Monthly Archives: October 2007

See me tonight at Ignite SF

My pal Brady Forrest organizes a weird and cool event called Ignite for O’Reilly, whose premise is that every speaker gets 5 minutes and 20 slides to say whatever they want. I love bizarre formats like this because it actually …

I’m here to tell you that I’m gone

I’ve worked at home full time since 2005, and the longer this situation goes on the more I’ve had to compensate for my social isolation with technology. I rely on IM to provide the kinds of idle conversations and impromptu …

In Bionic Woman, the future is the past

I’ve been watching NBC revamped Bionic Woman TV show now for three weeks, and it’s gone from bad to worse. Producer David Eick, who worked on the terrific revamp of Battlestar Galactica, promised us a show that would deal with …

10/7 — Catch me at Arse Elektronika

This Sunday at 1 PM I’m giving a talk called “A Futurist’s History of Technology” in San Francisco at a conference called Arse Elektronika, devoted to pornography and technological innovation. Mostly it will be a tour of sexual technologies in …

An unexpected cache of war footage

I recently had the pleasure of attending an event at UC Berkeley devoted to a pressing issue for many digital archivists: what to do with raw war footage, particularly the videos produced by sundry terrorist groups in Iraq? This is …