Together alone we fight the system

On May 15, 2011, a series of demonstrations took place all over Spain -being the largest at Sol Square in Madrid- days before regional and municipal elections of May 22, 2011. What was the reason? The social cuts and public aid to Banks caused  great  discredited of the public institutions and politicians. For this reason, …

Making the world better alone together: Recycling groups and flashmobs

The idea of being alone together due to media might at first seem a bit creepy: people get alienated from the real world and real social interaction by being always online, using their media even in company. This can’t be a good thing, right? As we talked in class yesterday, being alone together isn’t such …

A dinner alone or a lonely dinner?/ Ida Sjöman

I know, that for many people, this might be something very minor and maybe even everyday kind of thing (if we think about conference calls at our work place for example) but for me, what I’m about to tell, was a big part of my four years away from my family and friends. We are …

Media for all

In a world in which the technology becomes more important, more influencing and creates news channels of relationships, the importance of every person have access to the communication technology increases exponentially. However, there are still many people, communities and societies that are isolated from the world in technological terms. In Brazil, for example, the poorest …

Marie Duperier – Alone together

The way how I found some examples about to be alone together in media is also an example which shows that media can gather people. Yesterday it was the Chinese New Year, with my flatmates and some friends we went to see the celebrations in Kamppi square, and after my Chinese flatmate cooked for us …

Janne Leivo /Improv everywhere, The Mp3 Experiment

Improv everywhere is a social phenomenon where people in improvise together using the instructions of written beforehand. Charlie Todd, a guy moving to New York years ago, created the idea wanting to make something fun in the streets. The first improve was the “no pants subway ride” which soon lead to many other postings. To …