Tagged with “politics” (5)

  1. Valley Of The Meatpuppets

    The Valley of the Meatpuppets is an ethereal space where people, agents, thingbots, action heroes and big dogs coexist. In this new habitat, we are forming complex relationships with nebulous surveillance systems, machine intelligences and architectures of control, confronting questions about our freedom and capacity to act under invisible constraints.

    http://2014.dconstruct.org/conference/anabjain/

    Anab Jain is the founder and director of Superflux, an Anglo-Indian design practice based in London, but with roots and contacts in the Gujarati city of Ahmedabad.

    Their work is one-half consultancy, one-half research …into The Future! Well, more like The Present Which Looks A Lot Like The Future.

    Anab is a TED fellow, her work has been shown at the MoMA, she is a guest lecturer at the RCA, and she has spoken at conferences like SIGGRAPH and NEXT. That’s a lot of initialisms.

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  2. Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview : NPR

    The popular MSNBC host talks about her start in broadcasting, her life and her new book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, in which she argues that America’s national defense has become disconnected from public oversight.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/03/27/148611615/rachel-maddow-the-fresh-air-interview

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  3. Clay Shirky at O’Reilly Media Gov 2.0 Summit

    In 2009, Apps For Democracy invited people to freely create applications using raw data generated by the federal government. Within 30 days there were over 40 working applications produced, and Apps For Democracy continues to be a success. However the 2005 L.A. Times wikitorial regarding the War in Iraq ended up at the opposite extreme in less than 48 hours, as debates turned into "flame wars" and indecent disrespect.

    Clay Shirky discusses the difference between these efforts to engage the public, and briefly unpacks three important points to keep in mind when attempting to harness collaborative participation: The nature of the "Contract with the Users"; the need to accomodate the unpredictability of the users; and the danger of "Heisenberg’s press release".

    Shirky also weaves in an experiment by Uri Gneezy and Aldo Rustichini published in The Journal of Legal Studies on how the absence of clarity or firmness of clarity affects users behavior.

    From: http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4411.html

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  4. Q&A with Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley: The Ultimate Revolution (part 2) Berkeley University, March 20, 1962

    *part 1: http://huffduffer.com/michaelrose/6419

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  5. Dr. Seuss’s Copenhagen by Marcus Brigstocke

    The debacle of the Copenhagen summit told as a Dr. Seuss story on BBC’s The Now Show.

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