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A Pre-Emptive Response to Thompson’s “Xbox Auteurs”

The article that I modified in Sophie was Clive Thompson’s “The Xbox Auteurs,” a piece written about RedvsBlue, machinima, and the phenomenon that has sprung up around them.

Here it is!

Video Mashup: Hot Fuzz and Toy Story (1 and 2)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxOYGpaW8Ig[/youtube]

Here is the mashup that Isso and I created, using the trailer for Hot Fuzz and video from Toy Story and Toy Story 2.

For reference, here is the original version of the trailer we drew the audio from (though we got it from iTunes for the higher sound quality).   We tried to match most of the shots as closely as we could with the Toy Story footage.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cno2MprPzi4&feature=related[/youtube]

In case anybody is curious, we used iMovie HD (6).

Podcast

Here is the Podcast that Isso and I did on the subject of Pandora Online Radio. In our podcast, we deal with various issues surrounding online radio, and then demonstrate a sample station created with Pandora’s recommender system, the Music Genome Project.

Sources:

Our information was drawn from Pandora’s Blog and FAQ and the Wikipedia pages on the subject. The songs that we play to demonstrate the generation of new radio stations on Pandora are:

1. Outrageous - Britney Spears
2. Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
3. Umbrella - Rihanna
4. Womanizer - Britney Spears