Thursday, April 26, 2012

TX-RX Episode 4: Jason Reid and Adam Brown

I am pleased to bring you the latest episode of the Transmit-Receive podcast featuring documentary filmmakers Jason Reid and Adam Brown, the creative minds behind Sonicsgate, the Webby Award-winning documentary chronicling the controversial sale of Seattle's NBA franchise. Also, we discuss filmmaking in the age of "free," net neutrality, advocacy and future film projects on their radar. Download the mp3 here.

But wait, you can watch the feature length documentary, Sonicsgate, right now:

Also, watch the trailer for their forthcoming piece, The Kicker.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Old Digital

An ingenious solution of the problem of obsolete digital technology:

Because of the fragility of magnetic media, data on floppy disks will eventually degrade, obviating new solutions for the archival of floppy-based data. This clever solution has a charming, Rube Goldberg-esque quality to it that I can't help but admire. However, children born in the new millennium will see the floppy disk as quaint or arcane as a horse-drawn carriage or a black-and-white tube television. They will wonder how we could ever stand such an obviously flawed, inferior technology.

I remember when the selling point for a 3.5" floppy disk is that it could fit in your shirt pocket. What's next: shirts without pockets?!?!