Killswitch: The Battle To Control The Internet Documentary Trailer

shockwebpic_killswitchdocutrailerA must-see clip for the upcoming documentary Killswitch, a film about the ongoing and multifaceted battle for the internet put together by Akorn and CineCity Pictures and directed by Ali Akbarzadeh. No word yet on worldwide distribution but there are limited screenings taking place so check for one in a city near you.

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The Money Alternative Experiment: Bitcoin Explained

shockleewebpic_bitcoinexplainedBitcoin, the decentralized electronic cash system that has been gaining popularity is still a bit of a mystery for most. With only 21 million worth created in total and a P2P network that is used to generate and exchange currency, more and more places are starting accept it but this new system is still volatile and very vulnerable to hacking, including some events that happened just this week.

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Clay Shirky: How The Internet Will Transform Government

What happens when a new medium like the internet suddenly puts a lot of new ideas into circulation? According to Clay Shirky, it usually means more arguing and if you’ve been to most sites recently and looked at the comments section it’s easy to see a whole lot of it taking place.

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0,1 By Michal Kohút

0,1 [2010] by Prague based artist Michal Kohút is an interactive art installation created with arduino.

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Your Future Smart Home Could Be Something Like This

Openarch is a real prototype of a smart home. The first home designed from scratch to incorporate a digital layer connecting the house and its elements to the Internet. Its inhabitants lead a new digital and connected life. It is flexible and thanks to its ability to transform, it can adapt to any condition that the user requires.

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Creative Commons: An Introduction To The Copyright Alternative

You’ve probably seen some work on the web, whether it be a photo, video clip, piece of music or article labeled with a ‘Creative Commons‘ attribute. If you’re not sure of what it’s all about or aren’t totally clear on how Creative Commons works, here’s a great primer that will help you gain some knowledge on the subject. CC is a very useful alternative to traditional copyright and a valuable tool for independent content creators and creative community to foster and get involved with.

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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Stuxnet, a computer worm is the first weapon made entirely out of code which was discovered in 2010. This infographic explores the potential ramifications of this open source virus with cool motion graphics by Australian designer Patrick Clair.

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iPhone Tracker Helps You See How Your Phone Is Spying On You

It’s been finally revealed that your iPhone is indeed tracking data about every movement you make with your device. A data file that includes the latitude and longitude of your position along with a timestamp is being saved on your phone.

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[SANTA FE] May 6th-8th: Gridfest – A Monome Music Festival

The Monome community will be coming together for Gridfest in Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 6th-8th. The event will feature three days of workshops and shows with artists from the U.S. and Canada at two venues, Corazon and the Santa Fe Complex.

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Check out mlrv – Hypersampling Instrument For Grid-Based Controllers

mlrv is a free, open source, user supported hypersampling instrument for grid-based music controllers like the Monome, Livid Ohm/Block, Novation Launchpad, and Akai APC/MPD

The software allows a sound file or live recording to be mapped across each row (or grid cell) and assigned a triggering behavior. Within this simple set of constraints and a complete MIDI + OSC remote control system, the performer can be freed from the laptop.

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