Cyberspace: the bioelectronic environment

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An environment connecting all, where knowledge, voice, thought is freely transmitted from multiple entry points to another. People are adding to cyberspace “creating it, defining it, expanding it — at a rate that is already explosive and getting faster” (Pff.org, 1994).

Wait aren’t those lyrics to an ASAP rocky song? s o r t a

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But with so much widespread of uncontrolled information there does come some point of control, who gains power from this information?

Manuel Castells argues in fact this society is not ruled or governed by information or knowledge. To properly identify and describe our society is in fact the terms of its specific social structure. The networks powered by microelectronics and software based information and communication technologies.

“Power does not reside in institutions, not even the state or large corporations. It is located in the networks that structure society.”

It seems networks appear to be the “organising form of life, including social life.”

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This weeks remediation is based on the concept of distributed networks. As spoken about in Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age, Cyberspace brought “the death of the central institutional paradigm of modern life”. Centralised networks no longer have control of what we create and share to each other and this is what I tried to visualise in my GIF.

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