Friday , January 21 2022

Leo Sopicki

Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

ARFF Movie Review: Mockumentaries Rock and Cut

ARFF Frazier Park

Mockumentaries are that genre of film which satires the documentary style. Classics in this filmic tradition include 'This is Spinal Tap' and 'Borat'. The Austin Revolution Film Festival (#ARFF2017) included two excellent feature films in this style: 'Mock and Roll' and 'Frazier Park Recut'.

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The Radio Show: FCC Chairman Invokes Walter Cronkite

FCC Chairman The Honorable Ajit Pai delivered the keynote address to attendees of the Radio Show luncheon on September 6. His speech centered on gratitude and hope.

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Autonomous Cars and The Radio Show: KITT is Around the Corner

In the 1980s TV show 'Knight Rider' David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight would use voice commands to direct his artificial-intelligence car, KITT, to help him with his high-tech crime fighting. You may not be a crime-fighter, but according to speakers at The Radio Show, you soon may have a car like KITT.

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The Radio Show: Not Just a Memory

Radio has been on the decline, but the radio industry is responding with its own technology counterattack.

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‘Star Wars’ Goes Pokémon on You

From September 1-3, the force will be at over 20,000 retailers in 30 countries as the Disney Company introduces new 'Star Wars' characters using augmented reality (AR). Disney will use this technology in an event they are calling Force Friday II to launch a new product line and generate excitement for the premier of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' which will open in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Anthem Film Festival Review: North Korea Nightmare and China Fears

“Go to where the light is” may seem a strange directive for someone seeking to escape from a totalitarian regime until one sees a photo of North Korea and its neighbors taken from a satellite. Yeonmi Park’s tale of her escape reveals that not only is the darkness physical, but spiritual as well.

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