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)
NY Times Coverage of Aaron’s Life & Death: A Questionable Narrative
Rolling Stone Magazine’s Coverage of Aaron’s Life & Death: A Tragedy
The Atlantic Wire Coverage of Aaron’s Life & Death: The Unknowable Truth