I finally made time to sit down and watch the Kony 2012 film.

Its a powerful film about the ongoing criminal actions of a Joseph Kony in Uganda, the campaign to see him brought to justice and how we as citizens of the earth can act against this.

I find the idea of individual citizens uniting as a group to achieve something exciting and the enabling power of the internet makes this a unique time for this kind of citizen activism.

It is interesting to also consider how this highlights the inaction of governments on some issues until it is prompted to by its citizenry. While I understand that many will cite the failings of Make Poverty History and the Climate Change campaigns as an illustration as to how ineffective these campaigns can be I still think that it is always worth trying.

So please make time to watch the film,

https://vimeo.com/37119711

and apologies I suspect I will mention this a few more times.

The Guardian has a great discusion about the issues online here.

So a little milestone reached the AudioPodcast pushed over a 1000 page views in day thanks to the dual effect of the live MSP Symposium coverage from the Electric Spring and an interview with Frank Bry of therecordist.com .

So that is ace :)

So things that are happening which I cant really talk about in detail but are the reasons I am not blogging lots.

The Inclusive Improv team might be getting some new members and a 2012 spring season.

An album I have been working on is getting mastered for release.

The Audio Podcast is almost a year old.

I start teaching at a new university on Friday an incredible blessing.

Also I bought another computer but I am going to podcast about it.

And I am spending even more time in emacs and org-mode.

So that is what I have been doing these past few weeks.

So I spent last weekend at the Max 4_u convention with the rest of TheAudioPodcast team.

You can hear the show online here.

I had a great time at the convention, made some new friends, enjoyed some good patching and playing Max Articulate.

Particularly enjoyed, Bret Battey Compressed Feedback SynthesisJeremy Bernstein How I learned to stop worrying and love JavaScript and Luke Woodbury Max and special needs.

 

 

 

So if you visited the site yesterday you would not have seen much as I was taking part in the anti-SOPA protest by blacking out this site. While I hope it did not upset anyone I am aware that some offense was caused. I do however honestly believe that the passing of SOPA and similar legislation is a dangerous step, which compromise the ability of people to communicate and gain understanding.

On the Tuesday 24th January 2012, the US Senate will vote on the internet censorship bill.

Whilst it is an American law, it has far reaching repurcusions for the web as a whole.

There are many companies against SOPA, such as Google, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and today I am lending my weight to the argument by taking my site down for the day.

If you think SOPA doesn’t affect you, please think again. Watch the video below, or use the form below to force politicians to take notice.