Dissidence 2.0 in Egypt, Ukraine, and Cuba

Dissidence 2.0 in Egypt, Ukraine, and Cuba

I am thrilled for Egypt, and more specifically my Egyptian friends. I have been following political developments in the country ever since Mostafa began covering Egypt on Global Voices back in October of 2005. (If you were watching CNN’s coverage of the protests...

4 Points on The Net Delusion

Like so many others of my cohort, I too have written a detailed, lengthy review of Evgeny’s The Net Delusion. I’m not sure if I’ll publish it or not. Essentially, it all boils down to this: It’s a useful contrarian intervention that is cursed...

Cafe Complaints and Dissident Urban Planning

I’m just back from my favorite neighborhood cafe, where poets, artists, and whining leftists all come together for that special feeling of community. All along the back wall are stacks of La Jornada and posters supporting El Peje. At the bar sipping on...

[Video] Shifting into Second

I’ve been back in the United States for four days now, but I still feel like I’m stuck in first gear, always ready to take a nap but never able to fall asleep. The end of December is, in many ways, both exciting and challenging. I need to wrap up all the...
Summary of Cloud Intelligence Symposium

Summary of Cloud Intelligence Symposium

This week I’m trying to put some ending punctuation on all the fragments of projects I’ve left scattered over the past couple months before setting my sights toward new projects for November and December. I received a lot of kind and charitable feedback...

Growing Up

I woke up this morning feeling like a jerk. Looking back over the past six months, I’ve spent far too much time arguing over small details with people I respect and largely agree with, and not nearly enough time collaborating with them toward the common...
[Inspiration] Diana + Baby Kamba

[Inspiration] Diana + Baby Kamba

Have I mentioned how ridiculously honored I am to be able to work with people like Diana and the Foko team? I am looking forward to meeting Pati [podcast] at the Global Interdependence Youth Summit in Brussels in September and meeting the rest of the Foko family in...