MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2009
qik & sousveillance
Sousveillance is about us all ‘at the bottom’ observing what goes on around and above us in an intentional way. Missteps by those in power (censorship, abuse, illegal moves of other kinds) can be recorded and cataloged just as well as the illegal moves of those ‘below’ — us — can be recorded and cataloged by those in power.
Qik may be a tool that takes sousveillance where it really needs to go — live feed. It’s got some kind of Facebook app too that I haven’t explored yet. Camera phones can be confiscated — but if the video is streaming live, then you can imagine that security may become reticent even to take said phone away, as long as doing so is an illegal act (or an embarrassment for the org or polis they may represent).
This could hold feet to fire. This could be a real tool for The People to document grievances against their states. “Equiveillance” is the term, I think.
They’re watching, and we’re watching too.
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POSTED BY WE AT 11:00 AM
Qik… so friendly, so cute. Will be a political force.
education as a corporate sorting hat. good talk by gatto.
Apparently this is from 2007 @ Brady Center — Rahm Emmanuel says that if you’re on the watch list you don’t have the right to bear arms.
That’s wrong and that’s bad because the watch list is LAUGHABLE. They harangue 5 year olds and little old ladies. This is all starting to looking strangely purposeful.
Vinay has it right:
Brutal beat down on Lara Croft Sarah Connor Sarah Palin.
If you make it through the article, here’s my thinking: “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” I think people will vote for her as a mom-with-a-gun, as the VPILF (cough, hack) and as a symbol of America’s past and future – rugged, gun-toting frontier types, making their way through the world with nothing but a covered wagon, some corn meal, and a gigaton nuclear arsenal.
Grab popcorn and enjoy the show, this one’s gonna be a doozy.
Just a friendly reminder. We are now in “pandemic alert” from the World Health Organization.
“I want the president of my country to embody the America I have been waiting for.”
You know that old adage, “hope for the best, prepare for the worst”?
That’s a major difference between the philosophies of Paul and Obama. Paul hopes for the best, inspires us to rise to the challenge of living by our own laws. And so does Obama. But Obama has no blind hope in the ultimate benevolence of the Invisible Hand.
Obama is hoping, yes. But he’s also preparing.