Posts Tagged "celebrity"
by KATIE on MARCH 9, 2014 - 1 Comment in COMMUNITY, WORK
by NICK ROSEN on JANUARY 7, 2014 - 0 Comments in WORK
The 25-year-old associated with Dark Wallet, an online service that allows people to trade Bitcoins anonymously, was one of two Londoners who first pioneered the digital currency several years ago, planning it in the offices of Hackspace.
by NICK ROSEN on JANUARY 5, 2014 - 3 Comments in PEOPLE
According to Bartlett, a terrorist with a “$100,000 Scud launcher and any crude nuclear weapon” could detonate a bomb above the atmosphere and knock out America’s power grid for more than a year. (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 17, 2013 - 4 Comments in PEOPLE
The novelty-politician and former wrestler is a part-time off-grid dweller himself, and an accomplished rabble-rouser. We always enjoy featuring him on the web site and look forward to hearing him sounding off on a range of current events in a show to be titled “Off The Grid.”
Ventura has a difficult time getting his trenchant point of view across in the media (don’t we all). “What we have with Ora.TV is a means to express myself uninhibited. I can say what I feel without censorship.” (more…)
by NICK ROSEN on DECEMBER 11, 2013 - 2 Comments in PEOPLE
Prairie Paper makes its paper using a different mix of material from normal: 80% of the inputs come from wheat straw and the rest from recycled fibre. The paper is known as Step Forward Paper. It’s available on Amazon US, and at Staples, Lyreco and Basics.
In a posting on its website, “Out of the Furnace” star Harrelson, who is holding up a box of paper, said “it’s good for the forests, it’s good for the farmers and it’s good for our future.”
The company’s tree-free paper is produced in India – because no ecomill is available in North America and Europe. The ultimate goal is to “build a 100% tree-free, off-the-grid, eco-friendly, chlorine-free mill on the Prairies where millions of tonnes of leftover wheat straw is readily available,” said Christina Marshall, director of marketing. (more…)
by SPY_VONDEGA on OCTOBER 27, 2013 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE
He went off the grid in 2010, when he learned he was dying.
He started producing ghostly photos – anticipating his future.
We wrote about it at the time, here: http://www.off-grid.net/2010/02/07/take-a-walk-on-the-wild-side/
You can find out much more about his bisexual years with the Andy Warhol circus here
by NICK ROSEN on AUGUST 6, 2013 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE
The Vampire Diaries hunk, who split from his Tvco-star Nina Dobrev has been telling the media he is throwing himself into his environmental work. But earier this year he shared a picture of his new hybrid ride and added the caption:
“My new baby ,my @Audi Q5 Hybrid. She’s waiting for me on the show room floor-going to pull my Airstream and get me into the woods! (more…)
by SPY_VONDEGA on JULY 20, 2013 - 2 Comments in PEOPLE
The Brit troubadour, currently touring in the US, told DJ Christian O’Connell: “It’s been quite a rollercoaster but I still busk. I was busking in Dublin yesterday, and Brighton at the weekend.
“It’s a really honest way of getting your music to people and it means they can watch your stuff for free.” (more…)
by SPY_VONDEGA on JUNE 28, 2013 - 0 Comments in PEOPLE
The East is about a young woman who works for a private intelligence firm. She is conservative and religious and she remakes herself as the exact opposite in a bid to infiltrate a group of anarchists who are committing direct actions against corporations, is how Zal sums up the plot.
- You wrote and directed – so where did the idea for the film start?
I co-wrote it with the leading lady Brit Marling and for us it started with the idea that we were seeing a lot of generational frustrations. I think our generation felt frustrated in a way that was that was unique and palpable and we wanted to capture that.
We thought the idea of a person from the corporate space and people from living off the grid that naturally comprised two extremes of the generation. (more…)
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