See also Kit’s Saturday Art coverage of Toxic Forest on MyFDL. If you buy bath or body products, whether shampoo, lotion, or makeup, you know the stores are full of “natural” products which are anything but natural by sany sane person’s definition. Taking a chemical produced solely in a laboratory, based on petrochemicals, or even [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 3, 2013 10:14 am|
This is a story right out of a bad cybernovel. The FBI arrested 29 year old Ross Ulbricht, who the FBI claims is the “Dread Pirate Roberts.” The FBI also seized control of Silk Road, a massive online marketplace which Ulbricht allegedly ran that uses bitcoins to make transactions untraceable. The site had become a one-stop [...]
|By: Kit OConnell Friday September 27, 2013 12:29 pm|
More Bytegeist coverage of the 100 Year Starship Project. Last Friday at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, I got to spend a few minutes with a personal hero — LeVar Burton. Burton is a member of the 100YSS Advisory Council, along with pursuing his ongoing acting career and the modern, electronic revival of Reading Rainbow. Here’s a transcript of [...]
|By: Kit OConnell Saturday September 21, 2013 5:51 pm|
Previously: Telling Stories of the Future with 100YSS and 2013 Symposium Preview The best way to predict the future is to invent it. –Alan Kay Can we steer humanity away from environmental collapse, austerity, and war with a dream of a new tomorrow? Formal programming began Friday at the 100 Year Starship Symposium in Houston, Texas. [...]
|By: Kit OConnell Thursday September 19, 2013 3:35 pm|
> Previously: Telling Stories of the Future with 100 Year Starship (from SXSW Interactive 2013). Update: Read Kit’s Storify of Tweets from Thursday at the Symposium Is there hope for the future? 100 Year Starship thinks so, if we look to the stars. Starting today and lasting through Sunday, the 100 Year Starship Symposium in Houston, Texas [...]
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday September 4, 2013 3:58 pm|
SXSW has grown since its inception as a local Austin music festival in 1987. Now in its third year, SXSW Eco is a spinoff devoted to sustainability in design, technology and industry. Today, event organizers announced street artist Shepard Fairey as a keynote speaker at the event. Best known as the creator of the OBEY [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 22, 2013 3:38 pm|
I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall discussing the sentencing of Bradley Manning (prior to the announcement that henceforth she would like to be called Chelsea).
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 22, 2013 2:16 pm|
Almost immediately after the Grayson hearing on NSA surveillance was announced, however, Richard Clarke withdrew. So imagine nobody’s surprise when it was announced yesterday that Clarke would be joining Peter Swire and sockpuppet afficionado Cass Sunstein on President Obama’s new NSA review panel.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday August 16, 2013 2:42 pm|
The Google/Microsoft war grows uglier. This time, Google is refusing to allow Microsoft to have access to the YouTube API key for an app on Windows phones.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 15, 2013 1:32 pm|
In the Princess Bride, the Dread Pirate Roberts is not one person, but a series of people who pass the name to a chosen successor. Likewise, there’s no way to know if the person interviewed by Forbes’ Andy Greenberg is the one and only Dread Pirate Roberts, who runs the Bitcoin-based illegal drug trafficking site, Silk Road. In fact, the non-centralized, distributed nature of the Silk Road has been a key to its success as a dark web black market site — or at least their ability to elude DEA investigators.