Designing the public sphere: information technologies and the politics of mediation

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After a few decades of living with Information and Communication Technologies, we have got so much used to their presence in our daily lives, that we hardly realize that the societal and cultural revolution they are causing has only just begun. While most discussions still focus on privacy issues and on the impact of social media on interpersonal relations, a whole new generation of ICTs is currently entering the world, with potentially revolutionary impacts that require careful analysis and evaluation. Many everyday objects are currently being equipped with forms of ‘ubiquitous computing’ or ‘ambient intelligence’. At the same time, ‘augmented reality’ technologies are rapidly gaining influence. ICTs will result in smart environments, and new social relations. Rather than merely assessing and criticizing these developments ‘from the outside’, we must to learn to accompany them critically ‘from within’. The public sphere requires ‘technologies of the self’: the capability to understand technological mediations, to take them into account in technological design, and to shape our existence in interaction with them. The real choice is not between accepting of rejecting new ICTs, but between critical engagement and powerless opposition
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe onlife manifesto: being human in a hyperconnected era
EditorsLuciano Floridi
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages217-227
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-04092-9
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StatePublished - 2014

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mediation
information technology
cultural revolution
interpersonal relation
politics
social media
Social Relations
privacy
intelligence
communication technology
opposition
interaction
evaluation

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  • IR-92459

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Verbeek, P. P. C. C. (2014). Designing the public sphere: information technologies and the politics of mediation. In L. Floridi (Ed.), The onlife manifesto: being human in a hyperconnected era (pp. 217-227). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04093-6_21
Verbeek, Peter P.C.C./ Designing the public sphere: information technologies and the politics of mediation. The onlife manifesto: being human in a hyperconnected era. editor / Luciano Floridi. Cham : Springer, 2014. pp. 217-227
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The onlife manifesto: being human in a hyperconnected era. ed. / Luciano Floridi. Cham : Springer, 2014. p. 217-227.

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Verbeek PPCC. Designing the public sphere: information technologies and the politics of mediation. In Floridi L, editor, The onlife manifesto: being human in a hyperconnected era. Cham: Springer. 2014. p. 217-227. Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04093-6_21