Welcome to Third Eye Weekly — a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for under-reported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.
On today’s show, Joep Drummen of the Big Internet Museum — a museum that, true to its name, you can only visit online — talks about their latest exhibition on the humble beginnings of social media titans like Facebook and Twitter on local networks. Check out the interview for perspectives on international social networks and how the current global ecosystem for sharing personal content came to be.
The Big Internet Museum, an institution true to its name, is one which you can visit without having to travel just by checking out their site. Though Joep tells BTR about the museum’s upcoming first-ever physical exhibition coming Nov 2 to Amsterdam.
And later, author Les Leopold returns to the program to discuss his latest book, How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning America’s Wealth. He and Third Eye co-host Matthew DeMello discuss the history of the financial industry in the West as far back as the Marshall Plan, questioning the benefits of innovations like high frequency trading in more.
Also don’t forget to check out our most recent photoblogs via the BTR Flickr account.
The Week in Independent Media:
“Sentencing Commission in sweeping review of prison terms for drug dealers” (Aug 15, The Guardian)
“New York Promised Help for Mentally Ill Inmates – But Still Sticks Many in Solitary” (Aug 15, ProPublica)
“Egypt closes Gaza border crossing indefinitely: Security” (Aug 15, The Times of India)
“Post-Morsi Egypt curbs Palestinian visits from Gaza” (Aug 13, Haaretz)
“Press Freedom at risk in Egypt: CPJ” (Aug 14, Daily News Egypt)
“Islamist group claims rocket fire on Eilat, says no Israeli city is safe” (Aug 13, Haaretz)
“Israel says it intercepted rocket over Eilat” (Aug 13, Al Jazeera)
“Brazil Mulls Taking Complaints on U.S. Spying to U.N.” (Aug 14, NASDAQ)
“MSF Forced to Close All Medical Programs in Somalia” (Aug 14, Doctors Without Borders)
“Doctors Without Borders leaving Somalia after 20-plus years, frustrated” (Aug 14, Christian Science Monitor)
The Week in Under-Reported News in the Mainstream Media:
“NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds” (Aug 15, The Washington Post)
“NSA under renewed fire after report finds it violated its own privacy rules” (Aug 16, The Guardian)
“Critics underwhelmed with Pentagon plan to stem military sex assaults” (Aug 15, NBC News)
“Pentagon announces plan to combat sexual assault” (Aug 15, USA TODAY)
“Euro Zone Returns to Growth, but Malaize Lingers” (Aug 14, The Wall Street Journal)
“Euro zone shows stronger but mixed economic growth in second quarter” (Aug 14, The Washington Post)
“Powering the Future: New turbine to capture energy from both wind and waves slated for testing” (Aug 14, CBS News)
“Cat DNA database to be used for solving crime” (Aug 14, BBC News)
“Cat-DNA Database Helps U.K. Police Solve Crime” (Aug 16, TIME Magazine)
Without further ado …
(Official Riots in the Jungle cover art)
October 19 – Centre Culturel Paul Bailliart – Massy, France
October 25 – Dock des Suds – Marseilles, France
November 6 – La Nef – Angouleme, France
(Official In Film Sound cover art)
October 16 – L’ Autre Canal – Nancy, France
November 1 – VIP – Saint-Nazaire, France
(Official Dormarion cover art)
December 7 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
December 8 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
December 12 – Fonda Theatre – Hollywood, CA
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