David Orban

Dissent Is Not Un-American

Geof Stone is guest-blogging on Lessig.org about dissent, and how politicized media or strong-arming politics can suppress it, or try tint it with shades implied guilt. One of the most commovent views at a trip I took to the US in November 2001 was a poster the width of the entire building, at the second …

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Largest peaceful social experiment

The New York Times covers the signing ceremony of the European Constitution. 450 million people joined voluntarily to create the largest peaceful social experiment.

Lexical analysis of debates lets the memes shine through

The Osservatorio of Pavia publishes the report of a lexical analysis of the US Presidential debates (pdf), that represents the words used on a very clear graph of Simple-Complex and Rational-Emotional axes. The frequency of the words used, and their grouping into clusters of meaning let the authors of the report show the main themes …

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Soon a Creative Commons based broadcast content in the Netherlands?

Coverage by Alex Steffen at WorldChanging of an article by Figueiredo in DMeurope.com of a conference involving Creative Commons, and future proposals by Dutch parlamentarians for the release under CC licenses of all publicly financed broadcast content in The Netherlands. Public creativity leveraging content produced with publicly financed projects is appropriate, and overdue. Will joint …

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