Ruin

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Ruin by OddBall Animation

Worth watching large. I love the vehicle design in this. The universe is appealing too. Continue reading

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Chroma Feed

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Yesterday I merged all 106 posts from ChromaFeed.tv into this blog. You can browse all the short films I posted there via the main menu, or the category navigation in the sidebar. (The big categories are Animation and Sci-fi.) Alternatively, all posts are tagged ‘Chroma Feed‘. Continue reading

Retraction

This American Life are this week dedicating an entire episode to retracting their earlier episode “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory” (an episode that became the most popular podcast in their history).

Ira writes:

I have difficult news. We’ve learned that Mike Daisey’s story about Apple in China – which we broadcast in January – contained significant fabrications. We’re retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth. This is not a story we commissioned. It was an excerpt of Mike Daisey’s acclaimed one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” in which he talks about visiting a factory in China that makes iPhones and other Apple products.

Mike Daisey has employed the ‘I’m not a journalist‘ defence: “My mistake, the mistake I truly regret, is that I had it on your show as journalism, and it’s not journalism. It’s theater.”

The blame really does lie with the journalistic entity though, and in dedicating literally a whole episode of This American Life to apologising for and explaining their mistake, they will surely not lose, but gain trust and respect. Continue reading