So the truth is, Kent Bye is a radical badass mofo. And he deserves, nay, demands, your respect and attention.
You just might not know that if you bumped into him in a supermarket, causing him to drop the peanut butter and fumble the newspaper his nose was buried in.
Yet, Kent is a revolutionary of the here and now, creating a documentary that will hopefully, once and for all, set the record straight on how the media hog-tied us into submission on going to war in Iraq in an echolalic orgy of repetition and fake news (naw, I ain’t biased or nuthin’). Pulling from, gosh, 60-80 hours of news footage from the days and weeks leading up the war as well as 76 interviews, he’s using open source methodologies and software to transcribe, tag and splice this content into usable and reusable chunks of video and metadata that will eventually be used for feature-length documentary.
Kent flew all the way in with his wonderful wife from Portland, Maine. Don’t stand him up!
And yes, full disclosure, he also interviewed me at length about my plans for open source world domination when I visited him in Maine this past Thanksgiving. It’s only fitting that I return the favor and buy him a latte.