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[liberationtech] Cyber-sceptics wanted!

Graham Webster gwebster at uw.edu
Wed Mar 2 11:01:17 PST 2011


I agree with Collin. I said as much in a short screed a friend published at
The Atlantic's site a few weeks ago.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/02/the-twitter-revolution-debate-is-dead/71185/

The main point is that the discussion about technology and democracy,
liberalization, regime change, etc., has gotten to a point where we no
longer need to argue at the extremes and we can get to the difficult but
important task of understanding what role technology plays in politics. ICTs
alone do not single-handedly _cause_ revolution, but neither do revolutions
these days happen without ICT.

Graham

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Collin Anderson
<collin at averysmallbird.com>wrote:

> The difference in the debate isn't necessarily between liberation tech and
> a negative argument. Rather, against a palpable lack of nuance in some of
> the more effusive views often expressed even on this esteemed list.
>
> Not to speak for Evgeny, but I think his position and the larger debate has
> moved beyond yay/nay to efficacy and centrality.
> On Mar 2, 2011 1:05 PM, "Alec Muffett" <alec.muffett at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 2 Mar 2011, at 16:46, Brie Rogers Lowery wrote:
> >
> >> I'm arranging a debate in Oxford, United Kingdom on the topic of
> 'Activism vs. Slacktivism' (currently scheduled for Monday 21st March) and
> am hoping that some of you on this list might be able to assist with some
> suggestions for speakers for it.
> >
> > Sometimes people have to go to extraordinary lengths in order to obtain
> an "opposing viewpoint" for the purposes of "balance" in a public debate.
> >
> > In such circumstances I often feel that there may be a lesson to be
> learned.
> >
> > -a
> >
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