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Author: Rafael Diniz
To: Bricolabs
Subject: Re: [Bricolabs] Fwd: Debate (UAM)
Oi FF,

TV can also play a very important role when produced and aired by the
people. Access to TV is almost 100% in Brazil, Internet, 50%.
And TV can be watched in a smartphone with DTV tuner, also (lots of
models exist here). Convergence is key here.

Btw, 26 of October is approaching, analog TV will be shut down here in


On 10/07/2016 04:39 PM, Felipe Fonseca wrote:
> Dear JNM,
> Em 07/10/2016 12:26, jnm escreveu:
>> About digital modernity : what one can observe in "developping
>> countries", is that digital modernity ( smartphones with internet
>> access) destroys their culture, destroy their perception of reality,
>> destroys their "good sense", and destroys their social communication
>> habits, founded on real human intergenerational love;
> Although I do agree with the general direction of your email, I feel the
> need to add more layers here. Developing countries are, naturally,
> heterogeneous abstractions. And yes, interconnected modernity is not in
> any sense designed to reinforce traditional knowledge and social bonds.
> But that dates back to about half a century, at least. In Brazil, the
> second half of the 20th century with its many contradictions made most
> people who lived in rural contexts have to leave their land and try to
> survive in the city. And indeed, cities as such are a western/northern
> technology of sorts that was implemented in a total top-down way in our
> land - instead of being built over the centuries as we tend to assume
> european cities were. As it happens when things are done top-down, we
> have exacerbated both the goods and ills of cities. To echo your
> argument I think that in Brazil, modernity was imposed and broke a
> number of important ties. But TV and corporate media (right-wing
> exclusively in our case) were its main tools. When it comes to
> smartphones and internet, I have witnessed community leaders making a
> very different use of them that one may imagine. Instead of online
> shopping or google-querying, they use messaging applications to mobilize
> support in remote communities, very quickly. Are they being tracked?
> Possibly, but I see people using two phones, each with two SIM cards
> from different operators, and changing numbers often.
> All that to say: smartphones are definitely questionable. But they are
> way better than TV :P
> efe
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