Saturday, May 24, 2008

Reading, blogging and machinima

After a month far from the blogosphere I've decided to see what has been going out there and what place better than Technollama (Andres is the guy that gives good name to all those who were born south the Rio Grande). In addition to the knitting wars saga, I found this machinima directed by Hugh Hancock...which reminds me that in November we organized the event "Bloodspell: The rise of the machinima" (there is a link to the audio) where Hugh, Andres, Ian and Lilian talked about some legal issues with machinima, and few months later an article about legal issues with machinima appeared in the SCL' s magazine with the title "The rise of the machinima", not mentioning either the event, the discussion or Bloodspell...I do believe in coincidences, so no big deal (more than suggesting a little more of research because if you google "rise of the machinima" the event comes second -or is just me that googles titles before putting one?- and writing an article about machinima without mentioning Hugh, who coined the term, should be quite difficult).
But here it goes the machinima for Fair Trade...
PS: Please note and check Alex's comment where the fact that it is a coincidence is further explained


From Technollama


Oxford Internet Institute
September 24-25, 2008

We are glad to announce the third edition of GikII (appropriately renamed GikIII), which will take place 24-25 September 2008 at the Oxford Internet Institute in, errr... Oxford!

GikII is so cutting edge that it is the nano-blade of workshops, so expect all sorts of challenging papers, tenuous legal connections, l33t powerpoint and keynote skillz, uber-geekery, and a healthy dose of lolcatz. Previous GikIIs explored Facebook privacy settings before privacy had become fashionable; it looked at the legal issues in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, anime, lolcatz, fandom, virtual property and tattoos.

The call for papers

If you would like to participate, email your abstract of no more than 500 words. This should be sent to either or by July 15 2008. We will confirm acceptances by August 1. Abstracts may be accepted after this date depending on whether the workshop is full. Numbers will be limited so book now!

No n00bs allowed.