I'm a proud member of the Board of Directors for the nonprofit, 501(c)3 charity that oversees Democracy Player, the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF also has a couple complementary projects: VideoBomb, a Digg-like site for rating video, and Broadcast Machine, for making your own Internet TV). PCF has just scored a couple gigantic funding wins: $100,000 from the Mozilla Foundation and second place in the Netsquared conference competition, which comes with a $25,000 grant. They use to money to pay professional programmers to contribute more code to the free players.
The Foundation was started by the same people who gave us the copyfighting guerrilla group Downhill Battle, and Democracy/Miro shows the same admirable verve and energy. And the new version is just so cool.
Link (Thanks, Nicholas!)
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I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.