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  • cop21 lobby circus
    On the eve of COP21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, Corporate Europe Observatory has published ' Lobby Planet Paris ', a special edition of its
  • loophole for all
    If you ever need to do some offshoring - and as homo calculus inc. you know you'd better - ' Loophole for All ' by Italian artist Paolo Cirio makes this available as a che
  • technological idolatry
    Technological idolatry is the most ingenuous and primitive of the three [higher forms of idolatry]; for its devotees (...) believe that their redemption and liberation dep
  • slavery footprint
    This made the rounds last year, but it's a geat discussion piece for around the christmas tree. After the carbon footprint, ecological footprint and water footprint , the
  • modern craftsmanship
    Craftsmanship is a term most often applied to manual laborers and denotes the pursuit of quality in making a violin, watch, or pot. This is too narrow a view. Mental craft
  • the gift
    ...a work of art is a gift, not a commodity. Or, to state the modern case with more precision, (...) works of art exist simultaneously in two 'economies', a market economy
  • calculate your water footprint
    After the ecological and carbon footprint calculators, there's now a water footprint calculator , allowing you to calculate your own water consumption. The footprint is de
  • what can't be copied
    Kevin Kelly recently wrote a thoughtful essay called ' Better Than Free ' on the economics of a digital society. In what is essentially a modern inversion of Walter Benjam
  • manufacturing consent
    At almost three hours long, the classic documentary ' Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media ' (1992) by Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick , provides a good intro
  • selling plastic vs. music
    In two Wired articles, David Byrne talks with Thom Yorke , Brian Eno and others about the shifting business model of music. What is called the music business today (...) i
  • the story of stuff
    ' The Story of Stuff ' neatly explains how our entire economy increasingly boils down to one thing: consuming more stuff. From resource extraction to production, distribut
  • the shock doctrine
    What to think of this short film by Alfonso CuarĂ³n and Naomi Klein , ' The Shock Doctrine '? Without having read the book of the same title that the film is meant to intro
  • good copy bad copy
    An interesting Danish documentary on the friction between copyright and creativity, ' Good Copy Bad Copy ' cites free culture movements ranging from Sweden's Pirate Bay to
  • worldmapper
    Worldmapper is a fascinating collection of world maps, or cartograms , re-sizing territories on each map according to specific variables. Large amounts of statistical data
  • parkinson's law
    To archive this one once and for all, here's the definition and explanation of the great and ever applicable Parkinson's Law , as described by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in
  • wealth of networks
    Interesting new book by Yochai Benkler, ' The Wealth of Networks '. Like Kelly , Barlow (' The Economy of Mind ') and Lessig (' The Future of Ideas '), Benkler describes t
  • the psychopathic corporation
    The threepart Canadian documentary ' The Corporation ' asks the interesting question: if corporations are considered legal persons, what kind of personality do they have?
  • spacetimemoney continuum
    His wealth resides less in possessions than in the fact of that most modern of powers, mobility, the ability to be present at practically the same time in every part of th
  • how big is your footprint?
    The Ecological Footprint Quiz is an interesting way of confronting yourself with your own lifestyle. Ecological Footprints document a given population's consumption and wa
  • information, pt. 3
    Understanding is a critical element increasingly overlooked in the effort to turn information into a commodity. Data may be any set of facts, useful or not, intelligible o

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