Monday, March 30, 2009

Thought for the day

Our project is basically about technological standards – It isn’t about what people do with these standards – the standards them selves lean in the direction we politically desire inherently.

And these technological standards will not be brought about by technology, but the social use of technology, so we are creating a community of people around these standards – and it is this community that will create the technological standard. The technology by it self is powerless and will wither with out being embraced by an active and affective community.

So to repeat it is a technological project, which can only come out of a community project. If we treat it as only one of these (as people commonly do, then neither will work).

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Laptop Hunters $1000 - Lauren Gets an HP Pavilion

Good advertisement. What do people think?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hyper-local News In The Post-Newspaper Era

Another good post from they do good coverage of transition to new media world-death of old.

"Rather than simply wringing his hands about how the decline of the newspaper means that no one will report local news, Reason's Jesse Walker actually gives some thought to where local news coverage might come from in a post-newspaper world."

And blackberry is bringing out exactly the type of TV service we are offering, but on a mobile phone – its "stupidly simple" so should work fine if they can access the content.

“By downloading content in the background over Wi-Fi, RIM would avoid clogging 3G networks. Downloaded programs would be ready to play when users want to watch them on the go. And once 3G networks finally get up to speed, customers may just want to upgrade.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Paradise Lost (Again)

Creative Commons - into to Health Commons

A look at how Creative Commons and the digitization of larger parts of our society will affect us.

End of Branding as core to our socierty

Good post from Fred Wilson about how brands are undermined by people2people networks and how these networks move into our pockets vier mobile phones. The need for brands and the lowest denominator service they provide is vanishing. Music, News, TV and film, the digitalization of common goods is proveing a far reaching revolution in our society.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Accent Girl

This is impressive

Investigation of Policing at Climate Camp

The youtube version is up, wouldn't go onto our new account as is over 10 min youtube limit.

Essential reading for future of media

Essential reading for future of media

There’s no future in the old structures for open journalism outside the shelter of not-for profit foundations. The few that do survive, from the for-profit media, will be PR fronts.

We need to get on with building a working people2people media, the second link highlights why this is so important.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pro Capitalists gather for G20 in London April 1st

As the world finances start to spin and the roulette wheel of international finance starts to turn increasingly dark, this is not to abandon the ideas that have made a select few people very rich. Too often protests are left to the hoi polloi. The tribe of the unwashed ladies and gentlemen must not go unchallenged. As the media fight against the institutions and theories that made international banking great, it's time to take to the streets and make our message heard. Capitalism represents acceptable Policy! C.R.A.P!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ravens Ait - new grassroots conf centre

A tour around the island, looking at the care taking and renovation needed to keep the building sound. Please come along and help out with the work and the drinking of tea. This is on a island on the river themes near Kingston, London UK

Ravens Ait - arriving by bout to film screening

Needs your support, this is on a island on the river themes near Kingston, London UK. Film screening every Sat.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Investigation of Policing at Climate Camp 2008

The harassment and exclusion of legal observers, the violent arrest of women refusing to be searched, the aggressive interrogation of local residents, the threatening of journalists with arrest for doing their job, the confiscation of 100s of items such as childrens' costumes and crayons, attempted dawn raids on the camp, the use of batons and CS gas against peaceful protesters, and the forced search of 1000s of people and the adding of their personal data to a secret database. This type of political policing has to stop, and the right to legitimate protest re-established.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Hudson River Plane Landing (US Airways 1549) Animation with Audio

professionalism is a good thing.