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, ( Blink.org , 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.


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