Alexander Emerick Jones (born February 11 1974) is an American radio host and filmmaker who is best known for his work in promotion of conspiracy theories.
Jones was born in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in the suburb of Rockwall. He graduated from Anderson High School in northwest Austin, Texas in 1993 and briefly attended Austin Community College.
His father was a dentist with Castle Dental and encouraged him to begin his career in Austin with a live, call-in format cable access television program. In 1996, Jones switched format to KJFK, hosting a show named The Final Edition. In 1997, he released his first documentary-style film, America Destroyed By Design.
In 1999, he tied with Shannon Burke for that year's "Best Austin Talk Radio Host" poll as voted by The Austin Chronicle readers. Later that year, he was fired from KJFK-FM. According to the station's operations manager Jones was fired because his viewpoints made the show hard to sell to advertisers and he...
Waking Life is a digitally rotoscoped and animated film, directed by Richard Linklater and made in 2001. The entire film was shot using digital video and then a team of artists using computers drew stylized lines and colors over each frame. This technique is similar in some respects to the rotoscope style of 1970s filmmaker Ralph Bakshi, which was invented in the 1920s.
The title is a reference to George Santayana's maxim that "[s]anity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled." In a broad scope, Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like appearance and reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life. Along the way the film touches on other topics including existentialism, situationist politics, posthumanity, and the film theory of André Bazin. The young man... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243017