Here are two interviews I conducted at Vloggercon last weekend and just posted to my RealPeopleNetwork blog: Rachel and Noah from 88Slide and Ken Nichols from AskaNinja.com. A glimpse at some fun and burgeoning grassroots creativity.
At the Symposium on Social Architecture at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center on Nov. 15, I put together a panel to talk about participatory media. One of the panelists was Amanda Congdon, host of Rocketboom, whom I had a terrific time talking with.
"Rocketboom" is one of the breakout successes of the very young Internet TV industry. They’ve already turned down a buyout offer from a major media conglomerate you’ve heard of.
In this 7-minute video I shot with Amanda after our panel (19.6mb MPEG-4), she talks about the show’s genesis, its formula for success, and how you, too, can make your mark in the personal media revolution. (Ourmedia page | watch video)
I cornered Daniel Meadows, one of the icons of the digital storytelling movement, a week ago at the Digital Storytelling Festival at KQED in San Francisco. Daniel talks about his personal journey from journalism ("doing media to others") to storytelling ("enabling people to tell their own stories").
Here’s another video interview I conducted last week at Duke University’s Symposium on Podcasting. Mia Littlejohn talks about a great new podcast I just discovered: Eat Feed. Host Kelly Amienne started it in January and it’s now up to 6,000 subscriptions. Very high quality stuff.