Tag Archives: video

Computer Chronicles: Internet

Who says online users are a bunch of anti-social geeks? That’s the Icon Byte Bar in San Francisco, one of the first six or eight “electronic cafes” to open in the mid 1990s, according to rec.food.drink.coffee. And this is another episode of the PBS program Computer Chronicles, where today we’re talking about the Internet. First […]

Media literacy and #Ferguson livestreams

I’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri all this week. There is a movement growing as a lot of ugly forces in American life are becoming impossible for a certain mainstream to continue ignoring. At the same time, it’s been really remarkable from a media perspective: a lot of the story built […]

Former Register of Copyrights says terms are too long

In November 2005, Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters gave an impressively candid answer about copyright terms being too long, and that she thought such a situation was a “big mistake.” Unfortunately link rot has begun to set in, and it was somewhat difficult for me to track down a copy of the video. (When BoingBoing […]

Pwn the Drones presentation at HOPE

Last week my colleague (and fellow @drones operator) Trevor and I had the opportunity to present at the HOPE9 conference at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York. It was an amazing conference and I was really honored to get to speak there. Our presentation was titled “Pwn the Drones: A Survey of UAV Hacks and […]

The best free culture TED talks

My friend Patrick Hammer sent around a video of Rebecca MacKinnon’s TED talk about the need for users to take back the Internet. It’s a great talk, and it reminded me of how effective the TED talk format can be at communicating complex ideas to people who don’t want to dive into a monograph or […]