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House Speaker John Boehner released a video yesterday of him and his new toy wind up monkey, a gift given to him by his staff. In the video Mr. Boehner is playing with his cute granddaughters. While awfully cute - the timing of the House being on vacation does raise the more serious question - Should Congress approve a decision to send troops to Syria?Read More
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by Mark Gould, Editor – Photosynthesis Media Arts and Theory Journal (republished from my other blog) For a while now, I’ve wanted to write and introduce you to the work of media installation artist Dave Greber, part of the New Orleans based artist collective The Front. David belongs to a group of video artists, experimental cinema producers, writers and other artists who are exploring popular culture and it’s media conduit, exposing the often subliminal propaganda-style messages we are all confronted by every day, and in doing so invites all ofRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2013By Mark GouldIn Culture, Media, publications

The EFF Guide to San Diego Comic-Con

With the arrival of summer at EFF, you can hear the excitement in the stuffing of luggage and locking of office doors as our team prepares for some of the most important conventions in the world. Black Hat starts on July 27, with DEF CON immediately…Read More
news and ideas from writers around the San Francisco Bay Area this week, curated and edited by Mark Gould Republished to the new good.is platform from YouTube by Thrash Lab: Video: (Empty America) What San Francisco Would Look Like Without Humans. This is both a very beautiful and a kind of creepy, the good kind of creepy, video (as it is intended) … in the sense that it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up; Imagine the world with no people, that’s what Thrash Lab doesRead More
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(SFsthetik.com) CYBERFEST is the first and only Russian annual International festival for cybernetic art (which combines living, biological and somatic substances with computational and technical), held annually since 2007. This year the festival is attended by more than 80 artists and art professionals from 20 countries (Russia, France, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine , Philippines, etc.), and the program includes:   — an exhibition (of media objects and media installations); — live performances; — sound and video art programs; —Read More
Sunshine Week: Forecast Looks Cloudy for PATRIOT Act Transparency (via EFF) As we noted in an earlier post, EFF received the first batch of records from the DOJ in our FOIA lawsuit related to Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act yesterday. The government released approximately 300 pages of records to EFF, but (not surprisingly) none of those records shed any light on the information…Read More
The first American government run transit agency to shut off public cell phone usage and receive world-wide media attention for its actions is set to vote tomorrow on a long term enforcement policy that will govern how it can and cannot control cell and internet data mobile traffic.On August 11 BART shut off mobile phone in a number of Downtown San Francisco terminals after  a protest started over the death of a man shot by BART police officers. On October 27th the BART Board of Directors voted to come upRead More
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Posted On November 15, 2011By Mark GouldIn design, Media

Adobe Creative Cloud and Touch Apps Debut

Adobe is faced with layoffs, downsizing in certain areas and refocusing on new and potentially new markets. And of course THE places to be for a large graphic design software company these days are cloud-based services, digital publishing, and tablet apps.Read More
The cover of the October 17, 2011, issue of The New Yorker: Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/10/steve-jobs-new-yorker-cover.html#ixzz1aEpszDJH    Read More
Boing Boing presents the premier of Death Cab for Cutie’s “Home is a Fire” from the album Codes And Keys, available May 31, 2011 on Atlantic Records Video concept by: Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Harmer Cameras and collaboration: Tarin Anderson, Todd Mazer, Justin Mitchell and Aaron Stewart-Ahn Additional support: John Lang, Brian Udovich Edited by: Christopher Hills-Wright http://www.deathcabforcutie.com http://www.obeygiant.com For more about the video: http://boingboing.net/features/cutie/Read More