NinaVision: my pre-Sita shorts now on Archive.org

That’s right, The Stork, Fetch!, Fertco, Pandorama, The Wit and Wisdom of Cancer, and Lexi are all where they belong – at archive.org! Feel free to copy and share.

That’s right, The Stork, Fetch!, Fertco, Pandorama, The Wit and Wisdom of Cancer, and Lexi are all where they belong – at archive.org! Feel free to copy and

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

A segment on Sita Sings the Blues on NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, starting around 13:30.

A segment on Sita Sings the Blues on NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, starting around

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Coming Soon to a Bicycle Wheel Near You!

Thanks to her open license, Sita is gracing Star Simpson’s amazing bike wheel LED display:

“…one of the things I’ve been doing is trying to find good Creative Commons-licensed/free use images for MonkeyLectric’s POV bike wheel demos, so that we can make and publish videos showing what our bike wheel display can do, without fear of litigation, and it’s been a bit tough to find good images that work really well on our wheel. UNTIL! I learned of the animated movie Sita Sings the Blues…”

Yes, she will be animated. Free Culture: on the cutting edge of awesome.

Thanks to her open license, Sita is gracing Star Simpson’s amazing bike wheel LED display:

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Sita Icons

Alexandra Leaving made a bunch of nifty icons from Sita Sings the Blues. More here.

Alexandra Leaving made a bunch of nifty icons from Sita Sings the Blues. More

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An online “Sita” picture book

Storybook by Paola van Turennout (not me!) of everytales.com.

Storybook by Paola van Turennout (not me!) of

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Sita in New York this Sunday

Sunday June 21, 2:00 pm
Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU
(40 Washington Square South)

FREE! Part of the Open Video Conference‘s “Hack Day” – no registration required! I will be there.

Sunday June 21, 2:00 pm Tishman Auditorium, Vanderbilt Hall, NYU (40 Washington Square South) FREE! Part of the Open Video Conference‘s “Hack Day” – no registration required! I

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Sita comes “home”

Sita Sings the Blues is going to screen in Trivandrum, Kerala, at the 2nd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.

Kairali Theatre on  20/06/09 at 6.15 pm

I couldn’t find an official web site, but there’s a blog about the festival here.

I was living in Trivandrum when I read my first Ramayana, and started drawing characters from it, which eventually became Sita Sings the Blues. I won’t be attending this festival, but I’m thrilled Sita will.

Sita Sings the Blues is going to screen in Trivandrum, Kerala, at the 2nd International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala. Kairali Theatre on  20/06/09 at 6.15

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Sponsor-A-Shirt!

Sponsor a Shirt or other Sita Merch:

“Where’s the ‘Lexi’ shirt?” “I want kids’ sizes!” “I want a shirt with the male ‘Shadow Puppet #1’!” “Can we have other colors please?”

Our shirts are silk screen printed, yielding much higher quality products than “on-demand” shirts. But that quality comes at a cost. Unlike on-demand shirts, we must pay for shirts in advance, investing in color separations, screens, films, inks, and blank shirts, and committing to a minimum run of 36 pieces.

However YOU, dear reader, can SPONSOR-A-SHIRT! Want us to offer “Ravana” in kids’ sizes? A donation of $400 to questioncopyright.org will allow it to exist in up to 3 kid’s sizes

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Pins!!!

UPDATE June 15, 2009: These are now available at the Sita Sings the Blues Merchandise Empire!

My first ever cloisonne pins! Just out of the box from China! If I had a better camera and lights I’d have better pix, but even these reveal some of the wondrous-ness of these metal-and-resin mass-produced wonders!

Coming soon to the Sita Sings the Blues Merchandise Empire.

UPDATE June 15, 2009: These are now available at the Sita Sings the Blues Merchandise Empire! My first ever cloisonne pins! Just out of the box from China!

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AUTOMATONS

Hey cinephiles and Free Culture fans: Channel 13, which initiated Sita’s online release through free streaming, is streaming a new film, Automatons! You can download it there at high-resolution too.

Hey cinephiles and Free Culture fans: Channel 13, which initiated Sita’s online release through free streaming, is streaming a new film, Automatons! You can download it there at

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Sita Now Playing in Second Life

I’ve heard and read about Second Life, but I don’t go there because I don’t have enough time for my First Life. But for those of you with lives there, Scott Crawford writes:

…I now have Sita streaming on demand in the 2nd floor balcony hookah lounge of my club there, which is called Heck. If you’ve got Second Life installed, you can check it out here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nina/208/140/134

The screen has sort of a big screen tv/living room feel to it (I don’t currently have the resources to reopen the full movie theater I once had set up there), but I think the setup’s got cool ambience (unless you’re rabidly anti-drug, in which

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SITA SINGS THE BLUES MERCHANDISE EMPIRE

       

THE STORE IS LIVE AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Finally you can buy DVDs and T-Shirts. Hooray!

Re: Shirt Designs: We are taking pre-orders until Wednesday June 10, after which shirts go immediately into production. Shirts ordered before June 10 will ship June 17. To make sure the design you want comes into existence, please order it NOW.

BUY! BUY! BUY!

Love,

–Nina

P.S. Feel free to copy any of these standard-sized web ads here.

   

        THE STORE IS LIVE AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Finally you can buy DVDs and T-Shirts. Hooray! Re: Shirt Designs: We are taking pre-orders until

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Why I hate T-Mobile

The following report has nothing to do with art, film, or copyright, or anything else I care about. I’m just publishing it on my blog because there’s not much else I can do about it.

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Last month T-Mobile charged me about $280 over my rate plan. When I called, the Customer Service Representative (CSR) said I should have used the web site to check my minutes. There was nothing they could do now, she said.

So paid the $369.11 bill, then went to the web site and changed my plan. Last week I got a bill with $105 in extra fees. I called today, explained I’d changed my plan after talking to

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