By Lance Weiler, August 9th, 2009

Last weekend over 300 people attended DIY DAYS Philadelphia. The event was our largest to date. Over 40 speakers and 22 sessions provided insight into how those working in film, games, software, music and design can fund, create, distribute and sustain from their creative efforts.

We’re currently looking for suggestions for speakers, subjects, and locations for our next DIY DAYS event targeted for later this fall. Also a special thanks to all our volunteers who help to make DIY DAYS a reality and keep entry to the event FREE. If you’re interested in volunteering please let us know – work [@] workbookproject dot com

Over the next week or so we’ll be releasing all the video that was captured at the event. Feel free to embed and spread it’s all released as open media.

The following are the first two sessions from the day.

DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF – KEYNOTE

The End of the Story: How capitalism killed narrative, and how to grow new ones
The myth of infinite market expansion was supported, at least in part, by a story structure dependent on crisis, climax, and relief. Just as we are now demanding bankers give up their absolute control of our monetary system, must we as storytellers give up control of our narratives? And how can we make a living telling stories in a world where everyone now has a story to tell, and a means of telling it?

For more on Douglas visit www.rushkoff.com

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Lance Weiler is the founder of the WorkBook Project and also a story architect of film, tv and games. He's written and directed two feature films THE LAST BROADCAST and HEAD TRAUMA. He's currently developing a number of transmedia projects.

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  • Congrats on the network announcement. Will look forward to it coming on-stream.

  • mikehedge

    super exciting!!!!

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