[iDC] Situated technologies and the current war

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Tue Aug 1 16:01:41 EDT 2006

BBC. "Some people living in southern Lebanon have received voicemail from
Israel, suggesting that they leave the area, according to the BBC. Calls,
voicemails, and text messages are all in play."


Washington Post. YouTube Users Explore Israel-Hezbollah Violence
"Here's how the Israel-Hezbollah conflict is playing out on the Internet's
latest window into the human experience, YouTube.com: Videos of young girls
driving around smoking and joking about Hezbollah, next to shaky footage of
grieving men toting dead bodies through rubble as sirens wail. Old propaganda
films alongside homemade documentaries about the conflict."


BBC. The Pentagon is keeping a close eye on what its troops post online, with
special attention being paid to videos that show the aftermath of combat.


The following references are not directly related:

Gulf Daily News. "DUBAI: Mobile phone use in the Arab world surged 70 percent in


Washington Post. In War-Torn Congo, Going Wireless to Reach Home. For Poor,
Cellphones Bridge Digital Divide "KINSHASA, Congo -- Until not long ago, if
Zadhe Iyombe wanted to talk to his mother, he had to make the eight-day boat
trip up the Congo River to the jungle town where he was raised. In a country
with almost no roads, mail or telephone system and a grisly guerrilla war
raging, making that exhausting and dangerous trip was about the only way he
could find out if his 59-year-old mother was still alive. Then he got a


Mediamatic. Upcoming RFID symposium in Amsterdam.
"RFID plays a pivotal role in joining the physical world with the digital. An
object tagged with an RFID chip has a unique digital identity. Any kind of
online data can be linked to these unique ID's. Here is where the real world
and the internet become two faces of the same reality. Things go online."


Huffingtonpost "War protester Cindy Sheehan has purchased a 5-acre plot in
Crawford with some of the insurance money she received after her son was killed
in Iraq. ... Sheehan, whose son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, will again
demand to meet with the president."

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