This will be a terrific event that unfortunately I cannot attend.
However, I urge all of you working in the theatrosphere or the blogosphere or in arts, culture or technology to see if you can’t make yourself available.
Here’s the 411:
Announcing a new Meetup for Arts, Culture and Technology!
What: Video for the Arts
When: September 17, 2009 7:00pm
Price: $5.00 per person
80 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10006
Video is one of the most powerful communication tools we have at the moment — both online and off. Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world right now? That’s crazy.
In this meetup session we’ll take a look at how cultural organizations can utilize video to connect with audiences, as well as some of the tools and best practices to help them do so.
The speakers are as follows:
Art21 — Jonathan Munar is the Web Manager at Art21 — a non-profit arts organization and producer of a Peabody Award-winning PBS series on contemporary art-where he manages the Art21 Web sites, edits a column on the Art21 blog, and oversees the organization’s social media initiatives. Before joining Art21 in 2008, Jonathan was the Website Technology Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Tendu.tv — Marc Kirschner is the founder and General Manager of TenduTV, a broadband network delivering dance and dance-related programming to home users on their computers, mobile devices and reaches over 30 million televisions in the US. Kirschner created the concept of digital licensing for choreography and executed the first such licensing deals in the dance industry. Kirschner was recently invited to sit on the advisory board of Dance/NYC, where he will serve as chair of the technology committee.
Arin Crumley — Putting real life into film, podcasting to extend the narrative, captivating social network audiences, Google mapping the audience demand for a theatrical release and digitally distributing to millions of internet viewers around the world. The pioneering efforts of Arin Crumley haven’t gone unnoticed as Indiewire, MovieMaker, The Wall Street Journal, The Spirit Awards, The Sundance Channel, IFC TV, & many others have jumped into the echo chamber further demonstrating all that new media has to offer.
Blip.tv — Eric Mortensen joined blip.tv in 2006 as the Director of Content Development, where he oversees discovery of and interaction with new media content creators. As a founder of the pioneering social bookmarking site linkfilter.net, a prolific blogger and the co-founder of Digital Dissonance – a digital music collaboration created in 1994 and pre-dating the commercial Internet – Mortensen has spent more than 14 years as a social media innovator and expert.
Presentations will begin promptly at 7:15, so please arrive on time. There will be a complimentary wine cocktail hour after the presentations, so be sure to stick around and socialize!
Learn more here: http://www.meetup.com/Arts-Culture-and-Technology/calendar/11191205