Organized by Lauren Cornell of Rhizome as part of the ‘New Silent’ series – In The Technology Readings: A Night of Comedy a group of New York comedians perform readings on the joys and pitfalls of a technology-saturated culture. The evening will include Chelsea Peretti, Amy Poehler, John Roberts, Joe Mande, Anthony Atamanuik and Laura Krafft, many whom are notable for gaining fame on the internet, from Roberts’ Youtube monologues to Peretti’s episodic online shows including the 6-part series “All My Exes.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 | 7:30 PM
New Museum theater
New York, NY 10002
YouTomb is a research project of MIT Free Culture. The purpose of the project is to investigate what kind of videos are subject to takedown notices due to allegations of copyright infringement with particular emphasis on those for which the takedown may be mistaken. Although the initial focus is on videos hosted by YouTube, it is planned to extend it to other video collections. Continue reading
On Sunday, 24 February 2008, in what was apparently a politically directed attempt to block YouTube, Pakistan Telecom started an unauthorized announcement of the prefix 188.8.131.52/24 – a YouTube IP – to divert local traffic away from the site. One of Pakistan Telecom’s upstream providers, PCCW Global forwarded this announcement to the rest of the Internet, which resulted in the hijacking of YouTube traffic on a global scale. The RIPE NCC Routing Information Service has published a detailed study on how this came to pass. Continue reading