Participatory Culture Foundation

Open Video Conference Call for Proposals

Fred Benenson, March 12th, 2009

Open Video Conference

The Open Video Conference taking place on June 19th and 20th in NYC has published its call for proposals:

The conference is a co-production of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, the Participatory Culture Foundation, Kaltura, and iCommons. The conference will feature talks from internet luminaries, panels and discussions, screenings of video art, and demonstrations of the newest internet video technology. We expect more than 400 participants. Here are some goals for the gathering:

  1. Bring together stakeholders in the online video space (video makers, coders, lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs, etc.) for cross-pollination and development of the Open Video movement.
  2. Raise public interest and awareness around the Principles for an Open Video Ecosystem, a community effort to define best practices in online video.
  3. Raise the public profile of video creators and artists working in the online space.

Check out the proposal form and make sure you get yours in by March 19th!

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CC Salon Boston is Tonight!

Fred Benenson, February 25th, 2009

CC SaloIn conjunction with Pecha Kucha Boston 8, there will be a CC Salon tonight in Boston. Here are the details:

CC Salon Boston 1
Wed Feb 25
Mantra, 52 Temple Pl, Boston (near Park St T)
Co-hosted by Creative Commons, Participatory Culture Foundation and Pecha Kucha Boston.
Doors open at 630p for drinks and chit chat. Talks start at 715p.
The event is free and open to the public. Cash bar.
Join the most talented and creative people in Boston for the first local Creative Commons Salon.

Check the Pecha Kucha site for more details, and remember, anyone can start their own Salon in their own community.

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Miro 2.0 Launches Today

Fred Benenson, February 10th, 2009

Miro Logo
Miro, the free and open source video player launched their 2.0 version today. The update has tons of new features that will help you explore video on the web, including YouTube HD, Hulu and the like. Dean writes on the Miro blog about the new chrome on 2.0:

  • A beautiful, all-new widget based interface
  • Browse while you watch– pop out any video to an external window (our number one requested feature)
  • Miro is now faster, more responsive, and lower memory use
  • You can add streaming sites like Hulu to your sidebar
  • You can add download sites like Archive.org or legaltorrents.com to your sidebar and download to Miro with a single click
  • Improved playlists
  • New compact, sortable list view
  • Better audio support

On top of the new release, Miro is rolling out a great new Miro Guide, which helps users find and download great content such as TED talks and NBC Nightly News.

Download Miro 2.0 for Windows, OS X, or Linux here.

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