Working for Free Video

You may recall that I presented a talk-cum-performance piece last summer called Working for Free at reboot in Copenhagen. Somewhere between now and then video of my talk got released along with videos of all the other talks (my talk has its own Internet Archive page, as does the entire collection of reboot10 videos).
I was really happy with the way the talk worked out, mostly because I'd worked obsessively shaping and practising it for the days leading up to presenting it; I still have vivid memories of pacing around my Copenhagen apartment in the middle of the night working out my timing.

Featured at the beginning is Raise the Dead of Wintertime by Allan Rankin, who also features in the talk as a sample case. As do Casa Mia, City Cinema, Casa Mia, Brackley Drive-in Theatre, Charlottetown Transit, The Guardian, and Mark Leggott.


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Dan James on January 30, 2009 - 22:43

Are you aware that you’re wearing a headset microphone in this video?

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Peter Rukavina on January 31, 2009 - 00:36

Having used both a headset and a handheld mic, I can attest to a preference for the headset. If only because it lets me talk with my hands.

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Andrew Chisholm on January 31, 2009 - 01:03

I use your bus schedule phone number almost every time I use the bus. I even have it in my list of contacts.

Thanks for providing it.

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Kelly on February 1, 2009 - 01:45

Wow, that was a GREAT presentation!

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Olle Jonsson on February 2, 2009 - 16:08

The question after the talk, “What if you work for a huge corporation, where this kind of activity would be frowned upon?” Peter: “Don’t work for a huge corporation.”


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oliver on February 3, 2009 - 05:17

I bet many a huge corporations might support this kind of thing. Big law firms let their lawyer work “pro bono” on cases that interest them or that they actually believe in. Computer vendors donate some their wares to schools, and big food companies give away their excesses to soup kitchens. I’m sure I’ve heard tales of a little activism by an employee or a would-be charity sparking this kind of thing in ostensibly cold-hearted corporation, so why not encourage people to give it a try? Actually, isn’t this practically Google’s business plan in a nut shell? Corporation don’t get much huger than that.

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