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“Reflectioriism” and “Diffusionism”: New Tactics for Deconstructing the Video Surveillance Superhighway
The recent proliferation of video surveillance cameras interconnected with high-speed computers and central databases is moving us toward a high-speed “surveillance superhighway,” as cameras are usedExpand
Telematic Tubs Against Terror: Bathing in the Immersive Interactive Media of the Post-Cyborg Age
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Existential Technology: Wearable Computing Is Not the Real Issue!
  • S. Mann
  • Sociology
  • Leonardo
  • 1 February 2003
The author presents Existential Technology as a new category of in(ter)ventions and as a new theoretical framework for understanding privacy and identity. His thesis is twofold: (1) The unprotectedExpand
`You're Fired': An Application of Speech Act Theory to 2 Samuel 15.23—16.14
While the role of speech act theory in studying how words do things in real life continues to yield insight into the study of language, the theory can also contribute to an understanding of theExpand
Intelligent Bathroom Fixtures and Systems: EXISTech Corporation's Safebath Project
  • S. Mann
  • Computer Science
  • Leonardo
  • 1 June 2003
TLDR
Two of EXISTech's sensors are described here in detail: an active infrared faucet sensor and a passive infrared autoflush sensor that allow internetworked plumbing systems to help facility managers and law-enforcement personnel remotely monitor the operation of bathroom fixtures. Expand
Computer Architectures for Protection of Personal Informatic Property: Putting Pirates, Pigs, and Rapists in Perspective
  • S. Mann
  • Sociology, Engineering
  • First Monday
  • 3 July 2000
Propertarian philosophy has so far focused on protecting that which we produce for others, failing to protect that which we may have no intention to give to others at any price.
The Witnessential Net
The Witnessential Network for the protection of Human Rights workers, and others who may be subjected to violence, is achieved through a new kind of imaging and hierarchical architecture havingExpand
Cyborg logs and collective stream of (de)consciousness capture for producing attribution-free informatic content such as cyborglogs
  • S. Mann
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • First Monday
  • 3 February 2003
TLDR
The system enables a community to exist without conscious thought or effort on the part of the individual participants and can behave as a true extension of the participants' mind and body, giving rise to a new kind of collective experience. Expand
Decon2 (Decon Squared): Deconstructing Decontamination
  • S. Mann
  • Sociology
  • Leonardo
  • 1 August 2003
Decon is short for decontamination (e.g. stripdown and washdown in response to anthrax scares, etc.), but the term decon is also a short form for deconstruction (literary criticism asserting multipleExpand
The Interlocking Trinity
  • S. Mann
  • Political Science
  • 5 November 1990
Abstract : The basic instruments of statecraft are military force, diplomacy, and economic power. Looking more closely, we can see variants of each: military force is comprised of both use of forceExpand
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