NPR’s Talk of the Nation featured an interview this afternoon with WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson and Le Tigre’s Kathleen Hanna, discussing the WIRED CD. My favorite quote was from Kathleen, when asked what she thought of giving music away, she responded:

“We give a lot of stuff away for free anyway, so it’s nice to be asked.”

You can listen to the segment here.

date:2004-10-27 16:15:18
category:culture, geek

Outfoxed, Out-licensed

Lessig reports that Robert Greenwald, Producer/Director of the anti-FOX News polemic (and damned fine film) Outfoxed, has released the original interview footage under a Creative Commons license. The footage is available for remix at the Internet Archive and on torrentacracy. Very cool.

Hopefully we’ll see more filmmakers, and especially documentary filmmakers, licensing their source material in order to create a wider variety of works that will help promote discussion and conversation on important issues. Hmmm… does that imply that CC licensing promotes “fair and balanced” coverage of an issue?

On a slightly related note, after seeing Outfoxed, all I want to see is a remix of the Blackeyed Peas hit single “Shut Up” featuring footage of Bill O’Reilly. Now that would be quality entertainment.

date:2004-09-15 14:46:56
category:culture, geek

Irrational Exuberance

You may have heard that Apple released a new version of the iPod this week. How could you avoid it? They made the cover of Newsweek, in an election year, the week before the Democratic National Convention. Does anyone else question the relative importance of the iPod in the current news environment? I mean, I love my iPod and there’s no way I’d give it up, but cover of Newsweek? Probably not.

Irrational exuberance over new iPod @ Apple Store

I was walking from my hotel to work Wednesday and passed San Francisco’s Apple Store. The UPS truck was unloading a stack of boxes at the back door. Store emloyees, clad in their Bondi-blue t-shirts, were rabidly tearing into a box. A woman pulled out what I surmise to be the new iPod box (also Bondi blue), held it in the air, jumping up and down, practically giggling.

date:2004-07-23 11:57:39
category:culture, geek, my life

Guggenheim Museum

Simply amazing. Living in the mid-west, I love visiting modern art museums when I travel. My visit to San Francisco’s MOMA was the highlight of my trip to Oracle World last year. Now the Guggenheim has placed large amounts of their collection online. How cool. _(via megnut

date:2003-11-06 08:21:05