Monday, January 30, 2006

NBC series airs on web

Per this post on TVguide.com (scroll down to JESUS LIVES! AND APPARENTLY HAS DSL), the canceled series Book of Daniel will have its unaired episodes broadcast on the web.

Also check out the official site for the show -- one of the characters has a blog, with open comments from visitors (which mostly bemoan the cancellation).

Note: the site says Windows only... I'll check this on a Windows box today.

Cell Phone Film Fest on NPR

Listen to this NPR piece from this morning about a cell-phone "film" fest. We'll talk more about this stuff when we get to mobile video.

Also -- let's talk about how many of you can shoot video on your cell phone... again when we get to that (but remind me if I don't bring it up!)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Readings/ Brainstorm ideas

I found the reading interesting (Everything Bad is Good for You)- it kinda unearths why people may be so addicted to reality tv- all the complicated relationships. And it is also interesting how involved we get into these relationships, where we are just active viewers, instead of participants (in the sense that we are not on the show itself and we don't know these people, but we feel that we do).

For brainstorming- I brought in two pieces that I have written before....I guess in part to show my style of writing, but also for an idea basis. I think it would be cool if we start in the present, and find info about the past and have all these layers that a viewer would need to go through to get to the whole story. I like mystery and exploring for information.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

good multimedia blog

a blog link to another blog... this is a blog from an ex nu multimedia student now at an NYU graduate multimedia program, I know will knows him. He keeps some pretty interesting mobile technology/interractive articles up there, alot of it correlates pretty directly with the stuff we're doing.

Class Podcast -- 01/26/06

Here's a preview of tomorrow's class -- both in content and form -- a podcast I put together this evening with Garageband.

NY Times Circuits section

Today's Circuits section in the New York Times is a special look at issues of convergence of media. Pick it up if you get the chance! We'll discuss this article tomorrow in class.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Disney to buy Pixar?

While not wholely related to convergance, this article is very interesting. It briefly makes mention of 'Lost' and 'Desperate Housewives' episodes being distributed for Ipods. I think you guys will have to create a free NY Times Online account to view it. It's quick and easy... and free. LINK

Convergence Center at Syracuse University

Here's what Syracuse is doing to educate its students about convergence. LINK

The Definition of Convergance

What does convergance really mean?!?! LINK
I thought the most interesting part of this video was how the presentation is made interactive. Also the built in Isight camera is just one more way of converging technologies making webcams somewhat obsolete. LINK

convergance in advertising

It certainly appears that everyone is jumping on the convergance band wagon. Here is an example of what is happening in the advertising industry.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4142062,00.html

Monday, January 23, 2006

Online Conservatory

Hey,
So I was thinking about the definition of convergence, and I realized that the BSO Online Conservatory is definitely of that category: an online resource relating to, and adding info about a specific concert series performed by the BSO. Check it out.
http://www.bso.org/images/conservatory/beetschoen/BSOStartHI.html

Sunday, January 22, 2006

MediaShift blog



PBS has started a blog "hosted" by Marc Glaser, a media critic and journalist, called MediaShift.

I'm adding it to our sidebar of links, along with Henry Jenkins' site. You should check out these sites regularly, especially resources like the Reading List on MediaShift.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

CBS micro-series

Advertising campaign as transmedia microseries (link here).

British mobile TV study

Here's a link to an article about a British study on mobile TV. Doesn't talk so much about original content beyond what is served by television (ie. content created specifically for mobile devices). Still, interesting nonetheless.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Fernandez article on Lost

I'm posting this link to Maria Elena Fernandez' article about Lost that we read and discussed in the 01/12/06 class.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

First post

This is a blog for the Special Topics in Multimedia: Convergence Creation class at Northeastern.