Networks Between Control and Autonomy

Talk by Felix Stalder (World-Information Institute), recorded of the live-broadcast from Stadtwerkstatt, Linz (AT) on 25.5.2012, duration: 48:55

Abstract Everyday experiences of networked society oscillate between processes of intensified control (Facebook, data retention, profiling) and new niches of autonomy (Wikileaks, Anonymous, commons-based peer production). Where does this contradictoriness of the networks come from? What can we do to expand the niches of autonomy without facilitating the processes of control?