OMDS Article

TECTONIC: How will you consume your open media?
Michael Sharon has written a nice article summarizing the Open Media Developers Summit.
From the article:
Two weeks ago, on a rainy Friday and Saturday in October, 65 programmers and developers debated these and many other questions at the first Open Media Developer’s Summit held at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in down-town Manhattan.

Closed Caption Text from Blog RSS feeds..

META[CC] -Main
From the site:
META[CC] seeks to create an open forum for real time discussion, commentary, and cross-refrencing of electronic news and televised media. By combining strategies employed in web-based discussion forums, blogs , tele-text subtitling, on-demand video streaming, and search engines, the open captioning format employed by META[CC] will allow users to gain multiple perspectives and resources engaging current events. The system we are developing is adaptable for use with any cable news or television network.

“reality-based broadcasting”

About Evolvetv |
An internet only news show..
From the about page:
EvolveTV is born out of a frustration with the media landscape. When CNN is more painful to watch than Fox (after all – Fox is entertainment, not news), there quite simply must be a market for an alternative. Our mission statement is pretty simple:

We don’t care about missing blonde women or Hollywood lifestyles. We think sharks are mostly harmless and we have no interest in watching sporting events. We believe solutions emerge from our judicious study of discernible reality.

Local Report

local report: home
For those of you wondering what I have been up to for the past month or so, here is your answer: Called, Whitman Local Report, this is a performance piece utilizing mobile phones to create a montage of video “reports” and phone “reports” all in real time (live).
I created some custom software that runs on the phones (Nokia 6710’s) to shoot and automatically upload video from the participant’s phones (30 of them) and more software to playback the videos as they come in (with some controls for play, pause, stop, next and previous).
Hans, my technical collaborator, took care of setting up an Asterisk server and queue to receive the phone in reports and play those out as they came in.
We have one performance to go, please tune into the live stream, come to the live event or check it out afterwards. The previous 4 are available now if you would like a taste.

Here is some press that I just came across: Art and Innovation Collide

The crazy financial boom may be over but the ideas and tech just keep coming..

Yahoo! News – Plugged in – Next Big Tech Ideas May Be Small Ones

Nice article from Yahoo regarding a couple of interesting topics: POSM (Project for Open Source Media), Asterisk, Odeo, Blogger and more…

“Once you can surf by it, all your content kind of turns into television,” says Halle, who once worked on interactive TV projects for a Public Broadcasting System station in Boston but became frustrated by the high cost of available gear.

The Project for Open Source Media (POSM), as Halle calls it, is designed for the era when anyone with a $200 camcorder or a video cameraphone can become a broadcaster. The interactive TV box costs $500 plus a $100 TV turner card.