Thursday, February 08, 2007

The future of Web 2.0

I first saw this through BoingBoing, and have seen it posted on a lot of blogs, but not to any of the ones I check out on film. A professor at Kansas State University, Michael Wesch created it, and it's a brilliant videoexplanation of hypertext, the web, web 2.0 and why this stuff matters. We made it mandatory viewing for the staff here at Renew Media, and I highly recommend it for anyone who cares about where the net is taking us, and what it means for video, copyright, politics, etc. Enough said, cause this man does it better than I can. Link.
I don't know why, but the start image is a bit screwy - the video does seem to play though.

Nonprofits and Film at SXSW

I've written a lot here about the future of nonprofits and film, as well as how nonprofits can help filmmakers. I'll be moderating a panel about it, The State of Nonprofit Film, and will post the agenda and other speakers here soon, as well as a few follow-up posts. Be sure to check out their full line-up. Panelists are still being confirmed, but I do believe that Rebecca Campbell of the incredible Austin Film Society will be one of them. If there's things you'd like to see covered, just email me, or post a comment here.

Friday, February 02, 2007

New - New Media Blog

One of my favorite places in NYC, Location One, just launched their blog - and it promises to be a great one. Limbo Hog - (IMHO Blog) - will feature interviews with the artists they showcase, as well as other new media matters. As one of the more inventive orgs in town, I'm looking forward to more.