If you happen to live in “that other Manhattan” (the one in New York), you might want to check out our special session at the Margaret Mead Film Festival on user-generated content on Sunday November 11th from 4:30-6:30 pm. I’m super-excited about it. I’ll be on stage with Sara Pollack (YouTube), Sameer Padania from the Hub (Witness.org), Michael Smolens (dotSUB), Jenny Douglas (Karmatube), and Silas Hagerty (director of Lusaka Sunrise). Amazing group!
Here’s the blurb:
This program, moderated by Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, takes a look at user-created content on YouTube, The Hub, and KarmaTube. Earlier this year, Wesch created a short video, Web 2.0 … The Machine Is Us/ing Us, that quickly became the most popular video in the blogosphere. Other presenters include Sara Pollack, YouTube’s film manager; Sameer Padania, manager of The Hub, a new, participatory website that supports the strategic use of video to address human rights abuses online and offline; Michael Smolens, founder and CEO of dotSUB, a site that has developed unique browser-based applications to facilitate wiki-style volunteer or professional captioning and subtitling of video into any language; Jenny Douglas, co-creator and coordinator of KarmaTube, an online collection of “short, ‘do something’ videos, coupled with simple actions that every viewer can take”; and Silas Hagerty, director of Lusaka Sunrise, a documentary short that focuses on how soccer is being used as a catalyst to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS to youth in Zambia, which can be viewed on YouTube and KarmaTube.
More info (and tickets): http://www.amnh.org/programs/mead/mead2007/php/films.php?f=Machine