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Dagens länkar 2012-07-19

20 juli 2012

Chávez, Communication Hegemon – Venezuela’s broadcast media today is a wall of breathless pro-government propaganda, punctuated now and again by a baseball game or salsa tunes. No wonder my little road-trip game lasts longer and longer.

Scientific American is partnering with the folks at and more than a dozen leading science and engineering organizations to try to inject more discussion about critical science issues into the U.S. presidential election campaign this year.

Kanske en idé för vetenskapsakademin inför riksdagsvalet 2014?

We’re having a real Scandinavian moment: Nordic thrillers piling up on the best-seller list and on TV. The Scream, by Norway’s Edvard Munch, fetching $120 million. H&M colonizing Western malls, alongside Ikea. Even global recession hasn’t dented the region’s smugness. So what’s the downside?

In Iceland, the people have made the government resign, the primary banks have been nationalized and it was decided not to pay the debt that these created with Great Britain and Holland due to their bad financial politics, and a public assembly has been created to rewrite the constitution.

Efter två år i ekonomisk skugga har Wikileaks hittat ett nytt sätt för att finansiera sin verksamhet. Med hjälp av det franska kreditkortssystemet Carte Bleue ska man åter kunna ta emot donationer.

Big Data is the big buzz, and the opportunities are endless…. but do we know what we are getting into? Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab and co-author of the book Infinite Reality, wrote a fascinating and scary piece for Slate – Your Kinect Is Watching You.

Liberaler och konservativa bör förenas



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