We’re in the middle of an ongoing battle for power within cyberspace. Here, a legacy driven content model exists on one end of the spectrum and on the other, distributed and nimble niches of information aggregation stand. We as users of this medium, can recognise the restrictions and surveillance within this environment and addresses the notion of a ‘walled garden‘; where a control network surrounds the user’s access to the internet content and services.
This Prezi presentation delves into the ‘Feudalism‘ and the feudal relationship between corporations, audiences and technology. This medieval notion of built social relations has transferred and evolved through time, adapting itself to the way we now function online. An authoritarian figure is now prevalent in many aspects of information consumption and production, case studies are depicted within my remediation of this weeks topic, with their adoption of power and the ways they curate only desired content and utility. This concept juxtaposes the qualities and functions of the internet where it has affected the overall integrity and interactivity of this ‘free’ space.