The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
Aaron Thomas is really something else. I stumbled on him while trolling though the pages of eMusic recently. Thomas is a singer-songwriter with a bit of a folk like flare accompanied by emotional lyrics. Although he is a bit aloof, as he only seems to have a myspace page, if I were a record label I would be all over his nuts like a squirrel looking for acorns.
Aaron Thomas is an Australian singer and songwriter who began writing and playing music about ten years ago. She has toured Australia and Spain and has played music festivals such as Popkomm (Berlin), CMJ (New York) and SXSW (Austin) with his first album Follow the Elephants. Currently resident in Madrid, has just completed recording their second album entitled "Made of Wood" with producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ane Brun, Coco Rosie, Camille, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly). Recorded in Madrid with his band and then with Aaron alone in Reykjavik, Iceland, is ready to be released worldwide in January 2010 and here in Spain at the end of October 2009.
What other groups means Aaron is a hit song from his repertoire. He fascia, not to revolutionize anything, just do what you do best and what he does as anyone: simply songs, beasts or at ease, but always round and suggestive.