Liveblog of Richard Edwards’ colloquium at the School of Informatics in Bloomington, entitled, “Citizen-Generated Content: The Rise of Video Mashups in the 2008 Election.” From 2007′s Phil de Vellis’s “Vote Different” to 2008′s Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can,” video mashups—as a form of political discourse—have become extremely popular in this election cycle, and signal the rise of the “YouTube election.”
30-something years ago, Mom was shopping in the local hardware store with my sister snoozing in the stroller. Mom passed gas and without missing a beat turned her shocked face toward her slumbering child and exclaimed, “Meg!” Thus was born a rich family tradition.
Archie: Mama- knock knock, knock knock! Me: who’s there? Archie: Love! Me: Love who? Archie: Love you Mama!
Like many, I got some twam (twitter + spam) on March 20 last week pointing me to Battletweets. I didn’t follow them initially, partly because their site didn’t have any information. Now it does, so now I do … at least for a little while. Whether the new Twitter game that is currently in development becomes a source of noise or community remains to be seen.
The circumstances of our own weekend project are still officially under wraps and in the process of being resolved—slowly—but the day has finally arrived for the next installment of Startup Weekend, this time with a return to the place where it all started. About 70 people begin pitching ideas for startup projects in bulk Friday night at the sixteenth Startup Weekend event since last July .. this time, with new rules.
Some good regional tech news to push out to people at the Bloomington Geek Dinner tonight at Michael’s Uptown Cafe tonight at 6p: We’re having a Blog IN on Saturday, April 26 from 1pm to 5pm at IUPUI School of Informatics in Indianapolis. Our goal is to attract as many bloggers as we can from around the state for a half-day of fun, learning, relationship building, tip sharing, and more.
As the Hoosiers head into the NCAA tournament Friday, all eyes will be on Eric Gordon. So far, it looks like the Indiana program has managed to Bracey Wright this guy. For Indiana to advance and pull a Duke-like upset over North Carolina in the second round, Gordon needs to regain his shooting touch and his production when not shooting. That, or one of our other guards needs to start playing like a wannabe NBA lottery pick.