Yes, Possums, I know you’ve been hanging out all summer. (Maybe you need better-fitting board shorts?) But the time has finally come! (Maybe get a cloth?) Stilgherrian Live returns for 2009 tonight at 9.30pm Sydney time — with a conversation about Internet censorship.
For those who’ve only recently found me through Twitter or wherever, Stilgherrian Live is my continuing experiment in live video on the Internet — a chat show of sorts. You can find out more by reading all the posts in the Stilgherrrian Live category, or watching the previous episodes linked off the program page. People have also written about why they watch Stilgherrian Live.
There’ll be new segments for 2009, though not in this first episode. More on that another time, including news of the Stilgherrian Live Road Trip to Yass later this month and the occasional Urgent Squawk mini-programs. Tonight’s episode is a quickie, with little preparation, because I know that people want to talk about the latest Internet censorship news and its implications.
And yes, this means nominations are now open for “Cnut of the Week”…
In each week’s edition of Stilgherrian Live we commemorate the wisdom and humility of King Cnut the Great by asking you to nominate someone (or something) who’s futile trying to hold back the relentless tide of Change. It might be the change being brought by the rapid digital hyperconnections we see, or it might be something else — and in the past we’ve had nominations including humans, animals, chemicals, organisations, whole nations and even abstract forces of nature.
As usual, I’ll close nominations and select a shortlist at 8.30pm Sydney time, and you can vote during tonight’s program.
Last year Senator Stephen Conroy has nominated numerous times and actually won three episodes in a row. Something in my waters says he’ll be nominated again today — but can we spread the net more widely?
Who do you nominate, and why?