Evolving Digital Inequalities in the U.S: Working-class Latino Immigrant Families and Networked Computers at Home

The sociocultural activities of immigrant parents have always been an essential part of the American experience. As a country made up of newcomers, the United States has been historically transformed by the incorporation of foreigners and their children. Because this process happens at a large scale, the U.S. population has increasingly become more ethnically and […]

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Open Data in Latin America: Promises, Challenges, and Opportunities

While corruption continues to be pervasive at all layers of society in Latin American countries, the region has become a leader in commitments to open data and open government. A combination of factors has created the appropriate climate among governments, civil society, and private sector, to introduce a series of recommendations, good practices, and strategies […]

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Data is Power: Privacy and the Surveillance Economy

The ubiquity of computing and networking technologies, massive adoption of mobile devices and apps, and the rise of social media platforms, are rapidly transforming our social norms. Individual privacy, in particular, has changed pretty fast in the last 20 years while the networked communication environment has been established. Most of the data collected from millions […]

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Learning as a Lifestyle

In times of rapid transformation, we are constantly asked to learn new technologies, new systems, and new practices. Terms such as the information, the knowledge, or the creative society signal the change from industrial to post-industrial societies. Those concepts emphasize the changes in both the means of production, circulation, and consumption of goods. We should […]

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Fair Use Matters

Creativity is at the core of everyday life. It crosses many social dimensions. From culture to economy to language. Creative expression, however, usually requires building on the work of others. Remixing, bricolage, sampling, collage. Cultural production thrives better when people can write, re-write, appropriate, re-circulute, and remix. That is the reason why the fair use […]

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