earthglance:

Market in Monterrey, Mexico

earthglance:

Market in Monterrey, Mexico

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Fabrice Samyn - Sinai, 2007.

(Source: poietike)

EEDDM (El Encuentro de Dos Mundos) II, 2013 by Vanderlei Lopes
(Patinated bronze)

EEDDM (El Encuentro de Dos Mundos) II, 2013 by Vanderlei Lopes

(Patinated bronze)

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humanoidhistory:

Bunker at a testing site for the Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in Butte County, Idaho. (Library of Congress)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

The Obama administration project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. First, the network would build a Cuban audience, mostly young people; then, the plan was to push them toward dissent.

Yet its users were neither aware it was created by a U.S. agency with ties to the State Department, nor that American contractors were gathering personal data about them, in the hope that the information might be used someday for political purposes.

It is unclear whether the scheme was legal under U.S. law, which requires written authorization of covert action by the president and congressional notification. Officials at the USAID would not say who had approved the program or whether the White House was aware of it. The Cuban government declined a request for comment.

US Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’ To Stir Unrest : NPR (via new-aesthetic)

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Julian Oliver states this problem well, saying: “Our inability to describe and understand [technological infrastructure] reduces our critical reach, leaving us both disempowered and, quite often, vulnerable. Infrastructure must not be a ghost. Nor should we have only mythic imagination at our disposal in attempts to describe it. ‘The Cloud’ is a good example of a dangerous simplification at work, akin to a children’s book.”

~ useful information for nascent self-aware computers/aliens

~ useful information for nascent self-aware computers/aliens

(Source: internethistory)

internet-of-dreams:

While there appears to be no visible legacy of Agloe, it still remains on some maps — poised, perhaps, as it nears its 100th year, to reappear. “Is it real?” Mrs. Fettig said. “What’s your definition of real? If it exists in enough minds, it’s real.” (via Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality - NYTimes.com)

internet-of-dreams:

While there appears to be no visible legacy of Agloe, it still remains on some maps — poised, perhaps, as it nears its 100th year, to reappear. “Is it real?” Mrs. Fettig said. “What’s your definition of real? If it exists in enough minds, it’s real.” (via Seeking a Town on the Border of Fiction and Reality - NYTimes.com)

mapsontheweb:

Deportation of ethnic groups in the Soviet Union under Stalin

mapsontheweb:

Deportation of ethnic groups in the Soviet Union under Stalin

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-Guy Debord/Asger Jorn
memoires

-Guy Debord/Asger Jorn

memoires