The inaugural episode of the BrainMeats podcast is devoted to the Occupy movement and what hackers and makers can do to support the protesters on the ground. Willow spoke over Skype to Ari, Ella, Matt, Ruben, and Smári about the history of OWS, the meaning of illegibility within the movement, software tools for protesters, and more. Absolute thanks also to Lisha who came up with the idea of these podcasts (and who will be joining in future episodes), and who also edited and is hosting the audio.
The episode is licensed Creative Commons: Attribution, Share Alike, Non Commercial
Smári writes more about the concept of illegibility within Occupy at http://www.smarimccarthy.com/2011/10/occupied-with-illegibility/
The RSA Animate videos mentioned in the podcast can be viewed here:
The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizens
Language as a Window into Human Nature
- A mobile tool for viewing what protesters and police are saying and where they are.
- Briar is a secure news and discussion system designed to be used by journalists, activists and civil society groups in authoritarian countries.
- The Guardian Project
- Creators of Android apps and firmware MODs intended to protect communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring.
- The Free Network Foundation
- An organization committed to the tenets of free information, free culture, and free society. They use peer-to-peer technologies to create a global network intended to be immune to censorship and resistant to breakdown.
- A donation-funded Tor exit node project
- A (non-secure) tool for communicating micro-blog-style for a specific amount of time to people within a specific radius around your present location.
- Fluid Nexus security issues