Archive for the 'Marx' Category

Smart thoughts on the London Riots + one dumb journo

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

There’s been a lot of reactionary claptrap on the London Riots, exemplified in the clip above – an interview conducted by a mainstream media drone. Here’s some of the more intelligent stuff I’ve read: Shoplifters of the World Unite! – I expected nothing less of Žižek Feral Capitalism Hits the Streets – David Harvey elaborates […]

The free software conundrum

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I am a supporter and user of free software (though I admit I have not migrated entirely). I research and write about the social movement aspect of free software, and its potential as a model for alternative social organization beyond the realm of software development. I am inspired by the future envisioned by free software […]

Talking to tech activists

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

I went to the Union for Democratic Communication conference last weekend, held at Buffalo State College. I had never been to Buffalo, which is what made me pick this conference over the annual meeting of the Canadian Communication Association. I’ve been to Ottawa before; heck, I used to live there. I hedged my bets a […]

Hacking the knowledge factory

Monday, September 15th, 2008

I feel like this is what I do a little bit everyday. Anyhow, I’m giving at talk tonight at the Vancouver Linux Users Group monthly meeting, titled: Open source and the knowledge factory hack. It’s a mildly revised version of the talk I gave at Open Web last April. I’ve incorporated some new reading, specifically […]