The Post Privacy Era

We move through the world in a shroud of personal digital records, from credit card transactions to parking tickets. Data surveillance is infiltrating our daily routines. We are defined by our data. We all live in the "datasphere". The datasphere is composed of television, radio, newspapers, magazines, cell phones, voice mail, email, databases, SMS, blogs... … Continue reading The Post Privacy Era

Signal to Noise

Data does not equal information. Data has no value until it has been received and understood by an individual. When understanding takes place, the data is transformed into information. Anything that interferes with the reception and understanding of data is noise. Information does not equal knowledge. Knowledge is a construct that is created in the … Continue reading Signal to Noise

Meme, Noise, Propaganda

Meme, Noise, Propaganda meme n. (mm) : A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Memes are the cultural counterpart of genes and can be considered the unit of cultural evolution. Ideas can evolve in a way analogous … Continue reading Meme, Noise, Propaganda