Revolution http://nhpr.org en Modern Encyclopedias http://nhpr.org/post/modern-encyclopedias <p>You may not know it, but that encyclopedia set you grew up with has a radical history.&nbsp; Published in France in the 1700’s, the original Encyclopédie included 28 volumes with entries written by Voltaire and Rousseau. Its goal was rather lofty: gather the world’s knowledge into one collection and to change how people think; historians link its publication to the French revolution. Since then, there have been several versions of the original from the pedestrian <a href="http://www.britannica.com/" target="_blank">Britannica </a>to crowd-sourced <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page" target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>.&nbsp; And now we have actipedia.com, an open-sourced web site open to any art and activist group who seeks a better vision of society. NYU professor and co-founder of <a href="http://actipedia.org/" target="_blank">actipedia.org</a>, <strong>Stephen Duncombe</strong> joins us to discuss the site.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:22:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25353 at http://nhpr.org Modern Encyclopedias Syrian Activists Live Stream Their Revolution http://nhpr.org/post/syrian-activists-live-stream-their-revolution Syrian troops have fired rockets and mortars at neighborhoods in the city of Homs that have most fiercely resisted the government throughout the uprising.<p>Mainstream journalists are barred from entering Homs, so a team of activists decided to <a href="http://bambuser.com/v/2353349">record the offensive</a> themselves. The activists positioned their cameras atop buildings in the city. Each morning the view is blue sky, a minaret, a sea of rooftops. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Kelly McEvers 1896 at http://nhpr.org Syrian Activists Live Stream Their Revolution 10 Tea Parties You Haven't Heard About http://nhpr.org/post/10-tea-parties-you-havent-heard-about <p>Joseph Cummings is the author of 10 Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests that History Forgot</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:23:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1275 at http://nhpr.org 10 Tea Parties You Haven't Heard About