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[liberationtech] Cyber-sceptics wanted!

Ben Peters bjpeters at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 11:06:27 PST 2011


Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, now at Oxford, rarely disappoints in delivering
critical non-extreme nuance. A couple of relevant links follow.

http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/11/11/1461444810380863.abstract?rss=1

http://www.meta-activism.org/book/

http://rasmuskleisnielsen.net/

Hope this helps,

Ben

petersbenjamin.wordpress.com

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 8:54 PM, 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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