links for 2009-02-28

Military chaplain found guilty of genocide in Rwanda Never again? Emmanuel Rukundo, 50, is one of two members of the clergy accused of orchestrating the killing of ethnic minority Tutsis during the Rwandan massacre in 1994 and was convicted by three judges for "genocide, murder as a crime against humanity and extermination as a crime". … Continue reading

links for 2009-02-26

Couples in Beijing launch campaign for same-sex marriages Fighting for rights in China… with surprising success. Their unique civil society continues to surprise. (tags: china activism sex) Mining Landfills As economies and costs shift, will mining and recycling merge? (tags: environment Economy innovation) Website Remains Missing in Action After Linking Russian's Putin to Gazprom Funny … Continue reading

links for 2009-02-25

Mobile stats for 2009 Great sum of interesting mobile stats up to now. (tags: mobile statistics global technology)

links for 2009-02-24

$100 EyeClops Mini Projector announced for untatered tots Refugee camp here I come! And yes, I will figure out a way to mod it so that it can connect to my Flip cam. (tags: technology) The Craziest Home Made Bike Mods and now for something completely different…. my obsession with bikes meets my love of … Continue reading

links for 2009-02-23

The Twitchhiker Begins… Hitchhiking around the world using Twitter as a fundraiser for charity:water. Truly 21st century. (tags: twitter activism technology)

How the Oscars affect the world

The 81st Annual Academy Awards are taking place later today in Los Angeles and the results will have a larger impact upon the world than one may otherwise assume. The reason? Copyright law. Currently, while certain countries choose to enforce the Motion Picture Association of America‘s “anti-copyright theft laws is to protect valuable ideas and … Continue reading

links for 2009-02-20

UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger Scary that there are 200 languages that have less than 10 living speakers left. (tags: maps history language culture linguistics atlas endangered unesco) The Daughters of the Moon by Italo Calvino A story written by one of my favorite authors/poets in 1968 and just recently translated … Continue reading

Digital Democracy class at Tufts

Teaching at the digital democracy course up at Tufts this Wednesday was an exhilarating experience. Thanks again to Professors Josh Goldstein and Patrick Meier. The latter has a new post about our presentation. I was particularly interested to see the students’ preexisting knowledge of Burma and their capacity for understanding the technical implications of existing … Continue reading

Blind Refugees and Dirty Disco in Georgia

The disco-combo Stephane and 3G [სტეფანე დ 3G] emerged triumphant as Georgia’s 2009 Eurovision entry last night. Here is a video of the winning song, “We don’t wanna put in.” Not only a catchy disco pop tune, it also contains a not-so-subtle message to Vladimir Putin, the former President and current Prime Minister of Russia. … Continue reading

links for 2009-02-19

Pirate Bay Copyright Test Case Begins in Sweden The verdict in this case will effect how information is transferred in the future as well as how copyright law is understood. I'm unsure of how the implications transfer to other countries, but this is big! (tags: copyright law sweden torrent) 78 Burmese refugees to be resettled … Continue reading