Posts Tagged ‘1984’

Cory Doctorow’s talk on Freedom

August 12th, 2011 No comments

This week Cory Doctorow gave a great talk about this (*sigh*) boring old issue of Freedom and Human Rights in the age of the knowledge society at the ACM Siggraph Conference in Vancouver.

For further reading:
Cory’s Blog

Think different

December 22nd, 2010 No comments

Steve Jobs (22. December 2010):

“We removed WikiLeaks because it violated developer guidelines. An app must comply with all local laws. It may not put an individual or target group in harms way.”

– What local laws does Wikileaks violate?

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

25 years ago Apple promised to its customers that “1984 won’t be like 1984”. – This is beyond sarcasm!

f*** Google

August 18th, 2010 No comments

F_____ Google captchaThank you, Gleuch!

You enrich my daily internet surfing with Shaved Bieber and this beautiful Captcha script.

Use :
git clone
to implement it to your website.

27C3: "We come in peace"

July 30th, 2010 No comments

We come in peace - 27C3

We come in peace

We come in peace, said the conquerers of the New World.
We come in peace, says the government, when it comes to colonise, regulate, and militarise the new digital world.
We come in peace, say the nation-state sized companies that have set out to monetise the net and chain the users to their shiny new devices.
We come in peace, we say as hackers, geeks and nerds, when we set out towards the real world and try to change it, because it has intruded into our natural habitat, the cyberspace. Let us explore each other’s truly peaceful intentions at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress 27C3 to be held from Monday December 27 to Thursday December 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

Soon on

Expose your private parts to avoid Google tracking

February 10th, 2010 No comments

The “Berlin way” to hinder Google maps tracking:

Track the trackers (

More about this:

@fffffat (twitter)

And here’s the “Norwegian way” of protesting for privacy:
(Read more on Boingboing)

This reminds me of a project we did in 2004, when I studies media arts at the University of arts and applied sciences, messing around with an omnidirectional video camera, recording the streets in Zurich: