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Digital Impact @INSEEC Business School 2014

This is a blog post about the class I’m teaching at INSEEC Business School in Paris this spring semester 2014. 
The official hasthag on twitter is #digitalblast
A curation of tweets can be found in this custom timeline

Class Test date confirmed: Wednesday April 23rd
(MCQ, 20 questions, 30 minutes).

Research Paper due date confirmed: Sunday May 11th Midnight.
Find all the informations about the research paper on this page
Required: create and maintain a twitter account.



SYLLABUS

Classe 1 : Introduction

Introduction to the Digital Era. Context of the class. Analysis of the media coverage. Important terms in English and French (Digital, Numérique, électronique, ebusiness…).

Class 2 : History of the internet and the web
Required material : 1984 a novel by George Orwell (1948), Tron (1982), You’ve Got Mail (1998).

History of the web : from chimps to chips. The Dunbar’s number in Anthropology, quick history of communication. The WWII and birth of the computers. The 60’s and Arpanet’s legacy. The 70’s digital utopia. The invention of the web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The information highways. The Web 2.0.

Class 3 : New Business Models 
Required material : The Long Tail (Wired), Free (Wired), Chris Anderson’s TED Talk, The Social Network (2010).
Required tweets : #SXSW

New Business Models born from the web : the digital distribution of physical goods, the long tail theory (Anderson), the free economy theory (Anderson) and the freemium models, the virtual goods economy.

Class 4 : The Internet Culture
Required Material : The Online Cat-Industrial Complex (Wired, 2010) 

The internet memes. The copy, share, edit, remix culture. The Geek approach of topics. Blogging and video-blogging, professional applications. The news industry adapting itself : Buzzfeed, Vice News, Upworthy, Long Reads, Snowfall


Class 5 : Political Impact

Required Material : The Fifth Estate (2013), Evgeny Morozov’s talk at TED, Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg (2013).  

Is digital democratic by nature ? Silicon Valley political agenda, Public Problems and private solutions,  disruptivity of services vs protectionism, the Evgeny Morozov analysis of the net delusion, Race, Sex and Social Distinction in the Silicon Valley, the powerful female executives.


Class 6 : Mythologies of the digital world
Required Material : The Pirate Bay : AFK (2012), The Matrix (1999), Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984), Ghost in the Shell (1994), 

Mythology of the digital world: the hacker ethos, the notion of cyberspace in literature and cinema, the net-neutrality issue, the techno-libertarianism as a core value of Silicon Valley. 

Class 7 : The startup ecosystem
Class 8 : 2014 Trends and Forecast

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Iris Van Herpen designing a 3D printed dress in Apple’s Macintosh Anniversary Video. 

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Cet article, c’est un peu l’expression de la pensée d’une certaine partie de l’élite, jeune et urbaine, qui espère qu’en imposant leurs schémas culturels qu’ils disent “issus du numérique”, ils pourront ringardiser une autre partie de l’élite, plus âgée et moins habile à manier les outils
Authueil au sujet de l’article “les élites débordées par le numérique" dans le Monde. 
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Despite the struggles of the traditional media, there remains an insatiable desire for great reporting, entertaining content, and powerful storytelling.
Facebook, Twitter, and the other Silicon Valley-based social sites are amazing distribution platforms, but user generated content alone isn’t enough to fill the hole left by the ongoing decline of print newspapers and magazines.

The world needs sustainable, profitable, vibrant content companies staffed by dedicated professionals; especially content for people that grew up on the web, whose entertainment and news interests are largely neglected by television and newspapers.

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Privacy is theft
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James Turrell Opening @Guggenheim, NYC

(Source: Flickr / guggenheim_museum)

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Si ça marche, nous serons riches. Et si ça marche pas, nous serons riches aussi. Car nous aurons arrêté de dépenser 400 millions par an.
Vincent Bolloré au sujet du projet de technologie électrique Blue Solutions, conceptrice du démonstrateur à grande échelle Autolib. 
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Two years ago, we launched an experiment: an online image library where we made 2,000 high-resolution images of artworks that the museum deemed to be in the public domain available for download without any restrictions.  This week, we’ve exceeded ourselves with the launch of our new collections website, giving away ten times the number of images we offered in the initial image library. Nearly 20,000 high-quality images of art from our collection are available to search, download, and use as you see fit.
What Do Cats Have to Do With It? Welcome to Our New Collections Website
Dear Tumblr-verse,
Merry Christmas: we just gave you 20,000 high-resolution images, for free. Now we have just one question: what are you going to do with them?

lacma:

Two years ago, we launched an experiment: an online image library where we made 2,000 high-resolution images of artworks that the museum deemed to be in the public domain available for download without any restrictions.  This week, we’ve exceeded ourselves with the launch of our new collections website, giving away ten times the number of images we offered in the initial image library. Nearly 20,000 high-quality images of art from our collection are available to search, download, and use as you see fit.

What Do Cats Have to Do With It? Welcome to Our New Collections Website

Dear Tumblr-verse,

Merry Christmas: we just gave you 20,000 high-resolution images, for free. Now we have just one question: what are you going to do with them?

(via arvidabystrom)

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la qualité du journalisme dépend d’abord de choix, de décisions de rédaction en chef. S’engager dans la course de vitesse de la mise en ligne de dépêches, ou permettre à ses journalistes de prendre le temps d’aller au fond des choses n’est pas un choix imposé par la technologie : c’est un choix éditorial