Revolutionaries


disinformation author (Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book without Instructions) and all-round badass academic Daniele Bolelli has written a primer on Alan Watts for Datsusara: Those who can’t resist the urge…






Kelly Faircloth explains why inventor extraordinaire Nikola Tesla has become an icon for the new generation of hackers, for the New York Observer: For all the modern-day desire to emulate Steve Jobs,…


Disinfonauts, start up your Tesla coils and join the campaign to create a Nikola Tesla museum at Wardenclyffe, Long Island, NY (details at The Oatmeal and crowdfunding via Indiegogo): Nikola Tesla was the father…


One of America’s most daring, outspoken citizens is dead. The New York Times offers this obituary: Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what…


[disinfo ed.’s note: this original essay was first published by disinformation on February 20, 2002. Some links may have expired.] “Thank you. How you doing folks? Me too. You gotta bear with me,…


[disinfo ed.’s note: Nikola Tesla was born 156 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we’re republishing a disinformation original essay by Katy Schiel, originally posted on July 1, 2002.] Revered as…


What is it like being an underground revolutionary, with fantasies of grandeur, dreaming of a better tomorrow? In 1975, the Weather Underground, a militant faction of the Students for a Democractic Society attempting to overthrow U.S. imperialism, were fugitives in hiding. Filmmakers Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler and Mary Lampson spoke to members of group (who were concealed from the camera by sheets and mirrors to interesting effect). Much of footage which revealed too much was burned, and the film and negatives were subsequently subpoenaed by the FBI for use in their mission to capture the Weathermen:


Vint Cerf was one of the main forces behind the creation of the Internet as we know it today. He is accorded elder statesman status, but is in fact still very active…








Wow, AP just reported and go to the Apple homepage to confirm. In case anyone doesn’t know, he was battling cancer for years. In terms of significance aside from the human, Apple is considered to have more cash than the U.S. government.

“Death… is Life’s Change Agent”




Via VictorianGothic.org:

This 1896 Lumière Brothers film captures a performance of Loïe Fuller’s “Serpentine Dance.” No, there was no LSD in the 1890′s, but yes, there were colorized films. In the technique used above, each frame was individually hand-tinted using stencils and colored dyes. It was a laborious, manual process, and it was first employed to recreate Loïe Fuller’s stage magic; acclaimed for its early use of chromatic theatrical lights that illuminated the dancer’s flowing white silk…