The Rhetoric of Presentation: The Death of Aaron Swartz

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In addition to my previous post about MIT’s involvement and questions concerning Swartz’ case, I am including several articles that I found worthy of investigating. The following information depicts Aaron as yet another human interest piece…a tragic, lost soul who committed suicide after a long and heart wrenching investigation that did not looking promising. Using Media Master Marshall McLuhan’s Theories of Media Control, we are left with a series of political, social, and cultural questions that we must probe in order to rise above the phantasmagoria of the media.

A series of accounts in reference to the historical moments that led up to Aaron Swartz suicide and free culture movement:

Cowritten by Swartz himself, read the Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto (2008)

https://gist.github.com/onursenture/4523374

(March 2013)

NY Times Coverage of Aaron’s Life & Death: A Questionable Narrative

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/03/11/130311fa_fact_macfarquhar?printable=true&currentPage=all

Rolling Stone Magazine’s Coverage of Aaron’s Life & Death: A Tragedy

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-brilliant-life-and-tragic-death-of-aaron-swartz-20130215?print=true

The Atlantic Wire Coverage of Aaron’s Life & Death: The Unknowable Truth

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/03/unknowable-truth-aaron-swartz/62729/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/life-inside-the-aaron-swartz-investigation/273654/

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/03/aaron-swartz-prosecutor-withheld-evidence/63089/

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