Walking on Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age (by Brendan Schlagel) “Walking on Eggshells” is a 24-minute documentary about appropriation, creative influence, re-use and intellectual property in the remix age. It is a conversation among various musicians, visual artists, writers and lawyers, all sharing their views on why and how we use and create culture, and how...
Wisconsin is a stubborn constituency. We fish through Ice.– http://www.jsonline.mobi/blogs/news/116984153.html
For what’s happening in Wisconsin isn’t about the state budget, despite Mr....– Paul Krugman, “Wisconsin Power Play” - NYTimes.com
To review: Walker argues that his bill’s benefit cuts are to bring public...– The Awl - Abe Sauer - Burning Down Wisconsin: The Hidden Budget Bill Item Even Worse Than Union Busting Per usual, Abe does a great job breaking down what’s going on in Wisconsin. (via adambez)
Aaron Rodgers backs Unions in Wisconsin →
convincingindie: Well, here you go. (Hat tip to Liza, a fellow SOIS PhD, for the link.)
We measure the value of a civilized society by the number of libraries it opens,...– Philip Pullman, author of “His Dark Materials” Trilogy (via standup4shepton)
The King of Limbs : Where are you? →
Radiohead’s newest. I’m 30 seconds into the first track, and I’m in love.
Wisconsin Capitol protest, day 3
It’s not like the people in Wisconsin are in a foul mood. The Packers just won...– (Tragically) Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold reacting to weeklong protests in Madison against Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip state employees of collective bargaining rights. (via whatsahel)
Wisconsin Protest Rundown (2.0) →
lefan-o-rama: Many protesters remained at the capital overnight again. When I left at 10:30 there were still 1500-2000 people watching the amendment hearing in the rotunda and protesting outside of the chamber doors. The Amendment to Special Session Senate Bill 11 was passed at midnight last night along party lines (as expected), even after hours of scrutiny by democratic legislators. Noam...
convincingindie: For all of my lovely library peeps. ::Like::
Most people don’t realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book...– Neil Gaiman (this. this is why I love him)
Some Good News from the World of Books →
infoneer-pulse: This has been an interesting few years for the book industry. There have been many changes and realignments, and these changes have led many to predict that (a) reading is dead; (b) books are dead; (c) publishing is dead; (d) all printed matter is dead. Or that all of the above, if not already dead, will be dead very soon. The good news is that there isn’t as much bad news as...
Minding the Gaps: WikiLeaks and Internet Security... →
convincingindie: Symposium tomorrow (February 4th, 2011) @ UW-Milwaukee. From the announcement: The symposium’s title comes from the ubiquitous pre-recorded security voice on the London Tube, reminding passengers to “mind the gap” between train cars and platforms. Unlike the physical gaps of 20th century transportation technologies like the Underground, the information gaps of 21st century...