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Paradise Now: UbuWeb's World Without Copyright. Paradise Now: UbuWeb's World Without Copyright Kenneth Goldsmith, founding editor of UbuWeb Keynote SpeechECO-Encuentro de Nuevos Sonidos March 17th, 2012, 12.30 h Lecture Hall.

Paradise Now: UbuWeb's World Without Copyright

Nave de Música, Madrid Institución: Matadero Madrid “Let's imagine Utopia: a world with no copyright, no fair use, no micropayments, no royalties, no profits, no losses, no attribution, no licensing, no property. Let's imagine a world without money; in fact, let's imagine that money doesn't exist: nobody touches it; nobody pays, & nobody gets paid. Museums and artists take a stand against the dominance of social media. Artists play a crucial role in visualizing power relationships and disrupting subliminal daily routines of social media usage.

Museums and artists take a stand against the dominance of social media

They are often first to deconstruct the familiar and to facilitate an alternative lens to understand and critique these media. Searching For Mark Pilgrim. [[ MARK IS FINE and his work is not lost.

Searching For Mark Pilgrim

Please see the update and addendum later in the post. —E. ]] Just yesterday, I took a screenshot of the title page of Dive Into HTML5 to include in a presentation as a highly recommended resource. Twitter Psychology. Psychological research on Twitter reveals who tweets, how much, what they talk about and why.

Twitter Psychology

There are now 190 million Twitter users around the world producing 65 million tweets each day. 19% of US internet users now say they use Twitter or a similar service to share updates about themselves—double the figure from the previous year (Pew, 2009). So who tweets? Judith Butler: Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street. The Media That Therefore We Are – on Lenore Malen’s video installation « Machinology. Publications. Populist parties and movements are now a force to be reckoned with in many Western European countries.


These groups are known for their opposition to immigration, their ‘anti-establishment’ views and their concern for protecting national culture. How We Know by Freeman Dyson. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick Pantheon, 526 pp., $29.95 James Gleick’s first chapter has the title “Drums That Talk.”

How We Know by Freeman Dyson

It explains the concept of information by looking at a simple example. The example is a drum language used in a part of the Democratic Republic of Congo where the human language is Kele. Sadly, the drum language was only understood and recorded by a single European before it started to disappear. Carrington understood how the structure of the Kele language made drum language possible. In 1954 a visitor from the United States came to Carrington’s mission school. Powered by Google Docs. Semblance and Event. Innovation Starvation.

Stumpel_ma_thesis_the-politics-of-social-media_facebook_control-and-resistance. The Internet of Things [INFOGRAPHIC] When we think of being connected to the Internet, our minds immediately shift to our computers, phones, and most recently tablets.

The Internet of Things [INFOGRAPHIC]

This week at Cisco live, I shared that in 2008, the number of devices connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. That’s right. There are more devices tapping into the Internet than people on Earth to use them. How is this possible? The infographic below provides a visual representation of the increase in “things” connected to the Internet. Tags: IBSG, infographic, internet, network. Animal Ecologies in Visual Culture. DARC – Digital Aesthetics Research Center. Newspapers and gadget magazines are overflowing with praise and remembrance, and there is no doubt that one of the big IT company leaders and visionaries has died. In many places he is praised as an aesthete that made computers and gadgets with stunning design and great wow-factor.

Info – Daily Watch » Supercomputer Predicts Revolution. Ostalgia Trips. The end of August marked the 31st anniversary of the Gdánsk Agreement, the accord which is usually seen as having kick-started the demise of communism.

Ostalgia Trips

Today, Adam Michnik, millionaire and owner of Agora Media LLC, speaks at the Edinburgh Book Festival as a ‘famous dissident’, while Poland takes over presidency in the EU. But somehow no one questions why, in contemporary capitalist Poland, none of the workers’ postulates in the Gdánsk Agreement of 1980 have been achieved. The more distant the collapse of the Berlin Wall becomes, the more miraculous the events around 1989 seem to be. The more capitalist these former republics become, the more nostalgia for communism seems to grow. It ranges through art and theory, film and design, books and anthologies, all of which respond more often to communism’s aesthetic than to its political meaning. Pasquinelli_Machinic_Capitalism. Geek Revenue – University of Copenhagen. Glitch Reality II - analogue-to-digital-to-analogue translation by @m_pf. Following from Glitch Reality No1 commissioned by It’s Nice That for Nike, Glitch Reality 2 by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and David Gardener is a new iteration of exploring physical objects in glitch form.

Glitch Reality II - analogue-to-digital-to-analogue translation by @m_pf

The process is an interesting one, applying digital methodology to alter physical objects. Matthew Plummer-Fernandez explains: A tea set was created by purchasing non-matching tea set components, scanning them with a Z-corporation 3D scanner and roughly repairing the digital mesh files. The mesh files are then 3D printed to create an instance of this tea-set data that inherits the glitches from the analogue-to-digital-to-analogue translation.

Also below is short animation experiment Matthew made using a crude 3D scan of his friends baby Harriet.