5MoF Intro Videos Online

One of the first things people who come to Five Minutes of Fame see is our intro video. What started out as a 10-15 minute jingle to distract people from the fact we weren't ready wound up taking on a life of its own, and turned into something I'm proud to consider an art form. We've been doing the intro video pretty regularly since moving into the new space at 2169, and decided it would be fun to upload our archives to the web so everyone can enjoy them again, or see ones they missed. We have posted them on the 5MoF blog, and many are accompanied by a summary explaining the intended meanings of the videos as well as background on "just what the hell was I thinking?". We're continuing to upload them over the next day or two (they take *forever* to process), so watch for updates, and keep coming to the event for new ones! Click here to see the intro videos! -aestetix

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FOIA workshop at Noisebridge

On April 1, 2010, Marcia Hofmann of the EFF gave a talk on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). She covered the basics of what it is, how to file one, and what the legal implications and ramifications of the process are. Her talk was very insightful and cleared up a lot of common misconceptions people have about the process.

Attached are the presentation she gave, as well as a sample FOIA request if you want to file your own. Video of the talk is forthcoming.

Also, feel free to peruse the EFF FAQ on FOIA for more information: http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/journalists/foia

EFF FOIA Presentation

Example FOIA request

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