Comm Lab Web | Inclusion in a Culture of Exclusion [reaction]
I liked the analogy between throwing away the wedding photos and the “Privately-Owned Public Space”
As I spend more time at ITP and experience more Guest Speakers, I am seeing that the technology field is a very monochromatic world, slightly devoid of responsibility with a culture of people “blaming the suits” however developers are equally responsible, creators and their counterparts are responsible. I don’t know if it’s because of a balance of IQ-vs-EQ but I can’t help to feel that the “World Wide Web” that was for everyone to connect isn’t at all made for everybody to connect at all.
It’s important to be aware of the politics, the business, and the usability of the things we create. The speed at which we can reach people is incredible and inspiring however the disconnect between “purists” and “users” needs to diminish. That was the ongoing thread that Anil enforced. The Interactive Media Community will continue to miss out on the impact and opportunities that can be harnessed if they keep holding onto ideals and fighting systems that if evaluated can help (or hurt) the greater scope of the internet…a space that was made for the Public but is starting to be encroached upon by Private Sectors, publicly.
*Ironically…I found some history on the Internet/Web World via TIME Everything You Needed to Know About the Internet in May 1994