PAB2012, the last PAB, is one week from today
By June 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

PAB2012, the last PAB, is one week from today

We’re just seven days away from the seventh and final edition of PAB, the conference formerly known as Podcasters Across Borders (imagine an audio recorder with a squiggle through it). Despite its strong roots in podcasting, the conference hasn’t been specifically about the audio arts since 2007. PAB has evolved into a conference about content creation, audience […]

Time Travellers (You learn to adapt)
By July 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Time Travellers (You learn to adapt)

The last few months have kept me busy with family, work, digital political research, PAB (a content creation and audience engagement conference) and my hernia. That both explains and doesn’t explain my inconsistent blogging. I haven’t yet blogged with any depth about PAB. That’s coming. Know that the conference and conversations I had there, and my […]

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It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)
By December 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)

I wasn’t planning on rushing to read the book Content Rules. The truth is, I wasn’t even planning on buying it right away. My copy came as part of my registration fees for the Social Media Breakfast Ottawa Event featuring one of the book’s co-authors and my friend, C.C. Chapman. I only had it in […]

Posted in: Books, Review
Do more with other people’s content
By December 18, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Do more with other people’s content

It’s become amazingly easy to audio and video record events. Recognizing this, many events have embraced Creative Commons or a similar principle which allows participants to freely record, excerpt and even publish full recordings of presentations — presenters, of course, must buy in to the model. For the purpose of this post, lets call these […]

Posted in: Books, Content, Production
How Crayola crayons are made
By December 6, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

How Crayola crayons are made

Thanks to Mark Frauenfelder and Boing Boing for introducing me to this video about the creation of Crayola crayons. I think I might pick up a box and a sheet of paper this week. UPDATE: A careful review of the video has revealed the featured brand of crayons is actually Rose Art. They sure looked […]

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Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)
By July 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)

Clip videos of the PAB2010 conference speaking sessions are starting to appear online. The first of the series is a nine-minute section of Tod Maffin‘s workshop on “IT”. Specifically, the video focuses on the evolution of media intimacy, from “original” stage performance, through radio, television and now digital media including podcasting.

Participation in the ecosystem
By March 1, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Participation in the ecosystem

The formal dress code in my office was relaxed on Friday for a communal clean-up effort. There I was, going through my desk drawers in extreme casual when a call came in asking if I could take over the plenary speaking engagement of a colleague who was snowbound in New York City. I found myself […]