Thursday, May 31, 2007

Inspiration by Media

William McDonough I've read Cradle to Cradle, but McDonough is a brilliant speaker. He is pushing the edge in ecological design, and has the ear of the Chinese government. Cory Doctorow Cory spoke very well at the Red Hat Summit a few years ago. Google has an amazing number of videos of him, plus there are his lectures from the course he taught at USC this year. Lawrence Lessig I think I got to this via Miguel's blog a few years ago, but Lessig's amazing free culture talk/slideshow is still outstanding and educational. Others I've recently enjoyed talks by Burt Rutan and Jane Goodall. The quality of the speakers you can watch at TED, Authors@Google Talks, and others blows my mind. Who inspires you?

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Stop Illegal Spying

The EFF has put out a call to action to stop President Bush from giving corporations immunity for helping with illegal spying.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on the bill is now set for tomorrow [May 1] and only the Administration will be allowed to testify.
The hearing is also closed to the public. Sign the petition and make sure your representatives know where you stand.
Stop Illegal Spying
In other news, big surprise, Facebook is a bunch of sellouts willing to censor and marginalize communities that don't meet the approval of certain countries. Hard to believe they're not censored anyway.