The Bias of Broadcasting
By contrasting the technical architectures of broadcasting and internetworking I illustrate how different technical approaches to communication and organization result in distinctly different social conditions.
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International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.1-12.
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Mark Hemphill is an assistant professor at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He joined the faculty at UPEI after a ten year career in enterprise software and B2B ecommerce. Mark received his MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a PH.D. candidate studying at the European Graduate School of Media and Communications. His research interests though broad consist especially of the social and commercial forces of the Internet. His attention is currently fixed on the way communication technologies influence identity and autonomy.
Mark is also the founder and program director of BEAT (Business, Education, and Applied Technology Program), a special inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional program that takes an applied, integrated approach to IT training and development at the post-graduate level to foster learning, to accelerate technology provisioning, and to spark innovation.
BEAT's first year of operations consisted of creating the Campus Commons and integrated academic online community spanning two post-secondary institutinos and extending into its greater community. The Campus Commons fosters personal expression and supports organic group forming, collaboration, knowledge building, and the exchage and distribution of rich media online.
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