N55 book and a Let's Re-Make Publication.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
N55's book, is the first file in here, that really states what i want to use this site for. When i use various filesharing archive's as thepiratebay, demonoid, mininova and secret-cinema, i sometimes know what i am looking for. But in many cases i am just browsing the archive's to stumble upon new and unexpected knowledge. This specific thing, is what i find beatifull about filesharing. It changes the whole way i think about knowledge, and how i make use of it.
N55's book is absolutely free.
I have uploaded the book to demonoid(you need a login, write your mail in a comment to this post, and i will invite you right away) and thepiratebay(no login needed).
N55's book has been downloaded 55 times at demonoid in the last 22hours.
Let's Re-Make is a collaborative project between Bonnie Fortune and Brett Bloom.
Introduction to The Library of Radiant Optimism for Let's Re-Make the World:
We started the library as way to gather, look at, and catalog a groundswell of optimistic and visionary activities in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
We had discussions about the similarities between a handful of books we knew of, and the culture of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in Chicago
that we have both been active in for over three years. Mess Hall is organized around an \"economy of generosity,” freely sharing information and materials.
The books are important precursors to Mess Hall, embracing the grass roots exchange of information and themes of self and community empowerment.
These books are written from the counter-culture. Their authors were interested in communicating their direct experience as it related to their experitments
for living in harmony with the natural landscape, building sustainable communities, and so on. We were excited to read about practical applications of
optimistic ideas for radical change, and to continue putting our own ideas into this tradition.
There are parallels between the cultural and political climate of the 1970s and current global conditions. However, we feel that an important difference
is in the absence of a massive counter-cultural movement for change. We face many of the same problems – large-scale ideological wars, energy crises,
environmental devastation, destructive global capitalism and more. The hopeful quality of these books encourages us in developing a movement of our own,
in the form of how-to manuals with the explicit intent of building a new society of optimistic resistance. This gives us hope as we go through our experiments;
some things will not work, but the diversity of investigations in living creatively means that more possibilities for intelligent solutions will appear.
We will add these and more books from around the world, and our own projects to the history, and are currently looking for similar books and projects in Denmark.
I have uploaded Let's Re-Make's first publication to demonoid and thepiratebay as well.
The publication has been downloaded approximately 30 times in the last 30 hours.
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