Clifton is a small, remote former mining town in southeast Arizona. Settled by prospectors and miners in 1872, and named for its cliffs, the town's first and last purpose was mining the region's abundant pure copper ore. Exit the interstate 80 for ten miles in any direction across the US and you will find thousands of derelict towns, each with their different and similar histories, all leading to this. I arrived in Clifton on June 22, 2006, one day into what was becoming the Summer of Hate in the southwestern US.
The creative algorithms of ants are being used by transit companies to increase productivity and efficiency.
Digital Africa is here, and has been here for a while. The "Ghost World" mix is all about the multiple rhythms and languages of Africa, but it makes no attempt to give you everything – it's from my record collection. That's why the "story" of the mix is about: polyrhythm, multiplex reality. There's more current material, like the Kuduru sounds of Luanda (who says Techno doesn't exist in Africa!?) and old school hip hop like Zimbabwe Legit from the early 90's of classic "conscious" school hip hop. Yes there's material from Akon, but he gets mixed with Nelson Mandela, or MC Solaar. Listen to it here!
Many corporate giants are riding the green wave, as an e-letter from the Corporate Research Project reports.
According to his best-selling book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, twenty years ago Perkins was a tool of modern empire building. Today he is committed to environmental, economic and social change – following a shamanic path. "For shamanism to work in the larger culture," he says in this interview, "we need consumers and the people who work for the corporations to truly have a vision that shakes them up, a visionary recognition that this world is not a good one for our chi…
The Live Earth extravaganza staged by The Alliance for Climate Protection is raising awareness about climate change. But what about the wristbands?
Ivan “Chip” Frederick, the 40 year-old son of a coalminer and a homemaker from Oakland, Maryland, describes his mother as supportive and caring, and his father as very good to him. All of his life he has attended Baptist church services, and to this day considers himself a spiritual and moral person. But in 2003, Frederick attached electrodes to the left hand of Satar Jabar, the Iraqi prisoner whose hooded spectral image was to become the iconic representation of Abu Ghraib’s atrocious descent into hell. Under Frederick’s watch, prison guards observed or directly participated in the torture or humiliation of numerous prisoners. What drove him into barbarism?
Digital Identity technologies are about to impact your life, whether you like it or not. Here I will try to give you a balanced look at one of the first Digital Identity technologies that you are likely to encounter, if you haven’t already. Approximately 90 million people now have OpenIDs. But what can you do with them, and what should you know before using yours?
The environmental footprint left by California’s media industry creates more greenhouse gases than the apparel, hotel, or aerospace industries in the region. Several people have stepped forward to help the media business to green the screen by setting up the GreenCode Project for The Media Industries.
The home page for the drug Havidol features an attractive person smiling contentedly, a link to prescribing information (including a chemical formula), and the standard side effects spiel now familiar to anyone who's seen TV drug commercials. But neither the drug, nor the condition it treats, are real.