Still a lot to be worked out but OK, why not gamble on FB not even being here in 8 years (as reported in the SMH today) and join this other (maybe nicer) pyramid scheme social networking site. I’m happy enough to say my invite is from Stewart Home – so get in early enough and it might not fall over on you – link page here: http://www.zurker.co.uk/i-226925-yvgyvoykwn
From Heather Morrison, some useful links:
The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine searches over 30 million documents (most are free to download):
If you don’t find a free copy, consider asking the author to make their work openly available through an open access archive. In my experience, authors appreciate hearing about this interest in their work.
There are more than 2,000 open access archives available – you can find a list here:
A large percentage of academic authors will have an institutional repository available. There are also a number of subject repositories, including PubMedCentral, arXiv (physics), RePEC (economics), the Social Sciences Research Network, and E-LIS for library and information science.
If the author has no other repository available, there is a free service called My Open Archive:
To find out if the author has rights to self archive, look up the Sherpa RoMEO Publisher Copyright Policies and Self-Archiving:
Most publishers allow authors to self-archive their own work, whether as preprint (before refereeing) or postprint (author’s own copy, after peer review).
There is also a growing body of born open access materials. I cover the growth of OA in a quarterly series which I call the Dramatic Growth of Open Access:
A treasure trove (nicked from Chris at 56a):
http://kmfreepress.wordpress.com/ has some paginated ready to print PDFS on all sorts of things:
- Allegory Ruin Crisis
- Communisation: Bring Out Your Dead
- Crisis and Consciousness: Lessons and Reflections from California March 4th
- Critique of Call
- Cultural Revolution – Lotta Continua
- Deleuze, Marx and Politics
- Evacuate The Leftist Bunker
- For An Analysis of Autonomia
- From The Aesthetics of Resistance
- Give Up Activism
- Italy 1970’s: Against the State as Boss
- Italy 1977
- Like A Summer With A Thousand Julys And Other Seasons…
- Memories of John Dennis & Jenny Tells Her Tale
- Of Other Spaces- Heterotopias
- On Terrorism and The State by Sanguinetti
- Plea For An Uncreative City
- Rimbaud – Intermediary Militant
- Self-Managed Health Centres and Feminist Self-Help abortion clinics in 1970′s Italy
- Situationist International and Art
- Spectres of Muntzer At Sunrise – Wu Ming
- The Art of Rent
- The Impotence Of The Revolutionary Group
- The Solar Anus
- The Strategy of Refusal by Mario Tronti
- There’s Only One Thing Left To Settle: Our Accounts With Capital and It’s State
- Through a Glass Darkly: Badiou’s Criticism of Anarchism
- Wrecking You Again For The Very First Time: RNC Protests – St Paul 2008
Trinketization is clearly escalating over the river in Dalston, and I can’t say I disapprove.
I have said before: Shopping is civil war. Here is evidence.
But then, its choice, so do head out to support this venture where you can (perhaps by shoplifiting?)
Point your browser here:
(thanks to Joel McKim for discovering this)
In the marvellous “Love and MR Lewisham”, the occultist swindler Chaffery offers Lewisham this commentary on money:
What is clothing? The concealment of essential facts. What is decorum? Suppression! … to the common civilized man the universal exchangeability of … gold is a sacred and fundamental fact. Think of it! Why should it be? There isn’t a why! I live in perpetual amazement at the gullibility of my fellow-creatures. Of a morning sometimes, I can assure you, I lie in bed fancying that people may have found out this swindle in the night, expect to hear a tumult downstairs and see your mother-in-law come rushing into the room with a rejected shilling from the milkman. “What’s this?” says he. “This Muck for milk>” But it never happens. Never. If it did, if people suddenly cleared their minds of this cant of money, what would happen? The true nature of man would appear. I should whip out of bed, seize some weapon, and after the milkman forthwith. Its becoming to keep the peace, but its necessary to have milk. The neighbours would come pouring out – also after milk. Milkman, suddenly enlightened, would start clattering up the street. After him! Clutch – tear! Got him! Over goes the cart! Fight if you like, but don’t upset the can!… Don’t you see it all – perfectly reasonable every bit of it. I should return, bruised and bloody, with the milk-can – I should keep my eye on that… But why go on? You of all men should know that life is a struggle for existence, a fight for food. Money is just the lie that mitigates our fury. (Wells 1900/2002:176-77)
A fantastic success and really an event. Congratulations to Casagrande and Cristobal. Almost all the pictures I took have people looking skyward as the poems fell from the helicopter, a slight breeze playing havoc with estimates as to where things might land, and then as the poem cards come within reach, its very comic to see people twisted about in spiral knots trying to catch them. Tripped myself up in the effort as well (though I think the quite hefty amount of vodka consumed while waiting might have had some impact. More provided at the after party may explain why this post is a whole day and a half after the event…) .
More to see in Berlin, here.