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We, The Web Kids

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

We do not feel a religious respect for ‘institutions of democracy’ in their current form, we do not believe in their axiomatic role, as do those who see ‘institutions of democracy’ as a monument for and by themselves. We do not need monuments. We need a system that will live up to our expectations, a system that is transparent and proficient. And we have learned that change is possible: that every uncomfortable system can be replaced and is replaced by a new one, one that is more efficient, better suited to our needs, giving more opportunities.

What we value the most is freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of access to information and to culture. We feel that it is thanks to freedom that the Web is what it is, and that it is our duty to protect that freedom. We owe that to next generations, just as much as we owe to protect the environment.

Perhaps we have not yet given it a name, perhaps we are not yet fully aware of it, but I guess what we want is real, genuine democracy. Democracy that, perhaps, is more than is dreamt of in your journalism.

Amazing, on point, and Polish. The screed was released on Pastebin under the Creative Commons license.

because yes it’s already happening

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

The robots already know where our heads are. We either become friends with them or, well. Look at how well that crowd of people is tracked. It seems super sinister, but at the same time liberating. Because now we know for sure these issues are going to come up, so might as well start climbing up those hills now.

Please forgive me, ancestors whom I’ve recycled or thrown into landfills.

THIS ELECTRIC LIFE

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

THE CHEAP MAN’S ALTERNATIVE: SPECTROGRAM

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Since I don’t want to drop the cash on Ozone or half that cash on an analyzer-only VST, I am resorting to bouncing short loops of single-track audio to disk to examine it in Audacity or Foobar2000. In Audacity you can actually zoom in and get higher detail, but Foobar is better for quick comparisons. And you can full-screen it in Foobar (have not looked for this in Audacity yet).

GRIST IN THE MASCHINE

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Micro Maschine, or, to be exact, Maschine Mikro.

Can you blame me? It makes my cheapie Akai set look extra sad, AND is only $250 more than I paid for the Akai. If I only knew. :(

And yes, I have played with a Maschine, for a good while at my friend’s place, after I convinced him to buy one. Soon he will have a car and travel it out to my town and I will at least be able to get out my maschinelust while making maschinekunst, if only temporarily.

Once my car is back together, though….