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Be The Media


Be The Media

With simple and Free only software we'll demonstrate the ability of every computer user to be a media producer. For that we'll setup a multimedia center for processing and creating media content, and we'll use other workshops and general events in WSF to have pretext to tell stories. Then we'll capitalize multimedia content on each workshop for enhancing the material produced (wiki pages, white papers, how-to, ...).

This area will be the most animated because media will be beamed constantly and it will be where the real fiesta is. Participation of anyone will be welcome, and an open contribution system will enable collecting different media sources from local shooters.

A constant streaming will make the production instantly visible online and we'll try to seek contributions, involving voting systems and collaborative production.

The media is not mainstreamed. It has to spread, and take source in the real life of people. So, the people need to be the media rather than just consuming it.


  • at least one computer per distro demoed
  • one multimedia computer with if possible a beamer for having maximum impact with a permanent display of the screen activity. That station could also be used as VJ station and then beamer is not anymore optional ;)
  • we need extra computers if we want to make people participate. The computers for distro demos can probably be used as well for production (after all, to evaluate something, you gonna have to use it, damnit !).
  • for the permanent media center :
    • one video management station, for preparing content. It can be the same as the multimedia station if there is no ither choice, but the best is to have a dedicated computer. At worse we can use our laptops for video management (please trolls, raise hand if you bring a laptop that can fulfill such task).
  • big speakers, for the whole space. how many?
  • 2 projectors
  • 1 IP-Phone
  • 10 headset with mikes (for telefony experiments)
  • 10 webcam + mikes for covering the space with a webcam grid.
  • Some decent lighting can be welcome (2 or 3 500watts spots) because many things can happen at night
  • a quantity of mikes, one or 2 or 7, with good sound, ..
  • ..

we need a lot, unfinished

Permanent media center

We'll setup a media center with things necessary to broadcast from the trollparty, and to spread things produced on site by people practicing it (as well as by people mastering it). We can prepare a schedule with interviews, or direct-live sessions on specific topics. Contributions welcome.

Recursivity loop

One topic that comes obviously about bringing content is the event in itself. We could cover the trollparty with media content, explain the principle and the objectives, how it is made and how you can make it at home.

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Contributors to this page: dankajh , mose , acracia , iokese , lfagundes and r1 .
Page last modified on Tuesday 24 January, 2006 [17:34:03 UTC] by dankajh.

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Re: local waves
on: Thu 22 Dec 2005 [20:40 UTC] score: 0.00
> yeah sure it can be great to get local media contacts (not only radio but TV as well). It will be in the mission of the scouts to try to establish such contacts and prepare interactions.

what about setting one up? I can probably get an antena for that, but we have to know the venezuelan laws. last wsf we had a free - or so called pirate - one during event.

> (on another topic : explaination of the changes in the page)
> Btw luis, I changed your changes, and I take that occasion to point out that we are not teaching to people. We do it, and let them looks and try do something similar and then we help and share human vibrations.
> We don't want to give lessons, people coming to see us would be disappointed if they expect some formal context : I personaly prefer natural links and instinctive creativity. We don't sell anything, and we can't pretend our knowledge is the best in the world. We just want to practice our skills and arts, share the fun of it with other people. We are not teachers. We are trolls !

maybe teach is not a good term, when I say teach I mean find ways for people to learn, and in fact centralization sometimes is one critic I have about our metodologies (in fact we're in process of developing one). but in our case we have specific competencies we want people to develop, that is producing media from their current work and share with others, and at some point it gets that one person knows a lot and assumes a central position, but finding a way for this to be a process of building autonomy and freedom is a methodological challenge.

So, you got objections are about the teaching method, like lessong, but is developing specific competencies our goals?
Because if we want to recicle computers with free software, and people get their old computers and take to home a recicled one with linux, but not knowing what's inside, this is useless, it doesn't change the fact that this person is a technology consumer. They have to learn how to open that computer, recicle by themselves and install the operating system, and so conquer their freedom by themselves.

So, the point is, is your objection something just about methodology, or is it about having goals on what people will learn? if it's the second, so the trollparty is more like a free party, as the name says :-), and if so, people are also free to propose ways that might be like teaching, as long as they can get public, an open bazaar of knowledge ;-)


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