This weeks links (2010-12-06)

In Brief:

* Star Wars Paper Snowflakes Instructions

* Video: LEGO’s Social Media Strategy (2010-Jun-16) [Digital Buzz]


Open letter: To Julia Gillard, re Julian Assange (2010-Dec-08) [ABC: the Drum]

Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks

TED Talks: The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.

`The truth will always win’ – Julian Assange writes (2010-Dec-07) [The Australian]

* … It’s this triviality which has angered those in power. The mythology of power – that leaders are somehow more substantial, their concerns more elevated and lofty than us mere mortals, who must not question their motives – that mythology has been definitively busted. This is the final terminus of aristocracy; a process that began on 14 July 1789 came to a conclusive end on 28 November 2010. The new aristocracies of democracy have been smashed, trundled off to the guillotine of the Internet, and beheaded. …
The Blueprint (2010-Dec-05) [the human network]

… In exactly the same way – note for note – the failures of Wikileaks provide the blueprint for the systems which will follow it, and which will permanently leave the state and its actors neutered. Assange must know this – a teenage hacker would understand the lesson of Napster. Assange knows that someone had to get out in front and fail, before others could come along and succeed. We’re learning now, and to learn means to try and fail and try again….
The Blueprint (2010-Dec-05) [the human network]

WikiLeaks a blueprint for things to come (2010-Dec-06) [ABC: The Drum]

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