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May 09 2011

Homo Numericus : Du discours aux donné retour ?


 Il est certainement frappant de voir à quel point ce triomphe de la donnée, la dissolution du discours que l’on peut constater dans ces initiatives, s’accompagne pourtant dans le même temps d’une évolution exactement inverse, qui sacralise le discours dans sa forme la plus éloignée de la donnée : la narration. Le phénomène du story telling qui touche lui aussi tous les secteurs, représente la double inversé de l’open data puisqu’il enfouit la donnée factuelle dans le défilement de l’histoire syntagmatique. Bien documentée par le célèbre ouvrage de Christian Salmon [12], la technique de story telling vise à la fois à provoquer l’adhésion de celui pour qui elle est déployée et en même temps à anesthésier son sens critique. Ce n’est plus l’exactitude mais la séduction qui est érigée en vertu cardinale.
Entre l’open data d’un côté et le story telling de l’autre, c’est finalement une certaine tradition rhétorique qui semble vouée à la disparition par écartèlement : construite en effet sur une collusion forte, sur un mélange presque indissociable des éléments factuels (l’invention) et des agencements qui les organisent les uns par rapport aux autres (la disposition), elle portait jusqu’à présent une certaine manière de construire une représentation partagée, socialisée du monde. Sa disparition programmée signifie une disjonction radicale entre la “réalité” d’un côté, placé du côté du factuel indépendant de sa représentation ou perception, et des relations sociales de l’autre résolument placées sous le signe de l’artifice séducteur et hypnotique. Cette évolution peut être vue comme congruente avec l’affaiblissement des institutions et de toutes les formes de médiation, phénomène bien caractéristique de notre époque.


May 02 2011

Elèutheros » Manifesto

// p&c at 2011-05-03 / oAnth



On the basis of official Church documents like Encyclicals [Free Software's surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine] and CEI directorates [Software Libero, Comunicazione e Missione], we are convinced that there are strong ideal affinities between Christianity, the philosophy of Free Software [The Free Software Definition] and the adoption of Open Formats and Protocols [The Frequently Asked Questions of the Eleutheros Project]. We believe it is evident that the usage of such instruments is much more in line with Catholic Doctrine than fully closed, non Free solutions.

Elèutheros is an association of Catholics whose mission is to serve the Catholic Church through promotion and development of an always increasing harmony between the doctrinal principles mentioned above and the concrete choices made in the Information Technology field at all levels in the ecclesiastical world: from Parishes to Dioceses, from School to Congregations, up to Bishop Conferences and the Vatican itself.


For the reasons mentioned above, Elèutheros intends to:

  • engage in the study of the Scriptures and the Ecclesiastical Teaching, of classical texts and, in general, of Catholic literature, in order to highlight references, ideas and principles which may sustain the ethical values of Free Software and the adoption of Open Formats and Protocols.
  • increase among Catholics the awareness of the importance of Free Software and Open Formats and Protocols, as well as their ethical values.
  • Regardless of which software is adopted, propose that only Open Formats and Protocols are used, by all Catholic Organizations to store or manage any kind of digital data, like for example text, images or music. Only this can guarantee that all digital documents are completely accessible to everybody, including those who cannot afford state of the art computers or the purchase of proprietary software, and above all that such documents remain available forever.
  • propose that, whenever it is possible, Free Software is used instead of proprietary software in all Catholic Organizations.
  • Request that, without exception, teaching of programming and basic Information Technology in all Catholic Schools and Universities is performed using Free Software.
  • Promote, towards all Ecclesiastical Organizations, the creation of directives which require the mandatory adoption, in all Catholic organizations, of the IT solutions proposed by Elèutheros, giving absolute priority to Open Formats.
  • Promote, in all Ecclesiastical Organizations, methods of distribution of all Catholic documents which guarantee the greatest diffusion of the Gospel and of the Church message.


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Who wrote the first research paper abt e-government... already in 1954? || #gov20 #edem via RT @participatory



ICTs for Development
Talking about information and communication technologies and socio-economic development
Twitter / 02mytwi01 | 2011-05-02
Vielen Dank für den nachgereichten Permalink!

Ich möchte noch darauf hinweisen, dass der ursprünglichen Webseite

zur Graphik eine etwas ausführlichere Erklärung beifügt ist, die ich in meinem Repost zitiere.

Bis demnächst!

Total Carbon Footprint

@oelsen, hättest Du eine Quellen-Angabe zur Graphik? - vielen Dank!
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Rachel Maddow: Republican Michigan governor thinks democracy 'is a problem'

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Posted on 04.29.11 By David Edwards Categories: Featured, Nation

The decision-making authority of elected officials in Benton Harbor, Michigan was suspended under a new emergency manager law passed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

In a speech Wednesday, Snyder said he also wanted to abolish the minimum number of hours children are required to be in school. He announced that he was targeting 23 school districts for takeover by state-appointed unilateral executives.

"Every single one of those places has just been told that them having locally elected officials, that's a problem," MSNBC Rachel Maddow explained Thursday. "That democracy is in the way of making things more efficient in Michigan, that Democracy is not the way we fix problems in America, that it is a problem."

Watch this video from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast April 28, 2011.

Rachel Maddow: Republican Michigan governor thinks democracy 'is a problem'

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Obama Says Bin Laden Killed by US Forces
Rahimullah Yusufzai: Death of bin Laden a blow to Al Qaeda, but he will become a martyr that will inspire them.

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Der Historiker György Dalos beschreibt [NZZ 2011-05-02], wie Ungarns Regierung immer wütender gegen Künstler und Intellektuelle vorgeht, die in internationalen Medien Kritik an ihr üben: "Offensichtlich sind die ungarischen Staatsmänner darüber beunruhigt, dass ihnen, je größere Teile der inneren Öffentlichkeit sie unter ihre Kontrolle bekommen, die Kontrolle der Außenwahrnehmung desto mehr entgleitet. Hinzu kommt, dass sich Intellektuelle zu Wort melden, die von keiner Zweidrittelmehrheit gewählt wurden und die sich mitunter eines Ansehens und einer Beliebtheit erfreuen, von denen Politiker nur träumen können. Normalerweise sollten Dichter und Denker durch ihr Schaffen und ihre Bekanntheit zum positiven Image eines Landes beitragen. Sie zu Feindbildern und Sündenböcken abzustempeln, ist, milde gesagt, kontraproduktiv."
Heute in den Feuilletons vom 02.05.2011 | - 2011-05-02

Kunst & Katze: Ohara Koson

Ohara Koson, Katze und Goldfischglas

Ohara Koson (1877-1945) war ein japanischer Maler und Druckgrafiker, er gehörte der Shin Hanga-Bewegung an (”Neues Drucken”)

(Gefunden bei fandrfinearts)

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China: Exposing Internet Surveillance Abroad

The U.S-China Human Rights Dialogue did not have any concrete consensus last week. While the U.S government questioned Chinese government's crackdown on dissent, oppression of religion and expression freedom, Chinese leaders condemned Washington's hypocritical attitude, in particular the killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Moreover, western countries' double standard in Internet governance, has also provided excuses for the Chinese government to justify the development and surveillance of the Internet. The State Council Information Office has recently issued an instruction requesting all websites

to continue effectively organizing positive on-line guidance related to the development and surveillance of the Internet.  Regarding the related special topic, “Exposing Internet Management Abroad,” during the May Day period all websites are requested to continue implementing the requirements by prominently placing this topic on website front pages. 

Below are a list of headlines and links to the articles in the special issue, “Exposing Internet Management Abroad”:

UK Internet governance: The government takes the lead to impose self-regulation

The USA reinforces Internet governance through legislation.

The development of Chinese Internet unveils the lie of U.S accusation against Chinese Human rights condition.

People's Net: The U.S.A's double standard on Internet Governance

The U.S human rights record: Strict restriction on the Internet

Google and the US CIA joint hand in monitoring the Internet

Indonesia: Internet blacklist to restrict the distribution of celebrities' sex video

Asian countries work together for a legal framework to keep the Internet in order

The Internet leaks privacy: Protection of privacy should be taken into account

French Internet governance bill (HADOPI): Prevention and Punishment in managing the Web

The U.S bill gives president emergency control of Internet

网络非化外之地 诽谤构罪也刑罚
The Internet is not barbaric space, defamation will be punished

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// some explications via


Global Carbon Emissions:

Originally conceived as one of my Myth Buster information graphics for Newsweek's International Edition, a piece on global carbon emissions showing both national and per capita data has found a home in the April issue of the Atlantic Monthly. The image of a footprint is composed of circles sized relative to the carbon emissions of each nation and color coded according to region. In the final version of this information graphic there will be a second footprint of per capita emissions by nations. That will be a very different picture. The leader in per capita emissions is Gibraltar followed by the Virgin Islands. The U.S. drops down to number twelve and China falls way down the list due to its large population. It appears that countries that don't grow or produce much have the largest footprint because they have to import almost everything they need.

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Joseph Haydn (?) Concerto for 2 Horns (is considered as lost!?) in E flat major HobVIId/2, Tylšar Brothers

(whether lost or not: the interpretation of this concerto makes it in any case worth to listen - oA:nth)

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Joseph Haydn Concerto for 2 French Horns in E flat major HobVIId/2

1. Allegro maestoso
2. Romanza
3. Rondo. Allegretto

Zdeněk & Bedřich Tylšar French Horns

Dvořák Chamber Orchestra
Petr Altrichter Conductor

Rec.: in Rudolfinum, Prague, 1987

May 01 2011

Du discours aux donné retour ?

Qu'est-ce qu'un discours ? C'est une certaine manière d'agencer entre eux des faits, des idées, l'expression de sentiments afin de les ordonner, de leur donner une cohérence, de les faire résonner les uns avec les autres, ou encore de susciter chez ceux à qui il s'adresse tel ou tel effet. Les différentes sociétés ont élaboré, au cours de leur histoire, différents types de discours - religieux, politique, philosophique, scientifique, commercial, amoureux, discours particuliers, dotés de leurs propres lois, (...)

Sachs: The Global Economy’s Corporate Crime Wave

Jeff Sachs says rich countries should not be "pointing the finger at poor countries" over corruption:

The Global Economy’s Corporate Crime Wave, by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Commentary, NY Times: The world is drowning in corporate fraud, and the problems are probably greatest in rich countries – those with supposedly “good governance.” Poor-country governments probably accept more bribes and commit more offenses, but it is rich countries that host the global companies that carry out the largest offenses. ...
Hardly a day passes without a new story of malfeasance. Every Wall Street firm has paid significant fines during the past decade for phony accounting, insider trading, securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, or outright embezzlement by CEOs. ... There is, however, scant accountability. ... When companies are fined for malfeasance, their shareholders, not their CEOs and managers, pay the price. ...
Corporate corruption is out of control for two main reasons. First, big companies are now multinational, while governments remain national. Big companies are so financially powerful that governments are afraid to take them on. Second, companies are the major funders of political campaigns in places like the US, while politicians themselves are often part owners, or ... beneficiaries of corporate profits. ...
Even if governments try to enforce the law, companies have armies of lawyers to run circles around them. The result is a culture of impunity, based on the well-proven expectation that corporate crime pays. ...
So the next time you hear about a corruption scandal in Africa or other poor region, ask where it started and who is doing the corrupting. Neither the US nor any other “advanced” country should be pointing the finger at poor countries, for it is often the most powerful global companies that have created the problem.
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