Posts Tagged ‘New Media’
A cracking video made to promote a Birmingham blogging venture – Environmental News Online. The site has been run by a group of journalism students working with Paul Bradshaw and the Online Journalism Blog at Birmingham City University. A month or so ago I helped in a session with the students to encourage them to think of ways of using the network effect to reach a wider audience with the blog. Nobody at the time thought of writing a song and putting it on youtube, but it’s a classic example of media as a social object. The video has given me the desire and the excuse to write about what they are doing – to join their conversation.
Nice one. Now would you like to mention this film Podnosh made about cutting co2 in Birmingham on ENO?
Here’s a short film we made last week for Be Birmingham, the city’s recently revamped Local Strategic Partnership.
The film is a short piece which includes Dame Ellen MacArthur talking about the launch of the partnerships CO2 challenge for 2008 – that each of us should look for way to cut 100kg of CO2 in the next year. The yachtswoman is passionate about how we are wasting resources and used her own blog to say how impressed she is with the energy building up here in brum.
In the 100 seconds are also some tips from people on what you might want to do. If you start changing your behaviour to save CO2 you can also sign up here – so your tally is added to the cities huge target of cutting carbon by 60% come 2026. All part of last week’s enjoyable yet controversial Climate Change Festival.
You can comment on the film here and I’d love it if you did.
Very useful tool for telling us the age/gender and location of the people who are watching our Youtube films. You can find it by clicking on My Account once you’re logged into Youtube and scrolling down until you see a link to Insight.
Surprisingly almost all Podnosh viewers on youtube are from the UK, which is good because the films are designed to encourage improvements in neighbourhoods in the UK.
What next? I couldn’t find more detailed geographic data – like city etc. Will google extend analytics with more info if you pay?
This Youtube channel is my idea of good. A series of cleanly made but short (typically 3 mins) videos on personal experience of discrimination and reflections on human rights. The film above is from Michael Etkind, who survived a Nazi concentration camp. Other films feature Tanni Grey Thompson, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Radio 1 DJ Nihal Anthanayaile.
These should provide readily accessible sources of debate for people to use on their blogs, in classrooms or where ever. Media as a social object.
A Birmingham Artist has released the source code to allow plants to blog.
More accurately it tweets. So I’m following it. No, that’s right.
No I’ve looked too and I still don’t understand.
Via D’Log – who probably does.