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2012 DigEnlight Yearbook

 

This first Yearbook gives an excellent impression of the broad spectrum DEF covers and a view on its multi-disciplinarity. The 18th century enlightenment period gave birth to a self-conscious sense of power and responsibility among people in Europe – together with a few important links to Ben Franklin’s United States – and this proved to be one of the major revolutionary events of the modern era. It can be argued that the World Wide Web, emblematic of our Digital era, embodies the basic Enlightenment ideals of Diderot’s original emblem. At this moment, two decades after the emergence of…

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The focus of the 2014 DigEnlight yearbook is on the relationship of individual with their networks, and explores "Social networks and social machines, surveillance and empowerment". In what is now the well-established tradition of the yearbook, different stakeholders in society and various disciplinary communities (technology, law, philosophy, sociology, economics, policymaking) bring their very different opinions and perspectives to bear on this topic.

The book is divided into four parts: the individual as data manager; the individual, society and the market; big data and open data…

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