In the span of a couple of tweets and not more than 3 hours, Sylvain and CFD went from conception to birth of Pssstopedia, a wiki devoted to archiving and memorializing the history of Internet culture in Quebec. I’ve already contributed!
Canadian culture.ca being shuttered
News from Michael Geist today that Culture.ca, the (well, one of several from the same department) Canadian culture portal, has closed effective April 1, 2008. I know a couple of people who are directly affected by this news, though I’m not sure what the impact will be or what impact the site has had.
has been doing his talk on copyright for about two years now, really leading the intellectual and the legal battle on this important issue of the digital world. It seems that he’s going to shift gears a little bit, but before he does, check out his copyright talk, “free_culture” as given at OSCON 2002 in July.
A lot of people
seem to have forgotten about RU Sirius, but (as I’ve said before) when he’s on, he’s really on – he has a very deep and layered view of “technoculture” and the ascendence of the Internet. Wired News has published an interview with RU, A Sirius View From the Fringe. It’s very interesting to read how much more serious and even a little disillusioned he is now. He said of his presidential race, “I wind up reaching the same types of outsiders and freaks that I always do.”
Le Monde Diplomatique:
The French cast a suspicious sidelong glance at the net in Wired to the counterculture by Philippe Breton. As expected, it’s a pretty muddled picture.