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In an attempt to understand more fully cell phone behavior, and what our expressions our cell phones enable us to make, I’ve come across some interesting bits of research:
From this article, it seems Motorola commissioned a study called On the Mobile. One interesting (if obvious) finding:
Women see their cell phone as a means of expression and social communication, while males tend to use it as an interactive toy. Some men view the cell phone as a status symbol – competing with other males for the most high tech toy and even using the cell phone to seduce the opposite sex. The study found two types of cell phone users- “innies,â€ who use their phones discreetly, and “outies,â€ who are louder and less concerned with the people around them.
Was I the only one who noticed the scolding the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gave to those of us who enjoy films on DVD in our home theater instead of going to the multiplex?
The president of the AMPAS took a convoluted side track from his empassioned speech about movies and the art of storytelling in order to remind everyone that going to the movie theater is different than watching a DVD at home. Well, duh. He even said, “I know that none of the artists nominated tonight finish shooting a scene and say ‘That’s gonna look great on the DVD.'” Don’t tell that to someone like Peter Jackson, who knows that DVD is a perfect opportunity to tell your story in a more robust and expanded form than what can be toelrated in the theater.
The short film that was about 4 years in the making, is finally finished, and we’re having a screening this Saturday, February 26 2005, at 8pm at the glass house gallery. You can get the info and view the trailer here:
Incognito – view the trailer!
UPDATE: The Trailer is now available at www.IncognitoMovie.com. incog-neat-o!
Boing Boing: Robot on the subway
Read the link, and then go here: [robot on rush](http://robot.uncleleron.com “watch the robot on rush video”)
From Wired News: Home-Brew IPod Ad Opens Eyes — this guy created a really cool ipod mini ad, all by hisself.
Remember when DJ Danger Mouse remixed The Beatles’ “The White Album” with Jay Z’s “The Black Album?” Now there’s a video: The Grey Video. Awesome.
via Boing Boing
Tania and I just saw this great film : What the Bleep Do We Know!?.
Dubbed a ” spiritual film about quantum physics,” it’s quite a treat. A fine attempt at presenting the concepts of quantum mechanics and their implications for the spiritual world. It’s something I’ve thought a lot about; I never realized there was quite so much of a movement behind it.
There was also a great Q&A with one of the directors after the show, which just added to the mental stimulation. Definitely check it out if you’re in one of the cities it’s now playing in.
Back in the day we had this party, see, it was a Samba De Amigo party, with maracas all stinkin’ up the joint. You wants to check it? Don’t wreck it:
Broadband video (2.0MB)
Word up to my man Chris Shade.