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29 Cards in this Set

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Negotiating the Digital Closet:Online Pseudonymity and the Politics of Sexual Identity

David Phillips


“privacy as identity management”


Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Queer Nation is Dead/Long Live Queer Nation:The Politics & Poetics of Social Movement & Media Representation

Mary L. Gray

The Language of Internet Memes

Patrick Davidson


“Memes determine the behavior of an organism.They are either taught to an organism (you go toschool and learn math) or learned throughexperience (you stick a finger in an outlet, getshocked, understand that outlets should be avoided)


Genes rely on the physical process ofreproduction to replicate, memes rely on the mentalprocesses of observation and learning.”

Internet Meme

“An Internet meme is apiece of culture, typically a joke,which gains influence through online transmission.”

3 components of internet memes:

1. the manifestation

2. the behaviour

3. the ideal

Serial Selfies

Jill Walker Rettberg

Zooming into an Instagram City

Hockman & Manovich

Cyclical time

“When visualized, cyclical time represents thehistoric process of collective social, visualproduction that potentially repeats itself infinitely.”

Linear time

When visualized, linear time organizes images from a specific time and placeaccording to average brightness or average hue of each photo, thus revealinga “signature” of dominant visual preferences that might indicate a sharedexperience by multiple users.

Geeks and Recursive Publics: How the Internetand Free Software Make Things Public

Christopher Kelty

Recursive publics

“A recursive public is a public that is constituted by ashared concern for maintaining the means of associationthrough which they come together as a public.”

Why call the internet a recursive public for geeks?

(1) to signal that this kind of public includes the activities ofmaking, maintaining, and modifying software and networks, aswell as the more conventional discourse that is therebyenabled; (2) to suggest the recursive “depth” of the public, the series oftechnical and legal layers—from applications to protocols to thephysical infrastructures of waves and wires—that are thesubject of this making, maintaining, and modifying.

Public sphere

“It is at once a concept—intended to make sense of aspace that is not the here and now, but one made up ofwritings, ideas, and discussions—and a set of ideas thatpeople have about themselves and their ownparticipation in such a space.”

Social imaginary

Phenomena that wavers between having concreteexistence “out there” and imagined rational existence“in here.”

Free Culture

Lawrence Lessig

Open Source as Culture—Culture as Open Source

Siva Vaidhyanathan


Free and Open Source Software


A limited monopoly, granted by the state,meant to foster creativity by generating asystem of presumed incentives.

Culture, Information, and Commodification

Dan Schiller


“... refers to diverse phenomena in library andinformation science, engineering, communication,sociology, law, economics, literary criticism, history, and other fields.”


“A commodity is a resource that is producedfor the market by wage labor.”

Opening Proprietary Ecologies

GregoryT. Donovan

Surveillance as Cultural Practice

Torin Monahan

Surveillance as cultural practice

Indicates an orientation to surveillance that views it asembedded within, brought about by, and generative ofsocial practices in specific cultural contexts.

The Public Domain: Surveillance in Everyday Life

Alice E. Marwick