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writer Andrew Cockburn, co-producer of the award-winning film, “American Casino: When You Are in Wall Street’s Casino, You Play by Their Rules.” Andrew’s recent writing includes the Counterpunch piece, “The Wall Street White House: How Goldman Sachs and Citi Run the Show.” His most recent book is 2007′s “Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall and Catastrophic Legacy” Read more
http://hashtags.org Another great way to take advantage of those Twitter tweets. Hashtags serve as a great way to index stuff, so Hashtags shows you thelatest trends in Twitterland. It even helps locate breaking news aroundthe world faster than any news site. Thweet!
Melvin Goodman, is senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. Melvin spent 42 years with the CIA, the National War College, and the US Army. His latest book is “Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA.” He is a a regular contributor Read more
http://weburbanist.com From urban design to subversive art to some truly strange architecture,it’s the Weburbanist! However, I do think they could maybe cut down onthe ads a little… sheeez, it’s slowing down the load of sweet sweetcontent.
live from Tokyo, Eamonn Fingleton is the former editor for Forbes and the Financial Times. Eamonn wrote the Counterpunch article about “Detroit’s Collapse, the Untold Story: How the Press Helped Destroy the Auto Industry.” He is the author of “In the Jaws of the Dragon: America’s Fate in the Coming Chinese Hegemony” (Thomas Dunne Books). Read more
http://www.larrycarlson.com G4 calls Larry Carlson the Salvadore Dali of the 21st Century. Idon’t know about that, but definitely the trippiest site I’veencounterd in a long, long time.
http://processing.org Probably should have something more bombastic for the Fourth… thisone’s pretty nerdy…. but hey, you can definitely use it to make yourown virtual fireworks! Processing is a free, open source programming language that was bornout of brains at MIT’s Media Lab that wanted to create a tool to teachfundamentals of computer programming within a Read more
live from London, David Hill is a researcher and campaigner for Survival International, “the only international organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide.” David will discuss SI’s latest report on recent violence against Peru’s indigenous, “Death at Devil’s Bend: an eyewitness account.” In 2007, David traveled to Peru and spent months researching some of the world’s last Read more
http://atlasobscura.com This quote from the site pretty much says it all – “The AtlasObscura is a collaborative project with the goal of cataloging all ofthe singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strangeout-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travelguidebooks and are ignored by the average tourist. If you’re lookingfor miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound Read more
Ira Chernus is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of “Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin” (Paradigm Publishers). This week, he wrote the piece, “Time to Change the Story: Palestinian Violence Overstated, Jewish Violence Understated.” live from Jerusalem, adjunct professor of business at Hebrew Read more
http://vvvv.org VVVV is a toolkit for manipulating video in realtime, interactiveinstallations, and lately, lots of motion graphics for commercials anddesigns for magazine covers. You visually program in it by connecingpre-existing nodes together to create pretty much whatever you want. Ifound the interface kind of primitive and confusing, but got used to itfast and there’s tutorials Read more
http://www.f295.org A site full of photo freaks doing 21st century photography. What thehell is 21st century photography? The site describes it as “a visiondriven form of photography which freely combines historic methods,alternative processes, and adaptive techniques to create somethingnew.” What that gets you is freaks processing pinhole photographs withFolgers coffee and other wacky mashups of Read more