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SXSW: Voter Technology Panel – One-Sided View on Voting Tech

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“Voter Technology: A Reimagined Future”, a presentation at SXSW, focused on bringing election technology into the 21st Century. The speakers included Diego Bernal, a social worker and member of the Texas House of Representatives for San Antonio, and Peter Jackson, Public Sector Strategy Lead at IDEO, a design and consulting company based in San Francisco. Their goal: Use modern technology to facilitate the registration and voting process. They covered the motivations, possibilities and issues surrounding technology and voting. Read More »

Movie Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ with Martin Freeman, Ian McKellan, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, and Richard Armitage

The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman,

How does 'Battle' fit in and does it find time to end one trilogy while simultaneously setting up another? In one word: incredibly. Read More »

Movie Review: Stitches (2012)

On April Fools night, I attended the gala red carpet American premiere of Stitches, an Irish horror spoof starring Ross Noble, an English comedian who has yet to be well-known in the States, but this film may help to start opening doors in America for him. Noble wasn’t present at the screening, but the film’s director/co-writer, Conor McMahon, and its ... Read More »