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06 JUNE 2017

Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers Through Unscientific Propaganda

"The book [Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming] is unscientific propaganda from authors with connections to the disinformation-machinery of the Heartland Institute. In a recent letter to his members, David L. Evans, executive director of the National Science Teachers Association, said that 'labeling propaganda as science does not make it so.' He called the institute’s mass mailing of the book an 'unprecedented attack' on science education.

Judging from the responses of educators I know who have received 'Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming' in recent weeks, most copies of it are likely to be ignored or discarded. But if only a small percentage of teachers use it as intended, they could still mislead tens of thousands of students with it year after year."

(Curt Stager, 27 April 2017, The New York Times)

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2015 • 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference • Breitbart • climate changeclimate change casualty • climate change denialists • climate change propaganda • climate change scepticismclimate contrarians • climate crisis • climate experts • climate reconstructions • climate science skeptics • climate scientists • conservative think tank • creationism • creationist perspectives • dishonesty • Energy Makes America Great • explanation of phenomena • fake science • false assertions • false premise • fossil fuel emissions • global warming • human-driven climate change • ice cores • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change • IPCC • Joseph Bast • lake sediments • Marita Noon • misrepresentationNew York Times • paleoclimatology • propagandaresponsibility • school teachers • science educators • scientific consensus • scientific evidence • solar activity • The Heartland Institute • the role of human activity on climate change • tree ringsunnatural phenomenon • volcanism

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Simon Perkins
04 JUNE 2017

Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis On Copyright, Curation and Making Mashups Rhyme

"When you listen to the recorded version of Girl Talk's music, it's hard not to get involved with the 'Name That Tune' game of it. ...

You might think that someone who uses other people's music so freely would disdain any notion of copyright, but Gillis, in fact, has a very balanced and contemporary viewpoint. 'I basically believe in that idea [of Fair Use], that if you create something out of pre-existing media, that's transformative, that's not negatively impacting the potential sales of the artist you're sampling, if it's not hurting them in some way, then you should be allowed to make your art and put it out there. I think, even in the years of doing this, the conversation has shifted a good bit.' Gillis has found himself a mashup artist in a mashup culture, and he no longer has to explain what he's doing or defend it. It is telling that no artist that has been sampled by Girl Talk has ever complained."

(Anthony Wing Kosner, 7 October 2012, Forbes)

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2012copyrightderivative worksfair useForbesGirl Talk (music artist) • Illegal Art (record label) • mash-up • mash-up artist • mash-up culture • metatextuality • music remix • music samplingremix culture • sample-based music • transformative works

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Simon Perkins
04 JUNE 2017

Remix: Lawrence Lessig on IP in the Digital Economy

"The prolific and controversial web culture of piracy, particularly file sharing, has taken the world by storm, and for more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war in the name of the 20th Century’s model of copyright law.

The content industry has convinced the world that extremism in copyright regulation is good for business and economic growth. But that's false. Join Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig as he discusses the potential creative accomplishments that our society could achieve, if only we viewed copyright and intellectual property (IP) laws differently."

Lessig, L. (2008). "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy", Bloomsbury Academic.

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2008 • commerce and community • content industry • copyright law • copyright regulation • digital economyeconomic growthfile sharingGirl Talk (music artist)gramophone • hybrid economy • intellectual propertyintellectual property lawintellectual property rightsLawrence Lessigpiracy • prohibition • remixremix culture • sharing economies • talking machines • web culture • wiretaps

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Simon Perkins
02 JUNE 2017

The Basics of Climate Change Explained

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2014 • absorbing heat • Andrew Bean • carbon dioxide • carbon sequestration • carbon sinks • climate changeclimate change casualtyclimate expertsCO2 • cutting emissions • David Holmes • deforestation • emissions • explanation of phenomenafossil fuel • fuel emissions • melting ice • methane • Pando Daily • rising sea levels • rising temperatures • Sharon Shattuck • Sharon Shatuuck • temperature change • temperatures to surge • unnatural phenomenonweather • Zach Thompson

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Simon Perkins
26 MAY 2017

Colloque de chiens

"Monique apprend que sa mère n'est pas sa vraie mère. À partir de maintenant plus rien ne sera pareil."

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1977 • adoption • barking • city landscape • Colloque de chiens (1977) • dog • Dogs Dialogue (1977) • Eva Simonet • gender • gender alterations • gender identity • gender subversion • love and fulfillment • melodrama • Michael Graham • murder • narrated off-screen • parodyphoto filmphoto romanphotographic stills • pop culture stereotypes • popular conventions • prostitution • Raul Ruiz • repetitions of gestures • repetitions of images • repetitions of statements • Robert Darmel • sexuality • short crime film • short film • Silke Humel • still imagesstillness • stillness and movement • telenovela • undesirable places

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Simon Perkins
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