EN: The University of California in Berkley has started to make videos of lectures available at Google Video. I can also warmly recommend the Google TechTalk videos. Great that the video web services are not only places to find (more or less) funny videos and music clips (what I also appreciate a lot), but can […]

EN: Eben Moglen gave a great talk about the sharing of knowledge and its benefits at the OSCON 2006. It’s now available on O’Reilly’s Distributing the future as an mp3 file. It has come back from the grave as a belief that only exclusive property rights in ideas will produce creativity, inventiveness, discovery. You have […]

Happy OneWebDay!

September 22nd, 2006

EN: There is a celebration for nearly everything. Here a new date for your hungry calendar: Today is the first OneWebDay. Time to meditate and think how the web has influenced our live. [Via lessig blog]

Wikipedia fork announced

September 18th, 2006

EN: Larry Sanger announce on the Wizard of the OS 4 in the “Quality Management in Free Content”* (ogg-audio, mp4-video) session a fork of Wikipedia named Citizendium. It will be much more expert based and limited regarding participation: Where Wikipedia shares the culture of anonymity found in the broader internet, Citizendium will have a culture […]

New Banksy artworks

September 16th, 2006

EN: Shhhhhh! Sneak into the newest Banksy exhibition! (The first picture are just photos of celebrity so just scroll down to the real art). [Via Boing Boing]

Interview with Yochai Benkler

September 15th, 2006

EN: Yochai Benkler, a key-note speaker at the ongoing Wizard of the OS 4 conference and author of the book â??The Wealth of Networksâ?, gave an interview (mp3) at netzpolitik.org. It deals with the decentralization of power induced by the internet and it’s impact on economy, politics, and society.

The central questions in biology

September 15th, 2006

EN: Interested in a Nobelprize*? Maybe you should focus on one of the fundamental questions in biology [1] to get one. PloS Biology started a series of essays discussing these – the Challenges Series. The first essay [2] is about cooperation. [1] Simon A. Levin, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040300[2] Ned S. Wingreen, Simon A. Levin, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040299 […]

EN: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Google started a collaboration to show hot spots of environmental damages in Google Earth. Here is an article about that in NewScientistTech.