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David Byrne: Playing the Building – Boing Boing

David Byrne turns the Battery Maritime Building in NYC into a giant musical instrument as part of an art installation called “Playing The Building“ My favourite quote from Byrne: “It’s not like a musician sits down at this and has any more skills playing this than anyone else. It kind of democratizes the whole experience, […]
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Death of the sitcom frees up 2,000 Wikipedias worth of cognitive capacity – Boing Boing

Nothing too crazy here, but I really like the sentiment: “Cognitive surplus” [is] the idea that automation gave us an enormous amount of free time to think and cogitate, and that sitcoms and other light entertainment from the past century were a way of absorbing that surplus” Link: Death of the sitcom frees up 2,000 […]
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Private Industry: 1 – General Consumers: 0

Michael Giest has blogged this story as has BoingBoing. Personally, I find this very disturbing. From Boing Boing: “The supposedly non-partisan Public Policy Forum is holding a major, one-sided IP symposium on Monday. Invited are the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, former head of the Canadian Motion Picture Industry Association, and other big-stick-swingers for American-style copyright […]
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