I am an independent conceptor, video creator and consultant and speaker on creativity/ building internet video audiences. I co-curate and co-host Boing Boing TV on Virgin America Airlines with Xeni Jardin and gave a TED Talk on storytelling.
I am also a regular panelist in copyright/copyfight debates as a remix culture advocate. In 2012, "Primetime Terror" - which was created for USC Annenberg School - was the key video in securing a DMCA exemption for transformative, non-commercial remixes from the U.S. Copyright Office.
In 2012 I launched CDZA, a collective of conservatory-trained, NYC-based musicians creating musical video experiments.
I spearheaded a project called "The Story of Sushi" to document what current fishing is doing to our oceans, and then launched Four Story Treehouse - a group focused on telling powerful stories with tiny miniatures.
In 2011, I created a marketing campaign for a non-profit called Mama Hope: "Stop the Pity, Unlock the Potential". I put together a video of a boy recapping his favorite movie, Commando. Also, a video of African men sarcastically living up Hollywood stereotypes of being violent, war loving psychopaths. In total, close to 2 million views were received for the two videos, tons of press and money raised, and put Mama Hope on the map as a more human and fair alternative to the way Invisible Children markets their African vision.
A lot of my work is primarily focused on internet video, exhibiting recurring and obsessive themes of compilation, reductionism, remix, and screen capture. The first dive into remix was Seven Minute Sopranos, which spawned a love for taking things I don't own and chopping them up into new forms of art. My screen capture style started initially with turning Google Wave into Pulp Wave Fiction, which led to Google Zeitgeist, Lady Gaga and Google, will.i.am on twitter, recapping the presidency of Barack Obama, and numerous corporate videos.
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