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early morning, yesterday the ladies of fort augusta, the men of tower street, anders jones for 30 rebuilt cpu’s and we are ready.

kevin led at tower street by putting forth the ideal of group integrity on starting on time. he led the members of his SET to, no, i’m not going to describe it because it would become a silly form, yet to me illustrates the idea that a master of technique has no technique, it is the informing principle that moves him, and even when it’s not articulate with him the direction of it is clear to see in context. tic tac toe at tower street.

at fort augusta we made a wish list, simple things, like construction paper and ink and better machines and an fm transmitter

kevin is expanding unchained from one to two hours. gpsts is signing on as a sponsor.

berkman center is sponsoring an audio book SSET reading group for officers and inmates on FREE FM.

i’d like a spiffy ad for gpsts to air on jamaica radio in the first instance
in second instance in second life in video form

i’d like a spiffy ad not for internet and society, global voices

here are camella & kevin doing radio

This is an open letter to the prime minister:
I have a suggestion in response to the Observer’s May 30 front-page story, “Do something!” Express the true identity of Jamaica by undertaking a cyber campaign to legalise marijuana in Jamaica.

Here is my suggested cyberstrategy:
(1) Recognise that Jamaica is legally obligated under its devolution from England to honour England’s treaty obligations.

(2) Recognise that England formed a treaty obligation to the Maroons to allow them their lives and their freedom in the mountains in exchange for their commitment to become the slave police.

(3) Recognise that freedom in the mountains includes liberty to grow and use the herbs of the earth, including ganja.

Legally speaking, this means that Jamaica as a sovereign nation, and you as its prime minister, are obliged to respect the liberty of the Maroons to grow and use ganja.

But “legally speaking” fails to take into account the reality of political opposition. Were you simply to recognise this legal treaty right of the Maroons, you would meet opposition from prohibitionists in Jamaica and incur the wrath of the United States of America. A further strategy is needed to raise public consciousness in a manner calculated to win popular support of both the Jamaican and American people.

(4) Recognise that we are all Maroons. Seek a legal declaration of rights and obligations under the treaty of the Maroons from the Privy Council. Bring the issue to the attention of Jamaica and the rest of the world.

(5) Conduct a digital referendum of the people of Jamaica and America and the world on the issue: “Should the United States of America use its power to prevent Jamaica from recognising the freedom of its people to grow and use marijuana?”

(6) Exercise your executive authority to stop all active enforcement of ganja laws in Jamaica pending a decision from the Privy Council. Explain this action and campaign to enhance Jamaica’s place in the world and lessen crime at home.

Charles Nesson
 nesson at



i want to thank everybody for coming here today and especially the people who were here from the beginning

eric wiseman
tom smuts
dave marglin
jon zittrain
john perry barlow
larry lessig
alex and wendy
myles berkman
fern and eric saltzman

we are here to talk about the future of the net.

my vision of the future of the net is the same as the vision i enunciated ten years ago.

cyberspace is an integrated media realm of stories told and shared by digitally connected and enabled hearts and minds.
WE are the Future of the Internet. We have good stories to live and to tell.
let us make our stories represent our values of
open code
open access
open talk
open education
let’s bridge the digital divide
let’s build the commons of the net

FREE FM – rehabilitation radio

i am listenting to rubin in the morining live from tower street general penitentiary, kingston jamaica, FREE FM signal coming from the SET lab at tower street through FLOW to a UNESCO Caribbean portal to my machine and to my earphones. rubin is an inmate, the pastor of SET. SET is an inmate-driven rehabilitation program which is being embraced and supported by staff and administration.

give thanks with a grateful heart

respect and thanks to Jamaica Correctional Comissioner Richard Reese and his team

Presidential POKER



“A freesoul is a masterpiece in claymation


“A freesoul is
“A freesoul believes
“A freesoul feels self control
“A freesoul expresses art and truth

ars moriendi

“A freesoul is
“A freesoul believes
“A freesoul feels self control
“A freesoul likes the way music pushes the connections of his mind along

Internet & Society – NEXA – STANFORD – HARVARD


Feb 18
From CyberOne Wiki

colvin is right, and brilliant, schools train the kids to beat the cops to get out of an authority structure that makes them feel bored and stupid.

i want presbelewski and colvin to be teachers in my school.

i want kids to watch the wire with me and then come back and go over and say where the mistake was made and what was the other choice.

i want to convey how much i want to teach

google hypothetical: future of university
mission of university
position of the assn of internet university service providers
bye bye to copyright on transactional base
open the university with a presidential poker game, all proceeds for running the open school

strategic thinking expressed in action
make your play according to assessment of position and strength of other players in your game

for an inmate in prison there are two laws, authority law and inmate law, authority imposed from the force outside that makes the prison, authority from the force within that rules the force of resistance. the stronger the compression the deeper the evil. how to teach and how to learn how to lighten up.

in baltimore two laws. colvin and prez offer strategy to change the valence of the game

think in media terms. hollywood, listen up. let me use your product in open education. me and prez teach math. a new kind of school. embrace parents and love their children. follow colvin down the path of enlightenment to the point of hope in kids. catch the light and keep it burning.

i want to show the wire in kingston prison, and talk about it. i want to show it in juvenile.

==feb 24==
ready for a rush
larry gives me great idea and contact with lauren
palfrey for berkman and perhaps for harvard law
juan carlos for nexa
larry and lauren for stanford

internet & society
can we have your support

first question at google gathering
identity of avatars
behind each a student expressing truth

veritas – gpsts

“To avoid destruction, the United States need only measure up to its own best traditions and prove itself worthy of preservation as a great nation.” george kennan

lovely thought
but a huge problem

the ideal of our nation is a government under law, not under men
yet now ingrained deep in our government is an attitude that deploys law as a weapon rather than follows law as an ideal

this ingrained ends justifies means attitude to the weilding of prosecutorial power corrupts the ideal of law.

imagine the universe of people divided among three groups in relation to law.
one group consists of those who obey rules because that’s what they have been taught to do. think of this group as a flock that asks and perhaps needs to be taken care of. another group consists of individuals who see rules for what they are and rises above them or sneaks below them when there is need. this second group subdivides between those who constrain them selves by belief in and expression of law as an ideal expressed in ethical behavior, make this group two, and those who abuse the credibility of law by abuse of power, group three.

my goal is to lead group two in its tension with group three to become self aware and combine its rhetorical force to express enlightening truth.

i teach law at harvard law school. i teach about truth and evidence of truth sufficient to persuade. i’ve been teaching Evidence at hls for enough years to have an army of students who might welcome from their old teacher and help propagate a new approach to truth and persuasion

truth, not just logical but emotional and physical. i believe there is truth in our hearts which we can seek to know in our minds and express in our actions. i am a student of truth. each of us has our own. i am we are students expressing truth. i am teacher. we are teachers. i want my students to find truth in themselves and express it.

truth for our future lies in a balance of power which has seen for profit legal corporations influence law in their self interest to the point of crushing public information space with law. but now a new form of organization is capable of thriving, made possible by the internet’s enabling people to connect. as legal architects we are able to conceive and propagate new forms of legal organization

my path to teaching my conception of truth leads to and through teaching poker as skill in seeing and understanding from another’s point of view. i teach this as a fundamental skill not just for lawyers but for anyone who is eager to learn how the rhetorical world works and connect it to the physical. i teach the teaching of it as exemplar and research.

there is corruption of law in relation to poker. our government seeks to kill online poker as collateral damage to its gambling hypocrisy, passing a midnight bill that never saw committee as part of a terrorism act, prosecuting the founding companies and individuals who made online poker possible, and thumbing its nose at little Antigua and no doubt soon to give the finger to the WTO which has ruled in Antigua’s favor against our govt.

this is exemplary of the corruption of law i would like to see our government foreswear.

i want to array the intelligent forces of the poker playing poker thinking world against it.

the united states government v. the intelligent forces of the poker playing poker thinking world

–announcing a trial on the issue of the legitimacy of teaching games of skill and of learning how to create environments in which to learn and play–

–announcing a poker strategic thinking workshop in singapore–

Online Poker – Internet Freedom – Open Education

Organized by the newly forming Global Poker Strategic Thinking
Society, this workshop combines open philosophy, internet strategy,
instructional entertainment, and vision of a line of development for
integrated real and virtual education fueled by human interest in
mastering games of skill, poker in the lead. We will begin by
distributing in advance of our workshop a paper on education in
virtual worlds. We will aim our trajectory going forward as projection
of a new way of thinking embodied in the learning and understanding of
a game. We will demonstrate the teaching of the game to beginners. We
will talk about why it is a good idea to teach poker to kids. We will
demonstrate transition to an integrated real and virtual internet
environment. We will introduce team play. We will examine
critical issues relating to poker and other games of skill in
education and beyond. What are the key strategic thinking points of
departure? How far should we go in promoting poker in the field of
education? Should poker be taught to children on the $100 laptop?
Can poker and poker strategic thinking serve as a departure point for
openness on the Internet, global education, and beyond. We do not
expect any previous knowledge of poker. We invite participation by those with
curiosity to learn.

i want to meet the warden

wayne marshall
to me

show details
9:09 pm (16 minutes ago)
and we thought radio and riddims made for some off-the-chain rehab. check out this routine, c/o 1500+ Filipino prisoners !

what is the story behind this video. who are the people that made it. has the making of it had positive effect on individuals and institution. is it possible that a different way of thinking could change prisons.

nice moment

email to howard and annie
howard, can you help me put together production of a teaching video of one card war, teaching kids to play poker, candy for chips, shot in a studio so that we can do the full thing of seeing each kid’s card. i bet we can watch them getting the idea. annie please join in the fun.

we move from one card war up to holdem so that beginner can follow the process of flop turn and river, then move online to one penny two penny tables, caution right from the moment of beginning that responsibility managing your money is what this game is all about. learn to price your hand and to understand its value in the ever shifting marketplace of the poker table.

icommons node is our point of publication creative commons
offer going out to all kids and everyone else
join in affirmative action
form a node of our poker strategic thinking society
sign up for our inaugural tournament
come, learn and play with us

we will teach
your child will learn
you will learn
how to be responsible with money
how to think with numbers
how to interact with people
how to judge for yourself what is true

my audio journal this morning, thinking about teaching poker as timely affirmative action now that government affirmative action seems to be flickering out.

breakfast with yinlan

is it the mission of university to promote and foster the creation and lawful use of intellectual property? this is the creed of RIAA

and if there is some vision of our mission which includes some contextualized true form of the riaa creed how should university seek to accomplish it?

riaa-mpaa let’s get to it

talk with me
be my client
let me speak with yours
you be he or she

we see the old form is broken
to dependant on threat of law to keep its leaking hulk afloat
we feel the plight of those of you caught within it to transcend to an open environment
let us help you find you way

come play a game with us
in which we build a university together and together set the norms
poker university numbers and norms reality in the game you play the ultimate name of the game

breakfast with yinglan recording to yap playing poker in second life in singapore and jamaica each helping the other to loosen up sorry for the terrible sound we were in noisy henrietta’s table