Innovation or Exploitation? The Limits of Computer Trespass Law” A presentation by Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society (CIS) on February 19, 2013, featuring Ed Felten (Princeton), Jennifer Granick (Stanford), Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive), Jonathan Mayer (Stanford), Alex Stamos (Artemis Internet), and Dan Auerbach (EFF): 1 hour and 51 minutes.


Are Cameras the New Guns?

Are Cameras the New Guns?


Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez’s eighty-minute film Double Take.

ArtForum on the film: “‘They say that if you meet your double, you should kill him.’ The mantra in Belgian artist Johan Grimonprez’s eighty-minute film Double Take, 2009, suggests that the real must assert itself against its image to prevent its own defeat in an ongoing battle between fiction and reality. The quotation is from the narrative that anchors the film—written by British novelist Tom McCarthy and based on Jorge Luis Borges’s short story ‘August 25, 1983’—in which Alfred Hitchcock meets an older version of himself.”

Rotten Tomatoes: 70% Fresh

Up There: a short, 13 minute, documentary about the dying business of hand painting advertisements on the sides of tall buildings – a business, now, with the advent of vinyl appliques, pretty much limited to New York City and Los Angeles.

music go music: Local Los Angeles band grabbing for the “new abba” crown in this video.

Drowned in Sound’s rave review: “What is long gone is exuberant, sugary sing alongs by squeaky clean acts so pure that if you cut them they’d bleed rainbows … Music Go Music could change all that … Cynics will be forced to suspend their disbelief in order to enjoy ‘Expressions’ to its full potential and the album certainly veers towards places that, if they’re not quite cheesy, then are certainly beyond camp. There are moments of Expressions … that sound like Judy Garland in The Sound Of Music if said music was Spector produced Sixties girl groups”