March 17, 2012 10:00
TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
On this show we've got all sorts of stuff and things from here there and
everywhere. We'll be hearing from La Quadrature du Net about ACTA, censorship
and the enclosure of the internet commons.
We'll be hearing from a member of the drive cooperative, discussing London's
newest housing coop. A person from No Borders will be in tonight too, talking
to us about the No Borders Convergence from 13-18…
There's quite a lot that nonprofits, activists, community workers and creative people can learn from corporate media and advertising in order to make a well-meaning video "go viral." Much of the advice on viral video is common sense. Follow these simple steps in order to promote your viral video:
You must transform yourself from a passive consumer of the wealthy’s mass media message to a creator of authentic content. You must use all of your resources to create content that undermines that very existence of the capitalist class. Ask a homeless man how he feels about capitalism, instead of a spoiled CEO. Interview a struggling mother instead of interviewing capitalism’s media faces.…
Undoubtedly 2011 has been an especially eventful year for news. We have seen the deaths of Osama bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi and Kim Jong-il, earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, the Arab Spring, and riots in the UK as well as Occupy movements propping up all over the world.
What has really stuck out this year has been the prominence and growth of citizen journalism. Social media and its use…
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB. Saturday November 26th, 10am-3pm.
Concession Tickets £4
Filmed at the Rebellious Media Conference http://rebelliousmediaconference.org/
Michael Albert talking about Znet, facebook and twitter, and new political social network alternatives and ideas around zsocial.
http://www.zcommunications.org currently down due to dos
The problem in the world of the media is that only a handful of corporations own virtually all of it. All run to make huge profits and have been cutting staff and quality for years. Time to reclaim the media and build new economic models.
Donnacha DeLong, NUJ President, discusses how we might do it.
Author of “Chavs” and political activist Owen Jones believes the British public does not get the press it deserves because newpaper owners and their journalists are an elite and have no real connection with their readership.
When the two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Centre that day, the impact was registered by those who perished that day – and the countless others who have perished in the wars fought ever since.
But the force of the impact was also felt on the media landscape itself and its complicity in the construction of the global war on terror that rearranged and justified the political ev…
Witness have released an extremely interesting report entitled "Cameras Everywhere"; current challenges and opportunities at the intersection of human rights, video and technology.
The report looks at a range of emerging issues for activists, technologists and anyone who might at one point participate in a social movement. The new ubiquity of the camera has changed the landscape of power dramat…
Mr. Howe's interview began with the BBC anchor asking, ‘are you shocked by what you've seen?' he responded with ‘no not at all' and proceeded to explain that none of this was new and none of this had been impossible to predict. From then on the anchor woman was visibly channelling Ben Brown of McIntyre fame.
Hackspace, Units 23/24, Cremer St Business Centre, Shoreditch E2 8HD
The Rise of the Nutters: This is Norway to Go..?
"The lunatic is all idee fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars." - Umberto ECO, Foucault's Pendulum
The Norway attacks have led to frenzied specul…
With the recent spate of resignations from senior Metropolitan police figures and News International employees, we decided to make it easier for others to jump before they are pushed. Introducing iresign.org.uk - the automatic resignation letter generator!
37 Cremer Street, E2 8HD - 2nd floor Directions and info:http://wiki.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/Laboratory_24/Getting_There
Earlier today I posted about a current crisis of censorship on Facebook.
Every year a bunch of geeks travel to the lovely Wye Valley from all over UK, and trudge up the 80 meter climb to Highbury Farm. There they camp out for a long weekend, running workshops and presentations during the day and sitting around the fire drinking cider at night, or enjoying the eclectic Raveoke and accoustic sets on the open stage. The whole set up is called BarnCamp, the main worksh…
Media Lens is a media analysis organisation set up by David Edwards and David Cromwell in 2001 to highlight the shortcomings of mainstream media reporting in Britain. Sending out regular email alerts to its subscribers, it questions the coverage of key topics by ‘impartial' sources like the BBC, as well as traditionally liberal publications like the Independent. Ultimately, it hopes to encourage m…
Geotime software, bought by the Met, collates data from social networking sites, satnavs, mobiles and financial transactions
The Metropolitan police has bought Geotime, a security programme used by the US milit…
You find it where it always was, it looks the same and uses the name, but it no longer is Indymedia UK.
On 1st May 2011, Indymedia UK had it's name and URL taken over by a number of volunteers calling themselves the ‘Mayday collective’. Although the site looks and feels like Indymedia UK, it is no longer the same project. It is now under the sole control of a faction of Indymedia UK admins. T…
On 1st May 2011 Indymedia UK will give birth to two new projects. The Indymedia UK website will be archived, it will stay were it is now, but you won’t be able to publish news. In its place there will be two distinct projects: Mayday will provide a non-regional site with open publishing and Be The Media will present the best of radical news across the regions, including Bristol, Northern, Nottin…
Furtherfield Gallery (formally http gallery)
Unit A2 Arena design Centre
71 Ashfield Road
The first time I ever heard the words “mirror website,” I was sitting at a debris-strewn desk, hunched over a desktop computer, on the second floor of a nondescript office building on East 29th in Manhattan. I’d recently started volunteering with the New York City Independent M…