Monthly Archives: October 2006

Turmoil in the ZheZhe

The Russian blogosphere has been in turmoil for the last week with the news that LiveJournal, the site used most frequently by Russian-language bloggers, was partnering with Russian internet company Sup. Sup is owned by Aleksandr Mamut, a well-connected oligarch … Continue reading

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Jet lag and Donald Crowhurst

Several of my posts from Pop!Tech appeared on Worldchanging.com, which means they’ve generated a wealth of comments. One of the most helpful came from “JessicaR”, who tracked down a theatre review of “Jet Lag”, a piece that Marianne Weems of … Continue reading

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links for 2006-10-24

the Painting Journalist Beautiful and remarkable new blog which engages in citizen media by painting press conferences, live events, etc. Great way of questioning what the role of citizen journalism actually is (tags: blogs globalvoices) Global Voices Online � Blog … Continue reading

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Vote for the BOBs

Deutsche Welle’s annual blog awards – “The Best of the Blogs” – is open for voting again, and some of my favorite everyday reads are featured as nominees. Zeng Jinyan, who has blogged about her husband Hu Jia’s detention in … Continue reading

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Pop!Tech 2006 – thank you

It’s one thing to enjoy a conference when you go to only one a year and could really use the chance to listen to smart people talk for a few days. It’s another when you speak at several dozen a … Continue reading

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Homaro Cantu: A gala dinner catered by Willy Wonka

Imagine Willy Wonka making expensive food for adults with a sense of humor. That’s Homaro Cantu. Andrew Zolli introduces him by giving us the recipe for a Cantu signature cocktail: Ingredients: 1 vanilla bean 6 oz red wine Directions: Clamp … Continue reading

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Clifford Ross is trying to find the longitude

Clifford Ross is an artist who has found himself becoming an inventor. His talk, “Finding the Latitude – The Art of Invention, the Invention of Art”, begins with the history of the naval chronometer. Ross tells us his hero was … Continue reading

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Zinhle Thabethe – We are not the same

Zinhle Thabethe is an AIDS activist from Durban, South Africa. She was diagnosed with HIV five years ago and told she needed to get treatment immediately. She lost her job, as her employer tried to decide whether she was “an … Continue reading

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Neema Mgana builds a network, which builds a clinic

Neema Mgana came to Pop!Tech last year as part of the African fellows program, a program that Global Voices helped organize with Sun Microsystems and the UN. She’s the leader of a remarkable AIDS treatment program in Tanzania, and was … Continue reading

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Dr. Serena Koenig on HIV in Haiti

Dr. Serena Koenig starts her talk with a quote from Martin Luther King: “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most injust and inhumane…” She works in Haiti on a project called Partners in Health, … Continue reading

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