Options The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff: Playlist from April 6, 2009 Options

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Options April 6, 2009: with guest Steven Johnson

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The Ramones  We Want the Airwaves   Options
Douglas  introduction   Options
Immortal Technique  Harlem Renaissance   Options
Bob White  Interview   Options
DJ Food  Raiding The 21st Century (Excerpt)   Options
Steven Johnson  Interview   Options
Boxcutter  Chiral   Options
Steven Johnson  Interview continues   Options

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Listener comments!

  4/6 7:02pm annie:

present and accounted for..
  4/6 7:04pm Sean Daily:

Second comment! Woo hoo!
  4/6 7:05pm Sean Daily:

You're a filthy opposite-of-whatever-I-am, Doug, you loony opposite-of-whatever-I-am!
  4/6 7:05pm BF:

hello again!
  4/6 7:05pm annie:

screw labels.. be what you want..
  4/6 7:07pm Sean Daily:

Amen, annie. No separation except the illusion of separation.
  4/6 7:08pm annie:

  4/6 7:10pm annie:

doug, get the kid who made "loose change" and ask him about today's images of terrorism.. etc... he can do a phone interview
  4/6 7:15pm rushkoff:

Hey everyone@ I will try to be here.
  4/6 7:16pm Sean Daily:

This is fascinating to me. "Raisin in the Sun" was partly economic? My world view is now askew.
  4/6 7:17pm annie:

the show is good, but it will be great when it tightens up a bit.... and when are you gonna friend me on FB!!! ?? :)
  4/6 7:18pm David:

Hi all. If you have any questions for Douglas or guest Steven Johnson...
  4/6 7:21pm Sean Daily:

Where is everyone else? It's just me, annie and Doug up here.
  4/6 7:22pm David:

Doug and Steven will be discussing open source, crossing boundaries, power elites and their resistance to those ideas.
  4/6 7:22pm annie:

it's gotta build up sean... this fellow talking now is steven?
  4/6 7:24pm David:

Steven Johnson will be on second half of show. Currently on the phone with Douglas is Bob White, this weeks People Doing Real Things guest
  4/6 7:24pm Brian Oregon:

Congrats to Bob White! There's some really great stuff on local/urban food growing in the newest issue of YES Magazine.
  4/6 7:25pm annie:

ask him where they can the food?
  4/6 7:27pm Sean Daily:

How common are urban gardens like this, Doug? Bob sounds cool, but is this being replicated elsewhere?
  4/6 7:28pm annie:

where was he located? what city? how can we reach him? sean, community gardens are sprouting up everywhere.. vancouver has many!! want links?
  4/6 7:30pm Brian Oregon:

a bunch of the YES Mag articles are on-line:
  4/6 7:30pm annie:

  4/6 7:31pm Sean Daily:

I want numbers, annie! Figures! Statistics! Inquiring mutants want to know!
  4/6 7:31pm David:

Annie, Bob is in Ashville, North Carolina.
  4/6 7:32pm annie:

very progressive city...
  4/6 7:32pm David:

He runs the Pisgah View Community Peace Garden.
  4/6 7:33pm Sean Daily:

You know you're doing something right when an angry mob burns down your house.
  4/6 7:34pm annie:

sean, ya dig?.... follow the bread crumbs
  4/6 7:35pm annie:

a community garden can happen anywhere you dig up soil and plant vegetables.. also... go to www.hyperlocavore.com
  4/6 7:38pm sean you there?:

you could also start a movement known as guerilla gardening. find an empty plot and plant food!!
  4/6 7:42pm jojo:

i never heard any commentary about the irony of judge roberts screwing up the quotation of constitution during the inauguration
  4/6 7:42pm Sean Daily:

Good links, annie. No chanec to exploit them yet, as I'm at work. (But I can find time to post on WFMU. Interesting)
  4/6 7:43pm Sean Daily:

Boing Boing! Yay!
  4/6 7:43pm annie:

email me sean... notsowisewoman.... somewhere near yahoo.
  4/6 7:44pm Matt:

Could you please ask Mr. Johnson about the intentions of some of the founding fathers to protect the elite classes from the masses, and how this relates to the "open source" nature of the constitution? The two seem to contradict.
  4/6 7:44pm annie:

or i am on Fb...
  4/6 7:46pm Sean Daily:

You need a lot of bottom-up repair and reform, a LOT. It's more important than top-down, although orders-from-above do have their place.
  4/6 7:47pm Brian Oregon:

The Constitution needs radical overhaul to be anything close to democratic. Better to start from scratch.
  4/6 7:48pm Brian Oregon:

It was democracy for the elite white guys (similar to Athens), not democracy for the people.
  4/6 7:50pm Sean Daily:

Annie: check e-mail.
  4/6 7:51pm Brian Oregon:

Corporate planned communities are called prisons. Lay out some streets and let the people go...
  4/6 7:51pm gold&appel corps.:

It's interesting to peruse Jefferson's commentary on what he originally debated for in the Continental Congress. He claims to have argued many times for a lot more anarchistic and radical position, but continuously offered concessions at the pressures of the other States. He also argued multiple times for the total abolition of slavery to be part of the original Declaration and Constitution, both. As to why he later kept slaves, I don't know - success and age affected him for the worse?
  4/6 7:52pm Matt:

Brian - Yes, so do you mean they kept it open source FOR the elite, not necessarily for the common people?
  4/6 7:52pm annie:

gotcha.. sean....
  4/6 7:54pm David:

Good question Matt. Thanks!
  4/6 7:56pm Brian Oregon:

Matt -- yes, to the extent it was 'open source' at all (I guess the amendment process?), it was very contained -- there was no mass vote on changing the COnstitution, only Congress and the state legislatures, which were not necessarily particularly democratic in 1789, get to vote on amendments. And amending is VERY hard, which protects the status quo, which is controlled by the ruling class.
  4/6 7:58pm Legba:

Wooo, great show.
  4/6 7:59pm Bad R☺nald:

The right to bear arms is much more detrimental to society than the right to bare arms (or any other part of one's anatomy). Elite white guys suck!
  4/6 8:02pm Matt:

Thanks for reading the question by the way Doug.
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