Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Darklight Symposium Panel 2: Issues for Distribution

Here's the last podcast installment of the Darklight Symposium which took place on the 28th of October 2005


Panel 2 included Dr. Anne O'Connor, Alan Toner, Prof. Barry Vercoe, Benjamin Mako Hill, and was chaired by Prof. Marie Redmond

Dr. Anne O'Connor, (Special Adviser to the Director General at RTÉ) Perspectives on plans for Public Broadcasting in Ireland and online policies for RTE.

Dr. Linda Doyle, (PHD lecturer Trinity College Dublin)- Perspectives on Ad Hoc Networks and alternative broadcasting possibilities.

Alan Toner , his work has focussed on leveraging p2p technologies such as Bit Torrent and eDonkey to enable distribution production of critical audio-visual works on sites such as V2V

Prof. Barry Vercoe, Co-Founder of MIT Media Lab and Pioneered MPEG - Perspective on where digital audio tech is going with MP4 and beyond.

Benjamin Mako Hill, is currently working as a researcher in the Media Lab's Electronic Publishing research group, he has founded and is affiliated with numerous Free Software and Open Source projects.

Chaired by Prof. Marie Redmond, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin where she is Course Director of the MSc Multimedia Systems programme. Marie is managing director of Xcommunications, Dublin based multimedia and Internet development company and is also a reviewer and evaluator for the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme .

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Darklight Symposium Panel 1: Audiences and Interfaces

Here's the third podcast installment of the Darklight Symposium which took place on the 28th of October 2005


The first panel included Dr. Maeve Connolly, Lisa Roberts, Michael McMahon, Steve McCormack and was chaired by Rod Stoneman.

Dr Connolly discussed the notion of technology advancing, while at the same time older technology is not so much obsolete as they are primed to be seen in a new light. Lisa Roberts discussed the development of the media through a smaller screen - our phones, our iPods, and how we have another avenue in which to tell and share stories. Michael McMahon addressed the notion of bittorrent and mass-media piracy.

Dr Maeve Connolly, lectures at DLIADT Dublin ( Ireland ), on the BA in Animation and the MA in Visual Arts Practices. Background in art practice and has a PhD on Irish film culture and the avant-garde.

Lisa Roberts, ( , Pocket Shorts) - Perspectives on the impact of mobile technology on the future of film making and distribution.

Michael Mc Mahon, is an interactive media developer and manager with more than 10 years experience in the TV industry. Michael was technical manager at Endemol UK and UKTV Network. Current project, IPTV focused start-up company, Molotov Digital.

Stephen Mc Cormack , Wildwave Distribution, BitBuzz, Wildlight Channel, Perspective on Citizen Media, Poscasting Blogging, networked audiences.

Chaired by Rod Stoneman, is the Director of the Huston School . He has worked as Deputy Commissioning Editor in Independent Film and Video at Channel Four Television in London , and was Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Film Board from 1993-2003.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Darklight Symposium Podcast - Steve McCormack

We've added Podcast audio clips of the Darklight Symposium which took place on October 28th this year.

The Second Audio Clip is Steve McCormack

Steve McCormack joined the proceedings to discuss the emerging and increasingly popular methods of communication and interaction opened up by the internet, breaking his discussion up into six easy-to-follow sections, as a primer for the n00bs and a refresher for the old hands.

1. Blogging
2. Podcasting
3. Web 2.0 A term given to the new community-driven websites in which friends can interact easily, be they near or far apart - sites such as My Space, Flickr and Friendster.
4. Web TV
6. Mobile Videos

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Darklight Symposium Podcast - Prof. Barry Vercoe

We've added Podcast audio clips of the Darklight Symposium which took place on October 28th this year.

The First audio clip is Professor Barry Vercoe

After a pleasantly musical opening, Prof. Vercoe discussed the motion of the evolving audio industry, and how the evolving technologies will shape the future of how not just how we will listen to music, but how we will buy it, how we will find it and even how we will play it, as well as the implications such ventures would have for the industry as it currently stands and other media.

Prof. Vercoe's main emphasis was on the speed at which the industry of 'push' - the more tradtional means of accessing music, such as CDs, shops and all the means we are used to - and 'pull' - the new means, such as downloading, p2p technologies and mp3s - are converging, and the necessity of understanding the use and power such a notion can hold.

There is a summary of Prof. Vercoe's presentation in the blog below.