Lessig Blog, v2: On the emptiness in the concept of “neutrality”

Lessig Blog, v2: On the emptiness in the concept of “neutrality”

Consider the Lobster: 2000s Archive : gourmet.com

Consider the Lobster: 2000s Archive : gourmet.com

Jupiter Layer Cake (Yum)

Jupiter layer cake via Cory at boing boing: http://boingboing.net/2013/07/29/jupiter-layer-cake.html#more-246280. More cake at http://cakecrumbs.me/2013/07/24/jupiter-structural-layer-cake/

Glitches

Glitch Moment/ums – From tech accident to artistic expression: http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2013/07/glitch-momentums.php#.UfF-0mSsbzQ

First Democracy

Here’s what I posted:

“Paul, I appreciated this summary of Woodruff’s book, which I hope to read. I’ve often argued that we shouldn’t use the word “democracy” because it is so poorly understood in this era and context, so commonly thought to be a simple majoritarianism. It’s far more complex than that, as you know, and calls for a more complex and nuanced rendering than that one word would allow – unless there’s a body of real learning behind it. By “real” learning, I mean learning that leads to understanding, and includes the kind of critical thinking skills that we’ve been discussing recently. In the U.S. we’re failing as a democracy, and there is no one tyrant, but a tyranny of system and players. It’s a huge problem and I don’t know how to fix it. These kinds of discussions should help.”

Brave new world

Take this with a grain of salt, I heard it on MSNBC just after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured. There was a gunfight in a neighborhood, and obviously everyone in the neighborhood was tense and attentive. At some point after a volley of shots, the police *posted* (I suppose they had a Twitter account?) that the suspect was in custody. The reporter said that you could hear applause coming from various parts of the neighborhood. (No tweets from Dzokhar, he was bleeding).

This was the most social-mediated manhunt ever.

Roger Ebert and “Democracy in the Dark”

My first impression of Roger Ebert, many years ago when he was doing the Siskel/Ebert weekly dustup, was that he was a smart guy whose intelligence was undermined by platform – the half hour run-through of the week’s films was always rushed, his written…

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Google Glass via Inhabitat

Google Glass via Inhabitat

Gonzo art from Japan – souzo

Via Londonist: “The Japanese word ‘Souzou’ has two meanings depending on the way in which it is written. Written one way, it means creation and written the other way, it means imagination.” Art for art’s sake…

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CERN finds God (Particle)

Reported in Telegraph UK:

“’The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent…

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The Internet inherits war

Bruce Schneier at Technology Review:

Arms races are fueled by two things: ignorance and fear. We don’t know the capabilities of the other side, and we fear that they are more capable than we are. So we spend more, just in case. The other side, of course,…

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Bruce Sterling at SXSW 2013

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Artist/activist Patrick Lichty and I have a session at SXSW Interactive called “Art,… http://wp.me/s1AK1I-1930

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