Thursday, March 24, 2005

Signal/Noise 2k5: I will be at this conference, April 8, 2005, and I think it will be great.
According to the text they sent me, "The conference offers an exciting mix of performances, demonstrations and discussions examining how digital technologies are enabling new forms of creativity by a broader group of people. Cultural, business, legal and ethical implications of new genres and new forms of authorship will all be covered." I was invited for my work on fan fiction.

The conference is hosted by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and registration is extremely cheap - $10 for students and $20 for nonstudents. My awesome friend Naomi Novik will be there too. Her bio:

"Author of the fantasy series TEMERAIRE, coming in Spring 2006 from Del Rey and Harper Collins UK, Naomi Novik has been writing fanfiction for more than a decade. She is also the founder and organizer of Vividcon, the annual convention for digital video enthusiasts who create music videos and other short films based on their favorite television shows and movies, and of the Commonverse, a project dedicated to applying the "open source" approach for software development to the writing of commercial shared-universe fiction."

Monday, March 14, 2005

Music videos made by soldiers in Iraq: The article discusses the legality of showing dead Iraqis under the Geneva Convention, but not the legality of using Incubus etc. as the soundtrack for the videos.