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From Open Courts to Open Jails? Kentucky Jail May Offer Streaming Video

BY Nick Judd | Friday, September 30 2011

The interim director of a county jail in Kentucky has seen to it that the facility now has its first-ever Internet-capable camera, and may seek to make the video feed available to anyone who wants to see what happens at ... Read More

Obama: Keeping the Titanium-Fisted Reign of Robot Overlords At Bay

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 24 2011

Via Politico, President Barack Obama visits Carnegie Mellon University and decrees that its robotics lab is in no danger of heralding in the alloy bootheels of automaton rule: I just met with folks from some cutting ... Read More

The Europe roundup: EU funding: inclusion is disruption

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, June 23 2011

EU | EU funding: inclusion is disruption Public policies work through people, so why aren’t they more inclusive? It’s the question asked by economist (and citizen!) Alberto Cottica, after the Digital Agenda Assembly ... Read More

Is an Apple Patent the Death Knell of Mobile Video in Protests? [Updated]

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 16 2011

O'Reilly Media's Tim O'Reilly says that a new Apple patent on infra-red technology that could block the use of cellphone cameras could have disastrous implications for activism. "Think for a moment about the ... Read More

Vodafone Egypt Slammed for Revolutionary Video

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 3 2011

Vodafone Egypt is getting blowback over a unreleased advertising trailer that humblebrags about its role in the Egyptian uprising. ( "We didn't send people to the streets, we didn't start the revolution … We only ... Read More

The Official Herman Cain Music Video

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 31 2011

Also engaging on the video front is Republican candidate Herman Cain, who's out with a spirited, homegrown video that ends with Cain supporters repeating the campaign slogan "Raising some Cain," as in both ... Read More

The Making of Tim Pawlenty's Campaign Launch

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 31 2011

New from the Pawlenty campaign: a YouTube video billed as a "behind-the-scenes" look at the former Minnesota governor's presidential announcement in Iowa. (via Playbook) The Pawlenty campaign seems eager to ... Read More

Budget Chair Paul Ryan Takes Us, Once Again, to the Movies

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan is back in front of the cameras, this time pushing back against criticisms of his plan for Medicare that have resonated everywhere from New York's 26th district's special election ... Read More

Sex, Turkish Politics, and Anonymous Videotapes

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

The New York Times' Sebnem Arsu reports: Just weeks before general elections in Turkey, six leading members of an opposition party were forced to resign from Parliament on Saturday after sexually explicit videos of one ... Read More

Pawlenty's Hunt Begins with Search

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

Tim Pawlenty's campaign announcement video, out this weekend, opens with an unseen hand Googling the phrase, "How to tell America you're running for President?" The dramatic answer, reports back the former ... Read More