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April 28, 2007

I am reading about ten books on cyberculture.

It is the end of term now and I am free from authoritarian school for the summer. I borrowed about ten books on cyberculture and have been reading them this afternoon. I wore black today in honour of workers killed or injured on the job.

April 24, 2007

I created a simulation of the labour contract.

As a school project I created a simulation of the labour contract at a simulated firm. I used Stella 9 to do this work and the teachings of a professor at the University of Ottawa and also the theory of the former marxist microeconomist Samuel Bowles.

April 21, 2007

I surfed amazon.ca just now.

I was searching for web mastering books in particular a book for learning Dreamweaver. I got lost on searching for wobbly books.

I am trying to get three different OS's running on my Macbook.

Actually I will only have two different OS's running Mac OSX and Windows XP but I will run a KDE desktop on the Mac OS X if my tinkering is successful with Fink.

April 17, 2007

School exams written on computer

I was allowed to write a school exam on a computer. I shut the sound off of course. I wrote in Word. I submitted my answer a three page Word document on a 1 GB USB flash memory stick which cost me 12 dollars.

April 15, 2007

I got myself some pannier racks for my road bike.

I purchased some cheap pannier racks from the local camping coop. I want to be able to do some touring with my bike and also move around the city with my computer, with data projector and printer all on my bike. This is my moobile cyborg system.

I am studying economic systems design this weekend.

I am writing a final exam in economic systems design this Monday. I have been reviewing notes and reading for this course this weekend. I also took a break yesterday from studies and work to watch the NHL playoffs. This is one of the only forms of TV entertainment I can enjoy these days. I also enjoy Stargate SG-1 occassionally.

April 7, 2007

Here is some interesting research on work conditions in the digital age.

Here is something for today on the digital age:

Network Notebooks is a series of publications on recent new media theory. INC proudly presents:

---Network Notebooks nr.1---

Technobohemians or the new Cybertariat? New media work in Amsterdam a decade after the web by Rosalind Gill

While I think the sample of interviews is small the direction is very important in this research

http://www.networkcultures.org/networknotebooks/ sent to me on the Association of Internet Researchers email list by Geert Lovink.

More details in the extended entry.

First publication in the series ‘Network Notebooks’, published by the Institute of Network Cultures, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

For more information please visit:

A pdf is also freely available at http://www.networkcultures.org/_uploads/17.pdf

. Interviews: Rosalind Gill and Danielle van Diemen
Copy editing: Ned Rossiter
Design: Léon&Loes, Rotterdam http://www.leon-loes.nl
Network Notebooks editors: Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer
Printing: Cito Repro, Amsterdam
Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam

If you want to order printed copies please contact:
Institute of Network Cultures
HvA Interactieve media
Weesperzijde 190
1097 DZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
t: +31 (0)20 5951863 f: +31 (0)20 5951840

This publication is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Netherlands License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/.

ISBN/EAN: 978-90-78146-02-5