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November 10 2013

Edward Snowden: Held oder Straftäter?
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October 26 2013

its like that we are actually regularly worrying about very minor or soft problems in our everyday life.
but we are living in that kind of a luxury, that we can afford to do so..
isn't it an unbelievable intense and strong empathy to worry about hard problems of the world, which mostly occur outside our monkeysphere ?
isn't this a very new experience for humankind, since the upcoming of the concept of globalisation, that we actually try to worry about problems we are not directly connected to, but through our field of knowledge or trust in a certain world view - believe ?
We are recognizing that we are responsible through our everyday actions, but we are only one!!?
ONLY myself is able to do that. if humankind does it, its more like a historical process, but it has to start with yourself.. normally people are rejecting this kind of a big responsibility, even if its just in theire mind (its a beginning of a new way of life).
Most people want to grasp a solution in a resonable ammount of time and space, and, therefore, don't even try to come to terms with this new kind of world view, because it seems impossible to do that... the web has to become aware
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not directly...
Concentrating on the biggest cries and most energetic struggles in the net gets us fast to social networks, and this shows for me, that here we have propably the most work to do.
Whats happening in there, why do we spend so much time in random everyday stuff, by showing it to others?
Seems that we need that, because we are not able to communicate our most normal life to our nearest and dearest in the flesh world.
Maybe we are so fascinated about random stuff and so, show that life is not random for us anymore...
a meal cooked, a view shot, a funny sentence transfered,,, and we are happy to share it with everyone who wants to participate.
We just want to be human, pretty simple and very valuable,
meint ihr nicht?
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October 22 2013

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  1. Everything that can be automated will be automated.
  2. Everything that can be informated will be informated.
  3. Every digital application that can be used for surveillance and control will be used for surveillance and control.
— Shoshana Zuboff (Zuboff's Laws)
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October 16 2013

Die Druckerpresse hat die Menschen lesen gelehrt; das Internet lehrt die Menschen zu schreiben.
— Benjamin Bayart
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October 13 2013

c'mon... where is the soup in that?
We, the Web kids; we, who have grown up with the Internet and on the Internet, are a generation who meet the criteria for the term in a somewhat subversive way. We did not experience an impulse from reality, but rather a metamorphosis of the reality itself. What unites us is not a common, limited cultural context, but the belief that the context is self-defined and an effect of free choice....

Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind....

We have learned to accept that instead of one answer we find many different ones, and out of these we can abstract the most likely version, disregarding the ones which do not seem credible. We select, we filter, we remember, and we are ready to swap the learned information for a new, better one, when it comes along....

It is enough for us to have an abstract, the essence that is needed to process the information and relate it to others. Should we need the details, we can look them up within seconds. Similarly, we do not have to be experts in everything, because we know where to find people who specialise in what we ourselves do not know, and whom we can trust. People who will share their expertise with us not for profit, but because of our shared belief that information exists in motion, that it wants to be free, that we all benefit from the exchange of information....

Participating in cultural life is not something out of ordinary to us: global culture is the fundamental building block of our identity, more important for defining ourselves than traditions, historical narratives, social status, ancestry, or even the language that we use. From the ocean of cultural events we pick the ones that suit us the most;...

There is not a trace in us of that humble acceptance displayed by our parents, who were convinced that administrative issues were of utmost importance and who considered interaction with the state as something to be celebrated. We do not feel that respect, rooted in the distance between the lonely citizen and the majestic heights where the ruling class reside, barely visible through the clouds. Our view of the social structure is different from yours: society is a network, not a hierarchy. We are used to being able to start a dialogue with anyone, be it a professor or a pop star, and we do not need any special qualifications related to social status. The success of the interaction depends solely on whether the content of our message will be regarded as important and worthy of reply....

What we value the most is freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of access to information and to culture. We feel that it is thanks to freedom that the Web is what it is, and that it is our duty to protect that freedom. We owe that to next generations, just as much as we owe to protect the environment.
Perhaps we have not yet given it a name, perhaps we are not yet fully aware of it, but I guess what we want is real, genuine democracy. Democracy that, perhaps, is more than is dreamt of in your journalism.
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October 08 2013

demonstrate were it reaches somebody... 
the streets seem to be empty from responsible people of a common society, but full of consumers.. 
people taking part in weak individual adaptations of remnant believes from earlier times..
Our so believed common culture is shattered and we communicate in very different voices and views, collecting wisdom from all over the world, helplessly fiddled to order through a growing international governance, which is oriented in believes of the 20th century.
We need a common code of values. We have to go to the basics of human needs, and we have to thrive for ever greater respect for humanness and our mother earth.
— spaceprayer
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Vietnam: Blogger-Netzwerk wehrt sich gegen Beschneidung der Meinungsfreiheit

Es häufen sich nicht nur Berichte von festgenommenen regimekritischen Bloggern in Vietnam, zusätzlich trat im September ein Gesetz in Kraft, dass es Vietnamesinnen und Vietnamesen verbietet Nachrichten auf Blogs oder in sozialen Netzwerken wie Twitter und Facebook zu veröffentlichen – erlaubt ist demnach nur noch die Veröffentlichung persönlicher Informationen. Ein weiterer Versuch des Einparteienstaates, Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit einzuschränken.

Bloggerinnen und Blogger werden in Vietnam häufig nach Artikel 258 des Strafgesetzbuches verurteilt, wegen “Missbrauch demokratischer Freiheiten gegen das Staatsinteresse”. no258-vdhGegen diesen Artikel protestiert mittlerweile das Network of Vietnamese Bloggers und nimmt u.a. Kontakt zu ausländischen Botschaften auf.

They highlight that article 258 is a breach of the freedom of expression, and should be repealed. The campaign, one of the most sophisticated human rights campaigns that Vietnam has ever seen, has had wide visibility, both at home and abroad.

Civil Rights Defenders

Aktivist und Blogger Thang Nguyen Lan, der selbst bereits mehrmals verhaftet wurde, spricht in einem 13-minütigen Video nicht nur von dem Netzwerk und der Arbeit gegen Artikel 258, sondern auch über die Bedeutung von Social Media und unabhängigen Nachrichten für die Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner Vietnams.

Currently Vietnam has about 800 newspapers and broadcast stations. But all of them are obedient to only one power, that is the Central Department for Propaganda and Education. This is the headquarter of the Communist Party’s propagandists where propaganda are produced and instructions on the work of all media agencies are made. Any politically sensitive issue raised by the media can be censored by this Department to stop it from criticizing government policies.

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October 02 2013

Has any country that engaged in mass surveillance of its own citizens voluntarily given up that capability? Has any mass surveillance country avoided becoming totalitarian?
The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back | Bruce Schneier
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September 26 2013

Chinas Regime bereitet den Weg für striktere Netzkontrollen. Erst muss ein inhaftierter Blogger im TV erklären, wie schädlich Anonymität und Redefreiheit online seien. Dann flankieren Staatsmedien die Botschaft mit passenden Kommentaren: Zu viel Meinungsfreiheit gefährde den Rechtsstaat.

"Wie schädlich Redefreiheit im Netz ist, würde genauso in Deutschland und jedem anderen hierarchisch organisierten Land über die Mainstreampresse beklagt werden, wenn jemand effektiv Kritik veröffentlichen würde.
Die chinesische Bevölkerung ist diesbezüglich anscheinende weiter als wir, denn vielleicht benötigen sie das Netz auch viel dringender, da sie einer traditionell laufenden Diktatur unterworfen sind, aber den gleichen Drang haben sich zu befreien und Verantwortung zu tragen, wie alle Menschen die erkennen oder danach leben, dass das Netz uns befreit und darin postdemokratisch ist, ohne den Geist dahinter einzubüßen... im Gegenteil.. regieren kann so frei wie niemals vorher möglich werden ."
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September 22 2013

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MelVFitness posted this image on instagram a few days ago with the following caption: 

"Check out my transformation! It took me 15 minutes. Wanna know my secret? Well firstly I ditched the phonewallet cause that shit is lame, swapped my bather bottoms to black (cause they’re a size bigger & black is slimming), smothered on some fake tan, clipped in my hair extensions, stood up a bit taller, sucked in my guts, popped my hip- threw in a skinny arm, stood a bit wider #boxgap, pulled my shoulders back and added a bit of a cheeky “I’m so proud of my results” smile. Zoomed in on the before pic- zoomed out on the after & added a filter. Cause filters make everything awesome.

What’s my point? Don’t be deceived by what you see in magazines & on Instagram. You never see the dozens of other pics they took that weren’t as flattering.” 


This is amazing.

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July 24 2013

via Artist Turns a Year's Worth of Tracking Data Into a Haunting Record | Wired Design | Wired.com

One of the scariest things about all the data we generate is how little we seem to care about it. It’s like we’ve come to accept it as some intrinsic, inevitable thing, blowing off us harmlessly and invisibly like pheromones and settling, simply, somewhere else. Of course, it doesn’t just settle; it collects. Or, more accurately, it gets collected. Former NSA official and whistleblower Thomas Drake describes our government’s relationship with data as “a hoarding complex.” Corporations, too, are increasingly seeing the value in the stuff. But whether you find all that business downright Orwellian or just irksome, those efforts risk obscuring the fact that data can give us entirely new ways to look at our lives. And new ways of hearing them.

For a project called “Quotidian Record,” media artist Brian House turned a year’s worth of his movements into an 11-minute musical track and stamped it on a handsome piece of vinyl. In bleeps and bloops, the record follows House’s daily routine. Every revolution represents a single day. It sounds a little bit like Animal Collective.

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July 22 2013

Ein Held, 
was macht der Mensch da mit sich,
wer sind wir, das wir an Rollen glauben, an ein Ideal, eine Idee
Ein Herz für den Moment der Ehrlichkeit, des Glaubens an den Weg der daraus möglich ist
Den Mensch über die Zukunft treiben, die eigene Unfertigkeit oder Eitelkeit, vielleicht sogar Träumerei
letztlich steckt er zusammen mit den anderen, die ihn formen, leiten und lieben
Die Idee ist der Held, der Mensch eifert ihr nach bis er glaubt und so den Tod überwunden hat

Wer ist der Held als Mensch, wenn er es nicht schafft menschlich zu sein, 
ein Getriebener, der sich in seiner Rolle rettet, um die Ausweglosigkeit mit kurzfristigen
Handlungsbomben zu überspielen, kehrt er zurück zum Menschen wird er selber einer und demnach getrieben für seine Rolle Aussenseiter zu sein,
Er will kein Mensch sein, weil Menschen keine Helden sind,
sie werden zu Helden, aber ein Held der Gegenwart ist der höchste Zustand menschlichen Glaubens an eine Idee, dadurch ist der Mensch zu einer Vorstellung metaphorisiert und seine Anwesenheit auf dem Planeten schon nicht mehr notwendig.
Der Held hat mehr Freiheit ohne menschliche Hülle, weil die Gesellschaftsdynamik im Rahmen der Informationswolke um diesen, sich unbeeinflusst entwickeln kann,
und darum scheint es beim "Held als Idee" zu gehen, ein gesellschaftlicher Umformungsprozess der durch einen Menschen als Infometapher stilisiert wird,
ein lebendiges Kunstwerk.

inspired through "Escape from New York"
— Casper
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Neulich ist Amanda Palmer beim Glastonbury Festival ihr BH verrutscht. Die Daily Mail, zweit auflagenstärkste britische “Zeitung”, hatte daraufhin nichts besseres zu tun, als sich eins dieser unsäglichen Nipplegates aus den Fingern zu saugen. Letzten Freitag hat Amanda Palmer der Daily Mail mit einer freizügigen Performance zur Melodie von Andrew Lloyd Webbers “Waltz for Eva & Che” aus “Evita”  im Londoner Roundhouse geantwortet (Übersetzung von FM4):   via
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