What I Did at SXSWInteractive: Hackers in the Media!

First, I’d like to point out that I’m posting this blog entry FROM A PLANE IN THE SKY.  How awesome is this particular slice of the future?

SXSW was, as usual, awesome and exhausting and loud.  I had a great time delivering my talk on depictions of hackers in the media and how that affects computer crime legislation and jurisprudence.  The audience was engaged and sharp, with excellent questions.  There’s a recording of the talk floating around somewhere, but until I find it, please check out my slides from the presentation.  There will also be a paper coming out of this research, so stay tuned for that as well.

EDIT: Audio from my talk is now up! (and when I say that the CFAA was passed in the mid nineties, what I meant to say was it was passed the mid eighties.  Oops. ::facepalm:: )

my immediate future is exciting and cramped

Big day tomorrow. First, TEDxUniPittsburgh. I’ll be presenting a talk on the C/cultural C/commons and thinking about culture with a long term, sustainability view, rather than through a short term ownership or production lens. I won’t call it an anti-copyright stance, though I’m sure someone there will. Look for the video here soon.

Then, Jonathan Coulton live at the Rex Theater. ::cue squeeee!::

Then then, back to work on my long long list of deadlines. It isn’t getting any longer, thank god, but it also doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter.

My bootleg download of “The Fame Monster” has the curses blanked out. (It sounds like GaGa is saying, “I’m a free bint, baby,” which is arguably worse than “free bitch.”) That’ll teach me, I guess.

And, finally, a dispatch from the Land of Duh, via the BBC. It seems that children who use technology are ‘better writers.’

But, frankly, if patronizing articles like this lead to serious pedagogical attention being paid to the benefits digital connectivity has to offer the academy, I’ll bite my tongue and take it.

Brackenridge Lecture

Here is the lecture (slightly edited) I gave earlier in the summer about intellectual property law and participatory culture. I’ve removed most of my media exhibits from this recording, though all can be found online easily and for free.
At break between Part 1 and Part 2 I originally screened a Red vs Blue episode. So it’s not a strictly organic break, but it’s as close to the middle as I could get.
Altogether (with questions) this lecture runs for nearly an hour and a half. Listen while you fold you laundry.

Part 1
Part 2

I’ve also included my slide deck, though it is not strictly necessary to follow the lecture. It is pretty, though.

fact checker’s note: Queen Anne was born in 1665, but ruled from 1702 to 1707.