Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

Surveillance:
Orwell Is Surprised
At How Much Is Legal (Video)


Think you know about the state of surveillance today? You may be surprised to find you are still behind the times: watch "Naked Citizen," the video, below, to catch up.  As an added treat, in it is featured a certain Professor, who, keen on helping his cameras recognize and flag ordinary behavior, is notwithstanding hella surprised when he becomes the Person Of Interest.... 

Professor ..... what did you say your name was?  Professor...  Or-well.  Orwell? (To quote Bill Hicks, in his piece (or here in its entirety) about one of the policeman who was aquitted of all charges in the Rodney King incident --  Officer Coon Koon, "Is life too fucking funny or what?")

....in this very interesting and highly educational video from Journeyman Pictures:


Be seeing you.




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