Wizards of OS 4 - ReadWrite about OpenFreeCulture spectrum, gizzard – lizard – wizard – vizard

Open Spectrum Chair: Armin Medosch, Author & (wireless) Networker, London, listen to the talks: Video from the Open Spectrum and Brazil, the Free Culture Nation
Claudio Prado; Head of the Department of Digital Culture, Ministry of Culture, Brasilia. Here the Keynote the Read-Write Society from Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School, Stanford, Founder of Creative Commons. Visit Wizards of OS 4, or go to rumors and gossip from WOS space Wizards of OS blog followed by a chain of interesting links to surf through Creativecommons than Digital Brasil and than to CIS The Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) and than to Open flash and than to Ogg Vorbis is a completely open, patent-free, professional audio encoding and streaming technology with all the benefits of Open Source. After to WOS4: The Creative Anti-Commons and the Poverty of Networks Indymedia UK and than to On the commons and than to Creatives face a closed Net by Lawrence Lessig on Financial Times and than to ReadWriteThink's Web Resource and than maybe to The Sun BabelFish Blog and if you still up for to The Foundation for P2P Alternatives

Hugo Chavez boost sales of Noam Chomsky's book

In his "devil and sulfur" talk Hugo Chavez referred to President Bush on Wednesday, Chavez held up a book by Noam Chomsky, "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance," and recommended it to the General Assembly and he added: "I think that the first people who should read this book are our brothers and sisters in the United States, because the threat is in their own house. The Devil is right at home. The Devil, the Devil, himself, is right in the house." The next day Chavez adressed "The people of the United States should read this ... instead of the watching Superman movies," he told reporters later on his viral marketing tour in New York. One day later, "Hegemony or Survival," first published in 2003, had rocketed into the top 10 on Amazon, where it was ranked 20,664 the day before, and Barnes & Noble.com, from a previous ranking of 748. As of Friday night, the book was No. 1 on Amazon and No. 2 on Barnes & Noble. Noam Chomsky, 77-year-old linguist, has long been an critic of U.S. foreign policy. His other books include "9-11," a best-selling collection of interviews, and "Failed States,".

Student finds brief fame as Terracotta Warrior

BEIJING, CHINA — A German art student briefly took up a place among China's famed Terracotta Warriors over the weekend — only to be discovered, disrobed and sent home. Pablo Wendel snuck into a pit housing around 2000 ancient lifesize pottery warriors and horses on Saturday afternoon, donned the military costume he had made himself, and took up a position on a small pedestal he had brought along.He stood there, motionless and unblinking, for a couple of minutes until police found him, the Xinhua news agency said.

Video killed the radio star? Any other victims?

It was quite a contrast to step into the IBC salon a week after attending Ars Electronica. The conference boldly calls itself the biggest international broadcasting event, specially since the American NAB has the N instead of an I; it’s national and not international, and it’s 4 times bigger than the biggest international event. It’s the American way. Anyway, IBC 2006 was quite impressive and reaffirmed how the broadcasting world is excited with new technologies emerging as saviours for the old model of doing things. Moreover, the top-up tradition of doing things seams to be falling in love with some interaction trends.


Ars Electronica 2006
Simplicity - The Art of Complexity

view more pictures at my flickr (slideshow)

Simple, simplify, simplistic, and keep on going. To understand this year’s Ars Electronica theme “Simplicity – The Art of Complexity” was definitely not simple. It wasn’t simple for me, it wasn’t simple for Wolfgang Bednarzek, one of the festival’s organizer, it wasn’t simple for John Maeda, the MIT virtuous genius; simply, it wasn’t simple.

iPod dorms calculation for Sinafoxcon soap

Nobody touches Big Brother's Apple.
The Chinese- Taiwan-USA global capita join venture soap, creates and pushes bizarre processes. Picture and text speaks enough, I hope the reader can imagine between the lines. Here some extracts:
Apple recently announced almost $5bn in revenue for its last quarter.

The chinese plant supports 200,000 employees, less than 15% of which work on making the iPod, and 32,000 staff live on-site at the plant.

Centre for Sanity and Balance in Public Live

I am an old Hindustani fan by nature and try hard not to miss each weekend's edition of the FT, not to forget that the KILLER COKE campaign caught my attraction, for sentimental reasons. Working in an institution where after hours, if you miss to get your Pellegrino at Sainsbury’s, some magic system forces you to a pilgrimage to the shiny Coke machine. Which by the way I hit as much as possible, always when I pass; why sentimental, seeing how much students and Universities joined this campaign, and in my college? They are so much Coke machines like cows toddle on an proper Austrian meadow. But reading about this very dubious centre the second time in Jo Johnson’s article “ Giving the Goliaths a good kicking”, motivated me to write about.

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