Tate Williams

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Bill McKibben’s 350.org Organizes Protest and Mass Arrest at MA Power Plant

Originally published in Open Media Boston. by Tate Williams (Staff), Jul-24-13 Cambridge, Mass. – The climate movement is a unique one, longtime activist Bill McKibben told an audience in Cambridge Sunday night, because it doesn’t gain its strength from a few [...]

August 8, 2013 Potpourri, Writing
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Blue Line to Wonderland

I started a music podcast. Whenever I go downtown, a few times a week for work, I take the morning train from Forest Hills to State Street. Like most people who ride it regularly, I have a strained relationship with [...]

July 28, 2013 Blog, Blue Line
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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Return to Cambridge City Hall to Celebrate Defeat of DOMA

Originally published in Open Media Boston. | It was right here on the steps of Cambridge City Hall, on May 17, 2004, where it all started. [...]

July 12, 2013 Portfolio, Potpourri, Writing
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Blue Ant > Tungsten and Rhenium Darts

Rhenium is the last stable element to be discovered, found in 1925, before all of the nuke-y ones. It’s extremely rare, and one of the densest of elements. It’s used in alloy form, primarily in high-tech purposes like combustion chambers, [...]

July 5, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Free Software: changing the world while toiling in obscurity

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Mar-26-13 Cambridge, Mass. – The free software movement—based on the idea that computer programs should be available for anyone to use or modify—is in some ways at the top of [...]

June 15, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Activists Rally for Aaron Swartz, Moving from Sadness to Political Action

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), April 16, 2013 BOSTON/Dewey Square – The Boston rally to honor programmer and activist Aaron Swartz had tearful moments, but it went beyond remembrance. Supporters of Swartz’s work called for [...]

May 31, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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End of An Era for Boston Media as Phoenix Shuts Down

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Mar-15-13 BOSTON – When the Boston Phoenix announced it was shutting down Thursday afternoon—after nearly 50 years of often being at the cutting edge of alternative media—the response was a [...]

March 30, 2013 Portfolio, Potpourri, Science & Environment, Writing
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Boston Programmers Join International Push for Open Government Data

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Feb-26-13 BOSTON – Hidden within the endless bytes of government data is information on everything from how corporations are influencing the votes of politicians, down to when the next bus [...]

March 15, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Programmers hold Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons worldwide

Originally published in Open Media Boston by Tate Williams (Staff), Feb-05-13 BOSTON/Kenmore Square – The reactions to the death of prominent computer programmer and activist Aaron Swartz have ranged from sadness, to calls for investigation, to fiery demands for policy [...]

February 16, 2013 Geek, Science & Environment, Writing
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Death in Manhattan: review of Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

Originally published in Souciant Magazine on February 4, 2013. Warren Ellis’s latest novel Gun Machine is like a cop thriller set in a fever dream, twisted genre fiction that employs the conventions of a primetime police drama to investigate a series of [...]

February 9, 2013 Arts & Culture, Geek, Portfolio, Writing