December 30, 2012 Topics: , , ,

During our time in Cairo, in between the steady stream of interviews and journeys to different neighborhoods, there were also the moments when we managed to do a little tourism and visit magnificent sights of the ancient city. On one such afternoon, under the guidance of our excellent friend and Egyptologist Shereif Nasr, we visited […]

November 7, 2012 Topics: , , ,

I’ve learned that Tunisia has a fantastic tradition, especially since the Uprising* of 2011, of cartoons with attitude. Nadia Khiari’s “Willis from Tunis” was born from the new freedom to express yourself and criticise things in public and he has wasted no time in becoming a recognized symbol and fearless critic of politics, culture, and […]

November 25, 2011 Topics: , ,

Contrary to what the media tells us, Black Friday is not about shopping. The real Black Friday was about resistance, as on May 13, 1960 students in San Francisco stood up to the powerful House SubCommittee on UnAmerican activities which blacklisted and attempted to destroy the lives of countless creative and critical voices in the […]

October 22, 2011 Topics: , , ,

Occupy Amsterdam is officially one week old. Occupy Wall Street is now over a month old. Around the world masses of people occupy their public spaces to discuss and demand big changes in how governments and business have been conducting themselves for the last few decades.  Many do what they have always done: watch it […]

October 20, 2011 Topics: , ,

Two minutes captured during a General Assembly meeting on Monday the 17th of October.

September 25, 2011 Topics: , ,

Greetings from Lisbon, Portugal, where I’m tending to both family business, and soaking up all I can when it comes to how things are REALLY going here for the individuals that make up this country. The results, in both text and audio will be coming soon, as well as the next edition of the DIY homesteading series […]

September 11, 2011 Topics:

At this year’s Chaos Communication Camp I decided to talk about what i’ve learned regarding how the minerals in our mobile devices are mined.  The infamous process including all the middle players and related groups is increasingly being looked at as people around the world wake up to the reality of what this thing is […]

August 17, 2011 Topics: , ,

A video of 5+ minutes is in no way sufficient to explain 5 days of non-stop creativity that was CCC2011. But in an effort to give people who weren’t there a glimpse of this unique event, I present to you a video entry about hacker camp.  Note that it comes with no soundtrack other then […]

August 3, 2011 Topics: , , ,

Prior to departing from Jalalabad after completing our work there on behalf of Small World News and Internews Afghanistan, I recorded this video entry to briefly explain what we’ve been doing.  I also include a few images from the trainings we’ve been doing as well as a small taste of some Jalalabad visuals. as a […]

July 23, 2011 Topics: , ,

After one week of teaching video production in Herat, Afghanistan, the following video was made during my last hours in the city.  It goes over my impressions of the city, the work we’ve been doing here (our company Small World News, currently doing work for Internews), and other interesting facts/observations.

July 4, 2011 Topics: ,

It’s is the first time in many years that I am back in the US during the 4th of July celebrations.  While I enjoy a BBQ with friends and family today, I’ll also not forget the powerful words of Frederick Douglass back in 1852.  In this video entry I read an except from that speech.

April 6, 2011 Topics: , , ,

La Tabacalera de Lavapies has long been important site for both workers and the community around it in Madrid. So when it stopped being a factory, members of the community occupied the building and started developing social services, education, arts, gardens, eating establishments and an ever expanding list of features all housed within this large […]

March 21, 2011 Topics:

One Saturday in March some 200,000 people took to the streets of Lisbon to express their frustration and desperation with the government’s performance, corruption and its economic/social policies. It was in fact a beautiful day filled with creative and humorous approaches to protesting from a city (and a country) that knows a bit about taking to the […]

March 8, 2011 Topics: , ,

Artistides de Sousa Mendes saved the lives of over 30,000 people in Southern France in 1940. He did so in defiance of orders from the Portuguese Dictator who in turn disgraced him and blacklisted him, eventually leaving him in poverty. This included the loss of Casa do Passal his iconic family home in Cabanas de Viriato. Only […]

January 5, 2011 Topics: , ,

Someone joked with me as they watched me sort through video from the 27C3 in Berlin last week – “Blinking lights, computers, nerd humor…that looks like every year of the congress.” Good point, I thought to myself. But I still love gathering and assembling highlights for my own personal record and for others to get […]

December 19, 2010 Topics: , ,

A vlog entry regarding how tweets from conflict zones often get repeated and then expanded or exaggerated and then at some point becomes the story.. even if it isn’t accurate. Not to say twitter should be filled with fun, creative lies, and general randomness.. I like that too. But this is specifically about situations where […]

November 13, 2010 Topics: , ,

The squatting community in Amsterdam is under siege, with the new law declaring squatting illegal, many who have lived in their homes for a decade or more are now considered criminals and subject to forceful eviction. ; But the community and its supporters have not given up hope and refuse to be made homeless by […]

October 31, 2010 Topics: ,

During my journeys in the United States over the past month, I found myself in the always educational and fun presence of Ryanne and Jay, pioneer video bloggers, world citizens, and curious minds. On one fine day in Washington DC we saw a test drive stand for the hybrid electric car by Chevrolet, the Volt. […]

October 12, 2010 Topics: ,

Having arrived a few days ago here in the New Jersey house I was raised in, I surely have thoughts, observations, and reports regarding the state of the state around me. However quality time with friends and family comes with story telling and reminiscing of recent adventures in Afghanistan. Therefore before I can move on […]

September 19, 2010 Topics:

We rambled into the Kabul Golf Club one afternoon in September, as we had heard there was a golf course in the outskirts of Kabul where one could play nine holes like no others in this world.  What we found was a charming and forgotten course with a staff that are extremely happy to see […]

September 13, 2010 Topics: , ,

As hard as it has been to record a video entry from Afghanistan, I’m finally getting the hang of when is a good moment. The following video entry was recorded from a friend’s balcony on the first day of Eid. Just a little video hello, one week before the much anticipated Afghan Parliamentary Elections.

June 28, 2010 Topics: , ,

A very brief and simple glimpse of 2 moments from a Saturday in Vienna. A protest in the university area and a folkloric band parade in front of city hall.

June 3, 2010 Topics: , ,

While recording the podcast of the Ger district tour, these images were also captured.  This video doesn’t include the detail and background info that you can hear in the podcast, but I think the images speak for themselves.

May 27, 2010 Topics: , , ,

Greetings once again from the neon streets of Tokyo. The TBLI conference is in full swing here and that means yours truely is working hard to make sure technology works during this two day event. Therefore I shall interrupt the serious citizen journalism with a little interlude worthy of the worst and most distracting entertainment […]

May 8, 2010 Topics: , , , ,

The following is a video montage of my journey from Irkutsk, Russia to UlaanBaatar, Mongolia aboard the Moscow to Beijing Train. It also includes a few clips from my first day in the city of UlaanBaatar.  For more video entries, including many that didn’t appear on this blog, from my Siberian journey, follow this link […]

May 1, 2010 Topics: , , ,

I set off from Tomsk in the direction of Kemerovo more than 2 weeks ago, yet memories of the adventures and encounters that I had there still dance in my head.  In sorting through all the video I recorded during that time, I’ve put together one more video montage of my experience as a guest […]

April 14, 2010 Topics: , , ,

First video entry from me here in Siberia. Standing in a park in downtown Tomsk just assessing how the trip is going and what plans have been made for the next few days.

April 5, 2010 Topics: , ,

My good friends and colleagues at wikileaks have released a long anticipated and truly horrifying video obtained unofficially from the US military.  Unofficially is putting it kindly, the US military never wanted you to see this video where civilians are targeted and killed over and over.  I could say more but I’d rather let the […]

March 9, 2010 Topics: , , , , ,

After the mass student uprising all across Europe in late 2009, the movement has awoken all across the United States this month. Students, faculty, and staff began walking out of their classes and holding marches and rallies at University campuses across the nation.  With the lack of support and resources from the federal government, tuition […]

January 13, 2010 Topics: , , ,

As I have for the last 4 years, at the end of 2009 I gave a presentation at the 26C3 in Berlin. In this video I explain a bit how it went, and share some short clips. Oh and one other thing, you can read my article related to the conference on the Guardian CiF […]

November 24, 2009 Topics: ,

Over the weekend a modest but passionate group of European Videobloggers got together for the 5th time in 5 years.  While the world of video online didn’t quite turn out how we had hoped or perhaps how we had thought, we still gather to discuss issues as well as reminisce about the past and what […]

October 15, 2009 Topics:

Click to Play A vlog entry from Lisbon reviewing plans for Vlog Europe 2009. I also throw in some images and video from the Russia trip last week.

October 7, 2009 Topics:

Click to Play After a long hiatus, a video entry complete with my sick-person voice. Focuses on Wikileaks and what they’re working on and the support they are seeking.

June 2, 2009 Topics: , , ,

The Union of Concerned Scientists put out a report recently which runs down the last decade of genetically modified crops. As you know thats a topic that greatly concerns this website; what genetically modified crops have done to and for the world. Although GMO crops have only been in use for about a decade, the […]

April 28, 2009 Topics: , ,

cross posted on the Metroblogs Global Conspiracy It has been more than a month since CurrentTV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained by North Korean authorities on the China-North Korea border. Yet relatively little has been made public about what their status is as well as what the US government or their media […]

April 14, 2009 Topics: , ,

My second visit to Istanbul has been filled with interesting encounters with old and new friends, and exploring places in the city that I didn’t get to on my first brief visit last month. This is a vlog just to say hello and reflect somewhat on the trip so far. (click on the player on […]

March 26, 2009 Topics:

I don’t claim to be an economist. I don’t claim to be able to tell you with 100% certainty and a completely fool-proof explanation of what is wrong with the global economic system. But, I will claim to be able to see signs when they are in front of me. To question what is given […]

March 9, 2009 Topics: , , ,

At long last, a short vlog entry that features clips from my first-ever visit to Istanbul. Complete with brief introduction featuring my new “Downloading is now a Crime” shirt from (thanks!). Note: As mentioned in the vlog entry, I’ll be returning to Istanbul in April to work on more content relating to press freedom, […]

February 10, 2009 Topics: , ,

The Banana Book, by Dan Koeppel, has arrived here at the politburo. The book that looks at the secrets and controversial history of the banana. How its farmed, how it finds its way to our kitchen, and more. Also I mention another book I just picked up, and a little on the new camera I […]

January 13, 2009 Topics: , , ,

Just a collection of odd moments from my 25C3 talk. Don’t expect to learn too much, this is more the moments that I laughed at myself, which I thought to share with you. Note: Full credit to the 25C3 video team who put out this video and I then chopped it up into this. Thanks […]

January 12, 2009 Topics: ,

Greetings friends. I’ve been busy trying to formulate a slightly new direction for the podcast. The goal is to be more investigative and less interview-centric. We’ll see if I really manage to make that distinction. But you know, new year demands some changes for all of us I think. For your viewing pleasure, perhaps, I […]

January 4, 2009 Topics: , , , , ,

The Wire gives alot of great examples of the type of behavior and power struggles that take place in all levels of life. In this video, I look at 2 particular Wire characters and who they represent, and juxtapose that with what is happening in the middle east. Yes, Im serious.

December 2, 2008 Topics: , ,

Word from the Northwest of the US is that 4 dams along the Klamath river will be removed by 2011. The river will once again flow and the ecosystem will have a fighting chance after almost a century of being dammed. It will be the largest dam removal and ecosystem restoriation project anywhere… ever.

November 11, 2008 Topics: , ,

Especially pre-occupied with non citizenreporter work this week, which means not much time to put anything big together. But in about 2 weeks there will be a referendum in and about Greenland, and I’m interested in the outcome of that. Here are a few notes about it, using wikipedia. (woops, technical issue fixed. enclosure problem)

October 21, 2008 Topics: , ,

This is a not a vlog about a global problem or unreported issue. Instead its a quick highlight film as part of a video entry for vlogeurope 08, which took place over the weekend in Budapest, Hungary. Initially it was a Budapest A to Z film, but I scrapped that Idea around the letter P. […]

October 8, 2008 Topics: , , , ,

Attention all who are concerned with voter fraud and/or New Jerseans: this video involves you. IF you want your vote counted this election, you’re going to have to you absentee ballots. The voting computers they use throughout the state, especially those in Union County, have not met necessary requirements. Your vote may or may not […]

September 20, 2008 Topics: , ,

After many weeks without a vlog entry, this one was recorded today as I floated through the Oud West. Its short and addresses the recent changes in Zimbabwe where opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has now joined in the government of Robert Mugabe as prime minister. Which begs the question, is this good news? Oh and […]

August 3, 2008 Topics: , , ,

Eating green bean soup (made my mom’s style) and discussing Barcamp Munich in October, VlogEurope Budapest in November, and the larger issue of California’s Agriculture ceasing to produce significantly in the coming decades. That according to several reports about the environmental impacts of the large scale farming going on in certain regions of CA, as […]

July 24, 2008 Topics: , , , , ,

This video entry is to explain some recent goings-on as well as tell about a good friend who gave up growing a green lawn in suburbia. Around the same time he was telling me this, I had also visited the Jersey shore where there were reports of an dangerous explosion in the Jelly Fish population. […]

July 11, 2008 Topics: , , , , ,

Im still getting over jetlag and settling in here in the US. In the meantime here is a video entry recorded in Cambodia last month. It features my visit to the killing fields and the s21 torture prison.

June 9, 2008 Topics: , ,

Going back a few days, this vlog entry is from my first day in Cambodia.  It includes footage from my arrival via Tuc-Tuc, to me Royal Palace visit. On that note, I’m off to the airport for the long long flight back to Amsterdam. It has been, well, overwhelming to say the least.  A fantastic […]

June 1, 2008 Topics: , ,

It is never easy to pull out a camera and record a message while sitting alone in public.  It is even harder when you’re alone, wastern, and tall, sitting in a park talking into a camera in your left hand.  The following vlog entry is about my initial impressions after wandering slightly lost near the […]

May 15, 2008 Topics: , , ,

Occasionally I like to share some useful knowledge I believe I have on how to use the internet in a way that allows you to get information and some degree of satisfication. This vlog entry is about the social networking site facebook; specifically – how to cut right through the crap, once and for all, […]

April 25, 2008 Topics: , , , , , ,

The 25 of April is a very special day. As per tradition, here’s a video blog entry paying tribute to 25 de Abril in Portugal.

April 18, 2008 Topics: , , , , , ,

During my recent visit to Berlin, BaghdadBrian and I visited the stasimuseum and recording this videoblog entry. It also features the most excellent tour guide who not only gave tremendous insight into what life was like in the GDR and the activities of the Stasi, but also gave these great personal stories of how she […]

March 31, 2008 Topics: ,

Last week Wikileaks was talked about in alot of media outlets, but not for exposing some crime or wrong doing, but because a judge ordered the site taken down. In this vlog entry I talk about that story as well as what makes wikileaks special and other stories the site has helped expose. I refer […]

March 22, 2008 Topics:

Greetings from Paris. The following video entry was put together to direct more attention to the extremely important gathering a few weeks ago in the US called Winter Soldier. It was organized by the Iraq Veterans Against the War organization and the stories you will hear… the testimony.. well.. every citizen should have to listen […]

March 15, 2008 Topics: , , , , , ,

Part 2 of “Christiania You HAve My Heart” features some great interviews and a lovely musical performance. Im probably not going to show part 3 unless someone protests.. otherwise I think you get the idea and what is so special about this community in Denmark. You can watch the whole thing on googlevideo. Also full […]

March 6, 2008 Topics:

With Denmark, Copenhagen, and more specifically Christiania still fresh on my mind, here is a film I wanted to share. I liked this film so much, I’m posting it here on my vlog in 3 parts. It is about Christiania, filmed in 1990 by Nils Vest. In this part the film gets into the questions […]

March 1, 2008 Topics:

Greetings from Central Copenhagen. Where I sit, drink hot chocolate, and watch as another illegal and deplorable war is launched. War is a big word for it, better to call it an excercise in modern weaponry that involves the occasional slaughter of a smaller enemy. Here’s Juan Cole’s blog, he’s doing alot of documenting of […]

February 21, 2008 Topics: , , , , , , ,

Aristides de Sousa Mendes ignored the orders of the facist Portuguese government during WWII, by helping people escape to Portugal. A diplomat in Bordeaux, he gave visas to thousands of Jewish and nonJewish refugees trying to escape the Nazi occupation. When it was discovered, he was fired, disgraced, and died poor dishonored by his country. […]

February 17, 2008 Topics: , , , , ,

    This section of my CCC’07 talk on Rebellious Communication and the Federal Flood looks at prisons and public housing in New Orleans. You’ll notice at the end I come to a conclusion not unlike that which Naomi Klein later did in her book the shock doctrine. Remember to update your links as my blog […]

February 12, 2008 Topics: , , , , ,

Long overdue part 2 of the talk I gave at the Chaos Communication Camp over the summer, topic is of course Rebellious Communication and the Federal Flood. This part is about housing in New Orleans and my experience exploring this topic first-hand. If you want to watch part 1, which I put out in December, […]

February 4, 2008 Topics: , , , ,

In an era where most people get their books from a superstore or a .com, it might seem like libraries are behind the times and forgotten. But here in Amsterdam, the largest public library in Europe was opened last summer… and is quite something to behold. From books to media of all kids to art […]

January 28, 2008 Topics:

This vlog entry is about the US military buildup in Guam. The government is moving its forces from Japan to this tiny island over the next 6 years, and the place already has problems supporting the military bases it has. Of course its much more complicated that this, watch the vlog.. its a start. Click […]

January 17, 2008 Topics: , , , , ,

Over the past 2 years, as part of the new cold war over who owns the arctic, the Canadian government has chosen to use its military to show how serious they are about defending their claim. Through a series of missions and exercises that involve land, sea, and air forces, not to mention determined statements […]

January 9, 2008 Topics:

On christmas eve I decided it was a good day to go see my old friend Asbury Park, to check on all the changes people have been telling me about. More than 6 months after my last visit and video entry, I was shocked to find one of my favorite abandoned structures, the Casino, had […]

January 4, 2008 Topics: , , , , ,

Last weekend I attended the annual hacker congress in Berlin. As usual, being surrounded by some of the world’s most brilliant and creative minds left me inspired, enlightened, and exhausted. This vlog only captures about 1/10 of the interesting things that took place during the congress, these are my video highlights. Click To Play

December 28, 2007 Topics:

During my recent visit to NEw JErsey, land where I was born and raised, I spent some time walking through the forest that my friends and I grew up playing in and around. It is a unique place and in this vlog entry I try to explain why. Click To Play

December 21, 2007 Topics: ,

This is a walking vlog entry that I recorded last week in Washington, DC. No very citizen-reporter-esque point to it, beyond sharing some thoughts and images. Click To Play

December 11, 2007 Topics:

Greetings from Washington, DC dear readers. I’m here at the home of one of the hardest working political bloggers on the planet, Mr. John Aravosis. In the coming days I’ll be writing and recording material related in some way to this city, the people in it, and the world outside it. It won’t just be […]

December 6, 2007 Topics: , ,

This is part one of the talk I gave at the Chaos Communication Camp over the summer. It is entitled “Rebelious Communication and the Federal Flood”. Note that it takes place in a bunker, which made for an interesting environment… bunkers and hackers. Click To Play

November 29, 2007 Topics:

Now that I have a new computer I have regained the power to edit video and basically from now on I have the tools I need to do videos the way I want to. (as you’ll see, I’m still learning the settings on the new machine) This one was recorded the night before I left […]

November 21, 2007 Topics: , , , , , , ,

Been reading about the next month and what it holds in store for Kosovo and the entire Balkan region. Would have made for an interesting time to be back in Belgrade around this time. The following video is just a montage of images, texts, and audio that I’ve been taking in and evaluating. My g4 […]

November 8, 2007 Topics: , ,

This was done on the fly as many people gave me dirty looks during a recent work-related morning at the European Parliament. Blogging and podcasting have taken me many places and brought me many benefits, but it is funny to consider this is the second time this year and I’m sitting in one of the […]

November 4, 2007 Topics:

A vlog entry from Berlin talking about travel and transport alternatives within Europe and the culture of NOT flying short distances. Also I mention EWG again, an excellent source to help us all navigate through life. Click To Play

October 21, 2007 Topics: ,

The latest report on the state of the world’s fishing stock doesn’t get much press. Despite the fact that the extinction of various fish species would be an ecological disaster worldwide, people seem to just go about their regular fish eating practices. This vlog is about the report and its connection to invidual choices that […]

October 9, 2007 Topics: , , , , , ,

In Federalist Paper Number 10, James Madison warned of the dangers posed by majority rule or small groups of people being able to control a nation. On today’s internet we are once again faced with the tyranny of the majority in the form of popularity. Any site you go to values whatever gets voted for […]

October 2, 2007 Topics: , , , , ,

Click To Play BURMA! Who needs history when the mainstream media presents BURMA! to us. This is a vlog commentary on Burma with some factoids. Also testing my new camera… and apparently the battery was dying or I pushed the wrong something as you might see the sound getting out of sync.

September 15, 2007 Topics: , , , , , , ,

During my most recent trip to Brussels, there was a demonstration against Islam. (!) The event was organized by one of the far right parties that recently became a very significant force in government. This video comes from no-comment, the video-podcast from Click To Play

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August 10, 2007 Topics: , , , , , , , ,

One of the world’s largest and most notoriously crazy open air hacker camps is underway here in Germany, and as luck would have it, I’m here too! I am after all, an information-news hacker. This vlog entry contains clips from my first three days here, free of comment, with music by Calexico to tie them […]

August 6, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

The following is just a brief vlog entry as I cruised the canals of Amsterdam with good friends during Pride 2007 over the weekend. I was joined by Amy Joy and JaG among others. It was a lovely day and a great celebration, but my hope is that people don’t forget amidst all the celebrating, […]

July 18, 2007 Topics: , , , , , ,

This brief entry was roughly recorded during my day in Quarteira, Algarve. As I walked through a famous street market, where indeed lots of bootleg merch is sold, all of a sudden dozens of police run in, many in full riot gear brandishing shotguns and automatic weapons. It was an string operation against the poorest […]

July 3, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

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June 3, 2007 Topics: , , , , , , ,

This vlog was put together before I left Berlin yesterday. It concerns last week’s gay rights demonstration in Moscow, where once again we see what kind of police state the entire country has become. The rampant homophobia, not only among the authorities but also among regular people, is horrifying. I used the footage from EURONEWS, […]

May 26, 2007 Topics: , , , , , ,

More than 40 years since an underground fire began burning, the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has all but disappeared. Leaving behind only grave yards, dead trees, empty plots of land from former houses, plumes of smoke from the fire below, and of course.. the few Centralians who have stayed put. This video blog entry was […]

May 18, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play Second part of my 2 part vlog from my visit to the Miccosukee Land Co-Op. With my guide and friend, Dave Bightbill of RadioMacGuys.

May 1, 2007 Topics: , , ,

Last month I was in Tallahassee, Florida, where I happenned to visit a land cooperative. A very special community with a very interesting story. Thanks to my kind host, Dave Brightbill, I was able to record what will be a 2 part vlog about how the community works and how it began. Click To Play

April 25, 2007 Topics: , , , , ,

Click To Play It’s the 33rd anniversary of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution. It was and still is, the single most inspiring moment in history. (for me) This vlog will explain further.

April 12, 2007 Topics: , , , , , , ,

Click To Play This vlog entry is my attempt to show you what Long Beach, MISS. looks like today. 1.5 years after hurricane Katrina destroyed the coast and thousands of families lost their homes. It includes a walk around a destroyed neighborhood with my friends, the Tuepkers.

April 4, 2007 Topics: , , ,

Click To Play Since its Videoblogging week, no better time to go back to New Orleans. This entry is from my second day, where I talk about the conditions at the city lockup.

March 27, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play This is a vlog entry about my visit to the upper ninth ward in New Orleans. I also walk around St. Mary’s school which is now a base of operations for the common ground relief effort.

March 23, 2007 Topics: , , , , ,

Click To Play Many many issue-focused podcasts coming up, but as I’m not ready with them yet, I bring you something else. This vlog entry is from my first day in the New Orleans area.. at the Jean Lafitte natural park. Amazing to look at the wetlands, the animals, the vegetation. Makes me even more […]

March 6, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play The following vlog entry is made specifically for Brooklyn College and the students of Prof. Brian Dunphy’s class. (brave souls!) The internet is welcome to watch as well, of course. This is about why I do what I do, the inspiration behind my little media career.

February 27, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play I was at the EU parliament this weekend. Got me thinking about what this building represents. And then I remembered there are two of them, and lots of wasted resources to cart MEP’s back and forth. Hence this vlog and this link.

February 20, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play When I spoke in Berlin last December, lots of people asked “why do you put personal things mixed with your podcasts and blog entries.” What I tried to answer then, is that everything here is personal to me.. these are issues, ideas, and people that I care about and which make me […]

February 10, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play As usual after returning from a journey it takes time to make use of all the video Ive recorded. The following is Tim and I reporting from Belgrade, Serbia on the day we gave a talk at REX. Pardon the harsh editing.. I’m sleepy after some ridiculous speed dating experiment. Much thanks […]

February 5, 2007 Topics: , , , , , , ,

Click To Play John Edwards voted for the war in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed because of the war in Iraq. John Edwards helped make that possible. And now he tells the public he is a good candidate to lead the country. This is my response.

January 30, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Hello again from Belgrade. Day 3 that I am in town and leaving soon, back to Croatia. But I’ll talk about all that later… Click To Play During my time in Zagreb last week, I had the privledge of attending a protest against the destruction of a beloved city block. The buildings are very important […]

January 20, 2007 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play Earlier this month I gave a speech at the 23rd Chaos Communications Congress, as you may remember from all my posts back then. As I walked off stage I was immediately asked a bunch of questions, especially by one person who disagreed with alot of my theories and conclusions regarding citizen journalism […]

January 13, 2007 Topics: , , , , , ,

Click To Play NJ’s Commission on the Death Penalty released some very important findings this month. While the press has given it some attention, I believe its important to see each conclusion with your own eyes. Also this should be put in the national context, where a very significant number of states are finally admitting […]

December 31, 2006 Topics: , , , , ,

Click To Play Most of the time it feels odd to take any photos or video of such a special event. But naturally I couldn’t help but take some video and make this montage of how I saw this years Chaos Communications Congress. Suffice to say, from now on.. I know where I will be […]

December 18, 2006 Topics: , , , , , ,

Click To Play One of the great traditions I keep is whenever I come back to Lisbon I participate in the hash with my buddy BadHareDay. To get a taste of the Lisbon Hash House Harriers, watch this vlog… and weep. Direct Link HERE.

December 8, 2006 Topics: , , , , ,

Click To Play A vlog from a man in his bathrobe at four in the afternoon. My two topics of earth shattering importance: 1- The vlogger foundation. Or something like that, which is an idea I need help developing. 2- socially conscious ad network links: evilvlog insanefilms Drinking Mochas Makes my Kidneys Feel Better

November 30, 2006 Topics: , , , , ,

Click To Play Part 2 of my vlogging in Slovenia. This time from high above Ljubljana as well as lost somewhere in the south of the country. Folk music as always. And this is my goodbye to a country that I hereby love.

November 28, 2006 Topics: , , ,

Click To Play To further tempt all ye who have been emailing and commenting (thanks by the way) here is part one of my slovenia vlog. Enjoy the folk music.. as you know, I love it.

November 24, 2006 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play It is quite a contrast, which I experienced, between Lake Como and the city of Milan. This video is an attempt to show some of that.

November 20, 2006 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play This is the real deal. The amazingly beautiful Belaggio (which I didnt bother looking up proper spelling cause that isn’t the point, yes now I see I spelt the dam thing wrong.. sorry too late) This vlog starts in Varenna as we take the ferry to Bellagio. VlogEurope 06… beautiful.

November 9, 2006 Topics: , ,

Click To Play A Statement for my videoblog regarding the recent voting results. Normally I would have deleted it because I find it less than interesting. But Im tired and spent too much time putting it together to destroy it now.

November 3, 2006 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play A little throwback to last month, when I happened to be in NYC at the same time as my friend Tony Pierce. He was on the east coast swing of his busblog-cross-country extravaganza. This is just a little video gift for him to post and a souvenir of that day.

October 22, 2006 Topics: , , , ,

Click To Play Time to start going through the archives and putting together vlogs from the past few months. This one is for all the A-Ren fans… brace yourself.. he’s got a guitar and he’s not afraid to use it.

October 15, 2006 Topics: , , , , , , ,

In order to further explore the theme of how cities thrive and decay, specifically the case of Asbury Park, the following is part 1 of a vlogged history. The last minute has a audio-video timing problem, fixing it would give me an ulcer. Please Note: Im just an amateur armchair historian, I don’t claim to […]

October 8, 2006 Topics: , , ,

As the season winds down, here’s one last ultimate frisbee vlog. Our team lost.. alot. But hey.. sometimes you eat the bar.. and well… Camera work by Lenny… Im number 34 on the field, obviously.

October 1, 2006 Topics: , , , , , ,

Being the citizen journalists that we are, two associates and I headed to Asbury Park, New JErsey this week. A very unique city, with a very sad story. This vlog is an attempt to capture some of what it looks like today and what is happening that will effect the future.

September 24, 2006 Topics: ,

I’ve been spending time with my 2 year old nephew, known to the internet as A-Ren. Sometimes the boy decides he needs to do something and well… watch the quickie film.

September 16, 2006 Topics: , , ,

Summer has been extended by one month, and my career is taking an unexpected turn… therefore.. a no comment vlog.

September 1, 2006 Topics: , , , , ,

You know them from Karmabanque and the Truth About Markets. Now witness their return to videoblogging during my recent visit with them in Paris. Watch the Video

August 19, 2006 Topics: , , , , , ,

Being as I’m in rainy Paris all weekend and I’d like to spend some time outside or at least in some café somewhere without my laptop. I’ve pre-prepared a vlog which is actually from my time in Portugal only a few weeks ago. This one is low on explanation, but basically whenever I meet my […]

August 11, 2006 Topics: , , , , ,

Now that I’m back.. after a long long frustrating journey home, I’d like to change gears for a moment and share a few vlogs capturing the beauty of the Portugal I know and love. This one was filmed in Pero Moniz, Cadaval. My mother’s hometown, where my grandparents live and where I spent many many […]

August 2, 2006 Topics: , , , ,

Well, it has taken me some time to finally release this videoblog… and beware it is very big (15 min. long). My frisbee association in Amsterdam hosted this tournament last month… voila a videoblog of the fun. Considering all the pain and sufferring in the world.. at this very moment. I present this vlog as […]

July 21, 2006 Topics:

Watch the video Despite all the sun and fun… my focus remains on Lebanon and this disaster of humanity.

July 14, 2006 Topics: , , , , , ,

I’m not going to stop talking about this until some good news finally comes from that area. As you know, a few days ago Israel bombed Lebanon. They also imposed a sea and air blockade on the country. It was in response to the kidnapping of soldiers. Which was a response to something else.. and […]

July 7, 2006 Topics: , , , ,

It’s Friday and Madge Weinstein the purple Lumox is here all weekend. So my post is a vlog I put together from unused Berlin footage. Nothing too ground breaking, but this was my most favorite day from my Berlin trip. I’m working on getting back there later this month in time for Christopher Street Day […]

June 23, 2006 Topics: , , , , , , ,

While in Berlin, Tim invited me to see Germany play…. from a former bath house in a very cool area. It was a very unique and truely Berlin experience. Watch the Video

June 17, 2006 Topics: , , ,

Click on the Photo below to be directed to my vlog about the journey that is about to begin. (this one is not in my feed for all those who hate video in my regular rss feed.) More when I arrive in Berlin at some point tomorrow. Yeehaw.

June 5, 2006 Topics: , , , , , ,

When I accepted an invitation to go cheer on a friend racing in the national bakbrommer championship, I had no idea what a unique and excellent event I would be attending. The neverending stream of competitors with their unique bakbrommer cycles was incredible. As was the location; a big squat community, a car/boat cemetary, and […]

May 23, 2006 Topics: , , , , , ,

With this vlog I intend to begin a series focused on questions of poverty, religion, education, health and more. Somehow these things are all inter-related, and I’m going to look into the numbers around the world. This episode deals with Religion versus Wealth. Using the data from PEW’s 2002 study, we can see the level […]

May 13, 2006 Topics: , ,

My nephew, the great A-Ren, turns 2 today. I’m far away and I miss him alot, especially today. This is my bi-lingual vlog message to him. And maybe next year he can look back and see what his absentee uncle made for him. Watch the vlog here.

May 1, 2006 Topics: ,

I’m not putting it into the main feed this time, but for those wanting something for sunday evening/monday morn, here’s a vlog about Queen’s day. Starring lots of famous Amsterdam and Netherlands characters from my life who will not be named in this post. Cept the mindcaster… of course I’ll use his name, my co-pilot […]

April 9, 2006 Topics:

It’s the way I like to look at the united states, pull out some pre-1848 maps… before there were crazy american militias running around with guns threatening people who cross the rio grande. This vlog comes to no great conclusion, it just expresses thoughts and some maps to make you go hmmmmmm. Watch the Video […]

April 2, 2006 Topics: ,

Please let me know if you subscribers don’t like finding my vlogs in the same feed as podcasts etc. I realize my vlogs aren’t really educational or relating to important issues, but hey, I have fun making them. This one features entirely too many visuals of my face doing pointless things in the garden. Music: […]

March 22, 2006 Topics:

Videoblog about the view out the window while I was in Lisbon. I try to explain some factoids and generally show you what a magical place it is. This is the last of my March 06 vlogs about Portugal, thanks for all the fantastic feedback. Watch the Video

March 16, 2006 Topics:

Since my driving vlog received such wonderful feedback. I used a few leftover clips to create this one, all about my grandparents and the town where they live. Watch the Video

March 13, 2006 Topics:

I don’t normally give you all video content since I know many of you are at work and its not allowed or your computers lack whistles and /or bells. But I wanted to share this one from my videoblog over at Bicyclemark’s VisualCommunique. It consists of me driving to grandma’s house through the beautiful countryside. […]