- War & Peace Lecture PPT- Fall 2012 - Abstract – The rise of the Information Technology has revolutionized every facet of our existence. At the heart of this upheaval is the Internet, particularly the World Wide Web technology. The Internet was introduced as a tool of freedom, freeing its users from any physical limitation, a challenge to media monopoly through enabling the free flow of information, and thus a new realm in which the power of institutions over people would be eroded. In this discussion we explore contradictions of the Internet and the Web, both in the ways we use them and the ways they operate. Undoubtedly, these technologies offer tremendous convenience and innovative ways connecting people together. Yet, as we point out, they are increasingly being embraced as instruments of control, monitoring, and oppression by powerful institutions and governments. In fact, the Internet and the Web, similar to any other technology, are far from neutral and their power can only be understood within the existing socio-economic forces.
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- Sensors and Sensor Network - Fall 2011 (Please send me an email if you like to receive the slides)
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