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Tag: Kevin Kelly

Episode One Hundred and Seventy Eight: Who’s Afraid Of Infrastructure; White Hats; Utopias; Chinese Room Mobs 

0.0 Sitrep 5:27pm and perched at a table at the Code for America office. I didn’t write last night, and I think I’m okay with that: I have things that I’m happy writing about today. 1.0 Who’s Afraid of Infrastructure? I quipped the other day that it’s not that I’m afraid of ebola, I’m afraid […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Four: Not Every Node Is Equal; Stop Hitting Yourself

0.0 Sitrep 11:49pm. A trip out to the coast, the cold, cold pacific underneath your feet, wife and son out camping. An irritatingly only 80-odd percent complete Fez blinking away in front. 1.0 Not Every Node Is Equal I am still, obviously, thinking about XOXO, the conference put on by the Andys. Tim Maly (hi, […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Two: The Difficult Third Album

0.0 Sitrep 11:03pm on a Monday, the Monday after the three-day XOXO Festival. Very tired. 1.0 The Difficult Third Album This is the third year I’ve been to XOXO[1], the self-billed “experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology,” put on by Andys McMillan[2] and Baio[3]. I think a good description of XOXO is that it celebrates […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighteen: The Material (5) – What It Wants; Transmedia Is Dead!

0.0 Station Ident Robin Sloan would be proud – this is the first time I’ve written one of these from inside a library. The wi-fi is good and I’m only slightly killing myself by sitting down instead of building a standing desk. There’s more NOSTROMO BLACK this week as well as whole bunch of other […]

Episode Thirty Three: BBC Heaven; Shorts

1.0 BBC Heaven In a past life, I used to do a fair amount of work with broadcasters and tv production companies. The company I founded with my brother, Six to Start, got its, ahem, start doing work for the BBC and Channel 4, two public (read: state-owned, non-commercial) broadcasters in the UK. There’s something […]