Adam Curtis on Oh Dearism . Also see his post Goodies and Baddies.
This Thurs, July 15, 7:30PM, I’ll be on the panel ‘On Networked Solidarity’ @ eyebeam 540 W 21st St, NYC b/w 10th and 11th ave | http://bit.ly/bE8Ehg On Networked Solidarity Organized and moderated by Mushon Zer-Aviv Discussants: Chris Blow, Ushahidi.com & Meedan.net; Christopher Robbins, WPA 2010 & Ghana Think Tank; and Nadine Wolf, Elecciones Transparentes.com. [...]
Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. They have started with Iran: Kubideh Kitchen. Conflict Kitchen is a project by John Pena, Jon Rubin, and Dawn Weleski Graphic design by Brett Yasko Architectural design by Pablo Garcia/POiNT We need to [...]
Ghana Think Tank featured on Jeff Gangemi’s Thinking Design blog: Ghana Think Tank — Turning Aid and Innovation on their Heads: Perhaps youâ€™ve heard of â€œtrickle-up innovation.â€ My friend and former colleague, Reena Jana, has written extensively on the topic. According to Reena, it’s the process where companies create “entry-level goods for emerging markets and [...]
Rescuing stories of indigenous peoples through audiovisual media UNESCOâ€™s Office in Quito has finished the implementation of its project â€œRescuing the Stories of Indigenous Peoples through Audiovisual Mediaâ€. This project allowed the Association of Kichwa Audiovisual Producers APAK from Imbabura, Ecuador, to enhance its capacities and to make a documentary on indigenous cultural identity.
MIT Communications Forum: Civics in Difficult Places Ethan Zuckerman This global call-in show, streamed live at web.mit.edu/webcastnow/1 will feature a number of journalists, advocates and programmers who utilize new technologies to gather information in contentious geographic regions: * Cameran Ashraf, Iran * Mehdi Yahyanejad, Iran * Georgia Popplewell, Haiti * Huma Yusuf, Pakistan * Ruthie [...]
The Core Principles for Public Engagement from the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation These seven recommendations reflect the common beliefs and understandings of those working in the fields of public engagement, conflict resolution, and collaboration. In practice, people apply these and additional principles in many different ways. 1. Careful Planning and Preparation Through adequate [...]
“I had lost the freedom to fail” “it’s like a thumb in the butt of reality…” “I’m not a flaming hippy trying to badmouth the system. I am part of the system. I have become a trojan horse. I have inflitrated the system. I am the system now.” “Outside the law is the place where [...]
The first one is creepy idyllic post-wierdness, and the second one makes me want to walk around neighborhoods with a WPA sign and get people to pose like that!