*smooch* (ldy) wrote,
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ldy

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WTF?!

Dammit. I really want to go to this:

http://wtfcon.org/

According to boingboing:
It's a UK based conference of emerging memes (foafy-crypto-socio-semantic-typographic-activist-style) empowered with technology (wi-fi, wikis, audio feeds, irc, etc.)"

And their goals, according to wtfcon's very wiki site:
The very first WTF, an open space conference of various grassroots projects, people, and organisations, will be happening from 11am onwards on Saturday, 27th of March @ the 491 Gallery, 491 Grove Green Road, London E11, UK.
    GOALS:
  • Promote Genuine Progress Indicator (and here) as opposed to Gross Domestic Product

  • Discover and promote alternative sustainable ways of generating energy

  • Stopping the arms trade

  • Making the World Bank group (WTO, IMF, WB, etc.) completely transparent and democratically controlled.

  • Abolish Corporate Personhood.

  • Expose the lies that are coming from centralised forms of power (such as World Bank Group, governments, WHO, cancer research charities, etc.)

  • Decentralise all power structures and empower individuals (Federalised communities)

  • Promote local, organic, small scale food production

  • Legalise raw dairies and all forms of plants

  • Decriminalise all forms of drugs

  • Tobin tax

  • Require Total Transparencies from Government (Sweden (?) already has it)

  • Unconditional subsistence income (aka Basic income; Citizens income, etc.) see http://www.progress.org/dividend/index.shtml and from me:- http://udoo.org/why_no_basic_income

  • Freedom of movement between countries for all people, provided they accept the local rules

  • More hugs

How can I resist a gathering of smart people who list "more hugs" as one of their diverse goals?
Want want want want want want want....

Dammit. I may have to find a way to go to this:

http://stupidnet.com/

I prefer the UK's WTF broader-range approach to NY's more telecom-based focus, but NY is a helluva lot closer.


And I really really really need to find a way to get my ass to SIGGRAPH this year-- it's in LA again.


Note to self: whore writing talents to mags this month.
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