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ABC TikTok story August 2020

Is the US government right to outlaw TikTok because it might share data with a foreign power, or is the security threat overstated? News outlets interviewed Still Water faculty to get a different take on a proposed ban on the popular social media app.
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At the Edge of Art (cover)

How has the boundary between art and non-art shifted in the Internet age, and what does that mean for design, activism, science, and other creative activities? This question is the subject of a Dario Moalli’s fall 2019 interview with Still Water co-directors Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito in the venerable periodical Hestetika (Aesthetics). The issue has become more relevant during the COVID-19 quarantine, as exhibitions, concerts, and other artforms normally experienced in person have moved online. Read the rest of this entry »

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net_neutrality_megaphonesIn the past year, the Internet has become a place where strong opinions clash. Yet there’s one priority that should matter to both sides: the health of the platform on which these debates take place.

The free and open Internet is under attack again by opponents of net neutrality. Whether your political tastes are right, left, or center, net neutrality is the closest thing to a guarantee your voice won’t be drowned out by someone else’s agenda.

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Political SignsMaine Public Radio’s Jennifer Mitchell interviews Jon Ippolito about the proliferation of colors in advertisements for this season’s political candidates, and what subliminal messages these new palettes might contain.

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Digital Light Melbourne 2011Digital light is both the subject and the medium for Jon Ippolito’s “The Panopticon Is Leaking.” This teleconference presentation at the University of Melbourne traces the historical roots of light as both a metaphor for knowledge and a means of control, and questions the relevance of this legacy for age of Internet phenomena such as Anonymous and Wikileaks.

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