Wednesday, March 22, 2000

Slackin' off again, in the CenterSeat

Proving she's no slacker, Jaime Levy struck a deal with CenterSeat, a new broadband video-on-demand entertainment portal to celebrate the release of the CyberSlacker cartoon series at the CyberSlacker 2000 Party on Wednesday, March 22, in the old synagogue that now houses the Angel Orensanz Foundation. David Friedensohn was the first to great me, calling out a big Hello across the vast space. Sarah Lefton of KPE had lots of exciting new things to say, but none of which I'm permitted to write about just yet. Stay tuned, though!

They showed the cartoon, which had some new characters like DJ Spooky and Jeff Dracula, who has a company called Blowfish. Can you guess who she's spoofing? Emily Laber, editor of The Sciences, and Steven Warren, a new media Renaissance man, were there enjoying the show. Lynn Moloney of waved hello before she was whisked away by Betty Wasserman.

Natalie Farsi, a consultant who's been consulting with the best of 'em since the Prodigy days, came out to play, and I chatted with Fred Bien and David Friedensohn some more. Fred, who has a PhD in Representational Theory (at the age of 24) from MIT and taught Quantum Math at Princeton, is now the VP of marketing technology at Bigstar. Quite a transition, eh? He had two companies too -- one a web development company, and one called He sold the web development and kept Flirt. Sounds fun, no?

As the crowd thinned out I made my way over to Jaime, who was busy with a TV crew, and congratulated her. Just before heading out I met Heather Grossman of Uproar, Alex Delucena, a freelance writer, and Jason Seck, who's leaving Reuters today!