Empires documentary


The Film:

Empires is a feature length documentary film and new media project which explores the impact of networks on histories and philosophies of political thought. We have spent the last year interviewing an extraordinary array of leading international thinkers on the ideas, philosophies and technologies including social and capital movements that are shaping our sciences and social structures, in our networked world.

Nice interactive infographics

State of the Internet 2011
Created by: Online Schools

Bored? Go play a game!

Procrastination can be productive:
On http://fold.it/portal/ you can play a game and feel good about yourself: you are then not ‘really’ procrastinating, you are contributing for science. At least that is the way I do and it works!

Foldit is a puzzle game that helps to learn how proteins fold. Does not sound much? Proteins can be involved in disease in many different ways. The more we know about how certain proteins fold, the better new proteins we can design to combat the disease-related proteins and cure the diseases.

And in case you just watch TV for hours and hours, or do simply NOTHING, let your computer look for life on other planets:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
http://www.seti.org/

Here you can find a list of projects from BOINC. BOINC is used by many volunteer computing projects. Some are based at universities and research labs, others are run by companies and individuals. You can participate in any number of these projects.
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Project_list#SETI.40home

“How-to” guide to new models of sustainability

Over 40 organizations endorse The Declaration and “How-to” guide to new models of sustainability in the digital era that are released today by the Free/Libre Culture Forum (http://2010.fcforum.net) after 4 months work.

http://fcforum.net/sustainable-models-for-creativity

Each year, the FCForum brings together key organisation and active voices in the sphere of free/libre culture. It responds to the need for an international arena to coordinate a global framework for action to defend and expand the sphere in which human creativity and knowledge can prosper freely and sustainably. As civil society, it is our responsibility to oppose practices that plunder this common heritage and to block its future development.

The Declaration and “How-to” guide to new models of sustainability in the digital era that we are releasing explain the issues for every “sectors”, list several “models” and defend our conviction that:

copyright as we currently know it is counterproductive, and the restructuring of existing models is inevitable and imperative; attempts by some entities and corporations to profit through the creation of monopolies, often with the active connivance of government, should be brought to a stop; the sharing and exchange of ideas is of vital importance to culture and we must work towards maximising governmental or institutional initiatives that understand and support these dynamics; it is necessary and important that people be compensated for socially valuable creative work.

This document looks at some of the many existing and possible models . We should be encouraging and promoting experiments based on these ideas.

We invite citizens, policy reformers and institutions to take the content of this practical proposal into account and to use its release as an opportunity to discuss the future together.

We will continue to collect signatures and your contributions. With them we will be developing new versions as new requirements and new solutions appear.

Please, contribute to its dissemination.

New sustainable models for creativity

drafted during 4 months by the Free/Libre Culture Forum.

Each year, the FCForum brings together key organisation and active voices in the sphere of free/libre culture. It responds to the need for an international arena in which to put together and coordinate a global framework for action, and to the need to defend and expand the sphere in which human creativity and knowledge can prosper freely and sustainably. As civil society, it is our responsibility to oppose practices that plunder this common heritage and to block its future development.

The Declaration and “How-to” guide to new models of sustainability in the digital era that we are releasing defends our conviction that:

copyright as we currently know it is counterproductive, and the restructuring of existing models is inevitable and imperative; attempts by some entities and corporations to profit through the creation of monopolies, often with the active connivance of government, should be brought to a stop; the sharing and exchange of ideas is of vital importance to culture and we must work towards maximising governmental or institutional initiatives that understand and support these dynamics; it is necessary and important that people be compensated for socially valuable creative work.
This document looks at some of the many possible alternative models, and we should be encouraging and promoting experiments based on these ideas.

We invite citizens, policy reformers and institutions to take the content of this practical proposal into account and to use its release as an opportunity to discuss the future together.

We will continue to collect signatures and contributions. With them we will be developing new versions as new requirements and new solutions appear.

http://fcforum.net/sustainable-models-for-creativity

Science needs collaboration and knowledge sharing

There are petabytes of research data being produced in laboratories around the world, but the best web search tools available can’t help us make sense of it. Why? Because more stands between basic research and meaningful discovery than the problem of search.

Many scientists today work in relative isolation, left to follow blind alleys and duplicate existing research. Data are fragmented — trapped behind firewalls, locked up by contracts or lost in databases that can’t be accessed or integrated. Materials are hard to get — universities are overwhelmed with transfer requests that ought to be routine, while grant cycles pass and windows of opportunity close. It’s not uncommon for research sponsors to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in critically important efforts like drug discovery, only to see them fail.

The consequences in many cases are no less than tragic. The time it takes to go from identifying a gene to developing a drug currently stands at 17 years — forever, for people suffering from disease.

Science Commons has three interlocking initiatives designed to accelerate the research cycle — the continuous production and reuse of knowledge that is at the heart of the scientific method. By making scientific research “re-useful” , enabling streamline the materials-transfer process so researchers can easily replicate, verify and extend research and by Integrating fragmented information sources Science Commons makes scientific discovery easier by design.

O Brasil quer ajuda dos USA para combater terrorismo? Telegrama do Wikilieaks

ASSUNTO: BRASIL: Blackout-causas e implicações, classificados por: Encarregado de Negócios Jackson Cherie, Razíµes 1.4 (b) e (d). REFTELS: A) BRASíLIA 2008 672, B) BRASíLIA 2008 593, São Paulo C) 2008 260

1. (S) RESUMO: Em 10 de novembro í s 22:13, o Brasil viveu um apagão que mergulhou 18 dos 27 estados do Brasil nas trevas, por perí­odos que variam de 20 minutos a 6 horas. Uma comissão do governo está investigando, com um projecto de relatório e recomendações previsto para meados de dezembro. GOB recentemente começou a dar mais atenção `a  segurança da infra-estrutura, tanto no gabinete do Presidente como no Ministéio de Minas e Energia (MME), sendo que um processo intensivo também está em andamento para desenvolver recomendações para evitar problemas de interrupção no futuro.

As preocupações acerca da infra-estrutura do Brasil aumentaram recentemente como resultado deste apagão e, combinado com a necessidade de fazer face aos desafios de infra-estrutura na preparação para a Copa de 2014 e das Olimpí­adas de 2016, apresenta oportunidades aos Estados Unidos para o engajamento no desenvolvimento de infra-estrutura, infra-estruturas crí­ticas a proteção e segurança, e possivelmente cibersecurity. A Missão incentiva as agências USG, incluindo DOD, DHS, FCC, TDA e outras, a explorar essas oportunidades a curto prazo. FINAL DO RESUMO

23. (C) Missão incentiva agíªncias USG, incluindo DOD, DHS, FCC, TDA e outros, a explorar essas oportunidades a curto prazo. FINAL DO COMENTíRIO.
24. (U) Este cabo foi coordenado por ConGens Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo. JACKSON

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O telegrama completo (Em ingles) continue reading…

This is zombo com and other authentically web websites

A little of the absurd, funny, creative and unregulated internet in 3 links.
(I am so glad every time I find out that this piece of the world wide web is not extinct yet! )

1- Welcome to zombo com The unnatainable is unknown at zombo com! (and the background music is top! )

2- Barac Obama is your new bicycle http://barackobamaisyournewbicycle.com/

3- Rant facebook: http://www.misanthropebook.com/

World premiere at The Pirate Bay

Die Beauty is a Surreal thriller into a feverish fairy tale world . A story about friendship and alienation , family ties and Kindred blood .

A group of girls want something to happen . Something That Will make everything change . A dead body floating down the river Would ask Exciting . And if you wish for something hard Enough …

Die Beauty is a feature made by a group of people in Ransí¤ter Sweden . The world premiere Will Take Place 17 September 2010 at Cinema the Rio in Stockholm , Ví¤rmland Museum in Karlstad and at The Pirate Bay on the web . It Will Be Released with a Creative Commons license.

You can download it, remix it and enjoy it!

More about this movie at
http://diebeauty.blogspot.com/
more movies at
http://www.wreckamovie.com/

Star Wreck Studios is a film studio that is specialized in blending the Internet and the film industry together by unleashing the creative potential of Internet communities, and changing the whole chain of filmmaking. Through the launch of its new online service http://www.wreckamovie.com/, the company makes it possible to collaboratively produce professional quality A/V content of all types: from short films to feature films and to all distribution screens – from Internet and mobile to film theater.

Star Wreck Studios was established in February of 2007 by the creators of the world’s first feature-length collaborative Internet film, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning which has more than 8 million global downloads. Star Wreck Studios is headquartered at the center of the global Internet film world in Tampere, Finland.

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