April 29, 2006
Networked Publics Interview: Jonathan McIntosh
Networked Publics Interview: Marc Tuters
In addition to video blogging the Networked Publics Conference, the TenFour team also sat down with a number of the participants for a series of audio podcast interviews. For this first interview, I spoke to Networked Publics Research Fellow Marc Tuters about viral marketing campaigns and social networking sites.
April 28, 2006
Networked Publics Vlog: "Net Neutrality"
Today we ventured to the Networked Publics Conference held by the USC Annenberg Center. I talked with experts and conference attendees about network neutrality ... this is what they had to say.
Networked Publics Vlog: "Makers"
Networked Publics Vlog: "Machinima"
For my video blog on the Networked Publics Conference, I chose to focus my coverage on machinima: animated films created using game engines. This video contains clips from various machinima shorts, interviews, and other enriching material.
Additional music: “B. Jones : Last Pictures,” by Rinôçérôse
April 26, 2006
Heard about Digg? The technology social bookmarking site? Listen in and learn why Digg is quickly becoming the most-accessed technology news site on the internet and why it is almost more popular than slashdot (Digg traffic & Slashdot traffic). Feel free to navigate through Digg as you are listening. This is an Enhanced Podcast (you can follow along with embedded images).
Messing with the MPAA?
In this mini-vidcast we explore the experiences of one USC student with the MPAA as shared by a friend. We were given two hours to shoot and edit this project including finding interview subjects. The background is the control room of the USC Television Station, Trojan Vision (http://trojanvision.com).
April 25, 2006
Sexualy Explicit Material: Good or Evil?
The following interviews were filmed, edited, and finished in about two hours. Despite the lack of polish, I was able to obtain some interesting opinions concerning sexually explicit material on the web. Expect a similar style of interviews, with better editing, for the upcoming video blog covering the Network Publics conference this weekend. Many thanks to my dear friends Christyn and Brock for being such good sports.
April 21, 2006
Why Creative Commons?
In this era of digital technology increasing at a rapid pace, it is important to think about the licenses that restrict digital innovation. While copyright may be good for some works, it is important to realize that this is not the only option. Lawrence Lessig has created the Creative Commons license to allow people to release content into the "public domain" without any legal ramifications. Watch this vidcast to learn more about the advances that the Creative Commons license is making in internet content production.
April 17, 2006
Teaching an Old 'Toon New Tricks
This video remix mashup project samples audio from a presentation by Lawrence Lessig and remixes it using public domain vintage cartoons and music from the Newgrounds audio portal. I wanted to make a remix video that presented Lessig’s arguments in a new and entertaining way without obscuring the original message or subtracting from the power of the original words. This video also is a great example of what can be accomplished using material from the creative commons and public domain. Using both old and new media, I’ve created a compelling, creative work without fear of legal retribution. Half the fun of this video will be trying to figure out what symbols and characters represent in Lessig’s discussion on copyright law and piracy, but I’ll provide some guidelines to help aid you. The golden goose/coins/eggs are meant to represent new technologies, and the potential they hold for creative work. The protagonists (Felix and Popeye) are either Lessig or copyright holders, etc., while the pirates are ‘pirates’ and general opposition. The rest should be fairly self-explanatory.
Here is the media that I sampled and remixed:
- Lessig excerpt from “Who Owns Culture?” (2005)
Cartoon footage from Film Chest Vintage Cartoons at archive.org:
“Felix the Cat: The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” (1936), by Burt Gillett and Tom Palmer.
“Popeye The Sailor: Big Bad Sinbad” (1952), by Seymour Kneitel.
- Music from the Newgrounds Audio Portal:
“This is Freedom” and “Ode To Angels (Renewed)” by MilkMan_Dan
April 16, 2006
Introduction to "Creative Commons Remix Videos"
The next TenFour series, premiering April 17th-20th, will see the team producing remix videos using raw materials culled entirely from Creative Commons and the Public Domain.
For this promo, Sammy G revisited our old friend Schlockmaster for the soundtrack, creating a remix that sampled the following sources:
- "Kuenstlerfunk" by Schlockmaster
- Partners in Rhyme
- “Now Get Busy” by the Beastie Boys, “What You Sittin’ On?” by DJ Danger Mouse & Jemini, “Oslodum” by Gilberto Gil, “Action at a Distance” by Matmo, and “Wadidyusay” by Zap Mama from The WIRED CD: Rip. Sample. Mash. Share.
- Today's sentiments by Malingering (April 1, 2006)
- America by ¥§•ªˆ¨ˇ©LOVE©ˇ¨ˆª•§¥ (July 16, 2005)
- Capital City Neon by Todd Klassy (December 30, 2005)
- Pumps 3 & 4 by Todd Klassy (February 9, 2006)
- Flickr Love 3 by Special (July 17, 2004)
April 05, 2006
This podcast explores the Last FM website, a site dedicated to music recommendations and communities. Its numerous interactive features exemplify the idea of Web 2.0.
"Berimbau" by Inverted Silence
"Now Get Busy" by Beastie Boys
"Guitar" by Niels