Monthly Archives: June 2012

neck 3 June 29

Upcoming Roulette Events | Memorial for David Gamper

Upcoming Roulette Events | Memorial for David Gamper I’ll be performing in the concert tomorrow.  If you’re in NYC, please come.

early-television June 29

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro – NYTimes.com

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro – NYTimes.com. “A history of the entertainment business could be framed as a series of experts asking, “Who the hell wants to watch that?” When the answer is “more people than you think.” What you call TV on the internet?  “TV.” There is the kernel of another story in […]

early-television June 22

Cutting the cords – ALL of them

There are so many posts out now about the potential trend of “cutting the cord.” In other words, dropping cable and satellite service and relying on free to air television and internet streaming. Well, I’ve gone even further that that – I’ve even cut the cord to the rooftop aerial and am getting all my […]

This is coming from a scholarly publication perspective, but the problems the author describes are almost identical to what we’re facing in broadcasting. In a nutshell, we are generating data at a rate faster than Moore’s Law can keep up with. Unless that rate changes, it’s just going to keep getting more expensive to store […]

Culture Hack Scotland 2011 – Is coding an art?

This is a talk I gave last year at Culture Hack Scotland on the topic, “Is coding an art?”

Big data won’t save us

There’s a lot of focus on “big data” these days after the recent Facebook IPO. The term is becoming as ubiquitous at “the cloud.” There’s a great line in Michael Wolff’s article, “The Facebook Fallacy,” at the MIT Technical Review. “The company knows so much about so many people that its executives are sure that […]

Bundesarchiv_B_145_Bild-F001105-0004,_Köln,_WDR_Fernsehstudio June 11

Blurring of Lines

In the 121 years since the invention of the motion picture camera, the worlds of production and post production have operated as two connected, but completely discrete units. The production side, an optical/chemical/mechanical process, essentially unchanged from the Victorian era until the widespread adoption of the portable video camera (until recently, almost all feature films […]