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In 2011 Fee gave up her increasingly respectable career as a creative digital consultant in order to take up a new life as a bus-loving nomadic geek artist. In a reaction against the shift in global politics, she set out to discover how someone could disconnect as much as possible from a broken socio political system while maintaining meaningful connection to the people and places which enable her own vision of home and self.

Her work explores the increasing removal of ‘the commons’ in contemporary life, from common land and open democracy through to open source creative digital commons, and the tensions which exist between them.

This is a space for my personal ramblings, to begin taking myself out of the anti-netneutrality world. Known lets you publish status updates (etc etc) which are then pushed to Facebook, Twitter, etc. This means you own your content rather than giving rights away to walled gardens that are more interested in your data than providing the service you originally signed up for. Check out more at http://withknown.com.

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NOPSEMA rejects BP's bid to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight! But we still need to keep up pressure #keepitintheground

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I just wrote a brief email to BP to let them know that even though NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) rejected their bid to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight (WHOOT!) that we're still watching, still fighting and still remember their past failures. 

Feel free to send in your own email, or drop them a phonecall - national office number 03 9268 4111 or email gabconsultation@se1.bp.com (HT @Cristel for the info).

A small win is always wonderful, but we can not fall into complacency. Their desire for profit will drive them to push until there is nothing left to suck out of the ground, so our resilience needs to be stronger than their greed. WE CAN TOTALLY DO THIS!

Here's a copy of the email I just sent. I'll also be contacting NOPSEMA to say thanks for standing up for the planet: http://www.nopsema.gov.au/contact/

#homeJames on the west-side of the stunning Great Australian Bight in 2014

 

Dear BP,

We (as in: those of us who love this planet and would like to continue living with her for generations to come) had some great news this morning. Apparently NOPSEMA rejected your bid to drill offshore along the Great Australian Bight. YAY! 

Let's face it, it's long overdue time for BP to transition your business model away from fossil fuels and into renewable energies.

You don't have the best track record of protecting the environment while you plunder our natural world purely for profit, so maybe it's time to cut your losses and walk away.

Please don't resubmit a plan to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. In fact don't submit any more plans for drilling - and killing - anywhere on this beautiful planet ever again.

With the warmest of regards,

Fee.

 

#keepitintheground letter to @TurnbullMalcolm - stop blocking global climate deal http://getup.to/qYNldIDjYHKdoszLW

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photo of coal-man marionette

Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,

I thought you had a soul, certainly at least more humanity than Abbott, and yet here you are spouting the same rhetoric and taking actions which will cause the same harm. But then of course you would - you're a marionette, with the mining companies pulling your strings. 

Is this the person you thought you'd be when you grew up? Is it?

I would assume you started life in a well off family as an innocent, playful, open minded, fun loving child, like all children do (assuming they're not escaping wars that the west has paid for, or are locked up in a prison watching their parents and friends suffer immense brutality and dehumanisation under our hands). 

So what awful tragedy happened in your life that you went from childhood innocence and love to a grown-up who willingly and actively bows to rich bullies? 

That's all these people (the mining, media and global corporation magnates) are, they're just bullies. Please, get help. Get a psychologist to help you deal with your own trauma and give you some lessons in how to deal with bullies. You need to dig deep, yes, but in to your own heart, your own humanity, not into the ground.

The world is not our playground to be toyed with. We do not control it. If we are lucky, and if it is not too late, we just might be able to salvage a way to live in harmony with it. But we have to start now. And we have to stop digging every last element from the earth and seas.  

We, your citizens, expect more from you than this. The world expects more from Australia than this. 

Please, just .

With love and compassion, fee

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Send in your own letter - http://getup.to/qYNldIDjYHKdoszLW

Photo credit: https://artistatexit0.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/fossil-beds-and-the-coal-man/