Friday, October 24, 2014

tweets

The three constituent elements of the Decentralized Computing Revolution | P2P Foundation http://t.co/b30Kfc3PBX

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/KevinCarson1/status/524314747605237761


.@jhagel @nntaleb Deep gratitude for sharing: beyond agility to anti-fragility workshop http://t.co/ni6xCIfYjh Great interest in practice.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/SAlhir/status/524354804722970624


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798923/north-korean-escapee-yeonmi-park-opens-harrowing-speech-raise-awareness-terrorised-populace-living-brutal-regime.html


Assuming that @audreywatters saw this paean to Behaviorism and MOOCs: http://t.co/YmVPHgxuIM (h/t @neurobongo )

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bjfr/status/524363324931465216


CityLab (@CityLab)
10/20/14 10:20 PM
In Berlin, a bold, new imagining of what a metropolitan river can betrib.al/O03K1W6



In 3 minutes, 6 seconds, @deborahamos sets us straight on Kurds of Syria, Turkey, Iran, Iraq. http://t.co/EltKRcDorL@MorningEdition

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/NPRinskeep/status/524545144955994112


Extra geld voor mensen met een laag inkomen. Wordt boodschap @rcbregman gehoord?  http://t.co/CwYAeybJ8p

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RobertVermeiren/status/524598219578568704


Discovered to our shock that @JerryWeinberg writing in 1961 anticipated testing vs. checking & Collins' work on tacit knowledge.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jamesmarcusbach/status/524602399995232256


Breaking up Amazon would unleash a wave of innovation. https://t.co/K2MjiA5GPS

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/524605436792954881


Heads up @nickgrossman @agpublic @digiphile @osalazar @scrawford You're all in my latest, on Waze & civic engagement http://t.co/o8LTGxNopR

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Mlsif/status/524641498722103296


MT @MicrosoftNY: Last week @scrawford & @GoldsmithOnGov joined us to discuss #TheResponsiveCity. The night in tweets: http://t.co/9EDRloU5Ex

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MSFTChicago/status/524661995745067009


http://www.chrismercogliano.com/education-revolution-in-south-korea/


An illustrated celebration of the little-known sidekicks who helped geniuses achieve greatness http://t.co/SgCj3q0xc8http://t.co/Zdpz2ku3Vt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/brainpicker/status/524893243625205760


This revolutionary new fusion reactor could change civilization as we know it #STEM http://t.co/t2HLnKJOnp

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/GrahamBM/status/524894944017010689


Moonrise dawn in Cole Valley.

Minutes ago, while the raccoons play feet away. http://t.co/SI4i0r6okF

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/craignewmark/status/524919251572776960


Read the new article in the New York Times about Dr. Ellen Langer's groundbreaking research into health and aginghttp://t.co/RXEeMJIB3C

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ellenjl/status/524934095361818624


Basic income: the world's simplest plan to end poverty http://t.co/UdJXI28gkZ

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/524951712822747136


Great post by @nilofer in @HarvardBiz about solving problems in a networked age. Features our work @CitizenUniv.http://t.co/9GhwQkdyoV

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ericpliu/status/523138678160654336


Into Cities & Development? Join @bill_easterly @nntaleb @paulmromer Glaeser, Freschi & Bertaud on Nov18 http://t.co/1pyJ8OlZYB @nyuniversity

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/fuller_brandon/status/524949855937265664


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fashion/how-apples-siri-became-one-autistic-boys-bff.html?_r=2


Why drug research is under threat http://t.co/pDPPoobK9k

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Davos/status/525259123227885569


video/transcript of appearance on @democracynow today re: murder, #Blackwater & its neo-crusader founder Erik Prince http://t.co/fUFxnzBj6k

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jeremyscahill/status/525443871661367297


Laura Poitras' Snowden documentary 'Citizenfour' opens nationwide this weekend: https://t.co/J0zXvEVKEi I encourage you to see it!

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ioerror/status/525477286749810688


"roughly the difference btwn the morning edition of The Times Of London & a tornado siren." we all need the reminder. http://t.co/qM5rvLldxB

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bonstewart/status/525477051135180800


http://linkis.com/dmlcentral.net/blog/WMkkS
doug - curate or be curated


Salvatore Iaconesi @xdxd_vs_xdxd ci parla dell'importanza di costruire un database mondiale di sognihttp://t.co/sl75QA8uKN

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Motherboard_IT/status/525227497651437569


“What I Learned Building Medium (So Far)” by @ev https://t.co/SSMRmZ7eKI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/_amrita/status/525514663727878144


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqsFp0J22Hc
brand on newsnight


"@leashless: https://t.co/SU8TlbJcLf on infrastructure #innovation for 1 billion ppl - resource consumption & #Empire2014

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/singalongalilt/status/525554646858092544


http://thisisnotagateway.squarespace.com/2014-programme/
carol presenting



http://www.maravipost.com/201410197335/People/ebola-liberia-s-president-writes-heartbreaking-letter-to-the-world.html
It is the duty of all of us, as global citizens, to send a message that we will not leave millions of West Africans to fend for themselves against an enemy that they do not know, and against whom they have little defence.




 
platteforum@platteforum
 
What places do you have in life or community that allow for experimentation without judgement? #Imagine2020

TEDxRamallah Munir Fasheh منير فاشه Occupation of knowledge الاحتلال الم...

Monday, October 20, 2014

tweets

What @kinlane built today for Ada Lovelace Day: http://t.co/WHxfvoGVGp (You can add names via Github)

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/522228693049954304



"American troops [in Iraq] secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs."http://t.co/ml69ewE7Gu

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikhilgoya_l/status/522238776286789633
“We would have certainly included this case if we had known about it,” he said, “and not just for obvious medical reasons but because here was exactly the kind of wounds at the very heart of the reason the government sent our nation to war.”


http://www.fastcompany.com/3037098/fast-feed/eric-schmidt-the-next-google-is-out-there-in-a-garage-somewhere




http://www.salon.com/2014/10/13/north_america_is_a_crime_scene_the_untold_history_of_america/

posted on fb by carol
In the United States the legacy of settler colonialism can be seen in the endless wars of aggression and occupations; the trillions spent on war machinery, military bases, and personnel instead of social services and quality public education; the gross profits of corporations, each of which has greater resources and funds than more than half the countries in the world yet pay minimal taxes and provide few jobs for US citizens; the repression of generation after generation of activists who seek to change the system; the incarceration of the poor, particularly descendants of enslaved Africans; the individualism, carefully inculcated, that on the one hand produces self-blame for personal failure and on the other exalts ruthless dog-eat-dog competition for possible success, even though it rarely results; and high rates of suicide, drug abuse, alcoholism, sexual violence against women and children, homelessness, dropping out of school, and gun violence.
These are symptoms, and there are many more, of a deeply troubled society, and they are not new. The large and influential civil rights, student, labor, and women’s movements of the 1950s through the 1970s exposed the structural inequalities in the economy and the historical effects of more than two centuries of slavery and brutal genocidal wars waged against Indigenous peoples. For a time, US society verged on a process of truth seeking regarding past atrocities, making demands to end aggressive wars and to end poverty, witnessed by the huge peace movement of the 1970s and the War on Poverty, affirmative action, school busing, prison reform, women’s equity and reproductive rights, promotion of the arts and humanities, public media, the Indian Self-Determination Act, and many other initiatives.
A more sophisticated version of the race to innocence that helps perpetuate settler colonialism began to develop in social movement theory in the 1990s, popularized in the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Commonwealth, the third volume in a trilogy, is one of a number of books in an academic fad of the early twenty-first century seeking to revive the Medieval European concept of the commons as an aspiration for contemporary social movements. Most writings about the commons barely mention the fate of Indigenous peoples in relation to the call for all land to be shared. 

Afghans resisting U.S. forces and others who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time were taken into custody, and most of them were sent to a hastily constructed prison facility on the U.S. military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on land the United States appropriated in its 1898 war against Cuba.
Rather than bestowing the status of prisoner of war on the detainees, which would have given them certain rights under the Geneva Conventions, they were designated as “unlawful combatants,” a status previously unknown in the annals of Western warfare. As such, the detainees were subjected to torture by U.S. interrogators and shamelessly monitored by civilian psychologists and medical personnel.

[..]
Political scientist Cynthia Enloe, who specializes in US foreign policy and the military, observes that US culture has become even more militarized since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Her analysis of this trend draws on a feminist perspective:
Militarization . . . [is] happening at the individual level, when a woman who has a son is persuaded that the best way she can be a good mother is to allow the military recruiter to recruit her son so her son will get off the couch. When she is persuaded to let him go, even if reluctantly, she’s being militarized. She’s not as militarized as somebody who is a Special Forces soldier, but she’s being militarized all the same. Somebody who gets excited because a jet bomber flies over the football stadium to open the football season and is glad that he or she is in the stadium to see it, is being militarized. So militarization is not just about the question “do you think the military is the most important part of the state?” (although obviously that matters). It’s not just “do you think that the use of collective violence is the most effective way to solve social problems?”—which is also a part of militarization. But it’s also about ordinary, daily culture, certainly in the United States.
[..]
 Price, like Enloe, sees an accelerated pace of militarization in the early twenty-first century: “Today’s weaponization of anthropology and other social sciences has been a long time coming, and post-9/11 America’s climate of fear coupled with reductions in traditional academic funding provided the conditions of a sort of perfect storm for the militarization of the discipline and the academy as a whole.”

I review @NaomiAKlein's This Changes Everything, "both a celebration and a critique of existing political movements."http://t.co/TbPPlTtkQl




from 2012



Nigeria (!!!) got right the hell on top of Ebola http://t.co/b2WGLqGG4Q and currently has no active cases??? @lucasgonzalez

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/leashless/status/522549738366050305


Like the GIFs we've shared so far? See more on our @tumblr page as we post along w/ the broadcast!http://t.co/0166oHQ66u #HowWeGottoNowPBS

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/PBS/status/522564122895192064


How the flashbulb changed the face of urban poverty (one of my favorite stories from #HowWeGotToNowPBS):https://t.co/Q4eE9L7PXB

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/stevenbjohnson/status/517672152544583681


This is a useful roundup on gamergate.  https://t.co/myMJPa0tBI

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/budtheteacher/status/522598142752333825


http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/20/holder-secrets
Poitras says that there is nothing she’d “rather do than be behind the camera with people, in real time, confronting life decisions.”
Snowden wrote to Poitras, “You asked why I chose you. I didn’t. You chose yourself.” He was referring to films of hers that were critical of the war on terror—in particular, a short piece on an N.S.A. whistle-blower named William Binney.
“She’s been kind to me, but there’s something deeper in her,” Scoggin said. “It’s this urgency to tell stories, to be a voice that is crying out, saying, ‘Wait, look at what is happening.’ It’s not yelling, it’s not strident, but it’s done with great conviction and force.”
She was exploring the idea of a movie with no plot, something nonlinear and indeterminate—a “Zeitgeist” film. “Plot is so relentless,” she said. “It’s totally unforgiving, and it also can be simplifying. It can provide resolution where there should be none. It can provide false catharsis.”


love your writing, @GeorgeMonbiot. here you are, in context: https://t.co/VRqDdrenkt

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jerrymichalski/status/522604646439743488


“Re-imagining Cities” by @sverhulst https://t.co/aVfnjRHnHa cc @thegovlab

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bethnoveck/status/522744405598298112


I often get this question: “By sharing your ideas openly aren’t you afraid they get copied?” My answer:http://t.co/IlU3Zr69MP

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/davehakkens/status/522747438617350144


Mexico’s missing students: were 43 attacked by cartel-linked police targeted for their activism? http://t.co/8doIxvHvOy

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/atenea_rv/status/522753953016987649



Not having early success on that one path messes with you. You get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down Syndrome, and you look around and say, Okay, so this is where I’m at. Or you get put in the typical classes and you say, All right, I’m obviously not like these kids either. So you’re kind of nowhere. You’re just different. The system is broken. If we can streamline a multibillion-dollar company, we should be able to help kids who struggle the way I did.”

He’s so physically talented and good-looking and all that movie star stuff, but there’s a curiosity in him that originates in the fact that he really did struggle. Football didn’t stick. College didn’t stick. And yet he has the highest emotional intelligence of anyone I know. And he has the ability to teach others, including me, how to make decisions from that place.”

Pushing favorites—a non-secret but non-broadcast activity—to much higher visibility is not a great idea, @twitter. Violates expectations.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/522909387397283840


The Chinese word for "crisis" is comprised of two characters: one indicating "danger", the other "opportunity"

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/AndreIvanchuk/status/444573585227538432


Liberia needs 110,000 plastic gloves.. It has 2100. It needs 5000 plastic buckets. It has 116. http://t.co/cVUcmNKeaGhttp://t.co/5wNIvGOUeR

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/523132255490048000






Solid nanoparticles can deform like a liquid: http://t.co/9rMXSjg3Qn http://t.co/YHscu1rKe9

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MIT/status/523489995890253826






Was in audience watching @tedhope @SFIndieFilmFest panel when Ted asked if anyone had seen a short called @CainesArcade. I raised my hand.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nirvan/status/523701581678522368







http://specialneedsparenting.net/challenging-waves/

look up documentary - just add water







Remarkable. RT @conradhackett: US has more women in prison than China India & Russia combined

http://t.co/yEUacEROjV http://t.co/WLY4YfS9Yh

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MaxMckeown/status/523944753080332289


"Peoples' openness to radical change is outpacing our ability to respond." http://t.co/k6UmAvNgqz

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/susie_c/status/523948857718484993


Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism http://t.co/3QHvYZtsJa @therulesorg @naomiklein

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/alnoorladha/status/523982521252323328
What is at stake here is the notion that thinking is dangerous.
create the formative culture globally that allows people to understand that their interests are being trampled on, that they live in a political system that has been constructed by human beings and can be overturned by human beings, but also, a political, economic, and social system that has nothing to do with their needs, that basically exploits their needs, then people will not be moved to think critically and act collectively.

What an amazing speech by @jackandraka about leveling the informational playing field. Totally in awe.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MrMongillo/status/524197859487674368


My blog/video interview w. @Bali_Maha Connecting Learners Through Hashtags, Focal Pointshttp://t.co/BIaGKD6xX1 #ccourses

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/524247720135913472


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

tweets


http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/join-the-conversation#3v6g32u

lahk is 100000
so more than 200000 per year commit suicide.

8. Despite receiving most media attention, farmer and student suicides are far more rare than suicides caused by poverty and a lack of access to treatment.


1/3 of global suicides



http://www.salon.com/2014/05/12/americas_dangerous_education_myth_no_it_isnt_the_best_anti_poverty_program/

The reason Finland’s ultimate distribution of income is so equal is not because its great education system has made everyone receive high paychecks (an impossible task), but because Finland has put in place distributive policies that make sure its national income is shared broadly. In 2010, Finland’s tax level was 42.5 percent of its GDP, which was nearly double the tax level of the U.S. By strategically spreading that tax money around through a host of cash transfer and benefit programs, Finland’s high market poverty rate of 32.2 percent fell to just 7.3 percent. Its child poverty rate, which Finland focuses extra attention on, fell down to 3.9 percent. Overall economic inequality took a similar dive.


Proud to serve on board with these patriots Snowden documentary shows only government transparency can stop leaks http://t.co/A4RjBOATrT

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/johncusack/status/521004316900225024















http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/10/what-gives-legitimacy-isil-rhet-201410811141861465.html


Today, the region is paying the price for the failure of top-down modernisation and the disintegration of artificial post-colonial national borders and frail political edifices. And with the evaporation of the great hopes pinned on the Arab Spring of the possibility of change through peaceful means and popular protests, extremism and violence have reared their head once more. But as disillusionment and despair descend on the region and tighten their icy grip on its throat, this deformed ghoulish child of crisis looks uglier, deadlier and more vindictive than ever.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR2sJ9VtcjI


shared by Atenea on fb

Ahora que todas hablan de Malala Yousafza, hay que hablar también de Kailash Satyarthi, quien comparte el Nobel de este año con Malala. Satyarthi lleva 30 años luchando por la libertad de niñas y niños víctimas de esclavitud laboral y sexual en India.
"La servidumbre por deuda es una forma de esclavitud moderna, donde la gente común pierde la libertad más básica de movimiento, pierde la libertad de elección. Niñas y niños se ven obligados a trabajar largas horas con poco desc...
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Now that all they talk about Malala yousafza, we must also speak of Kailash satyarthi who shares the Nobel Prize in this year with Malala. Satyarthi takes 30 years of fighting for freedom of the girls and boys are victims of slavery and in the workplace sex in India.

' The serfdom by debt is a form of modern slavery, where the ordinary people lose the freedom of the most basic of movement, loses the freedom of choice. Girls and children are forced to work long hours with a little rest. More than five million children are born in such slavery in India. Its parents or grandparents could have asked for borrowing a sum little money to some terrateniente local y, as a result, generations and generations to come work for the same pattern. Are the prisoners, children prisoners.'

Variety review of @citizenfour: "extraordinary documentary," "brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon"http://t.co/Qrt4VxG4sg

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/trevortimm/status/521310387531415552

"In his latest book, #Assange brings some much-needed transparency to one of the most nebulous global corporations."http://t.co/jxtDcGgvO6

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/521406792971325440


http://t.co/ex9euO5g9Q

127,000 views in 2 days

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/grantwiggins/status/521480199746375680

very happy for the exposure.
very sad that it's news. ..ie: a new idea.


Remind me, again, why it's unthinkable that we abolish the police as a mistaken path and try some different social strategies?

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Dymaxion/status/521483045128265728



http://www.lobomarinomusic.com/p/bio.html

shared by nancy t on fb - she saw them live





Many of us have deep coping mechanisms for trauma. Our smiles do not mean that we are okay, but that we will be here tomorrow. #Ferguson

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/deray/status/522060220244451328



http://magazine.good.is/articles/nick-ross-three-guys-bus?utm_source=thedailygood&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailygood

You can check out more of what Nick's trying to accomplish at his website, Highly Evolved Human, where he states his mission: 

Will be giving plenary/keynote for BABEL group at UC Santa Barbara later this week. http://t.co/yModXU2oGw

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/bratton/status/522149030696988672






NYC ALERT: New York University wins court ruling allowing $6 billion expansion into Manhattan's Greenwich Village:http://t.co/vrJNxioPNR

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/BloombergNews/status/522163723180732416



 
Erik Hersman@whiteafrican
 
One of my favorite tech books, “Getting Real” by 37signals is free: bit.ly/1p51XFF


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Birds Lifting

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: Birds Lifting: Birds Lifting (Reilly, 2012) I. I'm driving. Dev, my 15-year-old son, turns in the seat and says to me, "There's no get...



difference has never been an antonym for sameness.


Lines of flight are creative impulses that connect seemingly disconnected moments: the spaces between people & lines..