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Liquid Democracy: Web Platform Makes Professor Most Powerful Pirate

A linguistics professor in Bamberg is considered the most powerful member of Germany’s burgeoning Pirate Party, even though he holds no office. Martin Haase engages in politics almost exclusively through the Internet using the party’s Liquid Feedback software. The platform is flattening the political hierarchy and is unique among German political parties. Liquid Democracy: Web Platform Makes Professor […]

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jillian mayer : erasey page

Erasey Page is a newly commissioned web-based project that Mayer produced in collaboration with computer programmer, designer, and creative technologist Eric Shoenborn, which will be on view in the Bass Museum’s recently renovated project room space. The interactive website begins with a greeting from the artist as a pop-up spokes model who promotes visitors to […]

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Top 6 Trends In HTML5 In 2011

HTML5 is fundamentally changing the way developers approach the Web. Whether it is for desktop browsers or mobile, the language and standards of the future are not some distant point on the horizon. It is right now. In the mobile realm, the debate rages on: Web or Native? The difference between the two is beginning […]

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The Web Is 20 Years Old Today

It was twenty years ago today/ Tim Berners-Lee taught the world to play/ Although 20 years ago he would have sworn/ That there wouldn’t have been so much porn. That’s right – the world’s first website, a placeholder page written by Sir Berners-Lee way back on August 6, 1991 in the then-nascent Hypertext Mark-Up Language, […]

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Top Trends of 2011: HTML5

HTML5 is the next version of HTML, the markup language that all web pages are written in. HTML5 is more interactive than the current version of HTML – it offers similar functionality to Flash technology – and is also much more suited to mobile devices. HTML5 was one of our top trends of 2010, after getting […]

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Has the “Gamification” of Reality Already Begun? – Technology Review

Game dynamics is the hot new Web business model, but is it more pervasive than we even realize? Reality should be more like video games (i.e. fun), says Jane McGonigal‘s newish book, Reality is Broken. (More here, from Clive Thompson.) It’s an appealing thesis, and if you aren’t convinced that people don’t secretly want a […]

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Citizen Internet: Opportunity for Civic Software

TOWARDS A CITIZEN INTERNET: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CIVIC SOFTWARE Jennifer Pahlka Speaker: Jennifer Pahlka Dean’s Lecture Wednesday, March 9, 2011 The last decade has seen the organic growth of the web as a platform, enabling near-frictionless community-building, social communication, and collective action. But the institutions citizens support to represent our collective will and achieve our […]

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