Ssssshhhh listening happening

I’m sure many of us have experienced the situation when we’ve tuned into something new and suddenly the very thing which we now recognize or see or understand starts to turn up in a variety of places. This happened to me very recently when I came across this passage in Dana Spiotta’s new novel: Innocents…

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Scoop: The news organisation that listened

This PEPtalk is about a news organisation that is firmly focused on its democratic role and on innovation in a fast changing world. Step forward Scoop Independent News. Scoop is a major New Zealand online news organisation. It was established in a Karori garage in 1999 and has a history of providing news services on…

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SOS democracy? Hope & doubt at OS//OS

Closing Pray by Audrey Tang

Poem by Audrey Tang “New Zealand and New Zealanders will save us all”. Douglas Rushkoff, the media theorist and writer, tweeted this after addressing the Open Source: Open Society conference 2016 (OS//OS) in Wellington, New Zealand by video link from the United States. At the same event, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, a former NZ Prime Minster…

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