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Military Robots and the future of war: Good and Evil


Link to the video shown in lecture on March 26th:
Strangers in Paradise

Identity 2.0 Keynote

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Twouble with Twitters

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Breaching the Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

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Robot Teachers in Japan.

Saya, Japan's new robot teacher, looks pretty nice here, but watch out, school children . . .
Saya, Japan's new robot teacher, looks pretty nice here, but watch out, school children . . .

 . . . if you're naughty, she can be tough, too.
. . . if you're naughty, she can be tough, too.

This is creepy. Robots should like robots, not like people.
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Videos about Robots


Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XZIcY1mHUo&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0mwud-dN4w&feature=channel_page
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO46einxBuA&feature=channel_page
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4B9igg8S4g&feature=channel_page

Robosurgeons of the World
Hospitals increasingly turn to robotics to aid in the operating room
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2008/01/29/sci_ROBOTS.ART_ART_01-29-08_B4_N4952VK.html?sid=101
http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?article_id=218391387&cat=3_3


I want a robot that'll take care of me...NurseBot


Facebook linked to Cancer..........wait what?

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Simpsons Apple Parody- Enjoy

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Evan Williams on what's behind Twitter's explosive growth

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Here is a very interesting political ad. Nothing like youve seen before but it sure gets your attention.
(sorry couldn't post the video, had to put up the link instead.

http://www.wimp.com/funnyad/

Obama shows through media that he is one of the people...through average dancing.

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David After Dentist- Over 8 million views within a week



Check out more ChangeCamp videos on Mark Kuznicki's Youtube channel: http://ca.youtube.com/user/mkuznicki
Follow ChangeCamp on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/changecamp

ChangeCamp: Values and Vision

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Kleenex Gets Punk'd

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History of the Internet 2009.

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Kevin Kelly: Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web.

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Obama Inauguration on CNN.com Live with Facebook

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Twitter in Plain English

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#HoHoTo '08

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HoHoTo To Recap

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Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing Us

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Did you know 3.0

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Atheists hope (don't pray) to bring ads to Toronto

Canadians say dialogue 'a healthy thing'


"The atheist slogan, "There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life," may soon be coming to subways and buses in Canada's largest city.
The Toronto-based Freethought Association of Canada, inspired by a campaign that has plastered British buses with the phrase, has contacted the private firm that handles ads on the Toronto Transit Commission to see if the message would violate any rules. Organizers plan to launch a fundraising page on the website atheistbus.ca in the next few days.

The British campaign, which has inspired similar moves in Washington, Barcelona and Madrid, has sparked complaints to the country's advertising authority and a backlash from the evangelical group Christian Voice, which has proclaimed that Britain is in "deep sin...."


The most important part of this article I would like to highlight is this particular quote:

"The effort to bring atheist ads to Toronto's transit system started with a Facebook group."

I think this article is a perfect example of what Mark Kuznicki was speaking about during his guest lecture. It is critical to recognize the influential nature key players in popular culture (in this case Facebook) have on initiating/provoking social change. Nowadays, most social networking sites are used for highly-targeted advertising that can transcend time and place. These two attributes of online, social advertising are very powerful and can often lead to exponential growth in the number of supporters the topic of social issues.
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That's a very good example because social networking technologies have truly empowered individuals who may have ideas that run counter to the dominant viewpoints in society. It allows those people to find like-minded individuals and spark debate with critical opponents, starting new forms of disucssion and action leading to change

Although social networking sites are very effective in targeting a large audience, I’m not convinced blogging, twittering or ‘myspacing’ is enough to promote very large-scale social changes yet. I would hypothesize that matching a face, voice, and expression to the message would incite a stronger response from the viewer. Personally, I would create documentary-style videos and post them on my Youtube account to spark discussion or debate around a particular issue. After all, as Marshall McLuhan stated, “The medium is the message.” It would be interesting to conduct a study on the impact of each medium with regard to the degree of social change it exerts. - anna_gondzik anna_gondzik