Snail detours

It rains. It pours. Creeks are running by the bridges. River runs. It has not stopped raining since two weeks ago. Trees, grasses, and all kind of wild plants are growing as I have never seen before in Austin, Texas. Waking up with the pitter-patter sound of raindrops and the gray darkness of cloudy skies […]

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Are Twitter bots interacting in Colombian Networked Public Sphere?

During the past nine years we have seen the rapid growth of the Colombian networked public sphere. As Internet connectivity has spread to the country, and more people have adopted smartphones, the use of Web social software and computer-mediated communication has become part of the everyday life of many youths and adults avid of expressing […]

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Indie Games Pop-Up Video Arcades

Nurturing aesthetic experimentation and alternative forms of production, distribution and consumption, the indie game culture has grown in the past decade gaining global and local recognition. As part of this evolution, practitioners have started to create geographically localized community organizations that foster assembling informal innovation ecosystems and cultivating social, cultural, and human resources. In cities […]

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Early Geolocative Media Practices

New terms have been created for referring to the information communication technologies and practices that are functionally bound to place. These new tools (hardware and software), and the interactions people have with them, are both location-aware and location-oriented. They not only use geographically referenced information to function but also produce it. While media artists and […]

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The World Wide Web as Social Media

The Internet is the most important socio-technological system that exists in the new networked communication environment. As a “network of networks” (Dutton, 1996) the Internet has expanded globally creating the biggest communication system of interconnected personal computers (the PC/Internet grid). Thanks to its open, distributed, and multidirectional architecture (Benkler 2006; Karaganis 2008) and its principle […]

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