Middle American Placards

Some absolute classics here, including: “THANK YOU FOX NEWS FOR KEEPING US INFROMED” “LIBERIALS ARE STEALING MY LIBERTY” Just another example of how ‘socialism’ is a dirty word in the states (as opposed to an acceptable philosophical influence in Europe). From HolyMoly.com

Us Now: the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet

To quote the Us Now website: In a world in which information is like air, what happens to power? New technologies and a closely related culture of collaboration present radical new models of social organisation. This project brings together leading practitioners and thinkers in this field and asks them to determine the opportunity for government. […]

When will the media drop its focus on race and start talking politics?

Just a quick flick through the 16 photos featured on the Guardian website under “US election night victory celebrations around the globe” reveals only one non-black face. Am I being contentious here or is there a certain media bias/slant being taken? Or are black people more photogenic when it comes to outbursts of post-election euphoria? […]

British Youth In Crisis

This institutionalized inequality doesn’t only harm low achievers. The system emphasizes academic attainment over social development. British children start school earlier and sit more exams than other Europeans. Many of them complain of stress. “Britain is a very individualistic culture, in which a huge emphasis is placed on personal success and less on good fellowship,” […]

Social Media and UK Politics

“Back in 2003 Tony Blair launched a laudably big online conversation – called the Big Conversation, in fact – but it hasn’t been heard from since (it’s currently a Big HTTP 500 Internal Server Error). We can assume that it wasn’t a success…” I’m almost too ashamed at the level of geekiness in that quote […]

The Poles Are Coming!

Well in case you missed The Poles Are Coming! last night on BBC2, a programme from the BBC’s White season, I have managed to condense an hour programme into three key clips. First up from Lithuania, Tomas Jankovicius lets us know how hard he works, and what he gets for it. Second, from Poland, Mariusz […]

Established to… shamelessly use “aid” for publicity?

This article was originally posted as a facebook note and written by Joseph Seliong. It has been reproduced here with kind permission of the author. Here’s a photo I found on the hornet subnetwork. Sorry, I did more burrowing through the university’s network—you never know what you might just find! This photo disgusts me. Why […]