"Blogging, Lifecasting and all that jazz"

@ UB Center for the Arts (Screening Room)
DMS155 New Media Class
23rd Oct 2007

Attention viewers:

You can follow along my live webcast (9am EST) by checking out these images and links which

I should be presenting "more or less" in sequence. This talk is presented as a story.

I hope you enjoy the show!



Schedule
9.00am: Mingle with crowd + Live Setup
9.15am: Talk begins + Demos
10.00am: Questions & Answers


Agenda
A "show and tell" of life as a blogger and part-time lifecaster.
- To inspire participants in using social media beyond its intended design.
- To redefine privacy in today's context (e.g. Twitter = Sixth Sense)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifecasting_(video_stream)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin%C3%A9ma_v%C3%A9rit%C3%A9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-person_shooter

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/exclusive/how-justintvs-live-video-system-was-born-268672.php
http://theory.isthereason.com/index.php?s=wearable&submit=GO

How to never forget: The story behind Kevin’s wearable cameras
http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=1693#more-1693

Personal sousveillance streams as 1) memory prosthetic + 2) real-time crowdsourcing
http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=1799

Strange Days trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADkcAGhJD6I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy

Twitter = Sixth Sense
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/magazine/15-07/st_thompson


Story Sequence
01. Welcome

02. Questions
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Tagcloud representation of student questions as seen below...
http://newmedia.gothacked.org/newmedia/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=27&func=view&id=141&catid=3&limit=6&limitstart=18

02. Video uploads by Country (24th March 2007)

03. Video uploads by Country (19th June 2007)



Back in the day, there was only Youtube...
05. Lifehacker: online Video Sharing Service Roundup
http://lifehacker.com/software/video/online-videosharing-service-roundup-133509.php

06. Video Publishing Online: Where To Share Your Video Clips On The Web
http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2006/11/25/video_publishing_online_where_to.htm

Where it all started...
11. 15mins with the Macbook Pro (more than half million views)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOMr_cJlZDw

12. 15mins with the Macbook Pro (blog took a major beating)
http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=650

What about something with better resolution?
13. Revver (It's pretty fly!)
http://one.revver.com/

14. Kevin's Revver Videos (woah, makes money!?!)
http://one.revver.com/collections/show/18416

15. Kevin's Buffalo Snowstorm Coverage
http://theory.isthereason.com/index.php?s=snowstorm&submit=GO

What's Citizen Journalism?
16. Citizen Journalism vs. Professional Journalism
http://www.virtual-china.org/2006/12/citizen_vs_prof.html

17. How-to: Citizen Journalism Boot Camp (Hilarious COM125 video)
http://com125.wordpress.com/2007/04/03/video-citizen-journalism-boot-camp/

People want short short videos, but...
18. Wired's Snack Culture
http://www.flickr.com/photos/inju/414174569/

Long videos have value too!
19. Google Video (for really long video uploads!)
http://video.google.com/

20. Google Video example: COM125 Blog Awards (actual presentation shows management, can't link here)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8605718327542892769&hl=en

21. Veoh: High resolution, Wide distribution (independent + commercial works)
http://www.veoh.com/

22. Veoh video management backend (requires login)
http://www.veoh.com/publish/myVideos.html

Cultural Niche
Lipdubbing: Video + Singing + Punking (redefining public spaces)
27. Lipdubbing: Crazy
http://vimeo.com/clip:144562/context/user:brainopera:likes

Gift Economy
30. The Revitalization of the Gift Economy
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Is this all video can be as a rich medium?
44. theorycast.16 :: Adrian Miles on the Missing Link in Videoblogs
http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=1299

45. Video thumbnails: My attempt at preempting viewers (see videoblogging week graphic)
http://theory.isthereason.com/index.php?s=videoblogging+week&submit=GO

46. MetaVid: Full-text search using Closed Caption
http://lackaff.net/node/34

47. EveryZing: "Speech to Text" audio / video search
EveryZing.com demo

48. Blinkx: "Matrix" video wall
http://blinkx.com/wall?query=matrix

49. Blinkx: Technology
http://blinkx.com/about?type=Technology

50. Motionbox: Scan through video thumbnails
http://www.motionbox.com/

51. Viddler: theorycast.25 :: Modcentric and our donuts adventure
http://www.viddler.com/explore/kevin/videos/7/

But I'm not satisfied with video... I need something fuller!
52. Strange Days (capturing full experience, not merely visual, audio stimuli)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGK6Ij7DA_k

Lifecasting anyone?
53. Justin.tv
http://www.justin.tv/ijustine

54. UStream.tv
http://ustream.tv/

55. Operator11 (thanks Ben Koe)
http://operator11.com/me/shows

The Future: Sousveillance + Memory Prosthetic
56. Alex Halavais on Panveillance
http://alex.halavais.net/panveillance/

57. How to never forget: The story behind Kevin’s wearable cameras
http://theory.isthereason.com/?p=1693

58. The New Yorker: Remember This?
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/05/28/070528fa_fact_wilkinson



Extra tidbits for everyone
VeoGeo: Video + GPS
http://www.veogeo.com/PlayVideoActivity.aspx?videoActivityId=97

Google's Facial Recognition
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=kevin%2Blim&btnG=Search%2BImages&gbv=2&imgtype=face

How to watch videos without a computer
http://www.flipclips.com/




Student Questions
Flick3187:
What is the best way to approach in creating a blog that consists a topic about music [ex: adding, uploading, downloading, or leaving reviews and ratings, group discussions, advertising]?

RachelM318:
When you first started this blog, what was your main purpose/goal or was it just for fun? Is it still enjoying to do or has it become overwhelming? What are your plans for the blog in the future?

Krsrichar7:
Has the technology used in creating blogs and webcasts changed significantly since you began? Are they really easier to use? By using these tools, have you come up with any that can be improved or made?

jbjurdi:
What kinds of mobile devices do you use in order to get the affect you’re looking for on your blog? Are these devices easy to come by through sponsors or funding of some sort? If you do get funding how much time and effort did it take to get to that point? What enticed the sponsors to get behind you?

ajbrusso:
Hey kevin your life style is very interesting and i was wondering how long you plan on this? What if you have a family would you still want to broadcast your life this extensively?

What made you want to pod cast your life? Did someone come up to you and say "hey you have an interesting life, you should show everyone," or something of the sort? Is there any point in time that you wish you had your own personal space?

How many hits did you need on your site to be eligible for sponsors? Who has sponsored you so far?

What cool new products are you testing for companies....can you bring some in?
Since you blog daily/hourly how do you determine whats blog worthy to keep your viewers interested?

When you started podcasting did you just start podcasting because you wanted to and then were asked by companies to podcast your life. Or did you just decide one day that you would podcast your life. And if you just decided to podcast you life by yourself what influenced you to do this.

Hey Kevin. Do you think starting a family would effect your blog? If so, in what ways would it and how would you alter your blog to fit a new lifestyle?

Hey kevin, in all of your experience with lifecasting have you ever run into trouble with friends, family or even strangers who don't want to be video taped or talked about on your site?

Kevin, How has this way of blogging affected your life? Do you find that some people shy away from you for fear of being on camera? Do you ever feel as though you have no privacy? How does your family feel about it?

How has lifecasting changed you? Has it caused you to make better choices for yourself knowing that the world see's everything you do? or do you think that you still make the same decisions you would make if no one was around to judge every choice that you take.

I find this to be like running a small buisness... of yourself. What kind of endorsements, or perks have companies or individuals offered you and was it inresponse to what you were already interested in or did it spark a new blogging interest? Do you look for the attention of these companies or individuals, or have they just found you?

Have you ever regretted your decision to have your whole life taped in front of a mass audience? Have you ever felt as though you need your privacy and just want to quit? If you did quit, would there be any repercussions/what would be the downfalls to your decision?

When podcasting your life are there times where you just turn everything off so you can have some privacy?

My question deals mostly with the purpose of something like "lifecasting." What purpose does the project serve? I see that archival "blog" work is described as "deeply seachable." What are people searching for? Besides any information applicable to spcific research endeavors, what is gained? Should someone expose him- or herself solely because the technology is available? (please keep in mind that I am not saying that project is not worthwhile, I just do not understand it. I assume that I am not the first person to pose these questions. I to some extent see this experiment as an answer without a question.)

Many people value privacy. Even though you podcast your life, do you still value privacy?

What mind-set is required or suggested in creating a blog? In what way should you approach those who your blog is aimed for?




Using TAPoR Text Summarizer
http://taporware.mcmaster.ca/~taporware/textTools/summarizer.shtml

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