you might be surprisedGlobal Rich List
‘edit your city’LocalWiki - The grassroots effort to collect, share and open the world's local knowledge
‘our true colors’humanæ
‘a digital commons’openDemocracy – “free thinking for the world”
‘contemporary pinball culture’The Ball is Wild
‘vulnerable places’Missing Maps
‘crowdmapping cities’EcoCitizen World Map
“free and open Internet”The Free Internet Project
social movements...Disobedient Objects
The exhibition demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.
historical photo archivePhotogrammar
a look at ‘crowd behaviour’The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd
on the ‘rise of modernism’Modernist Journals Project – “modernism began in the magazines”
from pubs to museumsRandomness Guide to London (RGL)
‘social cluster of opinions’Dear City
Dear City is a simple concept allowing a citizen to leave (anonymous) messages to the city he or she lives in...
remnants of a closed railwayGreat Central Railway through Leicester
the world of 45sOffice Naps | 45rpm curios
'make a promise'Before I Die I Want To...
The question: "What do you want to do before you die?"
'brings together the riches'Digital Public Library of America
poetry and cultureColdfront Magazine
'discover the history'OldSF
(reminded by Hypnophant)
a birthday salute150 great things about the Underground
'What people are saying'NoHomophobes.com
Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?
'out-of-copyright works'The Public Domain Review
setting culture freeLife is Change: A Free Cultural Work: Downloads (dedicated to the Public Domain) [Eduardo Morais' stream]
'more of what matters'Center for a New American Dream
We work with individuals, institutions, businesses, and communities to conserve natural resources, counter the commercialization of our culture, support community engagement, and promote positive changes in the way goods are produced and consumed.
bad behaviorWomen as Entertainment in the SEO Industry
'community of storytellers'Cowbird - A witness to life (About)
Our short-term goal is to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events and universal themes. Our long-term goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.
'We bring history to life.'Ephemera Studies
educating the public100 Years of Sex
What is the best STD poster of the past century?
'too many bad songs'An Open Letter to Jon Bon Jovi On What's Really "Killing The Music Business" (heavy ads)
'basically a crappy blog'Uptown Almanac | San Francisco: Where 20-Somethings go to Retire (some mature content)
'zine encyclopedia'ZineWiki - the history and culture of zines, independent media and the small press
public domain digitization inititativeOpen Music Archive
'Global Peace Index'Vision of Humanity
'to serve and entertain'bar bands of the 1970s: a picture thread
a '2 minute journey'
(See author's site)
photos 'lost in time'time tales – "a collection of found photographs"
materials for teachersTeaching Tolerance – "dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children"
a question worth askingWhy Are iPad Factory Workers Killing Themselves?
timely narrativeWhat happened in my birth year?
'to promote global awareness'SocialDocumentary.net (some commercial content)
'free and open Web'World Wide Web Foundation
Advance the Web. Empower People.
We envision a Web that empowers all people, including billions excluded today, by providing new opportunities for creativity, collaboration, teaching, learning, enterprise and a better life. To reach this goal, the Web Foundation will put the power of the Web into the hands of people around the world through effective, high-impact programs.
'think culture'Europeana – "a place for inspiration and ideas"
explore the vaultsNational Archives Experience (Flash)
submitted moonwalk videosEternal moonwalk - A tribute to Michael Jackson. (Flash)
'excesses of capitalism'Maybe you shouldn't buy that
Tokyo's film camerastokyo camera style
We are at the point where people who shoot film do simply because they choose to, and the Photo Culture of Tokyo is full of film camera users. When I meet them out on the streets I'll ask to photograph their camera, and post it here.
'Salon owners... expressed relief'New Jersey backpedals on proposed bikini waxing ban
'thinking outside the box'EDAR – "Everyone Deserves A Roof"
'examines the diversity'American Journal Magazine
public domain audiobooksLibriVox – "acoustical liberation of books in the public domain"
international photojournalismPhoto Gallery: 2008 -- The Year in Photos
'hip-hop video blog'ill doctrine
Indie = Low self-esteem?Music tastes link to personality
extensive Dylan resourceBob Dylan: Chords and Lyrics
opening access to archives*NPR API is Live on NPR.org
*some content excluded (see follow-up)
true number could be higherBlogger arrests hit record high
More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report.
Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog, says the University of Washington annual report...
Japanese matchbox labelsMatch World Virtual Museum
[pica + pixel]
'independent WebTV'Counteract.tv – "films where people and not politics are the headlines"
'most acceptable rodent'Hamster prices triple in China
life's many predicamentsSausage shortage looms for Swiss
Swiss butchers have raised the alarm over a shortage of the Brazilian cows' intestines used to wrap the nation's favourite sausage, the Cervelat....
A joint "Task Force Cervelat" composed of scientists, bureaucrats and industry representatives has been formed to tackle the sausage crisis.
the 'Intellectual YouTube'Big Think - We Are What You Think
hexakosioihexekontahexaphobiaUS town escapes 666 phone prefix – "A town in the US state of Louisiana is to be allowed to change its telephone prefix so that residents can avoid a number many associate with the Devil...."
a look at 'ancient history'The Psychedelic '60s
advertising in public spaceThe Anti-Advertising Agency
The steady normalization of invasive advertising dulls the public's perception of their surroundings, re-enforcing a general attitude of powerlessness toward creativity and change, thus a cycle develops enabling advertisers to slowly and consistently increase the saturation of advertising with little or no public outcry.Related project: www.PeopleProducts123.com (see coolstop review)
'Arts in the Parks'Boaz Vaadia's Sculptures at Morningside Park, NYC
police remove 'offending loo'Row over Italian toilet artwork
a different era...Just another brick in the wall?
'modern self-portraits'Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism
...Social networking websites may make relationships more reliable, but whether those relationships can be humanly satisfying remains to be seen.[Justin Blanton]
in search of a national slogan1,000 mottos for the UK
National mottos have been around almost as long as nation states, yet the UK has been characteristically demure about committing a spirited slogan to paper....
...So, in the interests of representing Britain in all its rich diversity, below, we present not 10, not 100 but 1,000+ of the best mottos for the UK, submitted by our readers.
thin-skinned KingMalaysia cracks down on bloggers
'communication in public spaces'urbanarchives.org
experiments and demosFace Research – "psychology experiments about preferences for faces and voices"
'forbidden exposures'US town set to ban saggy trousers
about culture...tinyways – "This is not a blog. tinyways is about culture, and this is said because a wider term was not found. All of this is because music is not just music, a book is not just a book, a movie is not just a movie and a play is not just a play, but tinyways is just tiny, yet it does pretend to show a way."
'perfect place'Immersed in Japan's media pods
'mixed views'Brazil rainforest internet plan – "A move to provide free internet access to native Indian tribes to help protect the Amazon rainforest from illegal logging has been announced in Brazil..."
digital collectionCities Around the World – "presents over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society Library"
interactive Java appletGenealogy of Influence – "a visualization of the connections between the most influential writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians of Western culture" [Ireneo's Memory]
local music scenestourfilter
'Godfather of Soul'Soul star James Brown dies at 73
'compulsive internet use'US shows signs of net addiction
'from innocence to experience'The New Settlers of New Mexico
Photographs by Irwin Klein
Irish GraffitiIndymedia Ireland: The Graffiti is on the Wall
food for thought...Dance, Monkeys, Dance (Flash)
Internet TVParticipatory Culture Foundation
strengthens social ties...Internet serves as 'social glue'
independent filmsFolkstreams.net – "The mission of Folkstreams.net is to build a national preserve of documentary films about American folk or roots culture. Produced by independent filmmakers, these hard-to-find films give voice to the arts and experience of diverse American groups. They are streamed on the website together with background materials that highlight the history and aesthetic importance of the traditions and the films."
science and cultureIngenious – "seeing things differently"
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