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September 2006 Archives

Happy One Web Day »

Happy One Web Day! Had a mini party in Tokyo. Robert Pepper and Kenneth Carter joined Fumi and me. Fumi shot some video of us talking. play_blip_movie_80726(); Robert Pepper and Joi Ito talk about the web for One Web Day in Tokyo. Parti I. September 22, 2006. (Use this link if you have trouble viewing the video above.) play_blip_movie_80820(); Robert Pepper, Kenneth Carter and Joi Ito talk about the web for One Web Day in Tokyo. Parti II. September 22, 2006.(Use this link if you have trouble viewing the video above.)...

Madonna Concert »

I'm on the board of Pia, which organized the tickets for the Madonna tour in Japan. It was the first time that the official ticketing agent used an auction system to sell the premium seats. Yesterday, I went to see the last show of the world tour in Tokyo Dome. We watched from the box seats or "suites". (I was probably supposed to be taking care of our VIP guests instead of playing with my camera phone but...) It as a bit weird having staff in uniforms pouring wine and bringing food while watching Madonna flipping the audience the finger...

9/29: NYC Creative Commons concert f/ Peeping Tom, Diplo, Girl Talk »

If you'll be around New York City on September 29, please join us at Irving Plaza for a Creative Commons concert presented by WIRED and Flavorpill. The show will feature Mike Patton's experimental pop supergroup Peeping Tom, DJ/producer Diplo, and mash-up/remix artist Girl Talk. Creative Commons' CEO Lawrence Lessig will be on hand to introduce the artists. This concert is a great way to show your support for our work, as proceeds from all ticket sales will go directly to Creative Commons (please note that ticket price is *not* tax-deductible). Tickets are $25 each (plus service charge) and are available...

Mimi working with Howard on DIY Media Weblog »

My sister (who is often referred to as the quiet but smarter one in the family) is working with one of my favorite people, Howard Rheingold. She gave a talk on "Amateur Cultural Production in the New Networked Age." Howard has blogged it on the DIY Media Weblog where the conversation is continuing. I've been stealing my best talk content from these two for a long time. So here is the "attribution." ;-)...

"Is Open Source Art Possible?" - Event in Tokyo 9/24 »

Mozilla Japan will be one of the sponsors of a symposium/salon about open source art on September 24 in Tokyo. Sounds interesting. There is a post on TAB about it, but the basic details are... Event: DIVVY/dual Project #1 "Is Open Source Art Possible?" Open Salon Date: 2006-09-24 from 14:00 to 17:00 Artists: Noboru Tsubaki, Kiyoshi Kusumi, Dominick Chen, Takumi Endo, Hiroo Yamagata Fee: FREE Address NTT ICC, Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1404 Japan Phone: 0120-144199 There is a related exhibition from 9/18-23: DIVVY/dual Project #1 "Type-Trace"...

Human Rights Video Hub Pilot »

WITNESS and Global Voices Online just launched the Human Rights Video Hub Pilot. WITNESS has been working for years on enpowering people to make documentaries about human rights issues. Global Voices has been working, initially mostly through blogs, to provide voice to people around the world. This new project is great collaboration between the two projects, bringing the power of video expression to even more people through an online video hub. I am involved in WITNESS as a recently appointed board member and Global Voices as one of the founding participants. We've been talking about and working on the various...

Jonathan Coulton concert in Second Life »

Mark your calenders: On Thursday, September 14 at 5PM (SL/Pacific), PopSci.com (the online home of Popular Science) and Creative Commons will be hosting a special concert in Second Life featuring Jonathan Coulton as well as popular Second Life musicians Melvin Took, Kourosh Eusebio, Etherian Kamaboko, and Slim Warrior. The entire show will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 license, so feel free to record and share it. More information is available on this wiki.People often say that the Internet destroys community be cause you don't have to go to the movie theater or the concert to watch or...

Steven Levy's Newsweek article on Warcraft »

Steven Levy was an embedded journalist in We Know for awhile as research for an article that he just finished about the World of Warcraft for Newsweek....

We Know/We No promo video »

Kazpah aka Catspaw put together a nice promo video for our World of Warcraft guild. She blogged about it. PS The voice is AKMA's voice. He's a priest in our guild....

It's mylo »

The Sony mylo ships in the US September 15. No plans for distribution in Japan. The mylo is a nifty little device that does wifi, Skype (you can hold it up to your ear or use a headset), GTalk (no voice), and Yahoo Instant Messenger. It also has a browser (Opera, no flash), has a photo album, plays mp3 and Windows Media Player music, and plays video formatted in the weird mp4 video format that the PSP uses. (I think. I have yet to successfully convert and play a video file.) I used it for Skype on a conference...
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