Xi Jinping’s Visit Amidst a Rattling of Cyber Sabers

[caption id="attachment_673" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Soldier at the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.Photograph by Matt McClain, The Washington Post/Getty Images.Image credit: National Geographic"][/caption] Being a sequence of quotations from contemporary articles contextualizing the visit of the rising Vice President of China amidst a conspicuously timed introduction of unprecedented domestic cybersecurity legislation. National Post Full Comment (Feb…

PIPA and SOPA explained

Clay Shirky has the best overview I’ve seen/heard/read of PIPA and SOPA and the context from whence they emerged: Bottom line: the legilsation’s about wanting us to be passive consumers, not producing and not sharing.

Two Austin projects want to be a catalyst for the commons

Creative Commons recently offered catalyst grants to help spur awareness and use of Creative Commons. Two grants have been proposed from Austin, one studying the music scene and one promoting the literature scene. You can support either of the projects in the dicusssion part of the page describing the full project. Mapping Austin’s Music Ecosystem…