The Promise of Open Media

(Note: This program is featured on the Socialbrite and P2P Foundation websites — thanks for that!)

At the first ever Open Video Conference, held at New York University in Manhattan, participants pondered the significance of the open media movement, at a time when its tools are being put to use by protesters in Iran.  The social networking tools Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have revolutionized communication, and impacted events as they unfold.

ThoughtCast spoke with  Xeni Jardin, of Boing Boing fame,  Peter Kaufman, the CEO of Intelligent Television, and Dean Jansen with the Participatory Culture Foundation, among others, about the potential of this movement to effect social change.

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4 Responses to The Promise of Open Media

  1. Jack Brighton June 29, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    An excellent summary of the issues at the Open Video Conference. i can’t stop thinking about next steps, and the need to focus on “open” solutions for social media, as opposed to relying on proprietary services. At the same time, millions of people are making YouTube and Twitter, etc., part of their daily experience. Nothing wrong with that, unless these services change the nature of the bargain in a way that undermines the growing public interest in them. The Open Video Conference was a great place to connect with smart people trying to address these issues.

  2. Ron Yekutiel June 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    Great video Jenny. Wonderful to have you attend and cover the conference. We hope to hold another event in the West Coast soon, and in the meantime are working on extending our reach to more organizations, companies, and individuals and aligning our efforts to maximize synergy in our joint journey towards democratizing media. Please join the cause and contact us via onwards and upwards!

  3. Debra Anderson June 26, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    Open Video Conference was incredibly informative, thanks to the expert speakers and open dialogue. I highly recommend participating in future events.

  4. Lisa June 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Thank you! We need more coverage of how open media can support those in need of a platform, especially when all other venues are shut down.

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