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The Internet’s Own Boy

Two stills from a superb documentary about my pal Aaron Swartz, whose death started me blogging in January 2013. The photo shows Aaron celebrating the victory over the passage of SOPA legislation. Scroll down to watch the entire movie. Advertisements

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Blueprint for Counter Education Redivivus

I just received word that Paul Cronin, Rob Giampietro, Adam Michaels and Jeffrey T. Schnapp received a generous Graham Foundation grant for an exhibition analyzing and completing the inimitable Blueprint for Counter Education by Maurice R. Stein and Larry Miller, from which I quoted in this recent

Posted in academia, activism, agitprop, archives, art, books, consciousness, design, environment, experience, freedom, history, McLuhan, media, music, politics, teaching, technology

And that Yopp . . .

And he climbed with the lad up the Eiffelberg Tower. “This,” cried the Mayor, “is your town’s darkest hour! The time for all Whos who have blood that is red to come to the aid of their country!” he said. “We’ve GOT

Posted in activism, agitprop, freedom, literature, poetry, politics

Seizing Canada’s Scientists: A Dissenter’s View

To the Honourable James Moore, Greg Rickford, Stephen Harper, and Industry Canada: I see that today is the last day to hand in a response to the Harper Government™‘s quietly-released “consultation paper” on Science, Technology and Innovation. Based on an eponymous Speech from

Posted in academia, environment, freedom, politics, science, sustainability, technology

2013: The Year of Snowden

Agitprop based on the newly-published Snowden interview here. Click to enlarge. Please steal. RIP Aaron Swartz.

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I walk Slowly …

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Posted in agitprop, experience, politics, sustainability

Meta Post: Slow Ottawa

Did you miss me? I’ve been busy trying to scrounge a living over here with my most ambitious and elegant web project to date, a guide to sustainable living in Canada’s capital. I’m five days in, and already I’ve made

Posted in activism, design, ecology, environment, politics, sustainability, urbanism
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