where is home - a film exploring the identity issues of third culture kids and the most difficult question for us to answer. my answer usually depends on who is asking, but my favorite one is “where i lay my head is home.” there’s an instant connection to people who really understand that feeling. one of my favorite articles on that is zwischenmiete by brittani sonnenberg.
“if you try and stop the pen, then you’re inviting the gun”
nice video from the occupy india / anonymous protests on june 9, against the indian government’s efforts to shut down internet sites including e.g. vimeo (how the hell did they pick vimeo that’s really known for high-quality videos that are shared by their producers!?). NH7 also published an interesting chat with anonymous india. (video by the awesome now delhi, discovered at wild city)
as a part of occupy berlin, i’m so happy to see this! people around the world are standing up for their legitimate rights. young people everywhere are realizing that we need to change the world. that democracy needs action and active participation. that they will no longer by silenced by the opium of consumerism or straight out oppression. right now, #opindia is fighting internet censorship, but who knows what will be next. maybe corruption?
one thing i am a little wary of is the aggressive tone. yes, it’s quite typical for anonymous, but not that typical for occupy. i’d like to contribute this video (on vimeo!!) from occupylove to the movement here, with charles eisenstein (the gift economy) talking about creating a world that works for everybody.
i fully support this project, especially after participating in the berlin activities of makesense! if you find it at least somewhat sympathetic, support its entry into this contest- all it takes is a tweet!
cool social business start-up on sharing knowledge around the globe: knowable.org. haven’t launched yet, but i’m quite interested in finding out more!
and i think there’s much common ground, i highly value information access and transparency, and believe it can fuel positive change in the world. it should also work in their favor that the greatest challenge isn’t a logistical or technical one (such as distributing knowledge) but it’s the challenge of designing a system that makes knowledge accessible in a way that people actually will find useful enough to use.
i found out about this project through the makesense gang in berlin, who will be doing a hold-up for knowable.org on saturday at impakt berlin. i was told this is a public brainstorming/workshop to support the development of the platform - kind of a “real life crowdsourcing.” looking forward to joining this saturday and learning more about makesense (great manifesto!) as well as knowable.org!
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