Media

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I can feel the beginnings of a major shift in the production and consumption of media. The dinosaurs of mainstream news are hurdling on a crash course to irrelevancy and eventual extinction.

(Un)Lawful Access

"There's a kind of anxiety over the way the Internet is opening up and allowing so many opportunities for uncontrolled freedom of expression, uncontrolled sharing of information… and that lack of control is a real problem for many government agencies."

Tax The Rich

60 Minutes aired 10-31-2010 Remember 60 Minutes? Here’s a compelling clip that discusses the implication of a tax to the US’s wealthiest 2%. The clip explores a proposed state tax increase in Washington to open up a discussion about the…

Anonymous set to destroy Fox News

RT News Anonymous. A group of people around the world who are united by their desire to engage in civil disobedience with the intent to achieve positive change in the world. They uh, also try to stay anonymous. If you’re…

Normal

Normal Created in 24hrs for the Calgary 24hr Film Race 2010. http://filmracing.com Team Dink Pajama Party Theme: Obsessed Surprise Element: Looking out a Window Winner of: Best Film Audience Favourite Best Direction Best Female Actor Best Ensemble Cast Best Cinematography…

I Share. Therefore I Am.

What happens when we mistake social static for real human connections? Bitter, unending loneliness. But don’t take my word for it.

This is White History

I didn't even know there was a White History month. Oh right, that's every month.

Fooling The Advertisers

Advertisers think they're so smart. And they are, except when Derren Brown gets involved and fools them with their own magic.

The War On Journalists

Journalists are increasingly becoming the targets of war. Maybe it's because they talk to much. Maybe they're supposed to be doing just that.

A Short Lesson in Perspective

Let it marinate. Incubate. Let it sit. Terms of endearment for your percolating ideas that in today's pace, get forgotten.

Anthony Bourdain is Mad

Anthony Bourdain did not give permission to have products edited into his show. But it happened and now he's pissed.

Do We Need Another 9/11 Conspiracy?

Of course not. But like all theories, the ones that repeat tend to get the most attention. This article summarizes my worst fears. That 9/11 was not a surprise, and it did not have to happen.

Sex, Lies and Julian Assange

A fascinating documentary about the circumstances behind the controversial warrant for Julian Assange's arrest. "He had just humiliated the most powerful nation in the world, heading one of the most controversial cyber operations in history. So when Julian Assange arrived…

Compliance

Frank Bruni published a column on this interesting new independent film based on real-life-events. It's not exactly a review, but digs into the film's underlying message. "People routinely buy into outlandish claims that calm particular anxieties, fill given needs or…

Buckminster Fuller - Everything I Know

I'm not really sure I understand a lot of what ol' Bucky put out, but I'm pretty tempted to give his 42 hour lecture series a solid try. Why? Because a) there's probably a lot of genius packed in there,…

Journalists Frame The Language of Truth

Jim Harris of the Huffington Post has something to say. And what we hear depends on just how he says it. We know journalists shape the message they wish to convey using the complexity of language: nuance, innuendo, critical tone,…

Decline of The Times

I don't really like Gawker. And I don't really like the New York Times. What happens when the Times writes an article about something that Gawker hates? Hilarity. And a mass orgy of hating.

What Happens When You Mention Sexism & Video Games?

Sure, Youtube comments can get pretty nasty. Yes, tweets can be cold, but never in my life have I seen the kind of backlash Anita Sarkeesian, feminist and recent Kickstarter success story received after launching her campaign to illuminate sexist…

Magnotta; Copycat Killer?

I'm always fascinated when life imitates art. In this case, fascinated and a little horrified. I remember being a kid and hearing about the classic Charles Ng case.

Cartoons Know Their Eco Shit!

I'd recommend keeping your eyes closed and your ears open for this one. The cartoon interaction is kind of hilarious, and the voices are robotic, but the message is clear. We're paying for our environmental ignorance in more ways than…

Bad Movie, Good Lesson

“Becoming a writer isn’t like becoming a doctor or a civil engineer or a luncheonette that serves “the best coffee in town.” You don’t have to go through a seven-year accreditation process. If you want to call yourself a writer,…

The Baloney Detection Kit

How do you sort the true and truly bullshit information that gets hurled in all directions on a constant basis? Who’s opinions do you trust? How do you spot an agenda? Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic Magazine, has a simple…

The Fox Effect

How did a mainstream media outlet destroy and subvert the concept of fair and balanced journalism? Read The Fox Effect to find out. “Featuring transcripts of leaked audio and memos from Fox News reporters and executives, The Fox Effect is…

Everything is a Remix: Pt 4

Kirby Ferguson has released his fourth and final instalment of Everything is a Remix, and it is a damn masterpiece. We’ve written about this series before, but if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you watch them all. It’s a…

Pink Ribbons, Inc

Cancer is shitty. We can all probably agree that the faster we can find a cure, the better. It’s great that people are willing to put forth their hard-earned money to support the so-called fight against cancer, but where is…

Wilson Miner - When We Build

An incredibly inspiring talk by Wilson Miner from this year’s Build Conference in Belfast. It may be targeted to web designers, but it applies to anyone who creates anything in our civilization. It’s an amazing talk. Watch it, then create…

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class

This is a full-length documentary based on the book Class Dismissed by Pepi Leistyna. It explores the ways television and mainstream media depict the working class in our society. Fascinating, informative, and more relevant than ever. “Class Dismissed breaks important…

Meltdown - Al Jazeera

A four part series exposing who caused the 2008 financial crisis and how it affects our global economy; it’s not just isolated to countries like the US or England. Many folks are questioning the Occupy movements in Canada and other…

I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film

I AM NOT MOVING – Short Film – Occupy Wall Street (by CoreyOgilvie) “Hypocrisy has its own elegant symmetry”

George Carlin - Teach your children to question

George Carlin - Teach your children to question (via afarkas2222) Teach your children to question everything. “Kids have to be warned that there’s bullshit coming down the road.” RIP George!