I think this was the most fun parade so far. I loved being a noob again, walking around without an AO was kind of liberating!
CIRCUIT LA CORSE, MEEWALH SIM, SECOND LIFE MAINLAND, 9 August – Over the course of VB/CO’s history our performance works have covered a wide range of aesthetic and ideological territory, but it’s probably fair to say that they have moved generally from more scripted to more individualistic. In VB04 – Prism, for example, we all [...]
Reblogged from Susan Crawford, The Blog The Human Rights Council of the UN has adopted a resolution supporting the equivalency of human rights online and offline – “in particular, freedom of expression, which is applicable regardless of frontiers and through any media of one’s choice.” The Council is calling on all states to promote and [...]
BLETCHLEY PARK / WASHINGTON DC, 23 June – Today is British mathematician Alan Turing’s 100th birthday! Today is American law Title IX’s 40th anniversary! Today is an extraordinary day in Civil Rights history! Perhaps no single human being sits at the nexus of 2012′s culture and technology moment more completely than Alan Turing. As one [...]
NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSSETS, 7 June – Writer, blogger, wife, mother, feminist, and founder of The Mamafesto blog, Avital Norman Nathman has been posting profiles, This Is What a Feminist Looks Like, on Mamafesto for about a year now, and she recently invited Yours Truly to write one, which you’ll find both below and on the official [...]
CYBERSPACE, 10 January – In the glorious free speech year of 2010 Rose was moderated out of SL7B and VBCO was moderated out of Burn2. Probably a lot of other artists were moderated out of a lot of other things. Here at iRez, I have never moderated a comment out. We’ve had very little in [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, 5 August – Today United States District Judge Vaughn R. Walker struck down anti-same-sex-marriage “Proposition 8″: Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, 22 February – Journalist, sex-blogger, and author of Open Source Sex Violet Blue has had her work “restricted” by Flickr. Flickr has decided, without cause, not exactly to “take down,” but to “restrict” the content, the online identity, the resume, the persona, the web2.0 presence, that she has built thru years of posting [...]