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  • joly 3:35 pm on 04/09/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    FAILfaire NYC – 4/14 #Failfare 

    FAILfaire features projects using mobiles and ICTs in international development that have, to put it simply, been a #FAIL. Busted, kaputt. Tongue firmly in cheek, we take a close look at what didn’t work and why the projects failed amidst the ICT4D hype we all are subjected to (and sometimes contributors to). We believe that only if we understand what DOESN’T WORK in this field and stop pushing our failures under the rug, can we collectively learn and get better, more effective, and have greater impact as we go forward.

    The inaugural FAILfaire will be held in New York City on April 14th, 2010 from 5:00-7:30 pm. We are very grateful to The Open Planning Project (TOPP) for hosting us in their beautiful SoHo loft space. Please register here!

    Agenda:

    5:00 Welcome and drinks
    5:30 FAIL-slam: the #FAILfaire Talks showcasing failure in ICT and mobiles in development
    6:30 Open Discussion
    7:00 Mingling, learning, networking, more drinks

     
  • joly 10:18 am on 02/04/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Wireside Chat with Lawrence Lessig: Fair Use, Politics, and Online Video 3/25/10 

    The Open Video Alliance is teaming up with the Harvard Berkman Center to deliver a global webcast of a talk by Lawrence Lessig. It’s happening February 25th from 6:00 to 7:30 EST, live from Cambridge, MA. OVA has arranged screening events around the world. The hometown premiere event in New York will feature a live DJ, video mashup presentations, free food and tons of guests.

    The Talk:
    This is a talk about copyright in a digital age, and the role (and importance) of a doctrine like “fair use.” Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, and is essential for commentary, criticism, news reporting, remix, research, teaching and scholarship with video. As a medium, online video will be most powerful when it is fluid, like a conversation. Like the rest of the internet, online video must be designed to encourage creative expression and political participation, not just passive consumption.

    The lecture will last 45 minutes and will be followed by an interactive Q & A. The event will be moderated by Elizabeth Stark of the Open Video Alliance. Questions can be submitted using the hashtag #wireside.

    The Event:
    In New York, the event held at The Open Planning Project will feature special guests from the ReMixed Media Festival 2010, and Streetfilms.

    For more information, or to find out about screenings in other locations, visit the Open Video Alliance at http://openvideoalliance.org/event/lessig/.

    RSVP below or at http://openvideoalliance.org/event/newyorkrsvp/.

    The Wireside Chat is made possible with the support of iCommons and the Ford Foundation.

    Boston: http://bit.ly/WiresideBoston
    San Fran: http://bit.ly/WiresideSanFran

    Use the hashtag #wireside leading up to the event and to participate in the interactive Q & A.

    Facebook event

     
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