The Altlantic dissects ”Gangnam Style,” the South Korean music video sensation that has reached a gajillion youtube views, revealing its critical edge: a commentary on wealth, class, and value (aka capitalism) in contemporary South Korea by skewering one of its richest neighborhoods, Gangnam. Seoul’s One Percent lives in Gangnam (literally).
Also on the u-tubes is the full-length version of We Are Legion: The Story of the Hactivisits (2012), a documentary on Anonymous. Since Anonymous is a minor obsession of this blog, we highly recommend this doc.
The fight against the politically motivated move to effectively close the Politics and Government Department of Ben Gurion University in Israel has a website and a letter from the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Sign the petition.