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Critical and Free – two conferences on new media and knowledge production

Unfortunately sometimes first things must come first. Which for me right now means, I have to focus on finishing my thesis. It is a lot of fun as well, but still, I can’t resist at least mentioning two events that are highly interesting in the area of knowledge production and free culture. Weiterlesen

David Harvey on Karl Marx

aus Wikimedia Commons

David Harvey (Quelle: Wikimedia Commons)

A Colleague, Jonathan Heaney at NIU Galway, posted this a while ago and seeing I almost got locked into watching it because it was so intriguing I repost it here and go back to work. Basically, David Harvey‘s lectures on Marx’s Capital are available freely on the net and a great experience for those willing to listen. Enjoy!

Fermat’s challenge

Pierre de Fermat (Quelle: Wikimedia Commons)

Pierre de Fermat (Quelle: Wikimedia Commons)

I shouldn’t and won’t ever claim to be as brilliant as Fermat. When he scribbled his famous theorem by the margins of a book he was reading (or so the legend goes), he was certainly referring to a proof that he had somewhere on paper and not just an idea. Else, he might have felt like I do right now. Weiterlesen

An instance of…. #1

Some students from Münster, Germany, took the Winner song of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (written by the American Julie Frost and John Gordorn from Denmark and sung by just-out-of-high-school-student Lena Meyer-Landrut from Hannover, Germany), wrote a new German text and turned it into a fan song and video for the German team at the Fifa World Cup in South Africa. Weiterlesen