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Team YACHT: Musician and artist Jona Bechtolt's blog

Jona Bechtolt, aka YACHT, is an electronic musician and multi-media artist originally from Portland, Oregon. His blog is updated frequently, well-archived, and a great example of the communication potential of new media technology, as Bechtolt integrates streaming music, images, performance footage, and vlogs. Check it out at:

The Wealth of Networks - Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler's Wealth of Networks served as a source of inspiration for the New Media Rights organization, studio, and website, and no doubt spurs on many advocates of new media. The Wealth of Networks discusses the implications of hundreds of millions, if not billions of people connected to the Internet who now have a chance to communicate, collaborate, and share their own thoughts and opinions as never before in history. Benkler points out that while new technologies enable a revolution of grassroots media that could compete with traditional media, the rise of this new culture is by no means a foregone conclusion. It is a thorough, academic journey into the cultural possibilties of new media, and the established industries and laws that threaten this development.