Tag Archives: internet governance

Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 5: Enter the gondola! Every Sidewalk Labs promise to Toronto in its Project Vision document, and the one thing they won’t do

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here The fun thing about vision statements, particularly those written by tech companies, is that they’re not necessarily constrained by reality. Think Elon Musk’s Hyperloop vision. As Jalopnik’s Aaron Gordon noted, … Continue reading

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New book: Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

I‘m happy to announce the publication of Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century. It’s co-edited by Natasha Tusikov, Kate Henne and me. You can buy it now! And if you go … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Bonus entry: Waterfront Toronto takes the Douglas Adams approach to public consultation

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here “But the plans were on display…” “On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.” “That’s the display department.” “With a flashlight.” “Ah, well, the … Continue reading

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What is knowledge? Seven ground rules (and three helpful tips)

I wrote this brief note for my 4th-year Global Political Economy class as a way to bring them up to speed on the knowledge economy. Because it’s intangible, and because it can raise all sorts of questions we usually get … Continue reading

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The global political economy of knowledge: A reading list

…time to reactivate the blog… For the past several years I’ve been teaching a 4th year/graduate seminar on the global political economy. In previous years I’ve taught it as a survey course, an advanced introduction to the various facets of … Continue reading

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