Posted by stefan on 18 August 2010
… and support sagesex.com in a new and easy way! The nerds among you know already: The Swedish heroes from the Piratebay have had another stroke of genius: Flattr! It’s like Digg with money: Now you can’t just tell everybody what you think is cool on the Web, but also reward and support (flattr!) your favorite projects in a way that is brilliantly simple, secure, and adapted to your personal finance and generosity budgets: fantastic Open Source software, free texts, music, images, video and, of course, masterful mixed media contributions like sagesex!
It’s very simple: Go to Flattr, register, pre-pay an arbitrary amount via Paypal or credit card, and adjust how much of this money you want to give for the good in the world every month. From then on and everywhere in the Web, you can simply press one of these cute little buttons that you can now see below all our posts, and your monthly contribution will be fairly distributed among all the projects that you have flattrd in this month. Plus, from this moment on you also have the opportunity to have your own contributions to the world’s information culture rewarded by the world. And, as with Digg, you can always see how popular something is by how much it gets flattrd.
You can see, I find this idea beyond brilliant and of course I have begun to flattr my favourites myself (by the way, it would be great to have a wordpress plugin that shows you my favorite things). Flattr is a concrete and well-made utopia that might even make redundant the often talked-about “culture flat rate”. There are still some concessions to grey reality, like the 10% that Flattr keeps (though they are supposed to have promised decreasing this percentage in the future – plus, I like to support the pirates in their lawsuits), the idiotic fees that Paypal/Moneybookers take, or the minimum contribution of 2€/month (which is OK for me, but it could keep a few Indians from taking part in this new world economy). Still I’m hoping and believing that Flattr will be outrageously successful, that it will blur even more the boundaries between producers and consumers, and that it helps bringing free culture to free people without making the producers starve. In this spirit we naturally rejoice deeply if you flattr us.
Posted by admin on 22 July 2010
Posted by julian on 24 April 2010
By now it should be common knowledge that Cambodians are the most beautiful people on earth with the best taste in websites. Yet we cannot leave this wonderful country without shedding a light on what’s maybe the most tasteful pillar of its culture: Khmer pop! In hours and hours of investigation we have narrowed down the gigantic choice to four great Cambodian hymns. We leave the final choice of the Sagesex Khmer Pop King 2010 to you and wish you a great time with these pearls of entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by julian on 26 March 2010
15000 barefoot techno heads dancing at the beach. Get more information and party photos here. And here are our personal impressions for everyone else
Posted by stefan on 10 March 2010
We just met an incredibly inspiring old lady on the Surat Thani night market. She (we were not entirely sure if she was a woman or a man but decided that she ended her sentences with “Ka”, which in thai means she is a woman) was just about to start performing on her guitar, so we stayed for a while.
Chui and Stefan, Surat Thani
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Posted by stefan on 13 February 2010
… and copyright. I just saw this and thought you should see it, too. It’s a topic that’s close to my heart and that I have thought about a lot in my PhD thesis. But don’t worry, the people who made “Good Copy Bad Copy” have made this topic very accessible and fascinating as hell. Sorry, English only. But maybe you want to “remix” this into German? Enjoy!
Posted by admin on 15 September 2009
Last weekend I went to visit Saalfelden/Austria, where my favourite jazz festival takes place (almost) every year – this year celebrating its 30th anniversary! In the past 10 years, I have missed Saalfelden only once, 2006, after the festival had paused for financial difficulties in 2005. What makes this occasion in a little Austrian town so special among the hundreds of festivals all across Europe every summer? A hymn to this unique celebration of new and creative music. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin on 13 August 2009
On my first evening in St. Petersburg, I discovered the world’s most stylish beer for the politically conscious urban clochard: Bagbier!
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Bagbier - the ultimate beer for the politically conscious urban clochard
Posted by admin on 9 August 2009
The horn of General Lee awoke me in a sunflower field near Angoulême. Hectic bureaucrazyness from home, delivered in a hurry at 0.59 €/minute. Not even 10 a.m., and the sun was hiding in a gloomy haze. In spite of this, the heat was punishing already. The past month had been frustrating and exhausting on many occasions, but we had always managed to go for a sunset surf. This was going to be the first day of many more to come that I would not see the ocean. Read the rest of this entry »