Summary: Collaborative. Eclectic. Provocative. Experimental. TenFour is a video and podcasting channel that investigates the hopes, the fears and the realities of the "digital revolution" in which we live. The content is created by undergraduate students pursuing an Honors Degree from the University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia Literacy.
This is a remix project criticizing Disney's role in extending copyright laws and its catastrophic effects upon Public Domain and remix culture. Images: Copyright- by: Guilluame aka Le Cactus Audio: Free Culture- by: Lawrence Lessig.
I interviewed Jonathan McIntosh during the Networked Publics Conference at USC. We talked about his webpage, journalism objectivity, and the impact of Internet and Media on activism.
While at the Networked Publics Conference and Media Festival, I had the good fortune of securing an interview with the talented Paul Marino, one of the founding fathers of machinima. While providing answers to questions that expanded my understanding of machinima, he also gave me his opinions, predictions, and desires for the machinima community and gaming industry as a whole. If you're looking for fascinating insights into this quickly expanding phenomenon, this interview can't be missed!
In this videocast, I interviewed the future artists of America on how they feel about copyright, creative commons, and remix culture and how they think it will affect their careers. It's interesting to see how divergent the members of my generation's opinions are from one another.
A remix video on free culture and building upon the creativity of the people before us.
For this interview from the Networked Publics Conference, I sat down with Mark Frauenfelder to discuss his work with Boing Boing and Make: Magazine.
For this interview from the Networked Publics Conference, I sat down with social justice activist Jonathan McIntosh to discuss political remixes, open source, and the IndyMedia movement.
In addition to video blogging the Networked Publics Conference, the TenFour team also sat down with a number of the participants for a series of audio podcast interviews. For this first interview, I spoke to Networked Publics Research Fellow Marc Tuters about viral marketing campaigns and social networking sites.
Today we ventured to the Networked Publics Conference held by the USC Annenberg Center. I talked with experts and conference attendees about network neutrality ... this is what they had to say.
For this videoblog from the Networked Publics Conference, I spoke to two gurus from the world of DIY hack culture: Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing and Make: Magazine fame; and Mike Outmesguine, author of the book Wi-Fi Toys.
For my video blog on the Networked Publics Conference, I chose to focus my coverage on machinima: animated films created using game engines. This video contains clips from various machinima shorts, interviews, and other enriching material. Additional music: B. Jones : Last Pictures, by Rinôçérôse.
Heard about Digg? The technology social bookmarking site? Listen in and learn why Digg is quickly becoming the most-accessed technology news site on the internet and why it is almost more popular than Slashdot. Feel free to navigate through Digg as you are listening. This is an Enhanced Podcast (you can follow along with embedded images).
In this era of digital technology increasing at a rapid pace, it is important to think about the licenses that restrict digital innovation. While copyright may be good for some works, it is important to realize that this is not the only option. Lawrence Lessig has created the Creative Commons license to allow people to release content into the "public domain" without any legal ramifications. Watch this vidcast to learn more about the advances that the Creative Commons license is making in internet content production.
This video remix mashup project samples audio from a presentation by Lawrence Lessig and remixes it using public domain vintage cartoons and music from the Newgrounds audio portal. I wanted to make a remix video that presented Lessig's arguments in a new and entertaining way without obscuring the original message or subtracting from the power of the original words. This video also is a great example of what can be accomplished using material from the creative commons and public domain. Using both old and new media, I've created a compelling, creative work without fear of legal retribution. Half the fun of this video will be trying to figure out what symbols and characters represent in Lessig’s discussion on copyright law and piracy, but I'll provide some guidelines to help aid you. The golden goose/coins/eggs are meant to represent new technologies, and the potential they hold for creative work. The protagonists (Felix and Popeye) are either Lessig or copyright holders, etc., while the pirates are 'pirates' and general opposition. The rest should be fairly self-explanatory. Here is the media that I sampled and remixed: Lessig excerpt from "Who Owns Culture?" (2005) (www.archive.org/details/WhoOwnsCulture) Cartoon footage from Film Chest Vintage Cartoons (www.archive.org) "Felix the Cat: The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg" (1936), by Burt Gillett and Tom Palmer. "Popeye The Sailor: Big Bad Sinbad" (1952), by Seymour Kneitel. Music from the Newgrounds Audio Portal (www.newgrounds.com) "This is Freedom" and "Ode To Angels (Renewed)" by MilkMan_Dan.
The next TenFour series, premiering April 17th-20th, will see the team producing remix videos using raw materials culled entirely from Creative Commons and the Public Domain. This promo video does the same: visit the TenFour website for a full list of citations.