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Week 54

11.11.02

The Bomb Project is "the data, debris and aesthetics of the nuclear arms race considered in an art context."

http://www.firstpulseprojects.net/
bombproject/Index.html

That Joy Garnett sure is one hard-working gal.

http://www.geocities.com/firstpulseproj/
bomb_background.html

A particularly evocative shot here. "Well, so much for Karachi."

http://nuketesting.enviroweb.org/hew/
Usa/Tests/Bjdog5.jpg

 

11.12.02

Unemployed Argentines or "piqueteros" don't just picket, they block the roads and highways in huge numbers, bringing society to a standstill.

http://www.americas.org/News/Features/
200202_Argentina/200202index.htm

Some pics and eyewitness reports.

http://www.poesiasalvaje.com/
fotosargentina3/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/
latin_america/newsid_1480000/1480249.stm

http://www.schnews.org.uk/archive/
news350.htm

 

11.13.02

Trueque clubs. Not an economy, but a subculture. Starving Argentines have learned to cruise the flea-market for dates.

http://ccdev.lets.net/latin/argentina/
weatheringrecession.html

International financiers don't like you? No money left at all? Cambalache.

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/03/18/
Worldandnation/No_Pesos_No_problem.shtml

The Internet-aided trueque clubs bartered until there was nothing but junk left to barter. Unfortunately, barter isn't very industrially productive, because nobody barters factories.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/markets/
world/2002-09-03-argentina_x.htm

Inspired by the Argentine example, this New York artist traded wireless broadband for garlic, out of a pickup truck.

http://www.rich-air.com/
html/trucktrade1.html

 

11.14.02

Wireless information wants to be free.

http://www.free2air.org/

In San Francisco.

http://www.bawug.org/

In New York.

http://www.nycwireless.net/

http://www.nodedb.com/unitedstates/
ny/newyork/

In Seattle.

http://www.seattlewireless.net/

 

11.15.02

Free wireless all over the place.

http://www.oreillynet.com/topics/
wireless/802.11

http://www.opennodes.com/

http://www.wi-find.com/

http://www.freenetworks.org/

http://www.elektrosmog.nu/ (Sweden)

http://wireless.ucimc.org/ (Champaign-Urbana, IL)

http://www.wirelesscloud.net (Long Beach, CA)

http://www.airshare.org (San Diego, CA)

http://www.milehighwireless.net/ (Denver Metro Area)

http://www.ashlandunwired.com/ (Ashland, OR)

http://www.personaltelco.net/ (Portland, OR)

http://austinwireless.net/ (Austin, TX)

Get computer hardware for no cost at all. Cambalache…

http://www.freegeek.org/

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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