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Monday, March 21, 2005 - 01:44 PM
From Slashdot.org, "From the people who gave you the Internet Archive comes Ourmedia, a place for grassroots media to flourish. Upload anything, maybe a video, some pictures, your custom applescript, and it gets hosted for free, for life. Drupal is hosting the site, and the Internet Archive is providing hosting and bandwidth for the files." The site is very bogged down right now, so be patient...
Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 04:40 PM
There are some new Codes emerging in the cyber-blogo-terrain... Google Code, Google's place for Open Source software. And Lawrence Lessig's Code v.2 (published in late 2005), the now-traditional view of the Internet as an uncontrollable, organic entity on its head, and explores the architecture and social systems that are changing every day and taming the frontier. Coders have already started their engines, now it is time to ramp up the community to new heights.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 02:11 PM
Nikola Tesla, the father of today's AC electrical system and other key inventions, often failed to bring his visionary ideas to real-world fruition. By W. Bernard Carlson. When members of the Chicago Commercial Club arrived to hear a lecture by the famed electrical inventor Nikola Tesla on May 13, 1899, they were startled by the sight of an artificial lake sitting in the middle of the auditorium. Everyone knew that Tesla--the man who had devised the alternating-current (AC) system that brought electricity into people's homes and businesses--was a master showman.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 05:22 PM
From an Open Source Magazine to Evolutionary Media to a Rewards Card, and Back?
From the EvolverProject, "It is no longer about knowing what is wrong. It is about becoming what is right. It is about integrating logic and heart, vision and will. It is about making life juicier by making good ideas real. A new world is springing up around us, of visionary politics and liberating hacks, earthly communities and galactic highs ... "new news" ... focusing on active solutions, helpful products, new social movements, and do-it-yourself designs ... open-source group-mind and creative meta-media, designed to creatively and quickly respond to our rapidly changing times ... a model for a passionate planetary culture, one jacked up on collaboration, connection, and exuberant renewal."
To Reality Sandwich, "a web magazine for this time of intense transformation. Our subjects run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils of new technologies. We hope to spark debate and engagement by offering a forum for voices ranging from the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary (which, to our delight, sometimes turn out to be the one and the same). Counteracting the doom-and-gloom of the daily news, Reality Sandwich is a platform for voices conveying a different vision of the transformations we face. Our goal is to inspire psychic evolution and a kind of earth alchemy." UPDATED!
Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 11:01 PM
"Intellectual property is the incentive system for the products of the future." -Microsoft 2005. OR how about a different alternative? From the Stream of Consciosness of Fen; "OpenPrivacy is the first open platform that enables user control over personal data". For individuals, "an i-name is a universal private address. A single unified lifetime address that only you control, so it never has to change no matter how many times you move, change jobs, change email addresses..." And now is there a co-intellgent dialogue in, out and around this issue?
Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:36 PM
From O'Reilly Network, "Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each "hack" examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together."
Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:30 PM
Happy Solar Calendar New Year's 2005 from Imaginify!
Here's also some info on the Lunar Calendar. More on different types of Calendars coming soon...
Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 05:06 PM
From Toby Hemmingway, "Of all the various incarnations of ecological design, sustainable living, holistic systems management, and related big-picture ideas for living on a small planet, the one that grabs me is permaculture ...seem so complete, self-contained, and naturally integrated...combines a set of coherent and interlinked principles, an energy- and resource-conserving attention to relative placement of elements, and... a set of ethical guidelines. It is also amply broad-reaching to appeal to a discipline-roaming generalist like me." Click Read More...
Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 03:55 PM
Higher Education now has an interdisciplinary curriculum of cooperation studies... in which cooperative arrangements, interdependencies, and collective action play a more prominent role... scientists are beginning to see how cooperation actually works in biology, sociology, mathematics, psychology, economics, computer science and political science... Non-students who live in the area can show up to the course without signing up! UPDATED April 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 03:24 PM
This comes from, "onthecommons.org." The commons is a new way to express a very old idea ¬ń that some forms of wealth belong to all of us, and that these community resources must be actively protected and managed for the good of all. The commons consists of gifts of nature such as air, water, the oceans, wildlife and wilderness, and shared assets like the Internet, the airwaves used for broadcasting, and public lands. The commons also includes our shared social creations: libraries, parks, public spaces as well as scientific research, creative works and public knowledge that have accumulated over centuries.