Tom Woodward and I will presenting at NMC’s Symposium on Mashups tomorrow what may very well be the most insane presentation I have yet to be a part of, namely “Welcome to the People’s Republic of Non-Programistan.” The way I look at it, this will either be wildly successful or a terrible failure, for we haven’t left room for much in between — which is what I like about.
As Tom already said here, we are using a visual and performative Mashup of Communist art and rhetoric to examine a few tools and framworks that allow you to mashup resources from around the web without writing a lick of code. I have been working fiercely on my fake Russian accent all evening, and I hope I can pull it off convincingly by tomorrow evening.
This has truly been one of the most entertaining presentations I have yet to work on, and the framing of the presentation as a blog/website/resource was a large part of the enjoyment. Tom did all of the aesthetic design and a lion’s share of the work all together; he is truly one of the most hard-working, imaginative, and hilarious people I have yet to meet, working with him both at UR and on this proposal has been a total ball.
So, tomorrow at 5:00 pm (EST) we lay it all on the line, and introduce the uninitiated to the wonderful world of Non-Programistan!
Update: Thanks to Comrade Barbara we now have fitting theme song other then than beloved Non-Programistan national anthem. The Leningrad Cowboys mashed up Red Army choir in real time, playing Comrade Tom’s hometown theme: “Sweet Home Alabama.” Genius…I love comments!