Friday Night Party Line #44

Last week I took part in a recording session for the Friday Night Party Line podcast. The idea behind this podcast is: bunch of geeks have conversations about technology and society, and you get to listen in.

And I was drunk. So if you want to hear my drunken rants against flash mobs, plus discussions on many other topics, give it a listen. For some reason the suitcase full of blood seemed to resonate with other listeners. It’s quite long though, so don’t worry about just deleting it on download.

Notes:

Tonight’s Guests: Rym, Scott, Luke, Churba, Adam, and Victor

The Rapture!

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapture

The Washington Post’s Outlook section invited 10 writers to sift through the world’s clutter and each nominate one thing – an idea, a tradition, a habit, a technology, you name it – that we’d all be better off tossing out this spring. What they got ranged from “The Simpsons” to “Democracy”. What thing would you want eliminated?

Original Article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/opinions/outlook/spring-cleaning-2011/?hpid=z2

Everyone “knows” that everyone else is a worse driver than they are, so what if we took humans out of the equation? Well, Google has been silently lobbying to allow robots to drive on Nevada public roads. How do you feel about this?

Original Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/science/11drive.html?_r=2

A bill has been introduced into the senate that would give the Department of Justice and individuals new powers to enforce copyright and trademark law against “rogue” and “pirate” Web sites that offer unlicensed copies of protected content or which sell illegal knock-offs of brand-name goods by taking them off the internet. Never mind the questions of the technological feasibility of this bill, what do you think of the possible ramifications of this, if it even passes.


Madhvi does Star Wars

Last year I watched a video which featured someone who had never seen Star Wars retelling the story of Star Wars. I found it highly amusing. Last week I had a guest who had never seen Star Wars, so I asked her to retell the story too. I present this highly derivative, but highly amusing, little video.

The inspiration (way more entertaining due to funny animations):



Luke’s Creative Podcast

I have a new podcast project underway! It’s called Luke’s Creative Podcast, and in it I chat with interesting creative people about what makes them tick. Head over to that side of my website to download episodes or to subscribe via iTunes.

I’ve put up two episodes now. Episode 1 was just me chatting about the project, the motivation behind it and how it developed over time.

Episode 2 a long conversation with David Friedman. David is a photographer, blogger, and inventor, with a lot of crossover between these different creative strands. You might not know him, but the chances are you’ve read some of his blog posts at Ironic Sans, as he has a habit of coming up with cool ideas that go viral.

David Friedman

Check it out!


Interview with me on Dube.com via El Circense Magazine

El Circense Jan 2011

Back in January an interview with me was the cover story of El Circense magazine. The problem? It’s only published in Spanish.

Now you can find the entire English language version (the original text) on the Dube.com blog. It’s quite a long interview, but it’s a good guide to me and my life as a juggler, as well as having useful advice for new performers. Check it out!