[Review] Rewire

[Review] Rewire

Ethan has crafted a beautiful, engaging book for all who seek to transcend the cultural, political, and linguistic barriers that history has placed between us. Unfortunately, I fear that those of us who aspire to global citizenship are a small and diminishing...

[Must See] The Invisibles

I am in El Salvador today. I live in Mexico City. I still consider San Diego to be home. It’s that connection, I think, that caused these videos to have such a huge impact on me. I don’t think I could ever watch them without my eyes watering, my throat...

Mexico’s SB-1070

The following is my translation of Alberto Escorcia’s post, “Ley General de Población, una SB-1070 a la mexicana”, which was originally published on Pateando Piedras under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike license. Photographs are by Don...

Soft Start and Soft Power

My time off: amazing. Beyond words. Every since: a disaster. It seems that my computer just couldn’t deal with such a lack of attention. And so, mysteriously, while it wasn’t being used at all, the logic board gave out. I spent about three days...

Miguel Esquirol's Thoughts on Global Voices

On the one hand, the very nature of a citizen media project like Global Voices enables every single participant to contribute ideas to improve the project. All they have to do – as Bolivian volunteer translator Miguel Esquirol did earlier this week – is...
User Generated Surveillance

User Generated Surveillance

Earlier this year I was sitting with Michael Naimark at Cubus in the new Ars Electronica center. The restaurant, decked out with speedy wi-fi and attractive waiters and waitresses, feels like it is floating over the Danube River and the rest of Linz. Michael and I...