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Derrick de Kerckhove: «In the future the news will read us»

Derrick de Kerckhove (Wanze, may 30th 1944) is a Canadian-naturalized Belgium-born sociologist and journalist. Sociologist, journalist and scientific director of Media Duemila, he directed the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology of the University of Toronto from 1983 to 2008. He is the author of “The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence” and University Professor… Continua a leggere

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Ten questions about the future of news

Ten questions to think about the present and try to preconize the future of journalism. We worked on them together with Guido Giraudo, we reasoned with the aim of opening a door on a clearer horizon about how news is first written, then provided and, finally, consumed by the readers. This issue is anything but… Continua a leggere

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“Bradass87″’s Hell

it’s pretty hot at Camp Arifjan, in Kuwait, in the military base where Bradley Manning is addressed after the arrest caused by the betrayal of his friend Adrian Lamo. After having rummaged through thousands of files documenting the abuses for a long time, the former intelligence analyst tastes the Guantanamo treatment methods applied by the… Continua a leggere

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Who is Chelsea Manning?

What would you do if you’d have access to classified networks for fourteen hours per day, for seven days a week for eight months? To this rhetorical question asked in 2010 to Adrian Lamo (the American Hacker who delivered her to the US Army), Chelsea Manning, born Bradley, already gave an answer. But who’s Chelsea… Continua a leggere

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The crossroad between Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Wikileaks

The relationship between Assange and Manning will be started by a 39 minutes lasting and little grainy  “filmed” of July 2007 In the enormous dowry of confidential documents accessed, Manning discovers a shocking video: it shows an “Apache AH 64” war helicopter, in a reconnaissance flight on Baghdad’s outskirts, firing wildly (from a kilometer high)… Continua a leggere

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From New York to New York

If I had listened to every “You can’t do it” during my life, I would deal with other businesses at this moment, most likely less exciting (at least for me) than the launch of Orwell’s ambitious project. When I was a greenhorn driven by the sacred fire of the politics, they used to tell me… Continua a leggere

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1984 reasons to thank Edward Snowden

It’s not easy to outline the figure of Edward Joseph Snowden. There’s an high risk to fall in the trap plotted by the most basic rhetoric, the one, to be clear, which is able to transform in triviality one of the most relevant acts of “civil disobedience”. The act of disclosing thousands of NSA (National… Continua a leggere

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