word. very close in spirit to one of my early posts.

good reminder. probably worth more than the ‘7 habits of highly effective people’

bottled life – a documentary on nestle’s water practices. pretty sure the other bottled water corporations are not much different.

UnBox Festival: exactly where i need to be next week. luckily, i already have my plane ticket and visa- extremely excited about this!

The UnBox Festival is a response to the emergence of a new subculture: one that straddles the spirit of innovation, is fostered by an enterprising spirit, and invites the engagement of all senses. UnBox manifests itself as a blend of different events – including a conference, workshops, exhibitions and performances – designed in sync with one another, to stimulate thought, debate and action.

fully support this activism against SOPA/PIPA, glad to see it getting so much attention!

[UPDATE: first good news?]

klartext von ingo schulze in der süddeutschen. 100% zustimmung.

Demokratie wäre, wenn die Politik durch Steuern, Gesetze und Kontrollen in die bestehende Wirtschaftsstruktur eingriffe und die Akteure an den Märkten, vor allem an den Finanzmärkten, in Bahnen zwänge, die mit den Interessen des Gemeinwesens vereinbar sind. Es geht um die einfachen Fragen: Wem nutzt es? Wer verdient daran? Ist das gut für unser Gemeinwesen? Letztlich wäre es die Frage: Was wollen wir für eine Gesellschaft? Das wäre für mich Demokratie.

seriously, this should be done every day at the supermarket. where do people think the meat comes from? (and usually the animals are treated much worse that those piglets had it..)

this might already be the viral music video of the year. almost 9 million views in 4 days, and heavily trafficked around my part of the net. seem like extremely likeable people as well, check out their facebook update:

To all the independent musicians out there. I hope this shows that you can make a name for your band with no help from record labels and management and next to no money. Stay true to your dreams and your passions, whether they be music related or not. Don’t wait for people to help you because they never will. The only time the music industry will want to help you is when you have done all the work yourself!

educational yet funny short film with vinnie jones (that bad-ass british actor) on performing CPR – nice example of properly using a celebrity in your pro-social communication.