geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “Jobs For Liars” [#geekgirl]

    Listen to these ballsy students grilling NSA recruiters. Amazing.

  • Julian Assange To Give ISEA2013 Keynote Today [#geekgirl] [#iseeisea]

    [Image via Syd Uni]

    Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, will present a special keynote address for the 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art via live video link at the University of Sydney on Thursday 13 June 2013 at 5.30pm.

    He will address a small public audience as well as conference delegates from his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has spent the past year after being granted political asylum.

    Assange’s live stream via Skype will be screened in two lecture theatres: New Law 101 (conference audience) and Eastern Avenue Auditorium (general public audience).

    The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2013) is symposium presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and supported by Destination NSW to align with Vivid Sydney.”

     

  • #Tax #Evaders: Play It Now! [#geekgirl]

    Tax Evader - Yes Sir!

    Tax Evader – Yes Sir!

    “Incredibly, some of the wealthiest, most powerful corporations pay less than you or I do in taxes. While the rest of us pay our fair share, these corporate Tax Evaders are stealing nearly $100 Billion a year out of our national economy – every year. Meanwhile, drastic cuts to our public services are taking place, threatening social security, health care, education, and much more.

    It’s time to stop talking about cuts, and start talking about the corporations who have changed the laws in order to avoid paying their fair share. It’s time to make them pay.

    Join us in shining a light on corporate Tax Evaders.

    Tax Evaders is a national project involving artists, game designers, researchers, protest groups, grassroots organizations and concerned citizens.

    We’d like thank our allies:  Citizen Engagement Lab, The Other 98%, US Uncut
    The Yes Lab, The Overpass Light Brigades, Americans for Tax Fairness, Public Research Interest Group, and Occupy Wall St.”

  • “We cannot ignore this #corruption anymore…” [#geekgirl]

    Small Dollar Elections

    “There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.

    Lawrence Lessig has already transformed intellectual-property law with his Creative Commons innovation. Now he’s focused on an even bigger problem: The US’ broken political system.”