Articles Archive for April 2010

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April 27th, 2010 | Comments Off on Strategy vs Tactics: Dave Allen Interview | Category: Marginalia, Videos
Strategy vs Tactics: Dave Allen Interview

Though he said that he shouldn’t go on camera after we’d been up all night (this was during SXSW after all), he makes a lot of sense (as usual): Dave Allen’s interview with Brian from CD Baby on musicians and the internet

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April 16th, 2010 | One Comment | Category: Marginalia, Videos
Spike Jonze’s Twizzler Lakai Commercial

Directed by Johannes Gamble and Federico Vitetta, this one-minute clip of Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, and Spike Jonze quickly captures the spirit of skateboarding with your friends. Its handful of brief vignettes illustrate how sessions out on the board are as much about clowning on each other and dorking around as they are trying to land genetically enhanced, “molecular” kickflips — even though the latter is what people will be talking about.

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April 13th, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Reviews
Terminal Mediation: Two Recent Books

Since the telegraph’s advent separated the process of long distance communication from the means of transportation (Carey, 1988), communication technologies have covered the globe with an endless network of connectivity. Today, the web is host to nearly every type of information available via other forms of media (e.g., text, audio, video, etc.), the computer has become a staple technology in the homes of millions, and the average American is now a computer user (Nie & Erbring, 2000). You don’t need me to tell you all of this, but our capacity …