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The dronecam revolution will be webcast: Interview with Tim Pool of "The Other 99" - Boing Boing
by Decius at 10:51 am EST, Nov 24, 2011

In recent weeks, one source of live news coverage for the Occupy Wall Street movement stood out above all others. Not a cable news network, not a newspaper, but a 25-year-old guy named Tim Pool. He packs a smartphone with unlimited data, a copy of Ustream's mobile video streaming app, and a battery pack to keep it all going — which he has for 21 hours straight, on big news days. Soon, Tim and team plan to have have their own hacker-made flying camera-drones, to provide aerial footage TV news chopppers can't. The guerrilla web stream "The Other 99" has reached more than 2 million unique viewers over the last two months, and become a source of eyes on the ground unmatched by big media. The project runs solely on donations.

Interview with Tim Pool of 'The Other 99'
by noteworthy at 11:54 am EST, Nov 24, 2011

Tim Pool:

After a while I realized, maybe the best thing to do is document this as truthfully as possible so we could have just transparency.

I am an activist for transparency. I think information wants to be free, it deserves to be free, and the only way we are going to have a functioning government for the people is if people can see and understand why decisions are made. I hope I am contributing to that.

Jose Saramago:

You're right, our problem is that we're blind.

Tim Pool:

I turn my camera on and I just talk and everyone tells me it's an amazing narration, and I kind of don't think so. I am kind of just confused by it.

Lee Siegel:

1. Not everyone has something valuable to say.
2. Few people have anything original to say.

Jonathan Franzen:

The technological development that has done lasting harm of real social significance -- the development that, despite the continuing harm it does, you risk ridicule if you publicly complain about today -- is the cell phone.

Bruce Schneier:

Will not wearing a life recorder be used as evidence that someone is up to no good?

Philip Hensher:

I wish there was some less feeble response to this constant, exhausting, draining surveillance we live under.

Douglas Haddow:

We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but too afraid to become it ourselves. We are a defeated generation, resigned to the hypocrisy of those before us, who once sang songs of rebellion and now sell them back to us. We are the last generation, a culmination of all previous things, destroyed by the vapidity that surrounds us.

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