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Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

This Website Was Blacked Out

If you tried to visit this site earlier today, you would have found it blacked out with the message below. Delighted to return it before the day is out, due to success of the blackout campaign for raising awareness. Kudos to Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and the Creative Freedom Foundation for their swift and effective blackout campaign and public demonstration at Parliament. I’m glad to see the government’s chosen to delay Section 92A of the Copyright Act until March 27 and suspend it entirely if no agreement can be reached. It needs to be repealed. Here are reports from Computerworld, InternetNZ and The NZ Herald.   This Saturday, February 28th, Section 92A of the Copyright Act is due to come into force. This website has voluntarily been taken down in protest against this law, which will be used to disconnect New Zealanders from the internet based on accusations of copyright infringement, without a trial and without evidence held up to court scrutiny. May we be very clear: we do not support or condone copyright infringement or illegal …

Links for 2008-11-13: Travel

Street with a View Reality intervention: Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View. Then neighbors and passers-by noticed what was going on and got in on the action, devising their own unplanned scenarios. (tags: art googlemaps maps artisticintervention technology mapping fiction streetwithaview) transfercar – from a to b for free Great idea – Transfercar makes it easy for rental car companies that need to relocate vehicles and travelers that want to save money to find each other. Travelers get a free ride driving "relocation cars" for the rental companies, which saves them costs as well. (tags: free transportation travel newzealand innovation startup rentalcar)

Enjoying Calliflower with Peter Senge

A recent live talk with Peter Senge through Calliflower introduced me both to this great tool for conference calls and webinars and Senge’s compelling new book, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Calliflower impressed me with sophisticated features for managing and participating in calls with an interface that’s elegant and easy to understand. (See below.) It can record calls as MP3 files to make available afterwards. And, it’s free. I found it through Facebook and was able to participate fully from the event page in the browser without having to launch Skype or pick up a phone. Talkshoe offers a similar service but was not nearly as seamless in my last experience (a while ago, worth revisiting). The only part I don’t understand is the business model. But it definitely shifted the quality of my listening, which dovetails perfectly into the the message in Peter Senge’s new book. You can download the talk with Peter Senge in mp3 format. (It’s free, but registration required). My notes …

links for 2008-04-16: Tastes of Freedom

Take a Bite out of Climate Change Anna Lappe’s new Bite Blog explores climate change through the lens of food with up-to-date info, analysis, interviews with experts in the field, tips on diet choices and actions you can take. (tags: climatechange food farming agriculture biotech biofuels hunger meat organic foodindustry ) Detailed Nomadic Taxonomy Paul Saffo’s post on Cyber-Nomads, a functional taxonomy of mobile users , dives more deeply into the metaphors quoted in my New Nomads post (Thanks, Paul!). (tags: nomads digitalnomads globalnomads urbannomads taxonomy metaphor astronauts hermitcrabs cybertrekkers ) Ask Umbra: On Rooftop Gardening Are plants grown on NYC rooftop gardens safe to eat? … (tags: gardening urban containergardening ediblegardens gardens pollution food ) Fring brings VOIP to the iPhone I just received my first VOIP call from an iPhone using Fring ( Hi Dad !).

G1G2 Pt. 2: Postcard from Haiti

What a delight to receive this picture from Waveplace showing the new owner of the OLPC laptop I donated last month. Here’s a movie of the kids’ first experiences with laptops. Looks like a beautiful group of students and teachers (and fresh green classrooms). Hope you have fun and enjoy learning with your new computers! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this wonderful program.

links for 2008-03-05: Just Need 989 More Fans

1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly — The Technium A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living. (tags: longtail truefans digitaleconomy economicsofabundance abundance)

links for 2008-02-22: Design to Inspire

More images of the show . (tags: moma art patterns scale nano informationvisualization technology ) Gotham » A Font We Can Believe In Obama’s main “change” banner font is Gotham, designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones for GQ to be something that would look fresh, yet established, to have a credible voice to it. … Mission accomplish (tags: typography politics obama gotham fonts typeface ) Endemic – New Zealand Design Store online outpost of devonport, auckland, nz based Endemic, devoted to artist and designer made fashion, publications, art toys and a wide range of playful imaginings. (tags: playful design creative shopping newzealand endemic artbooks )