Richard Rogers presents a theorized mapping practice with the Web,
using specially prepared info-tools. Among those presented is the
IssueCrawler, server-side software that harvests and visualizes
global issue networks through hyperlink analysis. The case study
discussed is the absence of a privacy debate network around RFID.
Richard Rogers is University Lecturer in New Media at the University
of Amsterdam, recurrent Visiting Professor in the Philosophy and
Social Study of Science at the University of Vienna, and Director
of the Govcom.org Foundation (Amsterdam). Rogers is author of Technological
Landscapes (Royal College of Art, 1999), editor of Preferred Placement:
Knowledge Politics on the Web (Jan van Eyck Editions, 2000), and
author of Information Politics on the Web (MIT Press, 2004).