On Form, Function, Art and Commerce

David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Jaybird says:

    a time in the (not too distant?) future when we will simply run a jack from my head to your head, and you will experience my “movie” fully realized and utterly disintermediated

    the image of a small child yelling “mother” or “father” or “god” (or what’s the difference anyway) over and over again in response to something scary that we, as adults, know is either comic because it’s not really scary at all or something horrific because it’s not only scary but something worth killing for and it can either have a happy resolution or an existential one

    And, hey, we can get out of there after about 25 seconds.Report

    • David Ryan in reply to Jaybird says:


      About 10 years ago I was at a Kodak-hosted forum on Super16. The were selling the proposition that S16 was a better format for low-budget filmmaking than the ubiquitous at the time Sony PD150, a “prosumer” DV format video camera.

      In service of their argument, they had a panel which included Victor Nunuz, writer and director of the Academy award-nominated, and shot on S16 “Ulee’s Gold”.

      “It’s getting to be an I’ll-watch-your-film-if-you-watch-mine world,” Victor said, and that’s more or less what’s happened, and maybe that’s a good thing.Report

  2. Kim says:

    I doubt Natasha could tell a porn drawn for women by women from one drawn for men by women, or one drawn for men by men. Because if she could, she wouldn’t say that the online community only caters to one gender.Report