Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman — review by Jamie Bartlett The story of Anonymous begins with members of 4chan getting dragged into an online fight with Scientologists, who had been trying to prevent people from sharing a bizarre video of its most famous adherent, Tom Cruise, online. The … More Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

NASA discovers 3 inhabitable planets in the Trappist-1 System

Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports. “Looking for life elsewhere, this system is probably our best … More NASA discovers 3 inhabitable planets in the Trappist-1 System

The Occupy Movement

Revolution Number 99 America was full of angry people in September 2011, when a few hundred citizens decided to make their anger count. *V.F.’*s oral history of Occupy Wall Street shows how the spark was lit in Zuccotti Park as a disparate, passionate mix of activists, celebrities, and accidental protesters changed the national conversation. On … More The Occupy Movement

Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane

Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane By Andrew Walker To some he is little less than the devil incarnate, to others, the most progressive mover-and-shaker in the media business. Whatever the case, as head of a global broadcasting empire worth £30bn, Rupert Murdoch continues to provoke strong emotions. No-one who saw Melvyn Bragg’s dramatic interview with … More Rupert Murdoch: Bigger than Kane

“The Christmas Card”, (1968), an animated short film by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam [Video]

Also, click here to watch Terry Gilliam’s complete series of animated short films, Story Time.  Terry Gilliam is famous for having been part of the Monty Python, a British surreal comedy group. Most of their films are nowadays considered classics, such as Monty Python’s Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), or Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life (1983). Later, Terry Gilliam … More “The Christmas Card”, (1968), an animated short film by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam [Video]

Merry robotic Xmas

It’s no Christmas No 1, but AI-generated song brings festive cheer to researchers ‘Neural karaoke’ program can take any digital photo and transform it into a computer-generated singalong It will not, if there is any certainty left in the world, top the charts this Christmas. But what it lacks in party hit potential, it more … More Merry robotic Xmas