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Mute - Issue 20 - DIGITAL COMMONS?

Author
Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Simon Worthington
Publisher / Label
Pauline van Mourik Broekman and Simon Worthington
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2001
Type of publication
Magazines
Issue number
Vol 1, No. 20
Number of pages
72

Index

SHORT / CUTS

8  SOCIAL MISERY, MAD PRIDE
   Matthew Hyland on social exclusion protest and the politicisation of the ‘mentally ill'

10 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CYBORG MANIFESTO?
   Maria Fernandez and Suhail Malik discuss the fate of a movement

13 LOOKING INWARD AND FINDING NOTHING
   Shane Brighton examines the Mayday protests - and finds them surprisingly shallow

14 HACKING AWAY AT PATENTS 
   Felix Stalder reports on IBM’s latest liaison

17 LOOK AT ME MA, I’M MEMETIC
   Bill Thompson offers some tactical advice for the online campaigner

19 THE REGENERATION GAME
   Jemima Broadbridge on the fight to save London’s ‘Brightfield’ sites

20 RACIAL BIOTECH: BUSINESS AS USUAL 
    Eugene Thacker reveals a whole new brand of national heritage

21 BLOCKBUSTING THE ELECTION
    Benedict Seymour checks out the wannabe cineastes that are our politicians

23 GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY READ
   Infomaniac Mark Dery mourns his addiction to The New York Times

24 THEY DON’T WANT OUR DESIRES TODAY 
   Pictures of Mayday by Jakob Jakobsen

MAINS

27 CONTROL_SHIFT_COMMONS
   Ted Byfleld interviews maverick law professor and intellectual property specialist James Boyle

36 A GREENISH BROWN AND UNPLEASANT LAND
   James Flint and Hari Kunzru futurecast the British countryside post Mad Cow and Foot and Mouth

42 TALES OF THE COMMONS CULTURE
   Monica Narula, Awadhendra Sharan and Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Delhi’s new Sarai Centre brainstorm the modish concept of the 
   Digital Commons

48 THEY CAME, THEY BORED, THEY CONQUERED
   Could ICANN, styled as a ‘purely technical’ body, be laundering policy for the US government? JJ King investigates

REAR / VIEW
54 REVIEWS OF MULTIPLE MEDIA INCLUDING JOHN HUTNYK’S SOUTH ASIAN SOUND OF 
   LONDON SPECIAL, ESTHER LESLIE’S REVIEW OF JIMMY CORRIGAN: THE SMARTEST KID ON
   EARTH AND MAREK KOHN’S REVIEW OF THE V&A’S ‘INVENTING NEW BRITAIN’ EXHIBITION