Aziz Ansari has joined comedians including Jim Gaffigan and Louis CK (who introduced the innovative idea) in offering DRM-free media for low prices.
Following Louis CK’s successful digital distribution experiment, popular stand-up comedian and actor Aziz Ansari is doing the same with his $5 digital release of one-hour special Dangerously Delicious…
CK’s distribution method was probably looked at questionably from media bigwigs because without DRM software that prevents copying, people can pirate the special easily. But there’s an argument on the other side that people pirate so much because of the dumb restrictions companies put in place on a product consumers would be willing to buy at a reasonable price.
What are your thoughts on DRM-free media? Do you think DRM-free media offered at low prices would discourage pirating? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Were you at #UKAziz on Saturday? Share your favorite moments via Instagram & Twitter using #UKAziz! Find photos from the event on Facebook.
Students - want to win tickets to Aziz Ansari’s SOLD OUT performance?
Here’s two opportunities to do just that.
Win on Instagram - submit your favorite Aziz Ansari quote & impersonation via Instagram video & you could win a pair of tickets! Be sure to use #UKAziz and tag @UKSAB in order to enter the contest.
Win on Twitter - attend #TrendingTopics: College Life and Debt this Thursday at 7 p.m. in William T. Young Library UKAA Auditorium. Tweet your thoughts & opinions during the event using #TrendingTopicsCLD & you could win a pair of tickets! Winners will be announced at the end of the interactive debate.
*By entering this contest, you agree to allow UKSAB to use your Instagram video or tweet for promotional purposes. Only students considered full-time by the University Registrar are eligible to win.
Happy Mardi Gras, Wildcats! Check out Party Gras, hosted by UK Student Activities Board, in the Student Center Ballroom today at 6 pm to celebrate! Cajun food, Zydeco music, masks, and a photo booth with all be part of the fun!
#UKEngage: Why Laverne Cox is a “possibility model” and why we need trans visibility
Laverne Cox recently appeared Katie Couric’s daytime talk show during a segment featuring “Transgender Trailblazers” with model Carmen Carrera. Cox spoke about her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”, why she prefers the term “possibility model”, and why the preoccupation with transition objectifies trans people.
"I think that the preoccupation with transition and with surgery objectifies trans people, and then we don’t get to really deal with the real, lived experiences. The reality of trans people’s lives is that so often we’re targets of violence. We experience discrimination disproportionately to the rest of the community. Our unemployment rate is twice the national average; if you’re a trans person of color is four times the national average. The homicide rate of the LGBT community is highest among trans women. When we focus on transition, we don’t actually get to talk about those things."
What do you think of Cox’s preference of “possibility model”? How can the UK community promote trans visibility? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
More information and statistics on trans visibility is available here.
SAB is proud to announce Ain’t I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood with Laverne Cox, February 25 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Laverne Cox is a transgender advocate, actress, writer and producer, best known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. She is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, entitled TRANSForm Me. Cox was also the first trans woman to appear on a reality television program, VH1’s I Want to Work for Diddy, which won GLAAD’s Outstanding Reality Program media award. Cox has been named one of the most influential trans people in America in the Trans 100 in 2013, and in 2012 was named one of Huffington Post’s top 50 trans icons. Most recently she received the Anti-Violence Project’s 2013 Courage Award for her work as a transgender advocate. Cox travels the country advocating for transgender visibility and equality while speaking about issues affecting the trans community.
Cox will speak about her journey to womanhood, including the challenges she has overcome as a transgender woman of color. The event will showcase the lives and challenges of transgender people and promote acceptance and understanding of the trans community at UK.
This event is free and non-ticketed.