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The code/creativity/culture group (c/c/c) is a research group within the Research School of Computer Science. Our goal is to create spaces for talking about the way that code (software), creativity (especially the arts) and culture (life) intersect in the modern world.

https://cs.anu.edu.au/code-creativity-culture/

code/creativity/culture

culture (noun). all the knowledge and values shared by a society - https://www.wordnik.com/words/culture

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nope.

a short, incomplete, mostly wrong history of the internet since 1996

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful

https://www.google.com.au/about/

Image: CNBC

it's all about the connections

the secret sauce

2008: Android

talk

who finds Google:

  • reliable?
  • usable?
  • useful?

but…

(there’s always a but)

talk

what/how much do you pay for stuff online?

  • search results?
  • email?
  • news?
  • calendars?

the original sin?

AdWords auction

the most brilliant minds of my generation…

Alphabet annual revenues

Image: statista.com
Image: CNBC

80%-90% of profit comes from advertising

surveillance capitalism

a long bow?

can I see your algorithm?

SEO

Google?

cui bono?

what's to be done?

but…

(the “hope-filled” third act bit)

GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation

people don't wanna pay for stuff

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful

https://www.google.com.au/about/

what can I do?

know your footprint

make informed choices

(perhaps) pay for things?

I'm not anti-Google...

open questions

are you willing to pay for your search results? news? email?

does Google owe traditional journalism a business model?

is data the new oil, or the new uranium?

has Google changed the culture?

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