Tuesday, October 21st
Joko Widodo's first speech focuses on maritime power "He quoted the motto of the Indonesian navy ‘Jales Veva Jaya Mahe’, which means ‘In the water, we are triumphant’, and said that for too long it had turned its back on the ‘bays and straits and oceans’." (Michael Bachelard)
The Ebola wars "The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of HIV seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhoea and a fever." (Richard Preston)
You can look it up: The Wikipedia story "When he launched the Web in 1991, Tim Berners-Lee intended it to be used as a collaboration tool, which is why he was dismayed that the Mosaic browser did not give users the ability to edit the Web pages they were viewing."
Why self-harm? "Cutting brings relief because emotion and pain criss-cross in the brain. Can we untangle the circuits and stop self-harm?"
The BBC John Peel Lecture "Some months ago when the idea of this talk came up I thought it might be okay to talk about free music in a capitalist society. So that's what I'm gonna try to talk about." (Iggy Pop)
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