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Zen and the art of fighting crime

Dan Stevenson is neither a Buddhist, nor a follower of any organized religion.<p>Mr. Stevenson, a resident of Oakland's Eastlake neighborhood, purchased …

Design Fiction

This week I’ve been introduced to the concept and fascinating new worlds offered by the pursuit of design fiction. Science-fiction writer, Bruce …

The Mainstream Press: Showing Signs of Positive Change. - Marta Lyall | n+Fold

I went to Goodwill (a thrift store), the other day, as I do when I want to pick-up something needed for the house, or just to do a little historical …

‘You Are Not a Product’: Ello Wants to Be the Anti-Facebook Social Network

Ello has a minimalist design and a “fuck the man” mentality, says the founder.<p>Image: Ello<p>It was predicted at the beginning of this year that Facebook, that controversial social media giant, will lose up to 80 percent of its users within the next three years. That’s a pretty bold claim, and hard to …

Crowdsourcing a New Wall Street?

As many in the libertarian community already know, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne recently unveiled a plan to build a revolutionary new model of finance …

Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Today, in this <i>Democracy Now!</i> special, we spend the hour with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world: Michael Moore. …

The CIA’s Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication

A prominent national security reporter for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press …

Ex-Tribune reporter said to have 'collaborative' relationship with CIA

A website cofounded by journalist Glenn Greenwald has published emails suggesting that a former Tribune Washington bureau national security reporter submitted some of his work to CIA officials prior to publication, a practice banned by many media outlets, including Tribune.<p>Ken Dilanian, a former …

Surveillance

Eight Years of Solitude

On freelance labor, journalism, and survival<p>When people tell me they admire my freelance career, when they tell me <i>it must be nice to sleep in</i>, when …

The Dying Russians

Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS …

HOW TO: Make Vegan Celery & Granny Smith Apple Soup

Celery and apple might not sound like a great combination, but in fact they go surprisingly well together. The celery's fresh taste combined with the …

Punctuate

<b>Punctuate</b><p>Creative coding project by Jason Lin can convert text into 3D geometric drawings, turning writing into a visual grammar - video embedded below:<p>My latest Processing project!<p>… I came up with this idea because my last project used an excel sheet and received insane amounts of numbers and data.<br>This time I wanted to use a text file and receive insane amounts of words and letters and most importantly, punctuation!<p>I had seen pictures of “sentence maps” before where a line was created and it …

Division by Zero

<b>Division by Zero</b><p>Latest sound art installation by vtol is a levitating speaker that plays generated glitch noises - video embedded below:<p>autonomous, zero gravity sound object<br>- magnetic levitation coil/magnet system<br>- bluetooth sound receiver<br>- 2 channel micro sound system<br>- pure data for glitch sounds

Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine – MOCO Vote

#Ferguson cops claim they have no records of arrests of journalists

See Runa Sanvik's feature on this<p>Phil writes, "Runa Sandvik of Freedom of the Press Foundation is systematically documenting the arrests of …

Is criticizing Israel worse than murder at the University of Illinois?

There is a very good case to be made that Cary Nelson’s inability to place discussion of Israel — particularly discussion of any strong and committed …

Trakke Transforms Ancient Yurt into a Packable Round House That Pops Up Anywhere for the Everyday Adventurer

Scottish brand Trakke has transformed one of our favorite ancient shelters--the nomadic yurt--into the Jero, a modernized and lightweight pop up …

Prisons: America’s New System of Slavery

<b>by Rania Khalek</b><p>There is one group of American workers so disenfranchised that corporations are able to get away with paying them wages that rival …

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Trippy Video Shows You What a Bird Song ‘Looks Like’ Using Photos and 3D Software

It starts with photos. A lot of photos. Photos of birds, bugs, plants and any other nature-y things that Australian artist Andy Thomas can get his …

Soviet-era 'Tesla Tower' restarted with spectacular lightning bolts (VIDEO)

A massive Soviet-built generator – once used for testing the resistance of aircraft to lightning, but now largely mothballed due to prohibitive costs …