Chris Castig

 

   



142 Stories by Chris Castig

The Sound of Songwriting: With Sam Beam of the Iron & Wine

We tend to speak of our lives in generalities, while in our mind, when we sit alone and reflect on the past, we tend...
6 11 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Tim Kasher of Cursive and The Good Life

Much like a lyrical Woody Allen, Tim Kasher doesn’t hide behind his neurosis, he celebrates it. Mature enough to recognize his own self-limitations as...
0 7 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols

“Songwriting? That’s something that I don’t really know how to do.” Courtney Taylor felt that I ought to know this before we even began...
0 6 min read

Expression Engine Should Be GNU (and Free?)

This isn’t the typical argument that Expression Engine should be GNU and “free” because it is too expensive, rather my argument focuses on the...
28 3 min read

The Urban Screens Conference

On December 4, the Institute of Network Culture organized the Urban Screens conference at Trouw in Amsterdam. The conference celebrated the launch of The...
2 30 sec read

My Thesis is Finished! – University of Amsterdam New Media

The final version of my MA Thesis is ready! Copy What Can’t Be Sold (and Sell What Can’t Be Copied): What Musicians Have Learned...
0 54 sec read

New Media Interview: The Silversun Pickups

This interview was published on The University of Amsterdam’s New Media blog in 2009. It is part of a collection of interviews on how the Internet...
0 5 min read

New Media Interview: Pains of Being Pure at Heart

This interview was published on The University of Amsterdam’s New Media blog in 2009. It is part of a collection of interviews on how the Internet...
0 4 min read

Anatomical Analytics

Anatomical Analytics is a project I developed while at University of Amsterdam. It got the attention of UC Santa Barbara and was awarded 3rd Prize in...
0 3 min read

Facebook Connect Vs. OpenID The Format War for Your Identity

Facebook Connect officially launched on Thursday and gives its members access to third-party sites using their Facebook login/password.  This feature is available to all...
0 2 min read