writes: Favorite Asian Cinema Director and/or Producer:
- Akira Kurosawa
- John Woo
- Ang Lee
- Yimou Zhang
- Jing Wong
- Cowboy Neal Ninja Cinema
writes: /.'ers you represent a unique and interesting demographic and that makes your opinion useful.
I've done my share of research up to this point about tattoos. Even though tattoos aren't forever anymore due to skin laser treatment technology, the ink is on your skin so I consider it a personal subject on some level. Therefore, I started out by talking to people that had tattoos and listening to their stories. There are plenty of resources in the old school media that I've been watching for the last three years. Magazines, tv series and books are loaded with information about the subject from many points of view. Sorting through the online resources is even more intimidating. Whether you google, skip around on webrings or approach it from a customer's perspective like most topics, the amount of data is overwhelming. I believe the moderation system here and the demographic I mentioned earlier will help me mine some useful data more efficiently. We might even start some interesting discussion and see some nifty art.
To be clear, I'm not asking for your opinions about a specific tattoo for me personally, but on the subject in general. I'm looking for your input based on personal experiences, resources you can share and other helpful creative discussion.
writes: Being raised less than an hour from Roswell, NM and as the daughter of two Archeaologists, I couldn't resist the title of this call for papers from the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists). The session is titled with some wit "'Fringe' Archaeologies: 'The Other' Past".
I must say, I thought I'd seen quite a lot of unusual ways to get grant money, but this one managed to surprise me. Growing up to all the wild tales of life digging out in the field I managed to come up with some humourous mental pictures. Before I read the abstract, I was already conjuring images in my imagination of these poor grad students of the future trying to dig in other atmospheres. It doesn't appear to have gotten to that point yet though.
Still, even though I did not follow in my parents footsteps, I can't help wondering if this sort of quest to understand an "other" past is a little bit too out there?
writes: Media Rights Technologies (MRT), developers of technology that prevents users from ripping digital media streams, has filed a Cease and Desist letter against Apple, Microsoft, Real and Adobe. The organization claims that these companies are responsible for violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and intellectual property law, by not using MRT's X1 SeCure Recording Control in Vista, Adobe Flash Player, Real Player, iTunes and the iPod products.
Naturally, this will fail hard in court, as MRT does not hold any copyright to any material being alledgidly infringed upon (which is a requirement of the DMCA in order to send S&Ds). It's just an example of "legal marketing", one that may backfire...