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I Am Not Moving

Published on October 25, 2011 by in Stuff I Love

“I Am Not Moving,” a short film by Corey Ogilvie, is worth a watch.  The brilliant juxtaposition between Arab Spring imagery and Occupy Wall Street–the 99% Movement–is well-thought-out and poignant.  I hope you’ll find it as provocative as I have.  And thanks to Ernest Doty for turning me on to it!

 
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Banned In Iran

Published on September 22, 2011 by in Columns

The Belgian painter Rene Magritte once famously painted a pipe, below which was written, “Ceci ne pas une pipe”—“This is not a pipe.”  Of course, it was not a pipe; it was a painting of a pipe.  When asked about it, Magritte replied that it wasn’t a pipe, “just try to fill it with tobacco.” 

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Anonymous

Published on August 18, 2011 by in Columns

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of “Anonymous,” the online havoc-wreaking collective that has been in the news in recent months.  But how much do you really know about the group, now reportedly 50,000 strong?  In an era of 24-hour news, compounded by a constant stream of often-conflicting information from the Internet, and our co-workers,

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Google Does Good

Published on February 3, 2011 by in Columns

Chaos, pandemonium, bedlam and mayhem—all words that have been used in the past week to describe the streets of Cairo, Egypt.  As civil unrest has run rampant, the country’s future remains uncertain.  If a single clear and indisputable notion has risen above the squalor, it is the unparalleled importance of technology in today’s society. As

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