Meeting 10/24/2013 - Chihao / by ari kalinowski

  • Punch and Judy - http://www.speckinspace.com/whatsit/history/

    Mr Punch has been a popular entertainment for young and old for over two hundred years. Originally he came from Italy where he was known as Pulcinella.
     

  • Oliver Laric - http://oliverlaric.com/missilevariations.htm
     

  • A People's History of the United States - http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html
    The Note: This great book should really be read by everyone. It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both teaches and inspires. You really just have to read it. We think it is so good that it demands to be as accessible as possible. Once you've finished it, we're sure you'll agree. In fact, years ago, we would offer people twenty dollars if they read the book and didn't think it was completely worth their time. Of all the people who took us up on it, no one collected.
     

  • Turkey's "standing man" wins German award -  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/08/201382616368866747.html
    A Turkish choreographer who gained international fame by standing motionless for hours during protests that swept the country a few months ago, is to be honoured with an award in Germany.
    - Passive protest
    - Why award?

     

  • Unconditional Basic Income - http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/initiatives/ongoing/details/2013/000001
    Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) - Exploring a pathway towards emancipatory welfare conditions in the EU. Unconditional basic income as a right -- transitional to a society where money is obsolete/only used for luxury items?
     

  • North Korean Propaganda Paintings - http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/oct/17/china-north-korean-propaganda-paintings
    CCTV building instead of Mao's head
     

  • SUPERFLEX - http://www.superflex.net/

    Superkilen, designed by BIG, TOPOTEK 1 and SUPERFLEX, is a one kilometer long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse, and socially challenged neighbourhoods in Denmark. The wedge (in Danish: kilen) is structured along three spatial zones (red, black and green) and populated by 108 objects and 11 trees from all over the world.
    Since its inception, Superkilen has been widely and controversially debated. The book SUPERKILEN - a project by BIG, TOPOTEK1 and SUPERFLEX invites readers behind the scenes of its making through the reflections of its main protagonists. It discusses the implications of the project in relation to changes in the conception of public space and to the increasing expectations connected to public investments nowadays. It places emphasis on urban planning, modes of participation, collaboration and conflicts, and discusses the possibilities of a shared, yet heterogeneous space.
     

  • Markets not Capitalism - http://distro.libertarianleft.org/for/chartier-and-johnson-markets-not-capitalism/
    Individualist anarchists believe in mutual exchange, not economic privilege. They believe in freed markets, not capitalism. They defend a distinctive response to the challenges of ending global capitalism and achieving social justice: eliminate the political privileges that prop up capitalists.
     

  • The People's Library - http://peopleslibrary.wordpress.com/
    The People’s Library is the collective, public, open library of the Occupy Wall Street leaderless resistance movement.
    - "Reading as protest"
     

  • g0v.tw - http://g0v.tw/
     

  • Github and Governement - http://government.github.com/
    GitHub was built with code in mind so that developers could work together, no matter where they were. Code, data and words are all simply text, so GitHub's collaboration features go way beyond just benefiting developers.
    - "Open source to open government"