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Mar 5th, 2013 @ 7:52 pm


This is what structural racism looks like. 
Chicago, we have to do better.
Media criticism done on a napkin.
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This is what structural racism looks like. 

Chicago, we have to do better.

Media criticism done on a napkin.

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Mar 1st, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

Right versus pragmatic

This pattern is common. We often try to fight problems by yelling at them instead of accepting the reality of what people do, from controversial national legislation to passive-aggressive office signs. Such efforts usually fail, often with a lot of collateral damage, much like Prohibition and the ongoing “war” on “drugs”.

And, more recently (and with much less human damage), media piracy.

Big media publishers think they’re right to keep fighting piracy at any cost because they think it’s costing them a lot of potential sales.

It is, but not as many as they think, and not for the reasons they think.

Not all piracy represents lost sales: many pirates would never have paid, and would rather go without whatever they can’t easily pirate. That’s not a market worth worrying too much about, because there’s not much anyone can do to stop it, and any attempts to slow it down usually just limit, inconvenience, frustrate, and anger the paying customers.

But there are a lot of people who will pay to get content legally, even if it’s easy to pirate, when getting it legally is easier. (This is now the case, to a large extent, with music.)

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Feb 29th, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

*Most relevant video I have watched this year! Makes a lot of sense.”Who wants to hear the truth when they can hear they are right?” 

You are what you read – Clay Johnson’s excellent, articulate talk on The Information Dieta much-needed case for conscious media consumption.

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Nov 15th, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

I Am A Media Addict

I’ve watched every movie, listened to every band, read every article on the internet, viewed every meme. I’ve seen all the TV shows, all the YouTube videos, all the paintings, all the gifs. I’ve read all the books, all the comics, all the magazines, all the poems, all the restaurant menus. I’ve heard every podcast, every song, every comedy album, everything anyone’s ever said aloud. My mind is a receptacle for humanity’s collective media output — that is its sole function. Like the Observers on Fringe (or the Watchers in the Marvel Universe), I am a perpetual spectator; my life is all about sitting in my parents’ upstairs office and absorbing cultural entertainment products while eating spicy foods. My pupils are little black mouths devouring hours and hours of The Wire while my muscles slowly atrophy, my skin turns gray, and my relationships wither and die in pointless obscurity like Nikki and Paulo on Lost.

It makes me better than you.

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Jul 19th, 2011 @ 3:33 am

What The Media Won’t Show You in Libya

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*Even if our intentions are pure, this is a war of choice. Try and understand what that means. We have decided to put our interests above the lives of others. Not our lives, our lives are not at risk from this situation. 

Yes, this video is edited to show just the mistakes and problems that result from our bombing. But the reason I’m posting it is because our mainstream news refuses to show this stuff. For the most part the media has been the military’s mouthpiece and done nothing to show us what is actually going on the 3-4 warzones we are currently involved in. 

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May 3rd, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

Great animated trailer for the PressPausePlay project,  exploring hope, fear and digital culture, a fine addition to these 7 brilliant book trailers.

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Sep 12th, 2010 @ 6:49 am

*This tragedy is getting so little coverage. Please donate if you can. Click here to donate online or text “FLOOD” to 27722 from your phone to give $10. 

Yes. Those babies are lying on concrete.
Yes. That bottle is empty.
Yes. Those are mosquitos swarming their little bodies.
Yes. This is the condition of Pakistan, at the moment.
A couple of weeks have gone by since the floods in Pakistan have flowed and the number of people effected by this are staggering & record breaking.
Over 20 MILLION PEOPLE.
That is MORE THAN THE COMBINED TOTAL of the 2004 Tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the American Katrina disaster. 
How many of you knew about this? It’s a shame at the extreme lack of coverage on this horrific disaster. Pakistan is getting MINIMAL help.
Ignorance never ends, a recent poll was taken in America on whether if they would donate or have donated to Pakistan or not. 67% DO NOT wish or want to help Pakistan. 67%. 
And as for the donations that are being sent… 60% of aid needed now, has not been delivered. Who has them & why haven’t they reached the public?
I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. My city is located in the south region of Pakistan (Sindh province). I can not fathom the words….The amount of hurt I am feeling.
No one is helping. 
I try to blog about it daily…only getting a few notes or so..I post a picture of myself and income the notes and comments. What I’m trying to say is, Please…take note of this. These people are innocent and now they are homeless and sick. Children are dying quickly due to the lack of care. People have drowned, crops are ruined..animals are dead, & homes are gone. It is being speculated that my city will eventually drown since it’s already low. The floods haven’t hurt my region yet but they have affected my friends & families home and so many other innocent people.
This picture breaks my heart..I want you all to look at this picture. What do you see?
Do you see terrorists? Do you see future killers? Do you see another plot against America? Do you see that in those mosquitoes that can possibly and most likely have left diseases such as malaria? Do you see harm in that empty bottle?

Help. Please. 
If you can…I’m not asking for a shitload of cash. But please, try to donate. Donating to UNICEF will send aid to children. Donate to the Red Cross & the UN Foundation. I trust the most in these three foundations, they’ve actually managed to send and successfully help the victims. 
One-fifth of the country is under water; 20 million+ people are homeless. All I ask if for you to help a little and spread awareness.
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*This tragedy is getting so little coverage. Please donate if you can. Click here to donate online or text “FLOOD” to 27722 from your phone to give $10. 

Yes. Those babies are lying on concrete.

Yes. That bottle is empty.

Yes. Those are mosquitos swarming their little bodies.

Yes. This is the condition of Pakistan, at the moment.

A couple of weeks have gone by since the floods in Pakistan have flowed and the number of people effected by this are staggering & record breaking.

Over 20 MILLION PEOPLE.

That is MORE THAN THE COMBINED TOTAL of the 2004 Tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the American Katrina disaster.

How many of you knew about this? It’s a shame at the extreme lack of coverage on this horrific disaster. Pakistan is getting MINIMAL help.

Ignorance never ends, a recent poll was taken in America on whether if they would donate or have donated to Pakistan or not. 67% DO NOT wish or want to help Pakistan. 67%.

And as for the donations that are being sent… 60% of aid needed now, has not been delivered. Who has them & why haven’t they reached the public?

I was born in Karachi, Pakistan. My city is located in the south region of Pakistan (Sindh province). I can not fathom the words….The amount of hurt I am feeling.

No one is helping.

I try to blog about it daily…only getting a few notes or so..I post a picture of myself and income the notes and comments. What I’m trying to say is, Please…take note of this. These people are innocent and now they are homeless and sick. Children are dying quickly due to the lack of care. People have drowned, crops are ruined..animals are dead, & homes are gone. It is being speculated that my city will eventually drown since it’s already low. The floods haven’t hurt my region yet but they have affected my friends & families home and so many other innocent people.

This picture breaks my heart..I want you all to look at this picture. What do you see?

Do you see terrorists? Do you see future killers? Do you see another plot against America? Do you see that in those mosquitoes that can possibly and most likely have left diseases such as malaria? Do you see harm in that empty bottle?


Help. Please.

If you can…I’m not asking for a shitload of cash. But please, try to donate. Donating to UNICEF will send aid to children. Donate to the Red Cross & the UN Foundation. I trust the most in these three foundations, they’ve actually managed to send and successfully help the victims. 

One-fifth of the country is under water; 20 million+ people are homeless. All I ask if for you to help a little and spread awareness.

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