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Your guide to the SXSW PanelPicker

Time is running out to vote for your favorite SXSW panels (the deadline is Friday) so I’m once again encouraging my small corner of the Internet to log in and vote my panel proposal about building a culture of community media in your area. Remember how I totally didn’t bug you for your Daysie vote [...]

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Harris and Maher

Yup. Nodded my head in agreement all the way through this. h/t to Matty the Greek.

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Links that will make your head essplode!!!

That’s right, I’m not above using a little misspelled hyperbole to get you read my linkdump. You’ll thank me when you’re done… Okay Internet, what have you done with the real Gerry Canavan? The real Gerry and I rarely see eye-to-eye when it comes to our reactions to much-anticipated movies, but both his review of [...]

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A new backdrop for WCAX?

Dr./Gov./Chairman Howard Dean appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation this morning to discuss the public option in the proposed health care reform bill. He was announced as joining the discussion via satellite from Burlington, Vermont, so he must have been at WCAX. WCAX is the Burlington CBS affiliate and as far as I know, the [...]

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Sci Fi heresy?

Am I the only one here who this this might be a good thing?

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Somebody needs to get marriied…

…so that I can buy them some of these custom-made Wii cake toppers! This groom for Bill, and this bride for me (though even my avatar would never wear blue eyeshadow!).

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Weekend links

When you’re done seeing Inglorious Basterds this weekend, take a moment to peruse these fine, high-quality links… Huxley vs. Orwell cartoon – based on the forward to Neil Postman’s excellent skewering of the absurdity of TV, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (an urtext for me, media ecology-wise). I [...]

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Zombie zen

I got a fever and the only cure is braaaaiiinnnsss… Zombaritaville, zombified songwriting parodies. Scientists ponder the outcome of an actual zombie attack. AMC (the network that creates the best show currently on TV) is adapting for television what I’ve been told is one of the best comics currently being published, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking [...]

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Vote for my SXSW panel!

I have submitted a panel proposal to SXSW for the 2010 Film & Interactive conferences. The panel I submitted is called “Hyperlocal Focus: Growing a Vibrant Community Media Ecosystem.” Here’s the description: Filmmakers, videobloggers, podcasters, pirate & low-power radio jocks and public access TV producers are all creating content in your local community, but they [...]

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A flurry of activity

Two posts in under ten minutes?! What is going on around here? Via Nerdcore (my German doppelganger): Bad Motha’ Eraserhead

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