinary potential for growth, and pushing the industry to a new level of competition in ways to connect us to each other and to the Web. This was not the first time Steve Jobs had launched a revolution. The Apple II quickly became popular. The iPhone is the opposite. Jobs was not shy about these restrictions baked into the iPhone. The need for stability is growing.

What happens when everyone and everything becomes connected? These are the beginnings of some exciting times indeed This short film explores how connectivity is changing our lives in ways never before imagined. Through conversations with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud, we learn that there may be greater changes in the next ten years than in all of the past half-century. “…when the light bulb was the big thing and they dug up all of NY just to be able to put light bulbs in the houses, they didn’t really see the extension of light bulbs – that you could have other electrical appliances.We are at the light bulb stage of the Internet.” It’s well worth setting aside 20 minutes to watch, absorb and be inspired. via Sugru

A. Theory Outline - Outline of a Multilevel Theory Jan van Dijk Department of Communication, University of Twente, The Netherlands A network theory is built within the general confines of the network approach as it is practiced in the natural, technical and social sciences. The radicalism of the network approach is social science differs. The most embracing theory able to conceptualize and explain the rise of networks as a mode of organization in society is systems theory. A network is a relatively open system linking at least three relatively closed systems. The link between two units is called a relation. Before going deeper into the process of adaptation, I will give a list of kinds of networks under consideration. A2a Networks increase chances of variation within and between system units. A3a Networks increase options for selections by system units. The final process is selection. These three fundamental processes can be observed at every level of social systems and units. 3.

Concevoir pour perdre le contrôle L’innovation ouverte est à la mode, au moins depuis le livre éponyme d’Henry Chesbrough, explique Tim Leberecht responsable du marketing de Frog Design. Mais comment le design peut-il s’adapter à cette forme d’innovation, à l’ouverture ? Abandonner un contrôle qu’on ne possède plusFaisant référence à la conférence de JP Rangaswani, président de BT Design (blog), sur le “Design pour la perte de contrôle” où ce dernier expliquait que la combinaison d’infrastructures numériques nouvelles (le logiciel comme service (SaaS), l’informatique en nuage (cloud computing), les logiciels sociaux et les téléphones intelligents) a conduit employés et solutions clients à un niveau qui rend les systèmes informatiques top-down obsolètes. Mais ce nouveau paradigme a des implications qui vont au-delà des systèmes d’information. Li explique comment les entreprises doivent adopter de nouvelles règles de transparence pour faire face aux réseaux sociaux et au web temps réel. Que peut-on ouvrir ?

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