Untie Our Hands: An Alien Tort Claims Act Campaign

September 26, 2012 / 0 comments

A web site has appeared at untieourhands.com lobbying on behalf of Shell Oil Company in the Kiobel V. Royal Dutch Petrolium (Shell) case. The site uses the slogan “Untie Our Hands” as a rallying cry to free corporations from responsibility for the harm they cause overseas while they engage in resource extraction.

Indonesian cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street

September 15, 2012 / 0 comments

An article about my initial research on the Indonesian Occupy movement has been published in Critical Quarterly. The abstract (and article for those with access) is available here: Oman-Reagan, Michael P.  2012  Occupying cyberspace: Indonesian cyberactivists and Occupy Wall Street. Critical Quarterly, 54: 39–45. Please contact me if you are a colleague without access who would…

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Religion at Bantar Gebang

September 28, 2011 / 0 comments

2,000 families are estimated to live at Bantar Gebang, Indonesia’s largest trash dump. In this photo, women who live in this community are praying at the end of Ramadan. Photograph: Javaz Tizmaghz, the Guardian

Cyberactivism, iPhone 4 and The Courage to Be

August 25, 2010 / 0 comments

(Note: This post was originally published on an blog about Apple technology, based on a few requests I’m making it available here. -MOR) Apple has been hard at work the last few years building their reputation as a ‘socially responsible’ company.  Like other greenwashing corporations (Whole Foods for example), this reputation is 9/10ths marketing and…

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Church of England calls for Technology Fast

February 20, 2010 / 0 comments

The Tearfund carbon fast asks that we give up technology and re-allocate to the poor.    The Telegraph reports that Bishops in the Church of England are calling for a technology fast during Lent: “[The technology fast] is a statement [of solidarity] with a world that does not have that ability to communicate the way…

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures

August 21, 2009 / 0 comments

Vincent Callebaut Architectures is designing entirely new spiritual spaces. Many of his recent designs are buildings that function as eco-technology. They integrate with the multiple environments that overlap in our cities: human, mechanical and Gaian.

OGMA

May 31, 2009 / 0 comments

OGMA releases his his first album. His ecstatic music can be heard on myspace.

Earth2 and The Gaia Hypothesis

May 21, 2009 / 0 comments

Karla Tonella has constructed an online document where she is looking at Earth2, an NBC television series from the 1990s. “Set 200 years in the future when the depleted Earth(1) is mostly uninhabitable, this series turns us back on ourselves to reconsider our relationship to our own planet, indigenous peoples and other species. While post-colonial…

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Film – Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

January 30, 2009 / 0 comments

Playing tonight, here: The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St., New York, NY (Doors 7p, screening 8p sharp, $10)

Becoming Human

January 24, 2009 / 0 comments

via Elizabeth Housley Story from North America (FULL VERSION!) from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

superhuman powers

January 22, 2009 / 0 comments

Via Discerning Brute, Erin Pavlina tells her story of running the vegan spirituality software: I grew up on burgers, fries and milkshakes. I ate the Standard American Diet my entire life. Around the time I started college, I told the spirits that I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to save the planet. And…

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Floating Data Centers

September 8, 2008 / 0 comments

This feels at first, in a speculative fiction sort-of-way, like one more step toward turning the planet into a large neural network… Building floating synapses for the network mind, out in the sea. “In general, computing centers are located on a ship or ships, which are then anchored in a water body from which energy…

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Bike Blessing

June 10, 2008 / 0 comments

(Posted about Bike Blessing on Drunk and In Charge of a Bicycle.)

Cyberactivism in South Korea

June 10, 2008 / 0 comments

From the New York Times article: Thousands of South Korean students, mainly networking through the Internet, immediately took to the streets, followed by a broader uproar. The uprisings and protest in South Korea are a great example of the power Cyberactivism to affect and infect people (who may or may not have access to technology)…

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Euphemism for “Burnt Slave Bones in your Food”.

April 14, 2008 / 0 comments

“Natural Charcoal” I contributed a little story about a food producer and their sugar refinery to The Discerning Brute. You can read it here. I verified that the Domino refinery in question does not use cow bones. I read something recently that claimed it takes something like 7,800 cows to produce the ‘bone char’ for…

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