DIYDays is a roving conference for those who create which consists of talks, workshops, presentations and open sessions centered on creativity and storytelling. DIYDays strives to present discussion and debate while highlighting innovation.
This workshop will take you through the process of conceiving, developing and releasing an app for mobile platforms including the iPhone, Android, mobile web and other platforms. We will take a close look at the process of designing User Interface and User Experience. We will also look at the evolution of human interface interactions and where we are headed. What is the future of mobile devices, including the iPad, netbooks and smartphones. Particular focus will be on augmented & alternate reality design and building immersive worlds and transmedia integration.
In the media industry, gatekeepers traditionally wield extraordinary power over creatives, as they hold artists’ dreams in their hands. This imbalance has led to a bizarre set of standard deal terms and practices that would seem absurd in any other industry. Now that artists have the power to reach their audiences directly, these old ways are obsolete. Before entering the film business, Brian Chirls worked in finance and construction and attended business school. In this session, he applies his “real world” experience to the problem of negotiating with investors, distributors and platforms, sharing stories of deals good and bad.
Workshop: “Who does business this way?!” – Lessons From the Real World
Transmedia Talk #6 – Collapsus and Catfish Welcome to Transmedia Talk a new podcast covering all things story. Transmedia Talk is co-hosted by Nick Braccia and Robert Pratten and looks to shed light on the topic of transmedia storytelling with commentary, interviews and tips on how storytelling is moving into the 21st century.
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DIY Days is still looking for a few good volunteers! We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our logistics team. Volunteers will be needed to greet and register attendees and speakers, direct traffic between our spaces, maintain time for sessions, prep speaker presentations, and generally be ready to attend to other logistical issues as they pop up.
Our friend and talented writer/director/editor Raffi Asdourian had some nice… read more
RADAR NYC – 11.19.10 WATCH
Fluid Dress – Charlie Bucket
Fluid Dress from Charlie Bucket
Diana Eng did not make this dress, but you can bet she’d be proud of Charlie Bucket, the girl who did. But whether she was inspired by our contributor or not, it’s quite pretty, and makes for a nice video to watch too. She made it by knitting together… read more
The Universal Record Database, otherwise known as the “definitive site for human achievement” is an interesting crowdsourced project that encourages users to share, break and tell stories around the world records they set. President and co-founder Dan Rollman shares how URDB has grown into an online and offline community.
UNIVERSAL RECORD DATABASE – DAN ROLLMAN
What do ‘Most money destroyed for profit’, the ‘Longest shhh’ and ‘Most flaxseed cracker people created in one minute’ have in common? They are all records held on Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson’s Universal Record Database, otherwise known as the ‘definitive site for human achievement’. Dan Rollman takes us through the thinking behind the project and shares how URDB has built a dedicated community.
This week we’ll be rolling out more of the vids from DIYDays NYC. In the following talk Brian Newman (former CEO of Tribecca Film Institute and founder of SpringBoard Media) gives a talk on innovation within the media space. The following is from the program.
REINVENTING INNOVATION – BRIAN NEWMAN
The future of media is being invented today, but it is increasingly being defined by the terms of the old models for media production and consumption. This is for the worse, because instead of a new era of innovation we are in danger of a new era of sameness. The future of media is not just about new distribution models and building a fancy new TV that can show 3D, pull down an endless library of content and let us chat with our neighbor about which products to buy. This is precisely what passes for visionary by those controlling the future of media now, and unless media artists take an active role in creating the future, that may be the best we get. What would true innovation look like and what are the historical models we can turn to for innovative thinking about the future of the field?
Broadcasting Tangible Narratives I think we all dream of one day having a holodeck – the perfect storytelling tool. It would let us employ visuals, audio, touch, smell, and taste to pull the audience through our stories, allow us to mix archeaological, environmental and immediate storytelling. In some ways, transmedia storytelling nudges us toward that goal.
But our theater, the real world, is… read more
The Purpose of Film Festivals How small festivals can be the future of meatspace film distribution
In the past several years I’ve had the opportunity to participate in and listen to a lot of conversations about the shifting role of film festivals, particularly as those shifts apply to mid to high level independent festivals. There are a number of conflicting opinions on the role of… read more
RADAR NYC 5.6.10 WATCH
Cindy Gallop on IfWeRanTheWorld.com
“IfWeRanTheWorld.com is a simple, playful platform that harnesses good intentions and downloads them into tangible, do-able microactions that anyone and everyone can do. IfWeRanTheWorld is about complete transparency – you are what you do. And it is with these same principles that we are developing IfWeRanTheWorld: what you experience today is an early, alpha release… read more