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The Sound of Songwriting: with James Vincent McMorrow

The Sound of Songwriting: With James Vincent McMorrow (SXSW Edition)

James Vincent McMorrow’s debut album “Early in the Morning” was entirely self-recorded during a period...
Chris Castig
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The Sound of Songwriting: With Sam Beam of the…

We tend to speak of our lives in generalities, while in our mind, when we sit alone and reflect on the past, we tend...
Chris Castig
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The Sound of Songwriting: With Tim Kasher of Cursive…

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...
Chris Castig
7 min read

The Sound of Songwriting: With Courtney Taylor of the…

“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...
Chris Castig
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...
Chris Castig
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...
Chris Castig
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Siva Vaidhyanathan on Googlization

The term Googlization, according to Siva Vaidhyanathan, is the process of being processed, rendered, and represented by Google. Vaidhyanathan’s upcoming book The Googlization of...
Chris Castig
2 min read

Tim Berners-Lee in Amsterdam: On the World Wide Web…

The World Wide Web and Social Development Symposium at the VU University Amsterdam welcomed a variety of prominent speakers to discuss the problem: How...
Chris Castig
1 min read

Copy What Can’t Be Sold | Published Thesis for…

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...
Chris Castig
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