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Larry Lessig @ TED on Law & Creativity

Posted in Art, Film, Get Meta!, Inspiration, Music, People, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by blakejohnson

This may be one of the best videos I’ve seen as a plea for business and industry and politics to embrace and support new media, technologies, and youth culture instead of fighting it with lawsuits and ‘non-common-sense’ methods as they’ve been doing. This is a huge debate these days and one that needs more accepting, supportive and constructive tones – much like Lessig’s presentation style – from both sides in working toward resolution and progress. Enjoy the video… I dare you not to become addicted to the collection of recordings available on the site. Comments welcome :).

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sleepytime…

Posted in Humor, Life, Music, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2009 by blakejohnson

Oh good god I hate snoring. You can’t concentrate, you can’t relax, you can’t let yourself be sleepy, you can’t make yourself sleepy… all my best writing ideas and lines come to me when I’m tired enough to not get up and write them down (dumb, huh), but when there’s snoring going on in the background I can’t focus enough to put anything together in any sort of showcase-able way.

In other news… discovered @mc_lars (check out ‘Download This Song‘), @Annaleen, @Jon_Favreau, and @neilhimself today thru @feliciaday‘s post here. Gotten followed by two new people today…a Bipolar Disorder helpline and a random dude who’s apparently into ‘technical things, all sorts.’ Bipolar technology… just what I need. One question: does it snore? Because that would be perfect.

…for good measure (also: his website):

Robin Williams: Impersonation of a Smart Kid

Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2009 by blakejohnson

I was watching Robin Williams’ Live at the Met and Inside the Actor’s Studio videos last night and came across this piece during his interview that had me at tears. Firstly, technological jokes are among my favorites, and the voice he does for this kid is just perfect so the two together is a recipe for success in my book. Great stuff [after the jump].

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