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November 2007 Archives

Life and death on the Tokyo metro »

I ended the work day with a study group and an expert guest where we discussed the Japanese legal system. Although there were some small signs of hope, I find that the more I learn about how things really work, the more pessimistic I get about causing actual change in Japan. As I pondered the futility of revolutionary activities in Japan, I jogged to try to catch the train to connect to the commuter train for my 1.5 hr shlep back to my home. As I entered the station, I noticed an unusually large crowd of people on the...

Shibuya Photowalk »

We did another photo walk the other day. This time we wandered around Shibuya. I just realized that I didn't blog about it. I posted my set to Flickr and you can see the images of the rest of the photographers tagged with ccphotowalk071111. Thanks to everyone who participated and special thanks to Fumi and Mika for organizing everything....

Enjin01 in Niigata »

Got back yesterday from the Enjin01 event in Niigata. The theme of this year's event was laughter. (Flickr set here.) Enjin01 is a Japanese non-profit that I helped start. It is a funny mishmash of people including artists, business people, politicians, academics, journalists, novelists... just about every kind of background you can imagine. It is a membership organization with about 180 people. It is a totally volunteer organization and no one gets paid for talks we give or activities we participate in and it is funded by membership fees from the members and corporate donations. Some members give a...

Three years with ICANN »

What used to think ICANN was like... Apologies for the delay in writing the post. I've been trying to think about what to say and have just decided that I better write it before my thoughts get old... I joined the ICANN board during the December 2004 ICANN meeting in Cape Town. I served for a three year term and stepped down at this last meeting in Los Angeles and didn't run for another term. My apologies to all of the ICANN community and the people who helped me learn about and participate in the complex but important process...

A day in my life in Beijing »

JUMP系列 Photographer:老0 I landed in Beijing yesterday at 5AM from Los Angeles and am leaving today at 1PM for New York. From a logistical and environmental perspective, I think this was one of my stupider trips. However, from a content perspective, this was one of my best trips ever. I really met more interesting people, saw more interesting things and had more interesting conversations in a single day than I've had in a long time. I started out the morning yesterday by giving at talk at cnbloggercon organized by Isaac Mao. I gave a talk about the sharing economy...

Changes at ICANN »

Today Vint stepped down as chairman of ICANN as his term came to and end. The new board elected Peter Dengate Thrush as the new chairman. My term also came to and end. I'll blog about this more, but thought I should post this first......

24/7 DIY Video Summit »

24/7 DIY Video Summit is a conference which involves more of my friends than just about any conference recently. It should be a blast. Be there or be square.24/7: A DIY VIDEO SUMMIT February 8-10, 2008 School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California [Howard says] I'm thrilled to moderate a session on Feb 9 that will include Yochai Benkler, John Seely Brown, Joi Ito, Henry Jenkins, and Lawrence Lessig. I don't think this particular group has ever been on stage together. Conference web site: http://www.video24-7.org Blog: http://diy.video24-7.org/ Spaces are limited for attendance at the academic panels and the workshops....

Hello Kitty WoW Interface »

My new Hello Kitty UI for WoW Via Yusuf. And no. I didn't do this. ;-) ... but it is awesome. Does anyone know where I can download this? UPDATE: Found it! Hello Kitty Island Adventure UI...
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