02 PM | 05 Jun

Green Yedda

We hear about global warming and environment issues almost every day. But do you ever pause to reflect on how these issues affect you? Or what you can do to make things better? Here are some asking-worthy questions about these issues on Yedda:

Is pollution affecting the fragrance of flowers? http://yedda.com/questions/environment_8627163141017/?src=nl:13:qb

When do solar panels give you a return on your investment? http://yedda.com/questions/Cost_alternative_energy_environment_1497126197156//?src=nl:13:qb

Are tornadoes connected to global warming? http://yedda.com/questions/tornadoes_weather_global_warming_1499134132356/?src=nl:13:qb

There is still much to be done to make the world a greener place. What do you think? What is the most important thing we should do to help save the environment? http://yedda.com/questions/important_thing_tne_environment_6274416031663/?src=nl:13:qb

02 PM | 05 Jun

Green Anarchism

Find out what green anarchism is all about, read: THE ECOANARCHIST MANIFESTO

Click on: http://www.anarchy.no/eam.html

The eco-anarchist movement must not be mixed up with neo-luddist, primitivist, anti-civilization and similar groups and policies, i.e. authoritarian and eccentric ideas and practice and far from anarchist, although sometimes posing as ‘libertarian green’ to provoke. The eco-anarchist movement has a rational, libertarian socialist basis for its policy, and rejects principally marxian and other dialectical type ideology, “new-age” and/or “Skippy&Disney” utopian based “animal liberation”, vegetarian fanatism, irrational environmentalism, and similar authoritarian tendencies. The eco-anarchist movement is clearly opposed to and in general denounces the sometimes fanatical and irrational tendencies and guru-hierarchies we have seen within the ecology and green movement in general, as well as terrorism and ochlarchy tendencies, sometimes wrongly called “anarchist” in the media.

02 PM | 05 Jun

Social Media Club

Company Overview: Social Media Club brings together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaboraters. Essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve for everyone’s benefit. We are more than just USERS, we are the reason the tools exist – we are the people who communicate our thoughts and ideas near and far. Join us and let’s shape the future together!

Social Media. This is a global conversation amongst a diverse community of practitioners where the many different people who care about social media can come together to discover, connect, share, and learn.

The idea for Social Media Club originated in the Fall of 2005 with the Web 2point1 BrainJam. This led us to create the non-profit BrainJams organization to promote the idea of unconferences and ad-hoc collaboration to a broader audience of non-geeks. Over the course of the last year, BrainJams has brought us together with people from all over the world. As a result of thousands of conversations since, we realized that the passion we have for Social Media was the real purpose of what we were doing and have now launched this site to begin the conversation about the future of Social Media.


02 PM | 05 Jun

Who will give up their distinctions?


Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society would like to invite Canadian independent media artists to submit proposals for an exhibition on the theme “Who will give up their distinctions?” Expanded cinema, new-media and experimental works will be given preference and Cineworks will fully support the exhibition of the chosen work[s] in our studio space for showing during the first part of September 2008.

I am black, white, yellow, red, brown. I am man, woman; young, old. But we are human, simply. How are common distinctions around identity a fruitful creative medium? Is it even ever possible to transcend difference and, if so, why bother? Think about imperatives to declare yourself and the ensuing confusion, but don’t forget how your declarations are received. Is this an age where hybrid identities are usurped by privileged aesthetics? How do hybridity and authenticity intersect? Explore the possibility to simultaneously embrace and transcend our distinctions by asking how much is enough.

Deadline: 16 June

For submission information go to: www.cineworks.ca/2008/06/16/ Submissions can be sent by post only to the following address:

Who Will Give Up Their Distinctions? c/o Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society #300-1131 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7

02 PM | 05 Jun

NY – new silent series

Organized by Lauren Cornell, Director of Rhizome. The New Silent Series will present contemporary art engaged with new technology. The series will include screenings and performances, as well as a critical conversational strand that will bring together leading scholars, artists, critics, and public figures to illuminate the complex interactions between technology, culture, and creative practice. The series will present artists working at the furthest reaches of technological experimentation as well as those responding to the broader aesthetic and political implications of new tools and media.

The New Silent Series takes place every second Friday of the month. Visit www.rhizome.org/events for audio/video documentation and a list of previous events.

Venue: New Museum 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 www.newmuseum.org