While looking through the 800 channel’s worth of “nothing to watch” on cable, I discovered something called Current TV. The show it was playing at the time was “Google Current”, which appeared to be a sort of “in the moment” multimedia information fest. I suppose I would consider it something like CNN for the artsy-fartsy. It featured silkscreen artists and independent film, hip investigative reporting and the graphic artist who’s behind the Andre the Giant “Obey” stickers you see everywhere. It had politics and fashion, tech and internet news… I’ll admit, I was intrigued. The cable guide classified it as a “news magazine” which seems relatively accurate.
They’ve got all kinds of goodies on their site like things to customize and ways to contribute. And, of course, like any smart company (hint, hint) they’ve got a blog! If your cable provider offers Current TV, and you’re into artsy fartsy poli techie goodness, check it out! It’s definitely worth a go.