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Declarations of Interdependence

John Ryan
December 08, 2013

Declarations of Interdependence

My presentation at SVA's Critical Information Conference on December 8 2013, covering the research and making that made up my MFA thesis project "Declarations of Interdependence." I was contributing to a panel entitled "Communication/Isolation/Retaliation: Our Responses to the Age of Information."

Slides + audio: http://vimeo.com/johndryan/criticalinformation

Find out more about the project at http://declarationsofinterdependence.com

John Ryan

December 08, 2013
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  1. DECLARATIONS OF
    INTERDEPENDENCE
    Experiments in Networked Interdividualism

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  2. “NEOLIBERALISM... PROPOSES THAT
    HUMAN WELL-BEING CAN BEST BE
    ADVANCED BY LIBERATING INDIVIDUAL
    ENTREPRENEURIAL FREEDOMS AND
    SKILLS WITHIN AN INSTITUTIONAL
    FRAMEWORK CHARACTERIZED BY STRONG
    PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS, FREE
    MARKETS, AND FREE TRADE.”— HARVEY, 2007

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  3. — BARAN, 1962
    DISTRIBUTED
    CENTRALIZED DECENTRALIZED

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  4. NETWORK
    (LOGIC)
    NETWORK
    (NODE)
    PLACE
    INTERFACE
    NETWORK
    (CONNECTIVITY)
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  5. NETWORK
    (LOGIC)
    NETWORK
    (NODE)
    PLACE
    INTERFACE
    NETWORK
    (CONNECTIVITY)
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  6. “THE DESIGN OF SOFTWARE BUILDS THE IDEOLOGY INTO
    THOSE ACTIONS THAT ARE THE EASIEST TO PERFORM ON
    THE SOFTWARE DESIGNS THAT ARE BECOMING
    UBIQUITOUS.” — LANIER, 2010
    “THE COMPUTER WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IS BASED UPON
    ONE TRADITION… AND IS ESSENTIALLY DEFINING THE
    WAY WE DO EVERYTHING. THE IMPOSITION OF
    INAPPROPRIATE STRUCTURES THROUGHOUT THE
    COMPUTER IS THE IMPOSITION OF INAPPROPRIATE
    STRUCTURES ON THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO IN THE
    HUMAN WORLD” — NELSON, 2008

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  7. COMMODIFICATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL
    A NEOLIBERAL CRITIQUE OF
    USER-CENTERED DESIGN
    THE FREEDOM MYTH OF
    STANDARDIZED PRESENCES

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  8. “IN USING SOCIAL MEDIA, WE BECOME FATALLY
    AWARE OF HOW WE CAN SELL OURSELVES AND THUS
    INTENSIFY SELF-MARKETING PRACTICES. WE PUT
    OURSELVES FORWARD AS A BRAND IN ORDER TO
    REGISTER IN THESE COMMERCIALLY ORIENTED,
    QUANTIFICATION-DRIVEN SYSTEMS.”
    — HORNING, 2012

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  9. “IN A WORLD WHERE WE POST THE MAJORITY OF OUR
    PERSONAL DATA ONLINE, AND STATES AND
    CORPORATIONS WIELD INVASIVE TOOLS TO COLLECT
    AND MARKET THE REST, THERE IS SOMETHING
    PROFOUNDLY HOPEFUL IN... EFFACEMENT OF THE
    SELF... [IT] ENABLES PARTICIPANTS TO PRACTICE A
    KIND OF INDIVIDUALITY BEYOND... POSSESSIVE
    INDIVIDUALISM.”
    — COLEMAN, 2012

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  10. NETWORK
    (LOGIC)
    NETWORK
    (NODE)
    PLACE
    INTERFACE
    NETWORK
    (CONNECTIVITY)
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  11. NETWORK
    (LOGIC)
    NETWORK
    (NODE)
    PLACE
    INTERFACE
    NETWORK
    (CONNECTIVITY)
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  12. NETWORK
    (LOGIC)
    NETWORK
    (NODE)
    PLACE
    INTERFACE
    NETWORK
    (CONNECTIVITY)
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  13. NETWORK
    (LOGIC)
    NETWORK
    (NODE)
    PLACE
    INTERFACE
    NETWORK
    (CONNECTIVITY)
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  14. PANOPTICAM
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  15. MEDIATED
    MIRROR
    INTERACTION
    PLACE

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  16. NETWORK
    (NODE)
    SELF-EFFACING
    INTERACTIONS

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  17. MULTI-PERSONAL
    COMPUTING
    DEVICE
    INTERACTION

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  18. NETWORK
    (NODE)
    !
    YOU BY.US

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  19. ALPHA
    PORTRAITS
    INTERACTION
    PLACE

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  20. THANK
    YOU (PLURAL)
    declarationsofinterdependence.com
    @interdividual
    johndryan.me
    @johndryan

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