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3 Films: Alternative Freedom, Elephants Dream and An Inconvenient Truth

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General

David McConville alerts us to two movies.

“Alternative Freedom” takes the Free Culture movement and documents it under a Creative Commons license (at least for their web site) and includes interviews with Larry Lessig, Richard Stallman, Danger Mouse and others.

“Elephant Dreams” web site has been SlashDotted, but then Slashdot describes the movie and it’s creation as the first “Open Movie” this way:

The 3D animated short ‘Elephants Dream’ will today be released as a free and public download. This is the final stage of a successfully completed Open Movie project which has been community-financed, using only Open Source tools, and opening up the movie itself as well as the entire studio database for everyone to re-use and learn from.

UPDATE: Wikinews has an interview with Ton Roosendaal

Davis Guggenheim, whose films “Teach” and “First Year” got our attention earlier on, is hitting it big with the Al Gore driven flick, “An Inconvenient Truth,” about global climate crisis and Gore’s passion to set things straight in the world. The site has a great theatre finder and the film is in wide release.

My Finnish Readers’ Lordi-mania

Paul, · Categories: Amusements, General

Since the Lordi Eurovision VICTORY last night, this blog’s readership from Finland has exceeded that coming from the US or any other country. The count has been varying from 35 t0 23% Finnish in the past say 18 hours with over 80% of the readers coming from Europe in the wee Eastern Daylight Hours.

There are a few whiny Russians who are trying to claim a win even though Dima Bilan is almost 50 points behind the lovely and talented Lordi.

Also the VoteLordi folks explain why they nearly took their support site completely off the net. They mostly removed all links and put up a disclaimer saying that they would explain later — now they have.

See also Mr. Lordi’s short interview after the victory. and the BBC article and interview with the Lordi.

NandR Paper Column on Robin Roger’s Thesis

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, Information Commons, Virtual Communities

Greensboro News and Record editor John Robinson has now covered Robin Roger’s thesis in the Sunday paper column. It was on his blog earlier. The column retraces some of the earlier blog entry, but adds references to a few G’boro blogs and has better comments (why?).
Also covered by Ed Cone on Word Up.