Hacking The Record Industry With Alex Day
For the uninitiated: Alex Day is a pop musician, YouTube artist, and maybe, just maybe, the future of music. In 2006, Alex started posting his music videos on YouTube. Today, he has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers, and 100 million video views. His music has been streamed more than 1 million times. Day gave his life…
SXSW Update: BitTorrent Live Now An Open Beta
For anyone with mobile video or webcams, for anyone in the moment, on the ground, or on the front lines; for everyone with the need to break news or break it down in real time: BitTorrent Live is now open. Get involved.
Friday Download: Cult Film School
In this week’s FDL, the best of cult film: five free classics, courtesy of the intrepid preservationists over at archive.org. Here’s what’s playing in our late night screening room. Up first: Freaks, a look at the world of sideshow performers. Next on deck: Manos: The Hands of Fate, a film described by Wikipedia as among…
Friday Download: Supernatural Stuff
In this week’s FDL, everything epic, odd, and semi-occult. A classic documentary about finding Bigfoot. An un-natural history of the natural world, featuring unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. A live performance from the (Grateful) Dead, and one from Big Head Todd & The Monsters. And a 19th century cabinet of curiosities. Do you dare download? Read…
Eat Like A Boss. Win A Free T-Shirt.
Have you downloaded the Epic Meal Time BitTorrent Bundle? Good. You should now know how we roll. Yep. That’s an egg and cheese. We use the donuts as bread. Think you can out-eat us, out-gross us, or out-bacon us? Game on. Take a picture of your most epic meal between now and March 7th. Send…
Friday Download: Conspiracy Theories
Friday afternoon conspiracies. In this edition of FDL, we’re exploring freemasonry, secret societies and secret machines. Paranoid much? Read on for six free downloads, courtesy of the intrepid preservationists over at archive.org.
SF Music Tech: The Challenge To Creative Sustainability
Earlier this week, we got the chance to hang out at SF MusicTech, talk shop, and demo some new projects. The theme of the conference may have been unofficial, but it was everywhere: how can technology support the arts? And it was probably less of a question than a mandate.
SF Music Tech: Surf And Artist Tools Update
Over the course of the past year, we’ve partnered with musicians, filmmakers, and storytellers on a series of experiments. Our goal has been to create a more sustainable distribution model for the Internet’s creators and fans. Within 365 days, we’ve been able to create a legitimate content ecosystem 85-petabytes-big; connecting 16 innovative artists with 170…
SF Music Tech Countdown: The Era Of The Engineer
SF Music Tech countdown. In just a few days, Bram Cohen and Young Guru will break down the present/future of engineering. If you’re in SF, join us for the panel (February 19, from 10.40 – 11.40am), and watch one of the world’s best distributed engineers go head to head with one of the world’s best…
Friday Download: Surf Nation
Next Tuesday, we’ll announce some news on BitTorrent Surf. Get through the long weekend with some of the best surf music and film downloads, courtesy of archive.org. Read on for links.