Sometimes the coolest and most exciting work I get to do comes along in unexpected ways. Case in point, a few weeks back I was chatting live with Scottlo on the mighty DS106 Radio, and he mentioned that he would be making a rare visit stateside soon. Intriguingly, he would be back in his home […]Read more "You can make my Sonic Summer Camp dreams come true"
A sudden chorus of whoops and yibbles burst from a kind of juke box at the far end of the room. Everybody quit talking. The bartender tiptoed back, with the drinks. “What’s happening?” Oedipa whispered. “That’s by Stockhausen,” the hip graybeard informed her, “the early crowd tends to dig your Radio Cologne sound. Later on […]Read more "Multi-Point Live Mix"
Way overdue as a pointer, but a couple weeks back Adrian Johns paid a visit to UBC, giving a very rich talk entitled “The Intellectual Property Defense Industry and the Crisis of Information”. Dr. Johns’ abstract sums it up quite well: With the rise of the information economy has come the development of an industry […]Read more "Participation as Piracy"
I’m woefully ignorant of hip-hop culture, so much so that I was unaware of Jay Smooth. That changed shortly after Luke Waltzer linked (via a comment – blog and ye shall receive) to this video, which is one of the smartest, funniest and sanest takes on professional sports I have ever heard: I watched a […]Read more "The ‘sports-industrial complex’ is just the beginning"
Banksy in Boston: F̶O̶L̶L̶O̶W̶ ̶Y̶O̶U̶R̶ ̶D̶R̶E̶A̶M̶S̶ CANCELLED, Essex St, Chinatown, Boston shared CC by Chris Devers It was my pleasure to be invited to seize the #ds106radio feed, and share some time with Martha and Jim’s ds106 cohorts. I was asked to talk mashups… which should theoretically have been easy. I’ve written articles and presented […]Read more "The #ds106 Mashup Experience"