Due to a massive amount of project work with integration and testing as well as a source control system change, things have been insanely busy to say the very least. Its a mad house here as the Shared Worlds
project is in a even busier mode.
Maybe its the whole craziness here or just my mood at the moment given I reread Accelerando
or just the whole general state of the world that I'm adding a funny selection of tidbits today.
Worldchanging is talking about collaborative, bottom-up tools for our own protection
with references to new articles by David Stephenson
and John Robb
. The latter blog by John Robb is particular interesting and has been added to my list of subscriptions, for a good example of his writings check out his article "Security: Power To The People
" which reminds me of parts of the Diamond Age
by Neal Stephenson
but also to some journals I've been adding to my random and non-PhD centric collection but hey they're interesing! So if you want to start to get a rounder picture and have a better insight into commentaries such as Global Guerrilla and you've done the whole No Logo thing here's a short reading list to keep the mind healthy.
- The Simple Economics of Cybercrimes - Kshetri, N., IEEE Security & Privacy, Jan/Feb 06
- Human factors in a dynamic information society: where are we heading? - Rasmussen, J., Ergonomics, 2000, 43(7), 869–879
- Coping with accelerating socio-technical systems- Kirwan, B., Safety Science, 2001, 37, 77-107
- Predicting technological disasters: mission impossible - Chapman, J., Disaster Prevention and Management, 14(3), 343-352
- Disasters and economic damage- macro, meso and micro approaches, van der Veer, A., Disaster Prevention and Management, 13(4), 274-279
Adding to that you can also read about Baghdad Bomb Squad
and the scariest latest on improvised explosive devices
Trying to maintain some sense of realism and hope here's a good interview on Citizen Journalism
from Dan Gillmor on ITConversations. At the other end, there is a gallery
with then and now tsunami images from warshooter who're a site for photojournalists who are covering conflict, crisis and disaster. I also found a link to Unembedded
which is the work of photojournalists in Iraq who were NOT
embeddeded into military units and it offers quite a different view from what is normally presented in the mainstream media. If you want to get a little more info on the story behind Unembedded, you can check out some videos online