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Play 2 of 25 is out in the wild -- https://twentyfivetens.wordpress.com/
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I just went down to check out the scene at the https://occupywallst.org/ rally. It was a bit of a disappointment, for a number of reasons. First, there were only a few hundred people there (one of the organizers told me they peaked out at around a thousand on the weekend). Second, the people who were there were the wrong people.

What do I mean by that? The attendees were mainly scruffily dressed young people, whose attire and approach was too easily dismissed by those in authority. The smirk on the face of the Fox News reporter who was interviewing various participants said it all. "These people are easy to dismiss."

I couldn't bear to see him goading these idealistic young people into making bombastic statements (the reporter is a tool of AIG was one comment I overheard), so I stepped over and asked if I could speak to him.

I told him that I run a company with about $100 million in revenue, and that it isn't just kids who think that Wall Street bankers got away with a crime. There are a set of people who constructed a set of financial products with intent to defraud. They took our country to the brink of ruin, then got off scott free, even with multi-million dollar bonuses. I'll be interested to see if Fox runs my comments anywhere.

It seems so odd to me that the Tea Party isn't out in force at this protest. It seems so odd that government largesse aimed at rich corporations seems to be OK with them, while government largesse aimed at the disadvantaged ought to be cut. I would have loved to see blue collar Americans out in force at this protest, not just college students.

(Personally, I'm all for a leaner approach to government that I've described with the geeky vision of "Government as a Platform." Spend strategically in order to catalyze society to do what needs to be done. Unfortunately, in this case that wasn't done.)

I highly recommend Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone reporting on the financial crisis of 2008 http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405 , as well as these recent pieces: http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour/guest-expert/2011/09/14/william-k-black-phd/why-nobody-went-to-jail-during-the-credit-crisis and http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/09/obamas_economic_quagmire_frank.html They should make your blood boil.

It's not the American Spring yet, but it ought to be.

Here are some of my photos from the event:
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Wish protesting would pay more.
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It's interesting to think about (as below) how copyright itself influences what we think of as being "ownable" and thus "valuable" and worthy of the claim to "originality" (and all the romantic notions of creation that implies). When, oh when, will we be sane about this stuff?

"for example, you can register a copyright in the tune of a song, but not in the rhythm of a song. Now if copyrights had been developed in the Afro-Caribbean tradition, where the tunes tend to be improvised and the complex polyrhythms tend to be static and are thought of as the works of authorship, we would have a totally different view of what was a song and what was incidental to the song, what was just the stuff that musicians did while they were performing the song. Right now we think of the words and the music as being the song, we don’t think of the drumming as being the song." -- http://www.straight.com/article-415146/vancouver/interview-siggraph-2011-keynote-speaker-cory-doctorow-copyright-reform
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Amazing work has been going on down in Texas to the benefit of all. Please spread the word.
 
My name is Diane Franklin and I am Ken's life-partner. I will probably be posting things for Ken for the next week or so.  His eyesight will not allow him to spend any more time at the monitor due to backlights causing him severe nausea.  The link below gives you a look at where we are and where we need to go.
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Today I learned how much an exercise can change a play. Check it out: https://twentyfivetens.wordpress.com/
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Nice font! ;-)
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25 ten-minute plays, a free culture license, and maybe some feedback -- https://twentyfivetens.wordpress.com/
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More ways to understand music. Lovely all around.
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Yes. I believe you played it for me once in the annex. Lovely.
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(through +Nina Paley) Watch it to the end. Um... yeah.
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Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, A Creative Short Film With Dark Humor
http://laughingsquid.com/dont-hug-me-im-scared-a-creative-short-film-with-dark-humor/
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Kyle is a graduate student, playwright, dramaturg, actor, instructor, technology enthusiast, excel master, husband, father and friend.
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    Fine Arts Doctoral Program, 2009 - present
  • Texas Tech University
    M.A. Theatre, 2006 - 2009
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