By Lance Weiler, January 6th, 2011

Registration is now open – space is limited

On Saturday March 5th, DIY DAYS will return to the New School for a day of talks, presentations, workshops, open sessions as well as a new and improved incubator. Staffed by volunteers and free to all who wish to attend, DIY DAYS strives to provide open access to information, resources and networking. Past events have sparked collaborations between filmmakers, game designers, software developers, musicians and interactive designers.

Since we relay on the kindness, talents and generosity of volunteers to keep the events we do open and free we are currently searching for individuals who be interested in lending a hand. If you’re interested please drop us an email at – subject line “volunteer for DIY DAYS NYC.”

Are you working on something that you’re excited about? Are you willing to share your knowledge and experience? Did you spark up a collaboration at a past DIY DAYS event? We have a limited number of slots for those who wish to share what they’re working on and are passionate about. If you’re interested please drop us an email at – subject line project for DIY DAYS NYC

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By Lance Weiler, June 26th, 2010

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.

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  • this conference is being recorded – Nicholas Reville of the Participatory Culture Foundation
    Today our guest is Nicholas Reville, Executive Director of the Participatory Culture Foundation. PCF is a non-profit organization who’s mission is to create tools for broader, deeper engagement with culture and politics. They are working to ensure that the new mass medium of internet TV is open and independent, just like blogging and podcasting. They have a number of… read more
  • Auto-tune The News – RADAR S3 ep 27 [vid]
    Started by Michael, Evan, Andrew and Sarah Gregory, Auto-Tune the News takes video clips of Politicians, Pundits, and Newscasters. The dialog of the clips is then Auto-Tuned transforming spoken word into singing. The goal of the project, is to not only add some humor to these normally dry, antiseptic broadcasts, but to make the information delivered fun and understandable to… read more
  • DIYDays NYC Dan Rollman [vid]
    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… read more
By Lance Weiler, June 16th, 2010

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

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  • Profile: SubmarineChannel
    Dutch media innovators Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting, co-founders of, collaborated to produce, an initiative designed to explore and promote innovative approaches to… read more
  • RADAR NYC 8.13.10
    WATCH Story Pirates – Tickle Monsters Are Robots Check out the “Tickle Monsters Are Robots!!!!,” video from Story Pirates, who were featured in our latest… read more
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    DIY DAYS NYC 30+ speakers 8 workshops 11 talks 2 think tanks 23 open sessions ***ALL FREE FULL PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS COMING SOON SATURDAY APRIL 3rd… read more
By Lance Weiler, June 14th, 2010

The ubiquitous nature of smart phones and location aware devices means transmedia storytelling can become a local and dynamic experience for the masses. This workshop by Ethan Rublee will serve as a rabbit hole into the technology behind AR and geo-locational platforms. Open source software, some programming gumption, and off the shelf hardware is all that is needed to experiment. Android phone app development will be thoroughly evangelized. Ideas on using local space to connect distant users will be explored. Show and tell includes AR on the Android, hacking the wiimote, anaglyph 3D, browser based AR, video see through head mounted displays, Google Maps api, and more.

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  • Transmedia Talk #8 – Christian Viel on Heroes of the North
    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. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] download Or Subscribe iTunes NB: If you’d like to give  us feedback, recommend yourself as… read more
  • INTERVIEW – Brian Chirls a look at building audiences
    Scott Kirsner of CinemaTech talks with Brian Chirls (filmmaker, technologist, self-distribution pioneer and workbook project contributor) about building audiences and harnessing the power of the internet. Scott writes “Last Wednesday, I had a chance to sit down for a few minutes with Brian Chirls, the tech guru who helped Arin Crumley and Susan Buice build an audience for ‘Four Eyed… read more
  • DIY DAYS Philly: From Here to Awesome – talk
    DIY DAYS heads to LA on November 19th with a evening of speakers, talks, networking and a few very special surprises. More details coming soon. In the meantime here’s a talk from DIY DAYS Philly. TALK – FROM HERE TO AWESOME: Production has become democratized while digital distribution is quickly becoming commoditized thus fragmenting the marketplace and resulting in… read more
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