mon 02 jul 2012 18:07:35 witte de withstraat
last night we shot an interview for the 'anomalous romance' documentary i'm planning. anna and barry were in new york to do the shooting; they put 'me' in the interviewee's desk drawer on an ipad via skype so i could ask the questions and watch her face. the interview took about six hours, it was kinda grueling for everybody except me. i just had to sit here and try to ram through my question list before all their batteries died. it's deathly hot in america right now, and you know how new york gets.
meanwhile i'm almost completely flat broke again. there are enough gigs, just not flowing through soon enough. so i'm hoping to push through some invoices.
i've been reading an academic paper by n frantzen, on the subject of internet privacy & freedom, as seen from three different perspectives. it's pretty thought provoking, so i'm having thoughts. privacy versus transparency: the people want privacy for themselves and transparency from the powers that be; the powers want it the other way round. raises some interesting moral dilemmas, because in the digital world it looks like privacy and anonymity are functionally the same thing. and anonymity, while it may safeguard our freedom, is also responsible for the most evil things on the internet. spamming, trolling, and various other antisocial behaviors for which no one has to take responsibility. i find the subject stimulating to contemplate.