Sunday, June 30, 2013

Austria's Turkish community calling the LEGO Company raciest over Star Wars set.

Austria's Turkish community is calling Jabba the Hut a "terrorist", not just because of the way he and his monastery supposedly "depicts racial prejudice and vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals as people with criminal personalities", but because a LEGO set look too much like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia mosque, and is demanding an apology from the LEGO company.. I can sort of understand the movie scenes being raciest (not really at all), but this is just a laugh. Whatever, you decide.
(Mosque)
http://www.123rf.com/photo_8784992_hagia-sophia-mosque-in-sultanahmet-istanbul-turkey.html

(LEGO Set)
http://now.msn.com/lego-accused-of-racism-over-jabba-the-hutt-palace

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Scams

We are all shaken by the most recent tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombing. It is always good to make online donations to help the families of those that have sufferd, and help fund the search of who is responsible, however many of the 100+ websites that have appeard since the attack are scam sites trying to take your money. Do your research before makeing any kind of donations to these sites, and if you can't find any reputable information about them, then Alt-F4, (meaning get the hell out before they take your money!)

Friday, December 7, 2012

My first vlog.

I could not upload this to my blog. arg. so I put it on youtube, enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgyenze_CcA&feature=youtu.be

Doing a live blog was pretty interesting. Trying to keep your composure while talking into the camera can be a bit of a challenge. The video quality wasent perfect, but was acceptible.

Grandberry Technology Exhibit and interview

video

Sample poster/flyer

Picture

Friday, August 24, 2012

A review on "An anthropological introduction to YouTube"

200,000 3min videos, accumliating 9232hrs 385days where 88% are new and origional"better than the networks" is what YouTube has become since its introduction in 2005 with the help of one video done by Gary, where he sang Numa Numa. The origional upload has been viewd more than 700,000,000 times, making it the seconed most viewed viral video, and has been redone several times.  Almost 10,000 new videos are uploaded to youtube everyday.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pecha Kucha Night

First off, a Pecha Kucha is a presentation in which 20 slides are presented at 20 seconeds a piece. The reason behind this time constraint is to keep the audiances attention, because if left to stare at a screen too long will cause them to become board and lose intrest.

I can honestly say I had a great time at the Pecha Kucha presentation. It was was a night where 6 different people gave there presentations in front of an audiance for the sole purpose of getting their own individual ideas accross to others.