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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Transparency For Whom?
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croneitude From: croneitude Date: July 26th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This makes me think of recent discussions in my workplace about the redesign of Tolman Hall, which is indeed going to be demolished in a few years, with a new building to come (at the corner of Hearst and Shattuck I believe). There has been talk about a much more "open" design, with offices having windows that look out into a central atrium-type area. The prospect of their offices being transparent, so to speak, did NOT sit well with many of the senate faculty types. Students, on the other hand, seemed much more in favor of the potential change. I predict the dynamics will be fascinating - and rocky - as they continue to unfold.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 27th, 2014 07:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That sounds like a fascinating situation. I do think students today are more used to having their privacy compromised than we were at their age. For many of them, then, it's not such a big deal to be public. But in my Critical Thinking About New Media classes, I did see a sizable minority of students who were having second thoughts about their participation in the world of "oversharing". Certainly, quite a few of them were repulsed by the vision that The Circle presents, even in its early, semi-utopian pages. And a number of them had decided to opt out of social media altogether, getting rid of their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
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