Platforms: personal website, myspace, imeem Who He Is: Poet, musician, performer, author, artist… Saul Williams has performed on stage at Lollapalooza, opened for Nine Inch Nails, acted in the lead role in Sundance and Cannes film festival winner Slam (1998), and Rick Rubin produced his 2001 album Amethyst Rock Star yet I only discovered him last month thanks to twitter. I always like to look at who my favorite tweeters are following, particularly the famous tweeters who have a zillion followers and are only following 30 people. I’ve discovered some very interesting people this way - Best Quote Online: “My father’s a preacher, my mother’s a teacher, thus . . . I rhyme.” (imdb bio) Five Reasons Why I Chose Him: 1. His voice, I found his voice mesmerizing – kind of soothing and unsettling at the same time… listen to Talk to Strangers at his myspace site to see what I mean… 2. His website - this is one of the best personal websites I’ve ever visited – visually, it is so impressive; even more so on a big screen. Also when you click on the photos tab, it shows you a random collection of any photos tagged with his name which I found very interesting… 3. His art. His website is full of it and it’s amazing. 4. I have an affinity for other people who resist labeling,
“What happens on the internet stays on the internet. Forever.” I was just reading an article written by Peter Risman (that’s its title “What Happens on the Internet Stays on the Internet. Forever“). It came in a newsletter I get from a company called isound.com. The article suggested that I should go to google and type in my first and last name in double quotes and then see if there is anything I wouldn’t want a prospective employer or in-law to see. Yikes. Of course I did it – with that kind of scary tactic who wouldn’t? I was pleasantly surprised that nothing painfully embarrassing came up but I did find one thing that hurt a little bit. I found a review that I had never seen before – it was written ten years ago about one of my films (it was showing at a film fest at the time)- and it described the film as “annoying”. Ouch. So should we all be afraid of what we type into the Internet for fear that it will haunt us in the future? Or, as in my example above – should we fear ever action in case someone decides to document it on the Internet on our behalf? Is this post that I am writing right now going to be held against me for future employment now that I’ve exposed a bad
Okay so I got an email straight from Chris Wedes aka JP Patches and he doesn’t have a copy of our commercial either but I’m still pretty impressed that I heard back from him!