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    Networks of Freedom: Networks of Control

    CAT 2010: Ideas before their time : Connecting the past and present in computer art

    Computer Art and Technocultures AHRC Project

    3 February 2010, London


    David Garcia


    In 1996 the usually sober minded political scientist Manuel Castells, wrote about the revolution in popular networked computing in momentous terms. “We are witnessing”, he declared “the formation of a hypertext and a meta-language which for the first time in history, integrate into the same system the written, oral and audiovisual modalities of human communication The human spirit reunites its dimensions in a new interaction between the two sides of the brain, machines and social contexts. For all the science fiction ideology and commercial hype surrounding the so-called information superhighway we can hardly underestimate its significance”.


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