VP Predictions

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

DrBombay1559 from the US Virgin Islands wants to start a political blog, and this video is a test run. Don't let the blurry scratchy quality deter you -- his commentary/prediction about VP candidates is interesting. (Hat tip to James Mills.) And just in time, too, because it looks like ...

The New Yorker Cover

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

This week's New Yorker cover shows Barack Obama dressed as a Muslim, Michelle outfitted as a Black Panther/terrorist, a flag burning in the fireplace, and Osama bin Laden in a gilt frame on the wall. It is, of course satire. Or it's supposed to be. It seems to be confusing ...

Obama Graffiti: A Misquote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, June 26th, 2008

James Mills found this photograph. Eric Adolff (aka Buzz Killington) -- failed musician turned graffiti hunter -- took it in Denver. At first view it's just another example of great Obama street art. If you look a little more closely, though, you'll notice that the quotation isn't what Obama ...

Libertarian Convention

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 30th, 2008

Libertarians held their nominating convention last weekend in Denver, CO. They picked, as their candidate, former Georgia Republican representative Bob Barr. Apparent Libertarian Carlos attended the convention and recorded the scene on the floor: [is a brahmin / Flickr] Much of the post-convention talk seems to center on whether or not Barr ...

Youth Vote

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 1st, 2008

[christopherl / Flickr] The November voter-turnout rate for the under-30 crowd promises to approach the heights of the early 70s and the 1992 spike. The youth vote also continues its recent trend of tilting Democratic. So how do engaged young voters think about Campaign 08? One "20ish year old" in Seattle, WA, ...

Nuclear War and Ozone Hole

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

[Octoferret / Flickr] This six-minute probutcool podcast episode from CU-Boulder in Colorado ties together two election issues: nuclear war and the environment. (Found by James Mills.) Michael Mills (no relation!), a research associate at the university's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, explains: A small, regional nuclear war could create a ...

Co-Curator: Sue Salinger

Posted by Sue | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Sue Salinger] I’m a media biz veteran transitioning mid-career into independent media and academia from Boulder, Colorado. This year I’m in the deep end researching my phd dissertation on Electronic Surveillance and Subjectivity for the European Grad School – THE place for critical theorists, media makers and philosophers of technology ...