Articles Archive for December 2012

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December 31st, 2012 | No Comment | Category: Marginalia
SXSW 2012 Panel: Full Video

I just came across this full-length video of the SXSW panel I was on this year with Dave Allen, Rick Moody, David Ewald, Jesse von Doom, and Anthony Batt. The panel is called “What Happened to the Big Idea in Music Technology?” and we spend about an answer trying to answer the question [runtime: 57:49]:

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Thanks to my friends and co-panelists for the opportunity and the great talks, including the one you see here, and to Philip Goetz for recording and posting this.

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December 28th, 2012 | No Comment | Category: Marginalia
Roy Christopher Maze

When I was little, I went through a lengthy maze-phase. First, I was doing them, then I started drawing them. I’ve long since abandoned my inner Ariadne, but thankfully Eric J. Eckert never did. He has a whole site of these great maze drawings of skateboarders, comedians, actors, and other famous folk. Well, he did one of my goofy self:

Check out Eric’s site for many more and of people you might actually know, like Jason Lee, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, RZA, Red Angry Bird, Frank the Rabbit (from Donnie Darko), Tyrannosaurus Rex, Autopilot from …

Essays, Reviews »

December 21st, 2012 | 2 Comments | Category: Essays, Reviews
<i>In Medias Res</i>: Shows About Shows

With 30 Rock coming to an abbreviated end in its seventh season, I’ve been watching and re-watching past seasons. A friend of mine once complained to me about movies and shows about making movies and shows, and I understand his frustration, but the media-making premise is solid. It has a lengthy history going all the way back to Shakespeare’s plays but also includes many classic television shows, from serious, news-room dramas like Lou Grant to silly comedies like Newsradio and WKRP in Cincinnati. The media made on these shows is only …

Events, Reviews, Videos »

December 16th, 2012 | 4 Comments | Category: Events, Reviews, Videos
Until the End of the World, 2012

The last few years have been hectic, and 2012 kept it moving in a big way. I’ll get to my personal stuff in a bit, but first, here are the people, events, music, and media that shaped my year.
Encounters of the Year: I had the honor of breakfast with longtime mentor and friend Howard Rheingold at SXSW this year. Howard has offered me endless advice and encouragement over the years online, and it was a true treat to chat with him face-to-face over a meal.
Also at SXSW, I was invited by …