Links: Facebook, Palentir, People Power, MapMaker

  • People Power: Revolutions Colored Green: Think of popular protests, of the kind that make clever use of technology to mobilize support, flummox the authorities and disseminate facts and images. Campaigns have recently been applying the latest “people power” techniques to environmental activism. In time, eco-protest may lead to political change, but the focus is narrower.
  • 16th Century Map Maker’s Intriguing Knowledge: How was it that a German priest writing in Latin and living in a French city far from the coast became the first person to tell the world that a vast ocean lay to the west of the American continents?

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