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Spotted! Me at Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

I will be appearing on a panel after a screening of RIP: A Remix Manifesto at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse this Saturday. The screening starts at 3pm. Why not buy a ticket and come along?

RIP artwork

Here’s what the Arts Picturehouse website has to say about the film:

Biomedical engineer turned live-performance sensation Girl Talk, has received immense commercial and critical success for his mind-blowing sample-based music. Utilizing technical expertise and a ferocious creative streak, Girl Talk repositions popular music to create a wild and edgy dialogue between artists from all genres and eras. But are his practices legal? Do his methods of frenetic appropriation embrace collaboration in its purest sense? Or are they infractions of creative integrity and violations of copyright?

I watched it a while back on the small screen, and I have yet to see a film that betters it at explaining the nuances of the copyright debate.

With me on the panel will be John Naughton, Jussi Parikka and Geoff Gamlen, all chaired by the wonderful Bill Thompson.

My aim will be to use the term “semiotic democracy” at least once. If you’re coming, and you hear me succeed, holler out.

Tomorrow! ORGCon: Reclaim the net

The Open Rights Group are holding the UK’s first national conference on digital rights tomorrow at City University in London. I’m down to chair two sessions (one on ACTA with Jeremie Zimmerman, Eric Josefsson, Michelle Childs and Andres Guadamuz, the other on the dismantling of the database state, with representatives from No2ID, ARCH, Big Brother Watch and FIPR), which will leave me with lots of time to enjoy their packed programme and hopefully spot a few friendly faces. There are still a few tickets remaining, and entry is free if you sign up to join the Open Rights Group.
ORGCon logo

Tonight! Hacks and Hacking

Tonight’s Online News Association event on data-driven journalism entitled “Hacks and Hacking” has sold out, so if you were lucky enough to get a ticket, I’ll see you there.

My slides for the night can be downloaded here.