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Trevor Paglen talk 8PM @ the Machine Project L.A.

Secret Black-ops Iron-ons, and the Wrath of KHAN! this weekend at Machine [Update 11/1/15 Trevor Paglen at Artsy.] On Friday, May 23rd at 8pm, geographer and artist Trevor Paglen will be giving a talk on the network of hidden budgets, state secrets, covert military bases, and disappeared people that military and intelligence insiders call the “black world.” Suprisingly, […]

WARK! a UCLA 22 April 12:30 PM talk followUP^!

Ken Wark gave a mind-blowin’ talk yesterday at UCLA!  Hopefullly, video/audio should be available from D!MA archives. A Wonderful flow of jargon, tags, andnew categories!  Someday we will have tags here on our WordPress app! Wark mentioned WordPress more than once.See a piece here from his new book due out laterfrom Sit  Game Sunday, April […]

Keep the InterNETS Free! Stanford FCC event for Net Neutrality

online liveJoin the conversation at the Free Press Action Network where we’ll be live blogging during the hearing. We’ll be discussing the hearing, current Internet policies, and what we can do to protect Internet freedom for the future.Live Chat During the FCC HearingDATE: Thursday, April 17TIME: 3- 10 p.m. ET / 12-7 p.m. PTLOCATION: www.freepress.net/actionIn recent […]

Six Degrees of Separation/Connection may be in trouble. Why can’t 6/degrees find Osama bin laden?

Six Degrees has problems ScienceFriday.com’s version Chances are you’ve heard of the ‘small world’ idea of six degrees of separation. But is it correct? The idea traces back to an experiment begun in 1967 by Stanley Milgram, in which he tried to trace how many acquaintances it would take to pass a letter between two […]

Michael Silverblatt, ‘Bookworm’, Interviews William Gibson

Unfortunately I can’t link directly to the audio. You can subscribe to Bookworm in iTunes (and I highly recommend it). You can listen from this KCRW link to the Gibson interview page. Spook Country (Putnam) What’s happened to William Gibson? Along with the most sophisticated future-predictions, speculations about the sociology of cities, and adventures in […]

“your papers, please!”, Air travelers to need permission to travel TSA

from — Edward Hasbrouck <edward@hasbrouck.org> <http://hasbrouck.org> The deadline for public comments on the USA Transportation Security Administration’s proposed rules to make would-be travellers obtain individualized prior permission for all journeys by air to, from, overflying, or even *within* the USA is this Monday, 22 October 2007. If you have a chance before 5 p.m. Washington […]

latest ” ‘Net Neutrality” outrage by Tel-Co’s: How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic

from http://machinist.salon.com/ How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic The broadband company’s audacious scheme to interrupt your data proves why network neutrality rules are crucial. By Farhad Manjoo Oct. 19, 2007 | Bless the Associated Press for unearthing, through careful and diligent investigation, Comcast’s shameful, hidden Internet traffic-management scheme. Comcast, the AP determined, actively manages data […]

Iran labels CIA ‘terrorist organization’ by Ali Akbar Dareini.

this is priceless! tit for tat? equal treatment under the Law? How will Americans like it now when Iran or other countries treats us like we treat them? When Americans are held with suspended Human Rights?! Look out! don’t notice these double -standards! Really one good Bateson binding Bonds! Is this the begining of Fair […]

Burning Men, Part 2: the Order of Things by Erik Davis of techgnosis

How does Erik think this stuff UP^! too much and very nice. R eally gettin’ a Clue! The Perp! above ^ eDavis: So when Burners invoked specifically legalistic categories like “arson” and “reckless endangerment”—and I did it too at times—they were not just rationally debating Addis’ fate. They were actively deflating the productive legal ambiguity […]

book: Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Digital Formations) by Jussi Parikka

by image x. Joseph Nechvatal Mid-September 2007, Marrakech http://www.nechvatal.net from http://transition.turbulence.org/blog/2007/09/28/review-of-digital-contagions/trackback/ Though no J. G. Ballard or William S. Burroughs, Jussi Parikka nevertheless sucks us into a fantastic black tour-de-force narrative of virulence and the cultural history of computer viruses (*), followed by innumerable inquisitive innuendoes We may wish to recall here that for Deleuze […]

Node magazine started based on William Gibson’s new novel, Spook Country!

Listen to latest Gibson audio interview here William Gibson Listen to William Gibson Part one (runs 13:16) | Part two (runs 17:03) CBC Radio One site and info  September 19, 2007   William Gibson Bookclub This week on the podcast a special audio bookclub with award-winning author William Gibson. fromhttp://www.nodemagazine.com/ WGibson August 5, 2007 by […]

Turning Ahmadinejad into public enemy No. 17 by Juan Cole on Salon.com

from Salon.com Turning Ahmadinejad into public enemy No. 1 Demonizing the Iranian president and making his visit to New York seem controversial are all part of the neoconservative push for yet another war. By Juan Cole Sep. 24, 2007 | Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s visit to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly […]

Constitution Day Program — Interrogation and Intelligence Gathering What happened to the 5th. Amendment?

Seton Hall Law CONSTITUTION DAY September 17, 2007 Constitution Day will be held in the Law School Auditorium Press Release (September 7, 2007) Seton Hall School of Law on Second Life: Constitution Day Program on Interrogation and Intelligence Gathering to be Featured at Virtual Guantánamo Bay Detention Center [Read Press Release here] Seton Hall Law […]

CIA, Not! RIP 1941-2003 Chalmers Johnson reviews Legacy of Ashes by 100% failure rate

Copyright 2007 Chalmers Johnson This article was originally posted at TomDispatch.com. Suprise Attacks As an idea, if not an actual entity, the Central Intelligence Agency came into being as a result of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. It functionally came to an end, as Weiner makes […]