Chris Matthews Speaks At The World Affairs Council, I Remember Why Media Fails

  The stage at the fairmont The real reason for the event, book sales About a minute away from me asking a few questions.   Chris Matthews, MSNBC’s host of Hardball, spoke tonight in San Francisco at the Fairmont where the World Affairs Council held a program with him discussing: “Will Politics in Washington Ever … Continue reading

Google Introduces Chromecast – Threatens Apple TV and RoKu with Cheaper Streaming Content

Wednesday Google announced on it’s company blog a new streaming device to bring all your favorite web and video content to your TV, Chromecast. Chromecast has several key features which will make it highly competitive even with competitors already on the market. It’s cheaper with a highly affordable price point of $35, it is compatible … Continue reading

Microsoft Demos How to Be Sexist Jerks to Gamers at E3 (TRIGGER WARNING)

“I can’t even block correctly and you’re too fast,” she says. He replies, “Just let it happen. It will be over soon.” The audience laughs “Wow, you like this,” the man continues. “No, I don’t like this,” she replies. It might sound like the dialog you’d hear regarding a sexual assault you might be surprised … Continue reading

Oximity Teaser

If you want to know what I’m working on these days… here’s a little teaser from Oximity!

Aaron Swartz Continues to Make the Internet More Open

Internet Activist Aaron Swart’s project with The New Yorker launched Wednesday. Strongbox lets users share information, messages, and files with writers and editors anonymously. Months after his suicide, Internet activist Aaron Swartz continues to make the world a more open place. Wednesday the New Yorker announced the launch of a project he helped develop with … Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm – Thoughts on Cinequest

On my third day of actually seeing films I finally seemed to get it right. I took today easy on the film side due to that whole it’s a weekday and I should be an adult and do professional things. But I took the time to catch two films and I finally chose a selection … Continue reading

Cinequest Continues

Yesterday evening at Cinequest I saw an incredibly powerful and well made film, an entertaining short, and a feature which was underdeveloped and all too predictable. Sadly I saw the films in that order – and so ended with the least inspiring film of the night… To begin with I saw the feature We Were … Continue reading

The Newsroom Women

Much has already been said about the problematic dynamic of women’s representation in Aaron Sorkin’s newest TV show, The Newsroom. (See here, here, here, and just Google “Newsroom Women” if you want more…) And tonight we got more of same. Which doesn’t surprise me, but here’s a few things that would be quick fixes if … Continue reading

Young Film Makers at Cinequest (And Prop 8 is live streamed as a play)

Today I saw three productions – two at Cinequest, and one online. The online one was AFER‘s production of 8 – a play which takes dialog directly from the court transcripts of the prop 8 trial before Judge Walker. I always fear watching young film makers first works. On one hand the age means we … Continue reading

Yes We’re Open!

The film I was proud to work on last year (and that I’m continuing some side work with today) will be premiering at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival as a centerpiece this March! What’s a young, modern, and open-minded San Francisco couple to do when their relationship begins to stagnate? In the … Continue reading