April 30, 2016

Riccardo Orioles

Renzi, il podestà e la marcia su Catania

Per ordine del Comando della Mvsn ai redattori e fotografi dei fogli antipatriottici e bolscevichi come I Siciliani è fatto divieto di riprendere, intervistare o altrimenti accostarsi alla visita di S.E. il Capo del Renzismo alla città di Catania”.

Cari lettori, volevamo fare un servizio su Renzi e Bianco a teatro, ma come vedete non ci è stato possibile. Abbiamo dovuto ripiegare sulla cronaca ufficiale de “La Sicilia della Nazione”, di cui ecco qualche stralcio.

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Avanguardisti, balilla, piccole italiane e colletti bianchi gremivano dalle prime ore del mattino “Piazzale Renzi”, davanti alla stazione ferroviaria, dove una folla di popolo attendeva l’arrivo del capo del governo e fondatore del partito della nazione, in visita in questa bella terra di Sicilia. Appena il treno è entrato sbuffando nella stazione e la banda ha cominciato a suonare “Precariezza”, una selva di mani si è levata nel saluto toscano mentre il podestà Vincenzo Bianco, con la fascia littoria stretta alla vita, si preparava a dare all’illustre ospite il saluto della Catania renzista. “Precariezza, precariezza/ Primavera di bellezza…”. Appena spente le note dell’inno, nella piazza silente ha risuonato il maschio appello di un gerarca: “A chi i soldi?” e la risonante risposta della folla: “A noi!”.

Matteo Renzi contestato durante la visita a Catania

Una nota cameratescamente polemica, secondo alcuni, non è mancata nel franco saluto del podestà, il quale ha tenuto a ricordare all’illustre ospite come già in tempi non sospetti la città di Catania abbia fuso in un sol fascio le forze sane di Confindustria e Cosa Nostra, quando a Roma esse ancora non osavano mostrarsi insieme. Con un compiaciuto cenno del capo, il capo della nazione ha mostrato di non sgradire l’accenno: “E’ la Sicilia che traccia il solco – ha commentato – ma è Roma che lo difende”. Il corteo si è poi mosso verso il centro cittadino, sfilando per “via Renzi” fino allo slargo davanti a “Villa Renzi” dove il capo del governo ha tenuto una breve allocuzione, a tratti interrotta dagli applausi della folla. “Oggi Tripoli – ha gridato – Domani Nizza e Savoia!”. E poi, dopo una pausa: “Popolo di Catania! Corri alle armi!”.

Dalla folla in delirio s’è alzato un tonante “Vincere! e vinceremo!” mentre decine di braccia si alzavano nel saluto toscano, a pugno levato e medio teso. Un coro di bambini ha cantato l’inno a Renzi poi, manganello alla cintola e crocifisso levato, s’è fatto avanti padre Spampinato. “Camerati! – ha gridato – Un saluto agli eroi!”. In un silenzio commosso, i nomi di Santapaola, Greco, Provenzano, Riina, sono stati scanditi, e ogni volta la folla rispondeva “Presente!”. In serata, il capo e il podestà sono stati accompagnati da una folla plaudente fino al “Teatro Renzi”, dedicato all’illustre autore della Norma.

Qui, il capo e fondatore del partito della nazione, ha ricordato ai Catanesi i prossimi obiettivi del regime: bonifica dello Ionio, dove troppe coste sono ancora prive di petrolio; equiparazione, anche ai fini pensionistici, ai Regi Carabinieri di soldati e ufficiali di Cosa Nostra; rieducazione, in appositi campi, di giudici e magistrati collusi con l’antimafia; bonus una tantum di ottanta euro a tutti i pensionati (compresi quelli senza pensione) di età superiore agli 85 anni che possano dimostrare di aver preso parte attiva alla prima campagna di Libia; assoluzione senza processo di tutti gli imprenditori accusati di mafia (“Eccellenza, qui lo facciamo già!” l’ha interrotto il camerata Bianco); più soldi agli imprenditori, più botte agli oppositori (e qui il podestà ha ghignato ricordando le sue antiche imprese napoletane), lavoro, purché gratuito, ai disoccupati, fedeltà indefettibile all’alleato germanico. “Lo volete voi?”. Un boato “Sì! Sì!” gli ha risposto. Poi tutti in piedi hanno intonato in coro Precariezza, e a queste note virili la serata si è conclusa, in questa bella città di Catania, in questa nobile terra di Sicilia, in questa Italia renzista e rinnovata dall’opera infaticabile di Colui che la provvidenza ha donato a un popolo troppo spesso traviato dalle tentazioni della “solidarietà” e della”giustizia”.

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by Riccardo Orioles

April 29, 2016

Vlax

#Ayotzinapa crimen de estado

#Ayotzinapa crimen de estado

Ayotzi

  • Los policías municipales rodearon el autobús, lanzaron gas lacrimógeno, pincharon las llantas y obligaron a los estudiantes a que se bajaran. (...) Un oficial de inteligencia militar lo veía todo. Y cerca de donde sucedía había agentes de la policía estatal y la federal. A los estudiantes los subieron a vehículos de la policía y desde entonces no se ha sabido nada de ellos.

  • Pese a los obstáculos que el gobierno mexicano ha puesto al caso desde hace meses, los dos informes del grupo de expertos extranjeros [de la CIDH] son el relato más detallado de los hechos de aquella noche, que dejaron seis muertos además de los 43 desaparecidos, y decenas de heridos.

  • (...) (Se) describe una noche de confusión y terror para los estudiantes y los habitantes de la ciudad, y una recolección de personas, con una metodología casi clínica, llevada a cabo por las fuerzas de seguridad que operaban en la ciudad de Iguala, estado de Guerrero, uno de los más pobres y violentos de México.

#Guerrero #Mexico #gobierno #violencia #DDHH #control #sociedad #tortura

#Ayotzinapa #Mexico : missing students suffered a Night of ‘Terror’...

#Ayotzinapa #Mexico : missing students suffered a Night of ‘Terror’ ruled by the army

#humanrights #violence #society

With a military intelligence official looking on and state and federal police officers in the immediate vicinity, witnesses said, the students were put into police vehicles and taken away. They have not been seen since. They were among the 43 students who vanished in the city of Iguala one night in September 2014 amid violent, chaotic circumstances laid bare by an international panel of investigators who have been examining the matter for more than a year. The reason for the students’ abduction remains a mystery.

  • Despite apparent stonewalling by the Mexican government in recent months, the panel’s two reports on the case, the most recent of which was released on Sunday, provide the fullest accounting of the events surrounding the students’ disappearance, which also left six other people dead, including three students, and scores wounded.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/world/americas/missing-mexican-students-suffered-a-night-of-terror-investigators-say.html

Supreme Court Gives FBI More Hacking Power

Supreme Court Gives FBI More Hacking Power

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved changes that would make it easier for the FBI to hack into computers, many of them belonging to victims of cybercrime. The changes will take immediate affect in December, unless Congress adopts competing legislation.

Previously, under the federal rules on criminal procedures, a magistrate judge couldn’t approve a warrant request to search a computer remotely if the investigator didn’t know where the computer was—because it might be outside his or her jurisdiction.

The rule change, sent in a letter to Congress on Thursday, would allow a magistrate judge to issue a warrant to search or seize an electronic device if the target is using anonymity software like Tor. Over a million people use Tor to browse popular websites like Facebook every month for perfectly legitimate reasons, in addition to criminals who use it to hide their locations.

The changes, which would allow the FBI go hunting for anyone browsing the Internet anonymously in the U.S. with a single warrant, are already raising concerns among privacy advocates who have been closely following the issue.

https://theintercept.com/2016/04/28/supreme-court-gives-fbi-more-hacking-power/

#FBI #hack #Tor #anonymous-browsing #privacy #surveillance

/tmp/lab

Pas Sage En Seine + Hacker Space Fest = PSESHSF 2016!

PSESHSF

Nous vous invitons à participer à PSESHSF 2016 en accueillant vos propositions : ateliers et conférences bien sûr, mais aussi installations, performances, discussions et autres formes d’interventions pratiques ou artistiques.
Des thèmes sont proposés, pas imposés, pour laisser place à la manifestation d’idées originales.

Depuis le début le hackerspace /tmp/lab vit avec bonheur en banlieue. D’abord à Vitry-sur-Seine, maintenant dans le sous-sol de la Maison Pour Tous de Choisy-le-Roi.

Cette banlieue, qui semble pour certains une contrainte, est pour nous en ce contexte d’état d’urgence, le lieu favorable pour fédérer les nombreux défenseurs, d’une vie sans peurs et sans haine : les hackers, activistes, les associations de quartier, les travailleurs sociaux, les syndicalistes, les non-associés et tous les autres… Nous tous, les habitants de cette banlieue, trop souvent décrite comme une zone “dortoir” sans intérêt, trop loin du métro, comme une zone de non droit ou pire encore comme le foyer du terrorisme, nous souhaitons nous y retrouver, amorcer de nouvelles discussions, initier librement des pratiques qui rendent compte de nos réalités et qui répondent à nos attentes.

Nous sortirons pour cette occasion de nos lieux de rencontres habituels, pour nous déployer dans le quartier et au-delà, en allant à la rencontre de ceux que nous croisons trop rarement dans nos ateliers.

Le Festival que nous organisons ensemble, membres du /tmp/lab, équipe de Pas Sage En Seine et vous sera un moment convivial et festif pour décrire nos modes d’organisation, nos outils, nos perspectives, évoquer les usages d’autodéfense numériques faces aux perpétuelles manipulations sécuritaires. L’ Hacktiviste naît de cette prise de conscience intégrale. Il ouvre, détourne, invente tous les possibles, ou presque…. Être et faire politiquement ensemble sera notre prochaine étape !

Lien de l’évènement: https://www.pseshsf.org

by tAd

Vlax

#México : el país con más de 27 mil desapariciones forzadas

#México : el país con más de 27 mil desapariciones forzadas

#estado #gobierno #DDHH #politica #terrorismo #control #sociedad #violencia #narcoguerra #AmericaLatina

  • En sólo una década, México tiene la misma cifra de personas desaparecidas que tuvo Colombia en un lapso de 62 años, aún cuando este país vive un conflicto armado declarado.

  • Desde octubre de 2015 a mayo de 2016, en México se hallaron 60 fosas comunes con 129 cadáveres de personas reportadas como desaparecidas, de los que 112 correspondían a hombres y 20 a mujeres.

  • La Oficina del Alto Comisionado reflejó que 30 por ciento de los desaparecidos en México entre el 2006 y el 2014 son menores de edad.

http://www.telesurtv.net/news/Mexico-el-pais-con-mas-de-27-mil-desapariciones-forzadas-20160426-0021.html

April 26, 2016

Vlax

Happy fuckin' Mornin'! - Lukas #foaas

Happy fuckin' Mornin'! - Lukas

#foaas

April 25, 2016

Decentralized Citizen Engagement Technologies

D-CENT in Rome: Changing Democracy in Europe

On the 18th of April 2016, D-CENT organised together with the Five Star Movement Italy an event diving into network democracy and new forms of citizen participation. The event brought together 150 participants – politicians, activists, academics, developers – to discuss the future of direct democracy. Thank you for all participants!

The event was an excellent showing of all the different movements, projects and experiments that are changing democracy in Europe. Together we explored innovative methods and digital tools to strengthen large scale citizen participation in the political process at European level.

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The programme included three panels discussing new citizen movements, citizen participation, and transparency of political institutions. Among the 20 speakers were Luigi Di Maio (M5S), Bruno Kaufmann (Democracy International), Isabella Adinolfi (M5S), Renata Avila (World Wide Web Foundation), Evgeny Morozov (author), and Miguel Ongil (Podemos). The D-CENT team was sharing its experiences from Iceland (participatory platform Your Priorities), Helsinki (participatory work of the city of Helsinki) and Spain (Decide Madrid).

The afternoon workshops were a chance to change ideas in smaller groups of participants related to direct democracy and digital tools for participation.

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The intensive day was full of interesting presentations and discussions, including panels both in Italian and English. Twitter hashtag #democraziainrete was lively with comments, pics, remarks and discussion in both languages. We have shared some of the tweets and pics in this post (see below).

Video capture (in Italian): http://webtv.camera.it/evento/9329

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by Kaisa Eskola

April 24, 2016

Evgeny Morozov

Welcome to the new feudalism – with Silicon Valley as our overlords | Evgeny Morozov

When Facebook and Google finally destroy the competition, a new age of feudalism will arrive

Are we facing another tech bubble? Or, to put it in Silicon Valley speak, are most unicorn startups born zombies?

How you answer these questions depends, by and large, on where you stand on the overall health of the global economy. Some, like the prominent venture capitalist Peter Thiel, argue that virtually everything else – from publicly traded companies to houses to government bonds – is already overvalued. The options, then, are not many: either stick with liquid but low-return products such as cash – or go for illiquid but potentially extremely lucrative investments in tech startups.

Related: The digital Gilded Age: DC faces Silicon Valley's riches – and ever-growing power

Continue reading...

by Evgeny Morozov

April 20, 2016

Decentralized Citizen Engagement Technologies

Call open for unconference sessions in Madrid!

To showcase and celebrate the results of the D-CENT project a week-long programme of activity Common Technology and the Democratic City is taking place from the 23-28 May in Madrid, Spain. The week begins with a five-day Democracy Lab (23-27 May) delivering workshops, hackathons and open sessions. The call is now open for sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. 

During the past two years, D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) has been helping movements, cities, and political parties to build technologies, methods and tools that can make the democratic system more in-sync with collective aspirations of the 21st century.

To showcase and celebrate our results, a week-long programme of activity is taking place from the 23–28 May in Madrid, Spain.

The week begins with a five-day Democracy Lab (23–27 May) delivering workshops, hackathons and open sessions to develop, think and design tools, processes and strategies for democratic participation.

A call is now open for groups and individuals to contribute to the programme on the 25–26 May. This two-day unconference looks at Initiatives for open democracy and a decentralised internet, and is run as part of the Democracy Lab.

Apply to Open Call by 29th of April:

http://dcentproject.eu/dcentmadrid/democracy-lab/open-call/

 

Bookings for the events under Common Technology and the Democratic City will open soon. If you would like to take part as an attendee, please register and ensure you are one of the first to know when we go live.

http://dcentproject.eu/dcentmadrid

#DCENTMadrid

by Kaisa Eskola

April 14, 2016

Jaro Mail 4.2

… – Changes: Fixes to imap folder detection, also fixing use for GMail. Password storage refactoring: updating to this release requires users to re-enter their passwords saved in the system's keyring. The old local keyring code is removed, support for the minimalist 'pass' CLI keyring is introduced. Secret-tool

by jaromil

April 13, 2016

Dyne.org video channel

April 09, 2016

Decentralized Citizen Engagement Technologies

Common Technology and the Democratic City

During the past two years, D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) has been working to transform democracy in a very concrete way: helping movements, cities, and political parties to build technologies, methods and tools that can make the democratic system more in-sync with collective aspirations of the 21st century.

To showcase and celebrate our results, a week-long programme of activity is taking place from the 23–28 May in Madrid, Spain. Welcome! #DCENTMadrid

The week begins with a five-day Democracy Lab (23–27 May, Medialab-Prado) delivering workshops, hackathons and open sessions to develop, think and design tools, processes and strategies for democratic participation. See the programme here.

The Common Technology and the Democratic City conference (27–28 May, Museo Reina Sofia) will conclude the week’s activities. Prompting discussion on network democracy, new forms of citizen participation and digital commons in democratic Cities, the conference will showcase the success of the European D-CENT project and look at the future of digital democracy. See full programme here.

More details at the event page: www.dcentproject.eu/dcentmadrid

Call open for unconference

As part of the Democracy Lab, we are holding an Open call for sessions on Wednesday and Thursday (25–26 of May). The deadline is closing on the 29th of April. Apply to get involved.

Bookings opening soon

The registration for the whole week’s event will open soon. As spaces are limited, you can already register your interest and ensure you are one of the first to know when we go live.

Happy to see you in Madrid!

Follow us: #DCENTMadrid

The event is organised by D-CENTNesta,  Medialab-PradoMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofiaCity of MadridCity of Barcelona, and supported by Labodemoredecentralize.org.

by Kaisa Eskola

April 08, 2016

Decentralized Citizen Engagement Technologies

Better Reykjavik shines in an independent audit

In its six years of operation, over 70,000 people have used Better Reykjavik in Iceland to voice, debate and prioritize ideas to improve their city. According to a thorough independent audit, Better Reykjavik has proven to be an important tool for citizens to participate and communicate with city official and politicians online.

Better Reykjavik is a website designed to promote citizen participation and collaborative problem solving in city governance. It helps citizens to submit policy proposals to the municipal government. Since its launch, Better Reykjavik has inspired more than 70,000 people to propose and discuss over 4,200 ideas.

Better Reykjavik

According to a recently published independent audit, citizens of Reykjavik are generally happy with Better Reykjavik. Among those respondents who know the platform, 67% stated they were happy, while only 7% stated they were unhappy. Among the 2,500 people surveyed, about 2/3 said they were familiar with the platform and the project. The report also concludes that there is a strong general will to participate and be able to communicate with city official and politicians online.

“We at the Citizens Foundation are very pleased with the results of the audit and looking forward to taking citizen participation in Reykjavik and other cities further in coming months and years. We are a non-profit grassroots organization and this success is a testament to how effective bottom-up driven citizen participation projects can be.” says Robert Bjarnason, president of the Citizens Foundation.

The main future recommendations relate to setting official goals for the project, city official not being as happy as citizen with those processes as the projects have not been integrated well enough into city workflows. Also the report recommends increasing the level of dialog between citizens and officials.

A new release of Better Reykjavik both software and city processes is planned this spring.

The audit was commissioned by the city of Reykjavík and performed by the Institute of Public Administration and Politics in the University of Iceland. The audit took one year to complete. Better Reykjavik is one of three D-CENT pilots and is created by the Citizen Foundation, one of the partners of the D-CENT project.

Boosting municipal democracy

Better Reykjavik was launched in 2010 by grassroots activists as a platform for a frustrated citizenry to express their views about how to move forward after the financial crisis that hit the country in 2008. Embraced first by the Best Party and Social Democrats after the city elections in 2010, is it’s also now championed by the Pirate Party and Left Greens that became part of the majority coalition government after the city elections in 2014. It has nowadays been formally adopted as an official channel for citizen petitions of the government.

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Better Reykjavik enables citizens to voice, debate and prioritize ideas to improve their city. It creates open discourse between community members and City Council, and gives the voters a direct influence on decision-making.

Since its launch, Better Reykjavik has supported 420 new construction ideas in through a binding participatory budget vote. Other 1,045 policy ideas have received formal consideration from the municipal government with 220 approved, 489 rejected and 336 still in process in city committees.

Read more:
News at the website of the city of Reykjavik (‘Happiness with eDemocracy in Reykjavik’):
http://reykjavik.is/frettir/anaegja-med-ibualydraedi-i-reykjavik

Full report (in Icelandic) can be downloaded here:
http://reykjavik.is/sites/default/files/betri_r_betri_h_uttektarskyrsla_18012016.pdf

And report appendix:
http://reykjavik.is/sites/default/files/betri_r_betri_h_vidauki_med_uttektarskyrslu_18012016.pdf

by admin

Mobile Communications for All

The case for social rights for radio spectrum

In the simplest sense, radio spectrum is a way to classify certain electromagnetic frequencies, between about 30Hz and 300Ghz, that are useful for the transmission and reception of information with currently available technology. Radio spectrum is a socially constructed idea insofar as we have created the concept in order to address our ability, through technology, to harness electromagnetic waves and transmit information over distances. We then assign this concept, Spectrum, a certain meaning that in turn dictates how society views and deals with it. In other words, radio spectrum is a social construction.

Beyond the socially constructed concept of spectrum, radio spectrum is also a socially produced good. We generally miss this as it is so often and wholly transformed into an economic good. Radio spectrum is materialized and commodified so we can think about the underlying idea more easily, so we can regulate it, and so we can rent it out for use. The general treatment and understanding of radio spectrum not withstanding, its true value derives from its social use and is ultimately worth the communicational potential it has for the users of a particular frequency or portion of the spectrum. This is important. To wit, the winning bid at a recent auction of AWS-3 spectrum in the USA was $45 billion dollars. Why did the winning company pay so much? The answer is simple: they know that they can put up infrastructure (another large investment) that relies on this spectrum to operate and that will carry the communications of millions of users, whom they will charge for doing so.

As price is governed by the laws of supply and demand, the price of spectrum, on the demand side, is ultimately determined by what users are willing to pay for telecommunications services which are dependent on particular parts of the spectrum to function. On the supply side, a major issue affecting the price of spectrum is its scarcity, whether real or artificial. In one sense, spectrum is scarce in that two parties can’t occupy the same part of the spectrum in the same place at the same time. Spectrum is currently regulated to ensure interference cannot happen as only one party has exclusive use of each frequency. This is an inefficient, out-dated approach and ultimately creates more scarcity. Yet in another sense, there is no real scarcity issue as the spectrum and the frequencies which comprise it cannot be used up or even permanently degraded as a natural resource like land or water might be. Better technology and more sensible regulation mean there is potentially plenty of spectrum to go around.

As radio technology has advanced, spectrum has increasingly undeniable and nearly limitless use value. However, through conceptualization, commodification and regulation, spectrum is then transformed into something which can, and almost always must, be paid for in order to use. Case in point: only 2% of radio spectrum in Mexico can be used without a license. Same goes in most places. Spectrum, for lack of being a material thing or a unique creation of human ingenuity (think intellectual property), can’t actually be owned in the proper sense. The social and political construction we call the radio spectrum is only something we can use. So why do we assign property rights to something that is immaterial and not the creation of an individual intellect? The answer is obvious: in order to charge rent (see above regarding the AWS-3 auction). Rent here is defined as the benefit received from assets formed by creating official privilege over natural opportunities. In almost every case, the official privilege is that of the State. But how did this come about?

Let’s use Mexico, where we do much of our work, as an example. Mexico is a sovereign nation and this sovereignty extends and applies to the national territory, including airspace, waters, coasts, etc. Through some circular logic and pretty weak legal reasoning, Mexico claims that the radio spectrum is part of the airspace of the nation, and therefore is under the dominion of the people, represented by their government (a.k.a. the State). As we’ve briefly discussed above, the radio spectrum in no way, shape or form has anything to do with the air or the airspace. The spectrum exists insofar as we have a means of transmitting and receiving information over certain frequencies. So in this case, as is so in most countries, the task of regulating the use of spectrum falls upon the State as a matter of jurisdiction. This arrangement is propped up by organizations like the International Telecommunications Union, which is the branch of the United Nations that deals with (you guessed it) telecommunications and radio spectrum.

We make radio spectrum a thing, then we allow the State, as a territorial right, to regulate it, and subsequently rent it out to the highest bidder. Under this logic, the companies that pay (generally lots of money) to use spectrum have the most self-interest in ensuring that end users can access spectrum via the services they offer and charge for. This is true to a point. One only need to look at the boom in cellular coverage around the world in the last decades. But what of those many billions of people that are not covered by commercial services? How are they meant to meaningfully communicate in a digital world if they can’t access spectrum?

There is frankly not much we can do about this whole arrangement in the near future short of unraveling decades of international treaties, national laws and billions of dollars in investment. What we can do, however, is to bring to the forefront and stay ruthlessly on message about is the fact that spectrum is socially useful and should be regulated in such a way as to maximize its social usefulness for all. Not just for those in cities where commercial services exist, but everywhere people wish to communicate over distance. I would also argue that we should attempt to have spectrum considered as a human right, and specifically an economic and social right. The right to freedom of expression and the right to information are codified as human rights at pretty much every level. Economic and social rights, a subset of human rights, exist to guarantee that every person be afforded conditions under which they are able to meet their needs. If communication is a human right, how do we then ensure that the ways in which we communicate are also protected as such and that access is possible for all? In other words, there should be a right to spectrum just like there is a social and economic right to housing or education.


by ammoch

April 06, 2016

D I S N O V A T I O N

Shamans using sites like Facebook for black magic, says Malaysian official

Shamans using sites like Facebook for black magic, says Malaysian official:

A communications officer with a government ministry has reportedly warned people against posting pictures of themselves on social media, lest they be used in black magic rituals.

April 05, 2016

URBANIAHOEVE / Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture

April 03, 2016

D I S N O V A T I O N

Technology, the Faux Equalizer

Technology, the Faux Equalizer:

Silicon Valley’s sunny outlook on technology and opportunity ignores systematic inequalities.

Just over a century ago, an electric company in Minnesota took out a full-page newspaper advertisement and listed 1,000 uses for electricity…

Instead of a Recycling Robot, Apple Should Sell Screwdrivers That Open iPhones

Instead of a Recycling Robot, Apple Should Sell Screwdrivers That Open iPhones:

Liam the recycling robot is great, but every other design decision Apple has made suggests it doesn’t care about the environmental toll its products take.

Apple is rightly getting some adulation for its new robot that can autonomously disassemble new iPhones so that their components can be recycled. The company could instead use a much simpler move to signal that it’s actually dedicated to reducing its environmental impact: Apple should start selling screwdrivers.

Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job

Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job:

“If you’ve ever said, ‘I’d pay X amount for Y,.” Fishback once spectacularly illustrated his brand by bringing on stage a cow being towed by a man in a baseball cap and carrying a jug of milk—“If I’m willing to pay $100 for someone to bring me a glass of fresh milk from an Omaha dairy cow right now, there might very well be a guy who would be super happy to do that,” he said. That kind of bravado is what gave these companies their electric juice, as media outlets like the Economist lionized them as the “on-demand” economy

URBANIAHOEVE / Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture

April 02, 2016

D I S N O V A T I O N

If we ever needed persuading that animals are smarter than...



If we ever needed persuading that animals are smarter than technology, we should take heed of the drone-fighting eagles. Scotland Yard is examining the deployment of bald eagles by Dutch police after a private security firm demonstrated how the mighty birds can deftly pluck a drone out of the sky.

Instants Suspendus

coquelicot

Je veux bien souffrir, mais je ne veux pas désespérer. Je ne laisserai personne éteindre en moi la petite lampe rouge de la confiance. Chaque jour j’attends tout. Christian Bobin, Le Christ aux coquelicots

by admin

April 01, 2016

D I S N O V A T I O N

Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours:

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, ‘Bush did 9/11’-proclaiming robot.

videogame confessional forum

kelli dunlap

My name is Kelli Dunlap. I'm a doctor of clinical psychology. I live in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Okay. I have a very interesting relationship with videogames. On one hand I'm a gamer. I'm a...

by david wolinsky

March 31, 2016

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Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever:

We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?

March 30, 2016

Dyne.org video channel

March 29, 2016

Museo dell Informatica funzionante

Our exibithion in ROME, 2/3 April 2016

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We will be in ROMA, 2/3 Aprile 2016 with a special surprise exibith!

Come to visit us!

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WHERE:

Liceo Scientifico “G. KEPLERO”

Roma – Via delle Vigne 156

TIMETABLE

SATURDAY, 2 APRIL:

  • ORE 14.00 OPENING (FREE ENTRANCE)

  • ORE 19.00 CLOSED

SUNDAY, 3 APRIL

  • ORE 9.30 OPENING (FREE ENTRANCE)

  • ORE 14.00 CLOSED, END OF EXIBITH

For any information: http://www.retrocomputerclubitalia.it/

 

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by asbesto

March 28, 2016

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Destructables, DIY for protest and creative dissent

Destructables, DIY for protest and creative dissent:

Destructables.org is a DIY repository of projects of protest and creative dissent. The site features user generated step-by-step video and photo/text based instructions for a wide range of dissenting actions, including art actions, billboard alterations, shop-dropping, protest strategies, protest props, methods of civil disobedience, stencil work, and many other forms of public dissent – from the practical and tactical to the creative and illegal. It is a living archive and resource for the art and activist communities.

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MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION FROM 2013 TO 2015

MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LINUX FRIENDS FROM 2013 TO 2015

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Many underprivileged young people of Cameroon have decided to learn computing with the association of Linux Friends so that they can be self employed  and help the community as well.

 

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by admin

March 27, 2016

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The Spirit-Possessed Iron Man of IndonesiaWayan Sumardana, a...



The Spirit-Possessed Iron Man of Indonesia

Wayan Sumardana, a 31-year-old welder in a small village in Bali, claims that he has created a mind-controlled bionic arm/exoskeleton out of scrap parts, to assist him in carrying out his day-to-day duties after he woke up with a paralysed arm some six months ago.

That awkward moment when Apple mocked good hardware and poor people

That awkward moment when Apple mocked good hardware and poor people:

Today’s Apple press event played out pretty much exactly like they always do. A few new products, a few promotional videos, and a lot of talk about changing the world. But amidst all that was an interesting and perhaps revealing moment.

Evgeny Morozov

The state has lost control: tech firms now run western politics

Democracy is under threat from rising inequality and terrorism. Google and Facebook have taken over

By now, the fact that transatlantic democratic capitalism, once the engine of postwar prosperity, has run into trouble can hardly be denied by anyone with the courage to browse a daily newspaper.

Hunger, homelessness, toxic chemicals in the water supply, the lack of affordable housing: all these issues are back on the agenda, even in the most prosperous of countries. This appalling decline in living standards was some time in the making – 40 years of neoliberal policies are finally taking their toll – so it shouldn’t come as a shock.

Those in power have accomplished such feats of incompetence that they have made Donald Trump look like a superman

Related: The ‘gig economy’ is coming. What will it mean for work? | Arun Sundararajan

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by Evgeny Morozov

March 26, 2016

Annamaria Monteverdi

QUINTESENCE – Live Audio/Visual Performance by Florence To and Ricardo Dono

PROJECT INFORMATION: florence-to.com/QTSNCE “QUINTESENCE” project is a co-production and benefited from the residency program in research and creation at the Society for Art and Technology (SAT) – sat.qc.ca Quintesence was premiered at the Satosphere dome, Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal on May 2015. The dome is 18 metres in diameter and 11.5 to […]

by annamaria monteverdi

Pauline De Chalendar À main levée Installation

À main levée interroge la pratique et la temporalité du dessin aujourd’hui. L’installation fait dialoguer différentes natures de lignes. Les unes ont été tracées sur un rouleau de papier au cours d’une marche solitaire en montagne, pendant plusieurs jours. Dessiner deviendrait presque un acte de résistance face au temps qui passe toujours plus vite. Les […]

by annamaria monteverdi

NOVA opificio Vaccari per le ARTI

Il Progetto Il Progetto di Risanamento Conservativo dell’Opificio Calibratura della ex Ceramica Vaccari, realizzato dallo Studio Archepta, è stato finalizzato a trovare una sede adeguata all’Archivio Ceramica Vaccari, logica conclusione del percorso da anni avviato dall’Amministrazione Comunale di Santo Stefano di Magra (SP) per il recupero dei documenti storici e dei beni di valenza culturale […]

by annamaria monteverdi

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains est un lieu de formation, de production et de diffusion artistiques, audiovisuelles et multimédia. L’objectif du Studio national est de permettre à de jeunes créateurs venus du monde entier, de réaliser des œuvres avec des moyens techniques professionnels et dans un large décloisonnement des différents moyens d’expression. […]

by annamaria monteverdi

LUKAS TRUNIGER, Prix Cube 2016

Lukas Truniger, Deja Entendu I An Opera Automaton Deja Entendu | An Opera Automaton est une installation générative. La structure du langage – musicale à l‘origine – est le point de départ de ce travail. Basée sur des textes et des mélodies d‘opéras inspirés par le mythe de Faust (l‘épopée de la curiosité humaine et de ses […]

by annamaria monteverdi

March 25, 2016

Dyne.org video channel

videogame confessional forum

david weinberger

My name is David Weinberger. I'm 65 years old. I'm in Boston, Massachusetts. I write about the effect of the Internet on ideas. Part of that has included writing about the Internet's effect on...

by david wolinsky

March 24, 2016

Annamaria Monteverdi

Timeline of computer history

Un’ interessante cronologia sull’evoluzione dei sistemi computerizzati…Da leggere e conservare. Tratto da: http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/computers/

by annamaria monteverdi

Caravaggio Experience, Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Imponente video installazione originale e inedita, Caravaggio Experience ripercorre l’opera di Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio utilizzando un approccio contemporaneo all’opera d’arte. L’uso di un sofisticato sistema di multi-proiezione a grandissime dimensioni, combinato con musiche originali e fragranze olfattive, porta il visitatore a vivere un’esperienza unica sul piano sensoriale, attraverso una vera e propria “immersione” nell’arte del maestro […]

by annamaria monteverdi