Where to begin: How about Bruce Sterling’s Talk at SXSW 2007

Rare authors commment: Ok, normally I quote interesting sections of at least semi-interesting articles relating to new media, but I’d like to suggest that all students, faculty, and people just generally interested in the subject, give a listen to WIRED’s Bruce Sterling at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW).

Included in Sterling’s “rant” (really, rant connotes a lack of focus, which Sterling rarely seems to have):

– A discrediting of the term “convergence
– Why broadband “eats everything”
– How Digital Rights Management (DRM) will play out…maybe
– “Commons based peer production
Net neutrality
– People to who say interesting and relevant things: Lev Manovich and Yochai Benkler
– al-qaeda as a perfect example of Benkler’s wealth of networks
– The “verbing” of Google and Wikipedia (and why that’s significant)
– Blogs: The least potent of mediums and probably a passing fad
– Why spectrum auctioning is the most important thing you’re not paying attention to
– Computers are great tools of expression, but bad appliances

If any of this sounds interesting to you, give a listen (mp3 file on the page) and follow some commentary on it at MetaFilter.

Also, for those in the know, please add to the “Bruce Sterling” article in the Whats New Media Wiki.

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One response to “Where to begin: How about Bruce Sterling’s Talk at SXSW 2007

  1. Good stuff here. Thanks for the post.

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