Hello A9. Bye Google?

The A9.com search engine from Amazon just got released. WWWWwooooooooaaaahhhhhhhh! I’m impressed. i have always played hard to get with Amazon – not giving them any info about me at all. When i opened my account, all they knew about me was my email address and they were trying to sell me books on dieting,…

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The Phone’s For You

Much talk going on about phones. (Sorry for the insider joke – “The Phone’s For You’ was a Lutheran phone-blitzing evangelism strategy from the 80’s) Heres the skinny on phone talk. * Mobile MUDding (whoever said images have replaced words has not been watching the MultiUserDungeon culture) * DVD to Mobile * Moblogging (blogging from…

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Old Geeks and Young Geeks

An article about Ars Electronica caught my attention. Wired News: City Survives Art Geek Invasion [From Ars Electronica, Austria] “One of the coolest things about this year’s festival was that the organizers got a bunch of senior geeks to speak about the future, and a bunch of youngsters to speak about the past,” said festival…

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Fuse Factory Opens Today

Fuse Factory just released their new web site from Lausanne, Switzerland. Bryce and Sam and the team there are very good friends, and we have done many things together. We are excited about their new website. They hope to produce new video each week and upload it on this site. This VJ/DJ team has been…

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How secure is the internet?

Not very. Only way to stay truly secure is to not turn on your computer or not hook up to the internet. So said one of the guys who heads up Privacy International. We had a good chat at the Tech Active panel discussion on Monday. I figured i would ask him all my security…

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Our Cyber-Party

Thats me on the bottom right, partying in the Boaz lounge. And it was a lot of fun. Great to see my friends from all over the world and for them to meet each other. Lots of bloggers turned up. Unfortunately, i neglected the actual party going on in my house and it was a…

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New Gmail address

Praise Google! I have been bestowed upon with a Gmail account from Almighty Google, Lord of the Pings, Forboding and Omniscient, Ever-Watchful of Data. Indeed, not a sparrow-sized pixel is downloaded without its knowledge. None can hide from its Dreadful Bots. Its Eye, lidless and sleepless, scans the earth, looking to and fro to see…

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Hang the VJ

Hang the VJ is one of the most interesting event of the onedotzero8 digital film festival in London. Monday 31 May at 7pm. Anyone else interested in meeting up there?

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Experiencing Matrix

I am adding some comments to a friend’s book today – a book about emerging church that will come out next year. I was writing about our redefined relationship with media and the Matrix came up as an example. Sure would hate to leave my thought undiscovered and untested for a year, so i will…

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I like filters

The amount of information available to me at any moment is overwhelming. Give me a filter over a funnel anyday. I like filters filters and not funnels I am deluged with numbers swamped by words. Information chases me/pursues me with bloodhound persistance Messages, almost all of them meaningless, are laying seige to my email box…

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Evildoers Smited in Cyberchurch

No more Ned Flanders preaching at the pulpit (which i actually thought was really funny), no more public outbursts of profanity (which i am not releasing on this site) and no more playing at the altar (like i was doing). The Church of Fools people have added some adjustments to their virtual sanctuary, making it…

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The Skinny on Cyberchurch 1.0

The Crypt downstairs was a good place to hang out after the service, and its still hard to get in because of the crowds. Was Church of Fools successful as a chat room ? ABSOLUTELY But they are framing it as a church which raises eyebrows and generates news stories. You have probably already read…

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Going to Cyberchurch.

How historic! Opening day at UK’s first 3D Cyberchurch, which turned out to be a big success. Huge hats off to Church of Fools. I made a few screenshot QT movies: (Broadband) There is me on the stage (17mb) or me ascending the pulpit (13 MB), both of which will give u a good idea…

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VJ demo in london

Today at the London Virgin Megastore there are 4 VJ’s doing live demos (one of them is female – vj michela) with Arkaos software. So i plan to in with Samuel and hang with them. Arkaos was asking for VJ’s to do this about 2 months ago and i had thought about applying. I checked…

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Internet as Labyrinth

. . . the internet is a labyrinth waiting to be explored, added to and to have new navigational journeys charted within it. There is already an overwhelming amount of information online, and those who provide a service do so with a filter rather than a funnel. I have a feeling that what will distinguish…

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3D Future of Church?

Church of Fools opens on May 11th, thanks to Specialmoves.com in London. “It picks up the challenge of Archbishop Rowan Williams’ Mission-shaped Church initiative –to create new expressions for Generation X-Box” says Steve Goddard, from Ship of Fools Link from Coop

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St Izzy’s Day

Today is the feast day for St. Isidore of Seville (Proposed Patron of the Internet by the Roman Catholic Church). Bob has the corner on why they voted for Izzy. Personally, I have always considered George MacDonald (father of modern fantasy) to be the patron saint of the internet. But then that’s just me.

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e~mergent kiwi’s publishing adventure

One of my favourite thinkers and friends, E~mergent Kiwi Steve Taylor is struggling with the potential and pitfalls of self-publishing over his thoughts on The Passion. Worth a read to understand our new age. Steve’s open letter to Mel G. will be published by Reality Mag on April 19, but i am guessing that the…

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Gates: Buy stamps

MacMinute reports: “Bill Gates is suggesting that computer users should be required to buy “stamps” in order to send e-mail.” Thats not going to go down well.

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