|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
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.
You're right, our problem is that we're blind.
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.
1. Not everyone has something valuable to say.
2. Few people have anything original to say.
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.
Will not wearing a life recorder be used as evidence that someone is up to no good?
I wish there was some less feeble response to this constant, exhausting, draining surveillance we live under.
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.