Burqa v2

April 14, 2008 / 0 comments

The Washington Post is reporting that the Bush administration is prepared to begin directing our most advanced spying technology on our own citizens. This includes advanced satellite systems. We are entering the era of total surveillance. Every movement will soon be tracked – every cell phone call will enable location tracking – with clear line…

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“I almost feel bad…”

March 26, 2008 / 0 comments

It’s the feeling you get when you see it slipping. Gizmodo describes it as “It feels so “animal” that I almost feel bad when they hit it to demonstrate how it regains balance on its own.”

The Glue Society

January 27, 2008 / 0 comments

Biblical events as if seen on Google earth. God’s Eye View (Ark)

Floris Kaayk: Metalosis Maligna

January 17, 2008 / 0 comments

Notes: The visual idea and the sacred self.

December 15, 2007 / 0 comments

Great way to phrase this, could be done without calling cuneiform chicken scratch, but… “The chicken scratch of Sumerian bureaucrats had blossomed into an oracular delivery mechanism for the Word of God, one powerful enough to trigger the speck of essence within — and to prove that humble infotech may, in time, boot up the…

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Notes: David Porush

December 15, 2007 / 0 comments

“Every time culture succeeds in revolutionizing its cybernetic technologies, in massively widening the bandwidth of its thought-tech, it invites the creation of new gods.” quoted by Erik Davis in Techgnosis, pg 37 The full paragraph: “How do we reconcile the rationalism of utopian vision with the obvious irrationalism of postmodernism generally, and of cyberpunk/cyberfiction in…

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Network Surveillance Voyuerism

November 12, 2007 / 0 comments

Devices are always watching us – and feeding data into the network. This OS X screensaver by Michael Zoellner searches for CCTV feeds and displays them. Very eerie.

The Temple of Apple

October 26, 2007 / 0 comments

ZDnet posts an article called “Mac OS X Leopard installation as a spiritual practice“. I’m engaging in that practice right now – preparing my various Macs for the upgrade, the archive and install and the clean install. But it’s more than the installation that is spiritual. To retrieve the software, I walked through the rain…

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Electronic Communication and Social Justice

October 2, 2007 / 0 comments

Dr. Mala Htun discusses the crucial role that electronic communication plays in the social justice movement for Burma.

Electronic Communication from Burma

October 2, 2007 / 0 comments

Burma Protests by Refusing Electronic Propoganda

October 2, 2007 / 0 comments

“In Myanmar’s main city of Yangon, residents launched a new form of dissent, switching off their lights and TV sets for 15 minutes during the nightly government newscast starting at 8 p.m. The ”silent protest” began Monday and continued Tuesday, even when state television showed pictures of the Gambari-Than Shwe meeting, which included Deputy Senior…

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Tech Activist Listserves

September 17, 2007 / 0 comments

riseup.net has a great collection of tech activism listserves. Highlights include: nomesh-tech New Orleans Mesh Networking – Technical Support & Discussion farma Renewable energy sources campaign for the Zapatista communities leftistpython Leftist and combative object oriented programming fpl-fbv Forum on the Patenting of Life – Forum sur le brevetage du vivant vgranjeros List for the…

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War Is Not a Game!

September 16, 2007 / 0 comments

Action by the Iraq Veterans Against the War

The Revolution Will Be Uploaded

September 16, 2007 / 0 comments

At the ANSWER march on the capitol Iraq war veteran Rev. Yearwood closed his remarks by saying: “The revolution may not be televised, but it will be uploaded!” Rev. Yearwood asked the listeners to go to youtube and watch the following video of Captiol police tackling him when he tried to enter the General BetrayUs…

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Glimmung: Gyroscope, Teenage Girl & Ocean

September 14, 2007 / 0 comments

I had the great pleasure of reading Phil Dick’s Galactic Pot-Healer (1969) last week. I’m now about to finish The Unteleported Man (1966). Pot-Healer is an extraordinary story of a divine life form from another world (yes, it’s Dick, you probably could have assumed that much) who recruits artisans, scientists and engineers from all over…

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