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Local filmaker Issac Goeckertz will be premiering his latest film at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.

Details of the film and the trailer can be viewed on the film’s website.

“Pimp This Bum” details the life changing events of Tim Edwards, a Houston man living on the streets. After being approached by a father son marketing team about a unique charity idea, Tim agreed to participate. The Agreement: fly a cardboard sign at a busy intersection with the words, “All Major Credit Cards Accepted”. What erupted from this internet experiment was a media campaign that traveled the globe in the expanse of a few days. Donations came pouring in and within three weeks, $75,000 had been raised to help Tim get off the streets. Pimp this Bum tells the inspiring story of Edward’s life in the wake of this unexpected turn of fortune and his courage to begin a new life.

posted by john one day ago · 0 comments

“A person who works six hours a day but with total focus has an enormous advantage over a 12-hour-per-day workaholic who’s ‘multi-tasking’ all day, answering every phone call, constantly checking Facebook and Twitter, and indulging every interruption.

It’s time we upgraded our work ethic for the age we’re living in, not our grandparents’ age. Hard work is still a virtue, but now takes a distant second place to the new determinant of success or failure in the age of Internet distractions: Control of attention.”
Mike Elgan, in Work Ethic 2.0: Attention Control

posted by jason on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008 · 4 comments

Jamie Wilkinson chats about his internet fame course at the Parsons New School for Design in New York City, where he grades his students based on how famous they become during the semester. (via The Graphic Student).

posted by jason on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 · 0 comments

posted by cannona on Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008

What lengths would you go to to access the internet if your government restricted its access? Here’s an article on what some Cubans are doing.

posted by cannona on Friday, Mar 07, 2008

Web 2.0 in 5 Minutes

Nice video capturing some of the progression of the web to the Web 2.0 point at which we find ourselves. Presented by Information Aesthetics (

“A (infographical?) movie, constrained to just text & pictures, explaining Web 2.0 & how it effects affects global society.”

Take a look here: web2.0 in 5 minutes

(via Steven)

posted by randy on Tuesday, Feb 06, 2007

Future and Vision of the Church on the Internet gives a summary of a lecture by Ron Schwendiman, one of the people behind our Church’s efforts on the Internet.

posted by tadd on Saturday, Sep 09, 2006