Filmmaker, writer, and trans activist Andrea James
on the current state of post-disruption journalism and its unhealthy addiction to Twitter, and LGBT brain drain.
Last week, influential hip-hop deejay Mister Cee resigned from New York radio station Hot 97--for fewer than 24 hours. Andrea James
writes how it reflects changing attitudes toward trans people in hip-hop.
We asked writer, film director
, Boing Boing contributor
, and transgender educator
and activist Andrea James
what she thought about the media confusion following Private Manning
's gender transition revelation
. Below, Andrea's thoughts.
Longtime friend and Boing Boing contributor Andrea James
has just completed a Kickstartered
short film for children from LGBT families. I saw it this week, and was blown away by how funny and sweet it was. I know how hard she's worked on this; a true labor of love. I hope kids (and grown-ups) far and wide have a chance to experience both the art and the message. For readers in the SF Bay Area, there's a screening on Sunday June, 2013 in the Frameline LGBT film festival
at San Francisco's Castro Theatre. Andrea writes in to Boing Boing with the backstory.—Xeni Jardin
Ali Spagnola spent three years and $30,000 of her own money to void a ridiculous trademark awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office. She won, but the larger problem remains, with the odds stacked against independent artists who lack the financial and legal wherewithal to monitor the office for abusive filings or oppose them successfully.
Vintage video of the Sunset Strip teen riot of November 12, 1966.
In July, Outfest has a slew of remarkable screenings and live events in LA. that Boing Boing readers should know about (disclosure: I'm proud to serve on the festival's board of directors). Read the rest
BB Submitterator idontlikewords mentioned the youarelistening.to websites last week, a soothing mix of police radio chatter and ambient music. Choose from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, or my personal recommendation, Montréal. Read the rest
...It would be a lot like the Matt Mulholland version of the execrable "Friday." Whenever that song goes back in my head, Matt's version pulls me back from the brink of insanity. Read the rest
A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.
Last year, Pesco mentioned the new SXSW Title Design Competition. Ian Albinson's presentation video for this year's SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening summarizes a lot of the really good work in film (and some recent television), from Intolerance, to Enter the Void. Read the rest
Zick Rubin is a copyright/trademark lawyer who used to teach psychology. His work was notable enough to be cited in the The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology
. Read the rest
Turning data strings like DNA and what-not into audio can produce interesting results. YouTube user r2blend says, "If you import an EXE file into an audio program as audio data, you hear all kinds of cool stuff. Read the rest
Video: Chiefland Star Party Skyscape Time Lapse by William Castleman
The skies have stories to tell. Some of the stories make for interesting puzzles, particularly sightings of previously unseen objects in earth orbit. Read the rest
Forget beating Watson on Jeopardy. I just got dusted by The Terminator in Rock Paper Scissors. Skynet is nigh! Read the rest
Evolution Control Committee's new compilation collects all the cool stuff they have released in bits and pieces over the last few years. Who knew we'd reach a point where there were mashup nostalgia acts! Read the rest
NSFW: clip contains nude-idity. Mikl-Em at Laughing Squid has an excellent post today about how San Francisco became the epicenter of the professionalization of America's pornography industry. Read the rest
Float Documentary Trailer from Phil Kibbe on Vimeo.
These beautiful dragonfly-like model planes can float for up to half an hour under the power of one single-wound rubber band. Read the rest