at be+cause, we think a lot about culture as a powerful vehicle and arena for change. It is also something we like to create--from producing the Tibetan Freedom Concerts to starting a clothing line to assisting other culture makers in their efforts to create positive social change. Being part of a lab (our parent company is C3 Lab), we like to innovate and experiment. This blog is where you can see it happen.
How to stop a revolution.
Nice quote from Xiao Qiang (who was an organizer at Tienanmen, spoke at one of the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, and is now a prof at UC Berkeley...amongst other things): “For Twitter or the Internet, when they see too many factors they cannot completely control, they shut down and block. But for foreign journalists, they feel that as long as they can keep those people under control, it may serve better the government’s purpose.”
Makes me wonder what it would be like if the Googles of the world didn't allow for special blocking of "sensitive content" and demanded the democratization and equal access to information. Would change happen quicker?
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