Today is World Information Society Day. So in honor of the Information Society we have decided to bombard you with information.
An information society is a society where the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. The knowledge economy is the economic counterpart. Wealth is created through the economic exploitation of understanding. People who have the means to partake are called digital citizens.
The Information Society is also a peer-reviewed academic journal on sociology, that was established in 1981. It is published five times per year by Routledge and covers topics related to information technologies and changes in society and culture.
Information Society is an American band originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, primarily consisting of Kurt Larson, Paul Robb, and James Cassidy. They are currently touring in Brazil, where they enjoy widespread popularity.
Alex Velocity interviewed member Paul Robb back in 2009 just before their big homecoming concert in Minneapolis. It aired on KFAI radio and we have the short version here for you to check out.
Part 1:Interview with Paul Robb from the Band Information Society. Alex Velocity (then of the band Apraxia) interviewed Paul live on Twin Cities radio station, KFAI in 2009. We’re bringing back to you for this occasion!
Part 2:It’s Negativland’s Testwave, part two of the Time Zones Exchange Project. In the mid 90s just before the fall of the Soviet Union, this imaginative creative collage radio show called Negativland imagined a time-bending multinational conspiracy to open up World Markets. It’s full of wild samples and not your typical radio broadcast. We edited it down to 30 minutes so you don’t totally go mad.