October, 2010

  • October 29, 2010 • On Media • Views: 173

    Starbucks Digital Network froths Content at the Cafe

    Remember when cafes were limned with disheveled books and the scattered innards of newspapers, all free-for-the-taking? Cafes have long been a haven for browsers of both of the literary and digital sort, which has not been lost on...

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  • October 28, 2010 • Culture Dept., On Media • Views: 197

    iPad Typewriter

    If you came of age during the Reagan regime as I had, chances are your Cold War-inspired paranoia thawed a bit when exposed to the retro-future climes of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. The quasi-familiarity of the film’s lo-fi hi-tech...

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  • October 26, 2010 • On Media • Views: 209

    Daedalus vs. FutureBot | Yonkoma & Fumetti Experiment

    Screenwriting guru Sid Field is known for his autocratic adherence to the proverbial three-act structure but few beyond manga artists employ the even more demanding 4-cell Yonkoma structure for visually-driven narrative. Like many Japanese...

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  • October 20, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 194

    Yeah We Know | Still in the Dome

    Sonoma State University students trapped in a 2 year experiment… in a dome. Thety started a band to raise enough money through sales of their music and merch to buy out their contracts....

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  • October 20, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 177

    Alphabet City | Finn and the City

    Music by James Stuart. Video directed Daedalus Howell, animated by Brannon Ferguson. Placed here for demo purposes only....

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  • October 20, 2010 • On Media • Views: 208

    How to Monetize Music: The Dome Experiment

    Late in Fortune’s Fool, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis, author Fred Goodman details the plight of songwriter and producer Pete Waterman, Brit crooner Rick Astley’s collaborator on the now-infamous 1987 hit...

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  • October 18, 2010 • On Media • Views: 161

    Replica: When Life Photocopies Art

    A few years back, pal and collaborator Raymond Scott Daigle wrote and directed Replica, a night-in-the-life ode to  corporate copy shop clones on the brink of revolt. The film ably combined guerrilla filmmaking (every frame was stolen,...

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  • October 16, 2010 • On Media • Views: 219

    The A to Z of Single Letter Book Titles

    The organized minds at AbeBooks.com apparently minded their Ps and Qs while compiling “The A to Z of the Shortest Book Titles,” an alphabetic compendium of single letter book titles a la Booker-prize nominee C by Tom McCarthy....

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  • October 16, 2010 • Culture Dept. • Views: 314

    Wooing Hollywood to Wine Country

    Pray tell, is it “campaign” or “champagne” season? I always get those two confused, seeing as corks tend to pop around voting booths, at least when I’m around. You see, I’m a political demigod – I...

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  • October 15, 2010 • On Media • Views: 290

    Minding the GAP

    Much has been written about the Gap’s logo gaff, wherein the San Francisco-based clothier attempted a logo switcheroo only to be shouted down by what seems to be the entire Internet. Not much, however, has been said about...

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