[cc-community] Register Now for the Open Video Conference, June 19-20, NYC
elizabeth at freeculture.org
Wed May 6 14:33:58 EDT 2009
Lots of people from the CC community will be present, please spread the
Register now!* http://openvideoconference.org/registration/
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June 19-20, 2009
New York City
40 Washington Square South (NYU Law School)
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.
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:
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. This event should interest anyone with a
stake in art, culture, technology, policy, journalism, or online business.
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.
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 conference at openvideoalliance.org.
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