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South America's upcoming technology showdown

DIGITALIZATION: The authorities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico are now investing in start-ups, incubators and training programs. But at the same time, Colombia can confiscate protesters' phones; in Ecuador, the authorities block the same access to servers; and in Nicaragua and Venezuela, governments have routinely restricted access to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The United States and China are on aggressive courtship trips to countries throughout the region.

Together for life

Edward Ashford Lee: The Coevolution: The Entwined Futures of Humans and Machines

SYMBIOSIS: We must think differently about both man and the computer. Their being is more entangled than we think, and both change and adapt to the other.

What happened to the children's right to privacy?

Leah Plunkett: Sharenthood

"SHARE THINGS":: Parents generously share photos and information about their children on social media without considering the long-term consequences, and without the children's consent.

When viruses go viral

INFODEMI: A study of the coronavirus, conspiracy theories and fake news in the disinformation ecosystem.

The art of offering (enough) to himself

Pia Hellenthal: Searching Eva

CULTURE OF OPENNESS: Eva is a model, blogger, author, musician and sex worker, not sure in what order, and appears as a kind of living art project.

The age of the platforms

Geert Lovink: Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism

MEDIA: Author Geert Lovink analyzes contemporary use of social media and looks towards a possible end to «platform nihilism».

On the way into the 2020's

NEWSPAPER EDITOR: The conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Dingseveldet – the dupe dites in the online stores

Joss Hands: The Gadgets Consciousness. Collective Thought, Will and Action in the Age of Social Media

MULTIPLICITY: Can a thing materialism rebuild a collective social thought?

Bone women's fight in a male-dominated industry

Jill Abramson: Merchants of Truth – The Business of News and the Fight for Facts Author

: DISCRIMINATION: Jill Abramson gives the unvarnished truth about how female journalists are exposed to sexism in some of America's largest newspaper houses.

The children of neoliberalism live in front of the screen

Shaun Scott :: Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the US from 1982-Present

: Author Shaun Scott uses fragments from his own life, neoliberal economic politics, pop culture, sports and video games to describe and understand the millennial generation.

Clear digital 

Byung Chul-Han: In the Swarm

: Chul-Hans' hatred of the digital age is bombastic and only occasionally interesting. Still, he is easy to like.

To share is to live 

Alfred Hermida: Tell EveryoneWhy We Share and Why It Matters

: We all live in the nation Facebook – therefore we should mobilize a critical understanding of how this nation works.