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Home | Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) - Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) Commission Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessi Policy and legislation :: Digital Libraries 25 August 2006 The Recommendation aims at bringing out the full economic and cultural potential of Europe’s cultural and scientific heritage through the Internet. It is part of the Commission’s strategy for the digitisation, online accessibility and digital preservation of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage as set out in the Commission Communication ‘i2010: digital libraries’ of 30 September 2005, COM(2005)465 final. The digital libraries initiative aims at enabling all Europeans to access Europe's collective memory and use it for education, work, leisure and creativity. The efforts in this area will contribute to Europe’s competitiveness and will support European Union action in the field of culture: The online presence of material from different cultures and in different languages will make it easier for citizens to appreciate their own cultural heritage as well as the heritage of other European countries. Additional Information

e-waste Hace unos meses estuve pasando una temporada en Chiapas, en el sur de México; allí tuve la oportunidad de entrar en contacto con el movimiento zapatista y comprobar cómo lidian en las comunidades indígenas con la tecnología. Tienen un amplio sentido de la tecnología apropiada, y conciencia plena de cada solución tecnológica que adoptan. Un amigo que está trabajando con las comunidades zapatistas, me pidió un textito que hiciese un recorrido rápido y completo al tema de la obsolescencia programada. Lo compartimos ahora aquí en el blog: Sabías que la tinta de las impresoras es uno de los líquidos más caros del mundo, probablemente el producto más caro que se vende al consumidor de a pie. Qué es eso de la obsolescencia programada La obsolescencia programada consiste en una serie de mecanismos que permiten a las empresas controlar la vida útil de los productos que fabrican, acortándola según les convenga en cada caso para asegurarse unas ventas determinadas.

Wikinews and Multiperspectival Reporting | MIT Center for Future Civic Media Wikinews is a wiki in which users write news articles collaboratively. The project, established in 2004, is run by the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that also supports Wikipedia. Wikinews has produced over 37,000 articles in 22 languages, with roughly one quarter of those in the English language version of the site. The site foundered early; its output seems to have stabilized to about 4-6 news articles daily, compared to an average of 16 articles each day in 2004. Comparing Wikinews to other “participatory” news sites such as Ohmynews and Indymedia, Axel Bruns contrasted “multiperspectival coverage of the news” with the Wikinews collaborative model. Other commentators have also blamed NPOV and its consensus requirement for Wikinews’ travails. An example from Wikinews illustrates this point. Aaron’s article was quickly and strongly attacked by several other editors on the site. Aaron’s selection of article topic was politically motivated.

X|Media|Lab :: The Internationally Acclaimed Digital Media Think Sydney 11 Perth 11 CCIX 11 Sweden 11 Doha 11 Malaysia 10 Beijing 10 Melbourne 10 XMediaLab is the internationally acclaimed creative industries event. XML creates a meeting place uniquely designed to assist companies and people get their own creative ideas successfully to market, through concept development, business matching, and direct access to world-class networks of creative professionals. XMediaLab consists of a Pro Day Conference (General Admission) featuring a selection of the world? Each XMediaLab is a completely unique event where people with original digital media ideas connect with a superb international network of independent creative thinkers, technology wizards, commercialization experts, potential business partners, and potential financial resources. The " X " in XMediaLab stands for cross-platform, cross-disciplinary, and cross-cultural. Please also see our FAQ for further details on how the Lab operates. Lastly, " X " marks the spot!

CONSERVAS Forget IQ, Collective Intelligence is the New Measure of Smart (video We may focus on the stories of individual genius, but it will be harnessing the intelligence of the collective that enables humanity to solve its future problems. Do you know your IQ, that little number that’s supposed to measure how smart you are? Forget it. Individual intelligence is old news, collective intelligence (CI) is the future. And it’s already here. Collective intelligence can include distributed computing. Another reason why CI will dominate IQ is that individual intelligence is subsumed by the collective. To this end, CCI at MIT is working to understand and guide collective intelligence. Collective intelligence can also take the form of collective art or creativity. Kim-Ung Yong might be the world’s smartest man, his IQ is reportedly 210. [sources: Indiana University, CCI at MIT]

Library + Information Update Search and explore the extensive online archive of Update magazines, back to 2008, or browse indexes to Update and Library Association Record, back to 1998. Looking for that interesting but elusive article? You can browse Update’s new digital edition for issues from 2014 onwards. Visit Update's previous digital edition to search digital editions from January 2008 to February 2014. Once you are in the digital edition, if you would like to search for an article or author, use the search box at the top left of page. Or simply click on the 'archive' tab on the left, and you will see thumbnails of previous issues, going back to January 2008. Note: The final issue of Library and Information Gazette was published on 2 December 2010. Indexes to LAR/Update 1998-2010 Search the Update and Library Association Record indexes below, going back to 1998. Contact us

Intro. Basurama. Festival de basura Intro Basurama es un colectivo dedicado a la investigación, la gestión y la producción cultural desde 2001 que ha centrado su área de estudio y actuación en los procesos productivos, la generación de desechos que éstos implican y las posibilidades creativas que suscita esta coyuntura contemporánea. Nacido en la Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid ha ido evolucionando y adoptando nuevas formas desde sus orígenes. Pretende estudiar fenómenos inherentes a la producción masiva de basura real y virtual en la sociedad de consumo aportando nuevas visiones que actúen como generadores de pensamiento y actitud. Basurama se ha propuesto encontrar los residuos allí donde no sería tan obvio hallarlos y estudiar la basura en todos sus formatos. Esta página web quiere ser un archivo de todas las actividades desarrolladas. Basurama está formado por:

Lewis Mumford Lewis Mumford, KBE (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford. Life[edit] Mumford was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1912.[2] He studied at the City College of New York and The New School for Social Research, but became ill with tuberculosis and never finished his degree. Mumford's earliest books in the field of literary criticism have had a lasting impact on contemporary American literary criticism. In his early writings on urban life, Mumford was optimistic about human abilities and wrote that the human race would use electricity and mass communication to build a better world for all humankind.