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Martin Beck Matustik author of “Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations” (Indiana University Press). Martin is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. Ha-Joon Chang is an economist specializing in development economics. Ha-Joon Reader in the Political Economy of Development at Cambridge University. Ha-Joon is the author of several books including last year’s Read more
http://www.earth.columbia.edu The Earth institute at Columbia University, dedicated to mobilizingthe sciences, education and public policy to achieve a sustainableearth.
Jeff Sharlet is author of the new book, “The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power” (HarperCollins). Jeff is a contributing editor at Harper’s and Rolling Stone. He is also an associate research scholar at New York University’s Center for Religion and Media. He is also the editor of the web site, Read more
http://www.masturbate-a-thon.com/ Thanks to Danny for this one!! It’s all for a good cause, the Center For Sex & Culture,dedicated to supporting sex education and sexual safety. And best ofall… if you can’t get to SF in time (it’s tomorrow), it’ll all bestreamed live and hot over the interweb for free! Without a doubt ourhands down… Read more
Last week’s guests included: Siri Carpenter wrote the Scientific American article, “Buried Prejudice: The Bigot in Your Brain” which says that ‘Deep within our subconscious, all of us harbor biases that we consciously abhor. And the worst part is: we act on them.” Siri is a science writer and editor and a social psychologist with Read more
http://www.blublu.org/ Amazing animated wall paintings. Graffiti come to life!
journalist Robert Parry, whose work can be found at ConsortiumNews.com, returns to This is Hell! In 1984, Bob won the prestigious Polk Award for National Reporting by breaking many of the Iran-Contra stories for Newsweek and The Associated Press. His recent columns include, “Danger: Tough Talk and Wishful Thinking,” and the Alternet piece, “Dire Consequences Read more
http://haxe.org My new favorite badboy open-source web-based programming language,that’s thumbing its nose at corporate coronated solutions while makingit easy for programmers to create amazingly powerful apps for the webor the desktop of any OS, without modification. And of course it’sfree. Hellaicious sweetness!
David Rothkopf, author of “Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making” (MacMillan). David is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment and directed the efforts of the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable. He is also the author of “Running the World: The Inside Story of the NSC and the Architects of American Read more
http://www.shipmentoffail.com Because fail happens.
Doug Gurian-Sherman is the senior scientist in the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Doug recently released the report, “CAFOs Uncovered: The Untold Costs of Confined Feeding Operations.” Doug was the senior scientist at Washington DC’s Center for Food Safety from 2004 to 2006. Bob Fitrakis is co-author with past This Read more
http://hackontest.org Hackontest has begun! Funded by Google and organized by The SwissOpen Systems User Group, Hacketest comes to a head on September 24/25,when for 24 straight hours three teams of programmers will battle forhonor and prizes inside a cargo container(!?!),as they try to implement user-suggested improvements to open sourcesoftware. We all win! And you can Read more