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[- Do opportunistic idealists make good politicians?
By Aileen, Section question corner
Posted on Sun Nov 30th, 2003 at 07:04:51 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
In the midst of reading encouraging accounts of idealistic projects and conversations with friends about how many other women from our group feel the same need to "do something" that we have, a trivial little newspaper arrived in my household. Somewhere in the middle there was a small article about recently elected local politicians and their new responsibilities following local elections a few months ago.

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[- Do theoreticians have lives?
By Aileen, Section question corner
Posted on Tue Nov 11th, 2003 at 08:53:59 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Or artists or activists or programmers or any of the many other people producing words and ideas and important different perspectives? What happens to the important words and ideas and perspectives, when the people producing them are burdened or even overwhelmed with a sad child, aging parents, a dying friend, an altercation with the neighbors, a painfully disintegrating intimate relationship, physical ailments? Do priorities shift when vital household appliances break down?

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[- FReeCognize Me..?
By GabrielPickard, Section question corner
Posted on Thu Oct 2nd, 2003 at 10:59:08 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
In the recent makeworld paper#3 (distributed at n5m, available at, another one of those.. texts (i guess it's basically manifesto-style) jointly written by Geert L. and Florian S. gets the last word.. Here are some (hopefully not too suggestive) questions (i really wanted to get this into the question corner and not the review-section - to try it out ;-):

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[- Information Excess and Lack of Purpose?
By RobertEbright, Section question corner
Posted on Thu Oct 2nd, 2003 at 09:59:33 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
The internet allows one to connect to a potentially infinite amount of content and people, all through the mediated view of a screen. This opens up tremendous potential for communication, inspiration and expression, yet at the same time due to the limitations of experience and lack of focus such a broad level of access to information doesn't it tend to speak to the lowest common impulse ?

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[- Bloggers Research?
By KatrienisBack, Section question corner
Posted on Sun Sep 28th, 2003 at 03:07:17 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
I know some of you are interested in the growing bloggers research community. Just to announce that the Harvard Berkman Center is having a 'bloggercon' next weekend-- a conference on the bloggers impact on political journalism. Bloggers Conference Do you think I should head over and write a report?

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[- BloggerCon?
By KatrienisBack, Section question corner
Posted on Sun Sep 28th, 2003 at 03:07:05 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Hey all,

I messed up in my last blog!
Here is the correct URL for for Bloggercon at Harvard University.
I also found out that this conference costs $500 for participants, which totally ruins my plan to pay a visit. Unless you may have a tip or two on how to sneak in conferences without paying the fee?

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[- Kidult Konspiracy?
By amy, Section question corner
Posted on Wed Sep 3rd, 2003 at 09:33:24 PM EURODISCORDIA TIME
The New York Times News Service posted this story, which I can't seem to get out of my head for various reasons. There seem to be inconsistencies throughout the article as to what actually defines kidultism, but there are also some assumptions that bother me more deeply. While I have no particular interest in the Care Bears, Hello Kitty, or singing Itsy Bitsy Spider, I certainly do have some interests which might be considered more appropriate for a "younger demographic." Am I a kidult? Or is the very notion of kidultism, which is evidently considered "bad" - a way of pushing adults into doing more of things corporate society deems positive - like taking out mortgages and working all the time?

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[- New faces (and formats) rule!?
By TreborScholz, Section question corner
Posted on Sat Aug 30th, 2003 at 10:32:20 AM EURODISCORDIA TIME
Some thoughts on conference formats in the media arts scene

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Sunday November 30th

Do opportunistic idealists make good politicians? (3 comments)

Tuesday November 11th

Do theoreticians have lives? (7 comments)

Thursday October 2nd

FReeCognize Me..? (5 comments)
Information Excess and Lack of Purpose? (9 comments)

Sunday September 28th

Bloggers Research? (1 comments)
BloggerCon? (4 comments)

Wednesday September 3rd

Kidult Konspiracy? (8 comments)

Saturday August 30th

New faces (and formats) rule!? (7 comments)

Friday August 22nd

Are you on vacation? Can I go with you? (2 comments)

Sunday July 6th

blogs and google, tails wag dogs? (7 comments)


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