Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: librivox

some interviews on CitizenSHIFT

Matt grabbed some audio from me yakking at Podcamp Toronto, talking about: LibriVox, and Atwater Digital Literacy Project I like the informal, trip-hoppy format. Nicely done. (But what did I mean by “audio nirvana” I wonder??).

LibriVox and Laika in Reason Magazine

… LibriVox began in a vibrant section of Montreal called the Plateau, where 32-year-old Hugh McGuire lives with his wife…McGuire hangs out at Laika, a cafĂ© and bar around the corner from his house that is popular with Montreal techies. At Laika, open source gurus, community WiFi evangelists, and A-list Web designers drink coffee, eat […]

interview with jon udell on LibriVox

I’ve always been a big fan of Jon Udell’s stuff – he writes not just about tech things that interest me, but he’s also got a great sense that web technology ought to be good for society as well. Jon was one of the first “famous” people I contacted when I started LibriVox, and he’s […]

jon udell’s LibriVox script

I did a podcast interview with Jon Udell about LibriVox, for ITConversations (I’ll let you know when it’s available). Was a great talk, and part of our discussions were about the still-significant barriers to accessing good audio on the net. There is great stuff out there, but for many not-so-net-savvy people there exist many problems […]

LibriVox in NYC art gallery

Touch, Listen (2007) Dennis Yuen & Morry Galonoy Bookcloths, Davey board, decorative paper, linen threads, ink, long-stitch binding, voice XML, PHP, syndication from [b]LibriVox’s [/b]public domain podcast stream of audio poetry Books are meant to be touched. Poetry is meant to be listened to. Tel: (617) 850 9366 Each is an art form that should […]

LibriVox interview

Nice interview about LibriVox with Donna Papacosta, on the trafcom podcast.

librivox recommendations

Matt asked me for some LibriVox recommendations for a long drive to Toronto. I whipped up this list, and, well … it’s not authoratative or anything, but if you know about LibriVox and are wondering what to listen to, here are some that I have enjoyed (I’ll update the list periodically): NON-FICTION God and State, […]

pdsounds launched

Stephan, a hard-core LibriVox volunteer/admin (maker of the LV poster), has launched a new exciting project: pdsounds.org …(pd for “public domain”). About: With recording devices and microphones pdsounds volunteers acoustically discover the beauty of the world. From the million sounds of things to the pure waves of sinus. Our goal is to record it all […]

Freedom and Constraints

(cross-posted at TextoSolvo) One of the problems in the Western world right now, in my estimation, is that we see “freedom” as an artificially good thing in an abstract & idealized sense. humans, whatever else we are, are animals, and we have developed biological and cultural systems to deal with the universe. and nothing is […]

LibriVox’s Madness

Here is a list of free audio books released by LibriVox … in the Month of March!!!! (books of particular interest are in bold): 1.Lines Written in Early Spring by Wordsworth, William 2.Byways Around San Francisco Bay by Hutchinson, W. E. 3.Clue of the Twisted Candle, The by Wallace, Edgar 4.Twilight of the Idols, The […]