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Meet the Man Who Sold His Fate to Investors at $1 a Share | WIRED
"On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike Merrill decided to sell himself on the open market. He divided himself into 100,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share. Each share would earn a potential return on profits he made outside of his day job as a customer service rep at a small Portland, Oregon, software company. Over the next 10 days, 12 of his friends and acquaintances bought 929 shares, and Merrill ended up with a handful of extra cash. He kept the remaining 99.1 percent of himself but promised that his shares would be nonvoting: He’d let his new stockholders decide what he should do with his life."
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8 weeks ago by gohai
Beautiful Interfaces
"Beautiful Interfaces Deepweb/Darknet – P2P Gallery, is a project focus in create file-sharing networks to show and support media art as a data outside of the conventional WWW. Created in 2013 by Miyö Van Stenis was part of the first edition of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale as an official pavilion called Beautiful Interfaces: The Deep in the Void, an Deepweb file-sharing exhibition.

BI The privacy paradox

Beautiful Interfaces: The privacy paradox explores the concept of privacy versus self-exposure, through a platform that allows distribution and creates content in a more independent and anonymous way. In the era of algorithm prediction, all our online actions have a digital trace, used by companies and governments to predict our behaviors. The artists in the exhibition comment on dichotomous situations between the private and the public.

This new edition of Beautiful Interfaces is a decentralized network to show and distribute new media art - a web island accessible via a private network from hacked wifi routers, which are not connected to the Internet. Each router has a private network, allowing visitors to connect from their own devices, cell phones or ipads, in order to view the exhibition.

Beautiful Interfaces: The privacy paradox is powered by developed by Dan Phiffer in 2011, it’s a custom OpenWRT, free, anonymous and uncensored resource for share media information in the virtual space. For more information visit "

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"Beautiful Interfaces: The Privacy Paradox is the very first offline wireless network-based group show. Displayed by five private networks powered by hacked routers emitting straight from the New York city-based multidisciplinary workspace and art gallery REVERSE, the exhibition showcases digital works by Jennifer Lyn Morone, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, LaTurbo Avedon, Annie Rose Malamet and Carla Gannis that you can view using your favorite mobile electronic devices—smartphones, tablets, etc.—starting from April 14th.

Beautiful Interfaces questions personal data’s safety in the Internet Age. As we reach a tipping point; the one when there are no boundaries anymore between private and public, the artists, and curators Helena Acosta and Miyö Van Stenis, team up to explore privacy issues online. By creating an anonymous data-sharing platform, they explore and critique corporate and government influence and surveillance, and warn us about how web-based algorithms are used to take advantage of our online behaviors and browsing habits—and how it seems like it's just the beginning, regarding the ever-growing use and efficiency of facial recognition tools.

Bring your device to REVERSE from April 14 to May 15, 2016 to safely enjoy a few network-based eye candies. As part of the CreativeTech Week New York 2016, a panel discussion called "Post Privacy: is privacy becoming a thing of the past?" will also accompany the exhibition, with participation from the creator of, Dan Phiffer, curator Lior Zalmanzon, and the artists Carla Gannis and Jennifer Lyn Morone."]  danphiffer  darknet  deepweb  jenniferlynmorone  heatherdewey-hagborg  laturboavedon  annierosemalamet  carlagannis 
march 2016 by robertogreco

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