Burka ban protest with a twist

This video is a protest against the upcoming Burka ban in France. Sarkozy’s known for attacking immigrants whenever his polls are low and they’ve been a big target lately. These students wanted to do something that would get more attention than just wearing burkas around the city. Calling themselves the “Niqabitches,” the veiled ladies can […]

FedFlix: redistributing the government videos to the public

I just watched Carl Malamud discuss his work to open government data and resources to the public domain. One of his projects, FedFlix, takes government tapes from archives, digitizes, adds meta data, and finally releases the content to the public domain. Carl also discussed his work with releasing legal documents to the public domain to […]

“Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz

Nazi concentration camps featured a hopeful sign for the incoming prisoners. “Arbeit Macht Frei” means Work Sets You Free and helped keep up the guise of these “work camps”. Someone just stole the sign from Auschwitz. I took this photo of the Small Fortress in Terezin, Czech Republic. It’s hard to understand how horrible these […]