Category: Political Economy

Listserves Old and New

http://lists.tmttlt.com/listinfo.cgi/transdisciplinarystudies-tmttlt.com  This is the list for the book series ‘transdisciplinary studies’ which is seeking scholars interested in discussing transdisciplinary research and book proposals for transdisciplinary research —– http://lists.tmttlt.com/listinfo.cgi/softwareandculture-tmttlt.com  This is a list that began at the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture.  It is dedicated to discussing the relationships between software and culture. http://lists.tmttlt.com/listinfo.cgi/political-economy-internet-tmttlt.com  This […]

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scos presentation proposal

I proposed this for the annual standing conference on organizational symbolism conference http://www.scos.org/iframe-5/index.html “serious fun”… and it was accepted. it is a spin off the darknets research i’ve been pursuing on the side for a year… so now there are two papers in development on this topic… I’m sharing it so people can see more […]

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10 things that i think i know about learning ecologies

10 things that i think i know about learning ecologies 1. human beings learn; we don’t stop learning, we learn while we are awake, we learn while we are asleep, we learn when under stress, and we learn when comfortable and happy. 2. human beings do not always learn what others know,  or think is […]

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The Political Economy of Information in an Age of Speed and Excess

When information explodes, systems fail. In our current age, the ability to govern is predicated on the control and distribution of information. This paper confronts the inability to do that, it examines the techniques and systems of informational governance, notes some their defects, demonstrates the incapacities and draws the conclusion parallel to Virilio’s Information Bomb, […]

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Hybridizing Culture through Code and the Creation of a Transnational Knowledge Class.

This paper presents the theory that software code and the practice of coding is a system of communication above and beyond the code itself. It posits that the language and practices of coding are a method that allows knowledge and culture to move from one cultural milieu to another, and creates through that movement, a […]

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The Two Cows Version of the economic crisis.

Still confused about how AIG lost its shirt by going into the securities lending business big time? We understand. It’s terribly complex and full of words that make your eyes glaze over. [From AIG Implodes: The Two Cows Version] —— brilliant little breakdown of a small part of what is going on.

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Global recession – where did all the money go?

Global recession – where did all the money go? [From Global recession – where did all the money go? | Business | guardian.co.uk ] —– well it wasn’t there to begin with…

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ANSA.it – News in English – Mafia business ‘equal’ to 9% of GDP

Italy’s four main mafias generated business equivalent to about 9% of GDP in 2008, a top Italian think tank said Friday. [From ANSA.it – News in English – Mafia business ‘equal’ to 9% of GDP] ——- Another example of yesterday evening’s post.

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The OTHER Shaky Foundation of The Global Financial System

When the illegal economy is more stable than the legal one, you know we’re in deep you-know-what. [From The OTHER Shaky Foundation of The Global Financial System] ——— perhaps it is just me, but i cannot imagine a contemporary capitalist society where, the illegal economy would not be more stable. it by definition has to […]

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How Bad Is It? L

How Bad Is It? Look at The Pretty Graph is a graph of the market capitalization of various banks. look at the fictional money:)

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