"Katniss is a totem not because she takes direct action against the Capitol – what form would that take, in these conditions? – but because her place in the media allows her to function as a means of connecting otherwise atomised populations.
Her role is symbolic, but – since the capture system is itself symbolic in the first instance – this is what makes her such a catalyst. The girl on fire … and fire spreads fire … Her arrows must ultimately be aimed at the reality system, not at human individuals, all of whom are replaceable.”
When we ask “who owns information?”, we should think about in terms of both negative (“I reserve the right to withhold my information”) and positive (I reserve the right to use my information as I choose.”)
Unfortunately, much of the way we talk about our interests in our personal data relies on anachronous analogies to the physical world. We instinctively say, “I should own my data.” But “ownership” over data suggests that we prevent others from it—and that doesn’t align with the realities of how easily data is copied and transferred. We’re using apps and sensors to create the data, and sending it off to cloud servers run by firms with legal claim over the large-scale datasets they are helping co-create…
Cycling librarians may be the most Denver-est thing I’ve ever heard of… and it’s awesome!
The Denver Public Library takes their services to the streets and to meet you where you are — in the neighborhoods, community events, parks, coffee shops, skate parks, concerts, farmer’s markets and more.