Monthly Archive for November, 2006

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CBS Fred Friendly Seminar -Business and the Press Part II

Modern Liberty Discussion

Richard Parker provocatively leads off an informal dinner discussion of Modern Liberty, Charles Fried’s latest and many say his best work. (5 min)

How is Charles Fried’s modern libertarian differ from Nietzsche’s superman?

CyberOne in Second Life

CyberOne – Aaron Brooks

We are experimenting with the means of digital production in our hands. i’ve put a video camera on a tiny tripon on my desk. Various folk take a seat before the camera. Aaron was among the first, come to seek guidance on empathic argument, a skill we are seeking to master. i love his smile and his appreciation for Cambridge. i love Cambridge 2.

i love this video, edited to leave in the learning process. pardon Aaron off to the side in the billboard. i have not yet figured out how to choose the frame which youtube puts up. i am learning empathic argument and the expression of it in cybermedia. fun for me, maybe tough on you.

We shall see whether in this new networked environment we will express more love than fear through the power of our connection.

We are learning to make empathic arguments and learning how to teach it all at the same time. We are learning how to express our message in cybermedia and learning how to teach how to express our message in cybermedia at the same time. Each of us is a learning machine with digital skill and network connection as extension of our hand. We are expression in the medium.

Art and Jordan Talk Pro Bono

Art and Jordan are students in CyberOne seeking to strengthen their friendship by talking through a difference that separated and threatened to alienate them from each other. They differ on whether Jordan is justified in feeling resentful of Harvard Law Schools requirement that each student do forty hours of “pro bono” work as a condition of graduation. This video begins their quest for mutual empathy. Their relationship and their conversation is a work in progress. The video is rough, but it’s a start.

Arielle Silver – Blind Cowboy

Arielle Silver – Odessa

Here’s Arielle. She was my assistant until she up and left to go on tour. She followed her dream in a van burning vegatable oil all the way to Odessa. She comes into my office to tell me about what she has seen and learned and given and sing for me the fun she gives. She has a ton of stories mixing up with song. She’s looking for part-time work.

Odyssey Reading Group#1- Tao Te Ching

Fern and i are leading a reading group composed first-year law students plus a ringer. Our topic is the universal odessey of emotion each of us travels in our quest to tame our rage without killing our spirit. Fern starts with the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, Be Living, Not Dying. We follow with the rage of Achilles, the insult of Agamemnon.

CBS-Fred Friendly Socratic-1982

This is it, just as i received it from Rich Kilberg, who now runs Fred Friendly Seminars, my most fondly remembered seminar, the first we did televised for national tv. Fun to see how young we were in 1982. i’m posting just the first fifteen minutes. Beware the first thirty seconds of blackness. i didn’t want to cut even that.

After this i was offered a Sunday morning affairs program by CBS and turned it down, not wanting to go commercial. Hail to Fred Friendly. He could put a table together.

History of the Internet in Five: Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman blew me away at the Beyond Broadcast conference last spring with a brief net history lesson. Dean Jansen produced this little piece just to show me what he could do. He has become a partner, made the video with me on my scooter and becca and me in Second Life which led us off in Cyberone. Thank you Dean, thank you Ethan.