luciano petullà

systems and dimensions of new communication

Sometimes, developments and analysis connect themselves again, traveling through the same metaphors in which, in the meantime, our lives (deeply) are unfolding …                   References Gruman, G., 2014, “Welcome to the next tech revolution: Liquid computing”, in Infoworld.com, July 15, 2014. Petullà, L., 2008, Media e computer liquidi, Milano, Lampi di Stampa.

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Questions about clouds Since XX century ICTs demonstrated to be able to spring changes in almost every sectors of society. Meanwhile, we have had a quite imprecise ideas about resources and tools enforcing their power, a fact that helps the rise of a mythological aura around them. On the other side, we were increasingly involved by these machines even only as simple users. Indeed, ICTs involved mass-users only with the internet of 2000s, both infiltrating their tools and languages into common life and requiring some technical alphabetisation. More precisely, the democratisation of computers in terms of real availability and ability to friendly manage and program began for an increasing group of people in the 80s. They started a process that spreads ICT knowledge/resourses and their subtraction to public and private monopolies. The diffusion of personal computers resulted an indispensable prerequisite for what we now define “software culture”. Initially developed as mere platform of data elaboration, networked personal computers became parts of a communicative territory of proposal, elaboration and aggregation of individual and group projects where hw/sw procedures/materials combine continuously each other to feed new forms of languages and cultures. As the lawyer and economist Yochai Benkler well explained, technological and…

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