On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Elizabeth Stark <emst...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear NYC Wikimedians,
> Please consider attending and spreading the word about this conference we're
> organizing. We've just confirmed a talk with Erik Moeller and Michael Dale
> about "Collaborative Video in Wikipedia," which we're very excited to add to
> the mix!
> Thanks,
> Elizabeth

Thanks for the invite, Elizabeth.  I hope a couple of us can be a
little part of the mix along with Erik Moeller and Michael Dale,
especially if we have that Open Video Hack Day on Sunday.


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> Register now! http://openvideoconference.org/registration/
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> June 19-20, 2009
> New York City
> 40 Washington Square South (NYU Law School)
> http://openvideoconference.org
> Details
> The Open Video Conference is a two-day gathering of thought leaders in
> technology, business, public policy, art, and activism from around the world
> to explore the future of the moving image.
> Thanks to a proliferation of tools for recording, editing, and distributing
> video online, anyone can be a broadcaster. Sites like YouTube are bursting
> at the seams with user-created content. Individuals armed with cell phone
> cameras are effectively citizen journalists. And emerging artistic forms
> like video commentary and remix/mashup create new vocabularies for creative
> and political expression.
> Yet as the medium matures, we face a crossroads. Will technology and public
> policy support a more participatory culture—one that encourages and enables
> free expression and broader cultural engagement? Or will online video become
> a glorified TV-on-demand service, a central part of a permissions-based
> culture? Web video holds tremendous potential, but limits on broadband,
> playback technology, and fair use threaten to undermine the ability of
> individuals to engage in dialogues in and around this new media ecosystem.
> Highlights
> Bestselling author Clay Shirky will give a talk about the disruptive effects
> of the web. Harvard's Jonathan Zittrain (TBC) will moderate a discussion on
> platform innovation with Boxee CEO Avner Ronen, Blip.tv CEO Mike Hudack, and
> representatives from YouTube and Adobe. Lizz Winstead, activist and
> co-creator of The Daily Show, will discuss web video as political
> commentary. Legendary hacker Jon Lech Johansen (DVD Jon) will address data
> portability. Mozilla, makers of the Firefox web browser, will highlight what
> it's doing to cement open video standards. You'll hear from Anthony
> Falzone—executive director at Stanford's Fair Use Project and counsel to
> graphic artist Shepherd Fairey—about the new battle lines drawn around fair
> use. Voices from the blogosphere, public media, and traditional media will
> explore the ways to make their content work in an open video ecosystem. Josh
> Silver, executive director of Free Press, will highlight the ways telecom
> policy hinders independent media, and much more.
> This is just a peek—have a look at our schedule page for more details:
> http://www.openvideoconference.org/agenda.
> In addition to two full days of high-profile programming, you can expect a
> slate of workshops and behind-the-scenes technical working groups with
> leading edge video developers from projects like VLC, Ogg Theora, GStreamer,
> Blender, PiTiVi, Miro, Kaltura, Firefox, and many more. This event should
> interest anyone with a stake in art, culture, technology, policy,
> journalism, or online business.
> Registration
> Registration entitles you to all conference benefits: talks and
> presentations, workshops, screenings, two lunches, and a cool afterparty
> featuring video turntablists Eclectic Method. Plus you'll get to mingle with
> thought leaders in online video and take home a cool bag of schwag! Don't
> wait—register at http://www.openvideoconference.org/registration.
> Organizers
> Our conference co-organizers are Participatory Culture Foundation, Yale ISP,
> iCommons, and Kaltura. Our partners include Mozilla, Berkman Center for
> Internet and Society at Harvard, Free Press, Creative Commons, Big Think,
> NYU Information Law Institute, Intelligent TV, The Workbook Project, FGV
> Brazil CTS, NEXA Italy, and more.
> For more information, contact confere...@openvideoalliance.org.
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