I’m not sure you are aware of it, but many of the new TV shows you are watching were derived from podcasts. A podcast is a digital recording of music or the spoken word downloaded from the Internet to a portable player. The term originated from P.O.D meaning Portable On Demand and cast relating to the term broadcast.
This is a whole new resource for material for the small (TV) and large screen (movies). This is going to be interesting in the years ahead. Your child, your grandchild, or your neighbor next door, who has been producing a podcast, can easily become the next big star in Hollywood.
Some of the new shows are:
2 Dope Queens
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Be sure to watch the video for a full explanation.
Eliot has been shredding paper for days now. Another trip to the incinerator. Thank goodness for digital files.
In my friend John’s art collection.
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You may turn out to be the coolest person at your holiday gathering this year. You are about to hear an explanation of what “mixed reality” is in the simplest of terms. This is a work assignment for my client, Viewpointsystem in Vienna, Austria. Nils Berger, CEO of Viewpoint, does all the talking. I will be releasing this to the press next week. You are getting an exclusive preview.
When some of the young folks around your holiday table hear you explain this newest advancement in the world of technology, they are going to be very impressed. Instead of creating a long video filled with tons of information that you soon will forget, we produced six short segments that answer specific questions.
I copied this video format from my friend Ray Elman who produces the most fabulous interviews for his art magazine called Inspicio, a Florida University Magazine. Let me know how you like this Q and A technique, and if you learned anything.
I have always wondered why someone would throw their garbage in a river, a lake, a bay, or an ocean? When Eliot and I took a cruise down the Siene last Spring, I was so disappointed to see how polluted the water was. I would lie in bed and stare out at the sides of the river that were filled with plastic bags stuck in the shrubs. There were thousands of them for miles and miles. I just couldn’t believe this was the same Siene that was portrayed in so many romantic movies.
Unfortunately, most of the waters around the world are filled with trash. I just don’t know how we allowed this to happen. Not everyone is going to let this continue. Kathryn Mikesell, the woman who owns Fountainhead, the artist residency Eliot and I belong to, is a member of The Dolphins and Rainbows swim club, that actually removes trash from Biscayne Bay in Miami everyday.
Their story is remarkable and one to be admired. The local NBC news did s story about how this group dives for trash and what they are willing to do to keep the waters clean. While the rest of us are reading the morning papers, and sipping our coffees, this swim club group is hard at work. Bless them.