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1 month ago

"A few years ago, I was being shown around a large, very technologically advanced university in Asia by its proud president. As befitted so eminent a personage, he was flanked by two burly young minders in black suits and shades, who for all I knew were carrying Kalashnikovs under their jackets. Having waxed lyrical about his gleaming new business school and state-of-the-art institute for management studies, the president paused to permit me a few words of fulsome praise. I remarked instead that there seemed to be no critical studies of any kind on his campus. He looked at me bemusedly, as though I had asked him how many Ph.D.’s in pole dancing they awarded each year, and replied rather stiffly "Your comment will be noted." He then took a small piece of cutting-edge technology out of his pocket, flicked it open and spoke a few curt words of Korean into it, probably "Kill him.""


1 month, 1 week ago

Phone Phreak Confidential The Backstory of the History of Phone Phreaking

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2 months ago

Volkswagen’s Diesel Fraud Makes Critic of Secret Code a Prophet


2 months, 1 week ago

Economist Paul Mason's blockbuster manifesto Postcapitalism suggests that markets just can't organize products whose major input isn't labor or material, but information, and that means that, for the first time in history, it's conceivable that we can have a society based on abundance.


2 months, 1 week ago

Camera Restricta: a wonderful student project, which measures the existing number of photos taken at a particular location and depending on the number may restrict you of taking a photo. But there is more to it: http://philippschmitt.com/projects/camera-restricta

2 months, 3 weeks ago

India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes


2 months, 4 weeks ago

What’s the common factor between the tragic deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean and the Arab spring? Food shortages driven by global warming


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3 months ago

Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay Fine For Tony Abbott Insult


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This looks good:

In the Facebook Aquarium: The Resistible Rise of Anarcho-Capitalism, Ippolita

From the publishers web site:

In their new work research collective Ippolita provides a critical investigation of the inner workings of Facebook as a model for all commercial social networks. Facebook is an extraordinary platform that can generate large profit from the daily activities of its users. Facebook may appear to be a form of free entertainment and self-promotion but in reality its users are working for the development of a new type of market where they trade relationships. As users of social media we have willingly submitted to a vast social, economic and cultural experiment.

By critically examining the theories of Californian right-libertarians, Ippolita show the thread con- necting Facebook to the European Pirate Parties, WikiLeaks and beyond. An important task today is to reverse the logic of radical transparency and apply it to the technologies we use on a daily basis. The algorithms used for online advertising by the new masters of the digital world – Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon – are the same as those used by despotic governments for personalized repression. Ippolita argues we should not give in to the logic of conspiracy or paranoia instead we must seek to develop new ways of autonomous living in our networked society.

Download the book here: http://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TOD15def.pdf

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homophobic bar in Havana

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Memefest Cuba! Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times
Memefest Workshop: Change in Everyday Life: Dialogue and Critique through Design in our Times


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Imaginary POSTERS : MAPPING Workshops
London College of Communication

Wed 10th June

– 16.00 in room D209

Lecture by Oliver Vodeb:...

About me


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