Via: RT

Is clicktivism a real game-changer? Or does it create an illusion that you really change something? Can clicktivism replace real social activism? If you click on something, does it mean you will engage in something positive? Is the role of facebook and twitter overestimated when it comes to revolutionary changes? CrossTalking with Alex Halavais, John Perry Barlow and Geert Lovink on April 2.

Active Military and Reconnaissance Satellites of the United States of America

A multimedia installation in which real-time positions of classified American military and intelligence spacecraft are projected as points of light onto a large rotating three-dimensional globe. A soundtrack composed from intercepted transmissions from these spacecraft plays in the background.  

The installation is run by proprietary software developed specifically for the piece. Orbital data for the spacecraft comes from a loose network of amateur “satellite observers” who maintain an accurate “catalog” of classified objects in Earth orbit.

Principle development for the installation was done by Chris Sugrue with supporting work by Jeff Crouse, Evan Harper, and Geraldine Juarez.  The installation was produced with a commissions from the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and the Berkeley Art Museum.

Doisneau 40/44

From the book Doisneau 40/44, photos of Occupied Paris and it’s Liberation.

"Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World."

The Authors@Google  talk by Trevor Paglen

"The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics."
 Bertrand Russell