Video: Robot Pride Day Explained

Speaking via webcam from a hotel in Kailua, Hawai’i, Keram Malicki-Sanchez founder of Robot Pride Day, clears up misconceptions and explains the inspiration behind the annual holiday recognized and celebrated by a network of Sky Pirates and others, on August 4th since 1993.

Read more about the true history of Robot Pride Day and its founder at Wikipedia

Robot Pride Day Festival 2008

Where were YOU the night of August 4th?

Rather than opine on the state of our souls lost in the morass of tech-straction as our old relationships are replaced by Twitters, I wanted to report from the Robot Pride Day 2008 event that took place in Toronto, Canada.

The Sky Pirates held a private screening of the film I wrote and directed with their help called “The Charge of the 08.ZIYA.” That was followed by an amazing set by DJ Shine who just back from touring the world as a key member of the Nelly Furtado band. He uses plastic blocks that he waves in front of a digital eyeball to mix his sets – its quite a thing to behold.

Mysterion – PhD in ESP, freaked out audience members with his mind-tricks and Virginia D’Vine wowed and wooed the crowed with her burlesque dance that included a live boa constrictor!

For my music concert, I was accompanied for an extensive set by drummer Eric Herrmann, guitarist Pete Devlin, bassist D’arcy Maguire, singer Aimee Lynn Chadwick and tabla legend Ritesh Das – a dream band for me by any stretch of the imagination.

And now, thanks to the miracle of paperback-sized streaming video I can share the highlights with you (at YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Revver, Vimeo, MySpace – whatever video portal you desire).

Thanks for experiencing,

Love Keram and the CCP crew

Celebrate good times, come on.

Happy Robot Pride Day