Edward Schumacher-Matos – A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World

Edward Schumacher-Matos

Edward Schumacher-Matos

A New Vision for IR Schools in the Platformed World

Key points:

Whole way in which information and society are organized has changed. From stovepipes to networks — growing power of audience and authentity. This is a threat to the whole Westphalian order of nations (i.e. top-down “because we say so” hierarchical authority). State-owned media now setting the new standard for message delivery while the Western media is collapsing for lack of viability of the advertising – print – broadcast models. Western media is spending too much time on minutia of single events and not enough time on framing, context, and meaning.

“It is time for schools to come down from the ivory tower…and start engaging with the public, doing news analysis, data dives, informing the public [in ways  that] the media cannot.   . . .   This is an opportunity as well as a responsibility.”

YouTube (14:17) Below the Fold

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Jul 24

Stephen E. Arnold: Palantir Retards US Army — with a Dilbert Cartoon

Categories: IO Impotency
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Palantir Causes Army to Slam on the DCGS Anti Skid Brakes

My hunch is that there are some unhappy campers in the US Army’s DCGS program. Hey, delays interrupt the billing cycles for affected vendors. Based on my experience with some of DC’s biggest defense contractors, billing is often Job One for some folks. It may also be Jobs Two and Three as well. The work does come along, however.

Why mash the brake peddle in the US Army’s One:1? Navigate to “Army Will Hold Off on DCGS-A Award as Palantir Lawsuit Plays Out.” The write up states:

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Jul 22

Owl: John Robb Says Trump Spouse Speech Hacked — A Willful Signed Act of Plagiarism & Symbolism

Who? Who?

Who? Who?

The systems disruption prize for Monday goes to the operative who Rickrolled Melania Trump’s speech. Wow. Amazing.

Melania Trump’s Speech was Intentionally Sabotaged

Adding the rickroll to a sabotaged speech is a calling card. A signature for a hack. It’s very, very cool.

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Jul 21