Tag Archives: Egypt

Video of The Future of Democracy talk

If you are jailed in the proprietary world, click on the still image above or this link to a Flash video. If your browser supports HTML5, just start playing the video. You can also view Adam Greenfield’s talk on public objects and information in the city, and the panel discussion.

The Future of Democracy

The organizers of The Future of Life conference invited me to speak about the future of democracy in relation with information technology and the Internet. The video is forthcoming. Meanwhile, you can check slides and speaking notes (note pages 18-34).

Democratic revolutions and democracies in crisis

Comments are flowing on the Arab and Iranian democratic revolutions, of which we see only the beginning. In a must read interview, Manuel Castells stated : “the popular uprisings in the Arab world perhaps constitute the most important Internet-led and facilitated change”. Beyond the direct role of the Internet and information technology in these movements, […]

Our autistic governments promote what they claim to fear

Regarding Tunisia yesterday and Egypt today, the governments of European countries and the US tell each day what they should have said a week or 48h before. In this delay and in the embarrassment one can read in their silences, lies a cruel truth. They ceased long ago to believe in democracy when its face […]