Cinemaelectronica is an open space for discussion of digital cinema, the arts, politics, and anything else which is of interest to participants. The history of CE is that back some years ago – 1998 or so, if I recall about right – DV magazine asked me, Jon Jost, to moderate a forum for their magazine, dealing with “creative” aspects of digital video. At a later juncture DV magazine was bought by some other corporation which after a bit committed a corporate act of typical clutziness, and closed down the forum without informing anyone before hand, and when they resumed they wanted everyone to register. In response participants in the forum decided to leave DV magazine, and set up cinemaelectronica as a collaboratively done forum, and http://www.cinemaelectronica.com was born, rather spontaneously. I became sort of de facto moderator, though I had no formal position, was not technical administrator until recently. As CE seems to have devolved into what is almost functionally a blog with the posts of just a handful of people, and had a quarterly running cost of $65, I thought it might be a good idea to shift to a “free” mode and see if we can carry on in a new format. We’ll find out.