sousveillance: a worm´s eyeview

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. — John Berger in About Looking What do you get when you inverse surveillance? A neologism: sousveillance. For those of us who don’t speak français as…

Creative Commons Newsletter #6: Int’l Edition

I’ve been working with CC Philippines and CCHQ’s Alex Roberts to publish a 50-page image-laden, info-rich Creative Commons Newsletter, which highlights the remarkable work carried out over the last year by volunteer CC project leads around the world. It is very much worth its weight…

slide rulz: a librarian’s best friend?

For anyone that mourning the death of slide rulers rules, dry your eyes because the OITP Copyright Slider is alive and on the market! While the slider vaguely recalls the horrendous Mathland modules I suffered through in Department of Defense Dependents Schools, it does indeed…

a true friend hangs up at 0:59

A friend of mine and I recently had an enlightening conversation about cell phone minutes. And about the fact that each new minute of the conversation is charged at a full minute price, even if you only talked a few seconds over. This lead us…

[citation needed]: on truth and trust

A clever Wikifitti artist recently hatched a real world mash-up inspired by Wikipedia’s ubiquitous quality-control phrase, [citation needed]. The phrase was printed on stickers and cheeky citizens pasted them next to bold and outrageous statements, particularly in advertisements, in order to demand, albeit mockingly, some…