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The futures of communication
Transcript of The futures of communication
Designed for efficiency and scale
Designed from mistrust
Language of war & cattle drive
And CMMC breaks things...
Be a Trusted Ally
The Relationship Economy
The Futures of Communication
by Jerry Michalski @jerrymichalski
at the University of Alabama
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
3 Big Claims
Children are curious
People are trustworthy
We were smart before
2 Big Forces:
Barriers have fallen
Things stay put
Zero Marginal Cost
We used to trust
We lost that trust
Our modern lenses
The "Appeal to Tradition" Fallacy
Short-term incentives everywhere
Amnesia (no history, no context)
Our infrastructure is broken
Stocks and Flows
All flow now: blogs, Twitter, news, Tumblr, Instagram, Tinder...
Spinning out of control
The info/entertainment business models helped make us amnesic
Denial of Discourse Attacks
Key RE concepts
Meaning, purpose, values
Design from Trust, Trusted Ally
Vulnerability is ok!
Design for bad actors later
Taking back agency
What if we trusted you?
So let's rethink:
Media is Dangerous
Problem + Solution
Explore new forms of collaborative sensemaking
Prezi + Brain + Wikis + ???
Journalism is delaminating!
Lifelong learning (mostly free)
Nexus for tackling big problems
Refine the tools and the knowledge
Mind the Commons
"What gets us into trouble
is not what we don't know,
it's what we know for sure
that just ain't so."
-- Mark Twain (or not)
Every laptop, tablet and phone is a...
and much more
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"
-- Upton Sinclair
Why do we fail to see what's going on?
The Surveillance State
Stalk or Serve?
Villemard's 1910 Postcards
Not mere "consumers"
Consumer Mass-Market Capitalism
Why did we lose trust?
Why don't citizens vote?
Why are students apathetic?
Why are employees unmotivated?
Century of the Self
one concept map
everything I care about
Invent better ways for creators to make a living
So their works can go freely into the Commons
Filters, judgment, credibility
Not just facts and reason
Points of view
Narratives, emotions, empathy
Russia in the Ukraine
If I were you...
Rhetoric • Discourse • Ethics • Digital Humanities
Examples of the Relationship Economy
Open source software
Open content databases
Unconferences, Open Space
The Sharing Economy
The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838
The spaces of reconnection, capacity and memory.