Friday, February 1, 2013
Internet Research Tracings: Towards Non-Reductionist Methodology - Lincoln Dahlberg
This was a tough one to follow but I think I made it in the end inasmuch as I have learned that research into the ‘Digital Space’ needs to be more complex than it has been hitherto – according to Lincoln Dahlberg in any event. But other things I learned were the questions for the future: - Who ‘owns’ the Internet? Is it a tool of the rich and powerful capitalistic economies? Is it going to determine our collective futures? How can it be controlled? Should it be controlled? What happens if it grows – like New Media have suggested it will grow – into a mean people eater? Will it help mankind to develop for the better or will it replace people and eventually destroy mankind?