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MooseCamp 2009

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MooseCamp Overview

 

MooseCamp is a mix of programmed and self-organized "unconference". We are still taking more suggestions for MooseCamp 2009.

 

Throughout MooseCamp there are two tracks reserved for the unconference and mobile workshops. For details on the ten mobile mobile workshops scroll down.

 

Unconference sessions, Friday

Friday February 20th, 2009

 

10:15-10:45

  • Mobile Track  - Streaming media hits the big time: (PDF of presentation, slideshare.net) Its time to throw away your VHS camcorder and TV and discover the best strategies for streaming mobile video from hand-held wireless devices... Quik, Livecast, Ustream! Speaker: Roland Tanglao

10:45-11:15

  • In Your Face [room 1221]: A spirited discussion on the ethics of representation in mobile media. From citizen reporters to surveillance devices, going mobile is opening up new issues of access, representation, surveillance and control. Hear from panelists: Hendrik Beune (Fearless City), Mark Burdett (San Francisco), Amanda Garces (Los Angeles), and Michael Tippett (Now Public).
  • How has the internet changed your life? [room 1003] Roland and Zak - The videos we took at this session are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/sets/72157614120841835/ Please vote for your favourites by leaving a comment on the videos on flickr
  • Freebase [room 1420]: Social, structured data under CC-By with Freebase (and how Vancouver is using it). Jim & Kirrily

11:15-11:45

  • VozMob [room 1221]: Mobile Voices / Voces Móviles (a.k.a. "vozmob") is an open source participatory learning project joining together scholars, community organizers, and low-wage immigrants in Los Angeles. Vozmob is building a communication platform that helps low-wage immigrants gain increased media and technology skills for community building and public participation by using mobile phonroles to create, share, and reflect on stories about their lives and communities. The project brings together day laborers, scholars, software developers, and community organizers in a participatory design process to create an open source multimedia content management system optimized for affordable mobile phones. Speakers: Mark Burdett (San Francisco) and Amanda Garces (Los Angeles).
  • Identicons & Yarn bombing [room 1003]: Roland - Check out the Identicons, Yarn Bombing and Mobile wiki pages and leave your ideas and comments there, thanks!
  • Ad-hoc think tank [room 1402]: Biodiversity, Pokémon. David Ng.

11:45-13:00

  • Lunch

13:00-13:30

  • The Future Is Fearless [room 1221] Irwin Oostindie + Others
  • Pimp Your Browser [room 1003] Scott Leslie + Friends
  • Are You A Brand? [room 1402] Brett MacFarlane

13:30-14:00

  • Mobile Media Production [room 1221] Mo Simpson & April Smith
  • What's gender got to do with it? [room 1003] (if you're not a "mommy" blogger or political blogger) Laura + Leslie
  • A Web Based Twitter Reader [room 1402] TweetDeck + GMail = Something Good? Ben Wong

14:00-14:30

  • Open mobile web opportunity [room 1221].  Brian Leroux.
  • Graphic Recording 101 [room 1003]: Nancy White. Warning. Very limited space. will extend 14-15h through break.
  • Did Obama really use social media to win? [room 1402]: @IanCapstick
  • Your dream home media centre [room 1001]: Get that good TV, music & more on-line. Now DRM-free!

14:30-15:00

  • Coffee break

15:00-15:30

  • Mobile hacking [room 1221]
  • Photocamp / The ethics of shooting people [room 1003]: Most of the most interesting pictures are pictures of people.  Is it OK to take pictures of strangers?  Perfomers?  Children?  Without asking?  Once you've done that, is it OK to publish them?  Assuming that all these things are OK, how do you work up the courage to do it?  Alternately, how do you do it in a sneaky way so that they don't notice?
  • Twit this, Timbuktu [room 1402]: Top ten ways social media will boost B.C.'s economy in 2010.
  • BC Polyglot Blogs [room 1001]: what blogs are there in languages other than English which are by or for BC people?  What special issues are there in blogging in a minority language here in BC? A starting point is the BC Polyglot Blog Directory. Where is the best long-term home for this directory? (Jim DeLaHunt).

15:30-16:00

  • Public space and & Personal interaction [room 1221]: UBC Magic Lab.
  • Photocamp / Dark places [room 1003]: A lot of interesting pictures happen inside, where it's not very bright.  Of course, if you have a $3000+ high-end SLR, no problemo, but most of us don't.  It's really easy, using a flash, to get a bleached-out ugly-looking picture.  What are some tools available to ordinary people with ordinary cameras?
  • Using Social Media to Raise Environmental Awareness [room 1402]: Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD. We all seem concerned with creating a better future for our children and to want to protect our environment. In an ever-evolving sea of information, we need to make sure that our message gets out there. Social media can help raise awareness of the severity of our environmental problems. This session offered an analytical framework that I then used to analyze four social media campaigns (DeSmogBlog, Save the Great Bear Forest, Vote For Environment.ca and Earth Hour Canada). Using the insights I gained from experiments with a variety of social media tools and the social media campaigns described above, I offered some suggestions and tips to implement successful social media campaigns to encourage sustainability and raise environmental awareness. Post on my personal blog - My Presentation in Power Point on SlideShare - My research blog. - Tris Hussey's liveblog of my talk (Thanks Tris!)
  • Kinzin & Scratch [room 1001]: Two different approaches to limiting groups. Dethe.

16:00-16:30

  • Video walk [room 1221]
  • Photocamp / Lens Otaku [room 1003]: Lenses are a big deal, and even people who aren't hardware fetishists can get surprisingly gooey over them.  Also, they're fundamentally analogue devices, all about glass and gears and metals.  I see this as a show-and-tell; bring along your weirdest or favoritest lens, show it off, and maybe point to an online picture that shows what it can do. and/or: Photointegrity: Scott Kelby, the guy who Wrote The Book (literally) on Photoshop, thinks that every picture should be leveled and colour-corrected.  He also gives advice on removing blemishes, removing dark circles under the eyes, lessening freckles or facial acne, removing or lessening wrinkles, colorizing hair, whitening the eyes, making eyes that sparkle, enhancing eyebrows and eyelashes, glamour skin softening, transforming a frown into a smile, doing a digital nose job, slimming and trimming, removing love handles, and finally slimming buttocks, arms and thighs.  Is this lying with your camera, or is it OK?
  • Social media in large organisations [room 1402]: Dan Schick.  Video recording on YouTube featured on The Paper Bottle.
  • How to explain social media to people over 30! [room 1001]:Dave Pollard.

16:30-16:45

  • Wrap-up [room 1005]

 

Unconference suggestions:

  • Graphic Recording 101 (Nancy White)- Note - turns out there is not enough space/time for this in Moosecamp as it really needs at least two slots and a room we can hang lots of paper on etc. If someone has a location to offer on Thursday afternoon, I'd still be happy to do this associated with Moosecamp/NVoice. Please contact me ASAP (Nancy White)
  • Pimp Your Browser: Client-side Enhancements to Improve your Blogging (Scott Leslie, Grant Potter, Clint Lalonde...)
  • How to Explain Social Media to People Over 30 (Dave Pollard)
  • Social Media for Artists (Monica Hamburg)
  • VideoCamp - shooting/posting video for the web - time for a 2009 update? (John Biehler plus ????)
  • Social Media for Non Profit Organizations (Benjamin Johnson and Heath Johns)
  • PhotoCamp - 90 minutes of High Art and Low Geeking.
  • Are You a Brand?  Do You Want to Be?  What the blogger can pirate and plunder from the uber brands (Brett T. T. Macfarlane)
  • Adhoc Think Tank Session (keywords: Biodiversity; Pokemon):  A science literacy advocate (David Ng) wishes to discuss the utility of Web2.0 ideals in a project that aims to bridge the graphic design, scientific, gaming, education and environmental communities.  Hopefully, the session will emerge as an exercise in debating effective ways of using the web for propogating socially responsible outcomes.
  • VIDEO CONTEST - What is one way that the Internet has changed my life (Zak Greant''s explanatory blog post)? Video taping session for Mozilla Net Effects (Roland Tanglao and perhaps Zak Greant) - SIGN UP TODAY - Only 10 spots available!
  • Identicons, Yarn Bombing and Mobile - An eternal golden braid. An idea for a fun scavenger hunt at BarCampVancouver 2009 or sooner
  • Using Social Media to Raise Awareness of Environmental Issues. Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD. I would like to talk about the use of various platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) to raise environmental awareness. Case studies from Treehugger.com (blogs), Earth Canada Hour (Twitter), the Great Bear Rainforest (Flickr/blogger relations), research-oriented blogs (mine, hehehe).
  • BC Polyglot Blogs: what blogs are there in languages other than English which are by or for BC people?  What special issues are there in blogging in a minority language here in BC? A starting point is the BC Polyglot Blog Directory. (Jim DeLaHunt).

 

Moose Camp Mobile Track Sessions

Friday February 20th 2009 - 10 sessions covering mobile topics all day in Room D.

 

Produced by: W2 Community Media Arts Society, in association with Fearless City Mobile, Moose Camp, Northern Voice, and the Chatter & Whir Festival (produced by thePacific Association of Artist-Run Centres). Supported by: Northern Voice, Mobile Muse 3, DTES Community Arts Network.

 

10:15 - 10:45 Streaming media hits the big time: (PDF of presentation, slideshare.net) Its time to throw away your VHS camcorder and TV and discover the best strategies for streaming mobile video from hand-held wireless devices... Quik, Livecast, Ustream! Speaker: Roland Tanglao

10:45 - 11:45 In Your Face: A spirited discussion on the ethics of representation in mobile media. From citizen reporters to surveillance devices, going mobile is opening up new issues of access, representation, surveillance and control. Hear from panelists: Hendrik Beune (Fearless City), Mark Burdett (San Francisco), Amanda Garces (Los Angeles), and Michael Tippett (Now Public).

1:00 - 1:30 VozMob: Mobile Voices / Voces Móviles (a.k.a. "vozmob") is an open source participatory learning project joining together scholars, community organizers, and low-wage immigrants in Los Angeles. Vozmob is building a communication platform that helps low-wage immigrants gain increased media and technology skills for community building and public participation by using mobile phones to create, share, and reflect on stories about their lives and communities. The project brings together day laborers, scholars, software developers, and community organizers in a participatory design process to create an open source multimedia content management system optimized for affordable mobile phones. Speakers: Mark Burdett (San Francisco) and Amanda Garces (Los Angeles).

1:30 - 2:00 The Future is Fearless: Catch up on the Fearless Mobile City project as it enters year two building a two-way social media system for marginalized residents and artists of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). Fearless uses mobile tactics in the inner-city as we create community generated media while confronting the digital divide. Speakers: Irwin Oostindie and Fearless participants.

2:00 - 2:30 Mobile Media Production: An overview of technical lessons learned in sound, lighting, connectivity, and other issues. Panel discussion and sharing led by Mo Simpson (NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence) and April Smith (Fearless City). 

2:30 - 3:00 The Open Mobile Web Opportunity: A discussion about open source, standards, PhoneGap and XUI.  Speaker: Brian LeRoux (Nitobi)

3:00 - 4:00 Video Walk - a twist on the Northern Voice tradition. Bring your mobile camera and let's walk and shoot some video. (promptly leaves from concourse area at 1:30pm) 

3:00 - 3:30 Mobile Hacking with Android - A more in-depth discussion about Open Source, Standards and PhoneGap with an emphasis on Google Android.  Discusses Google Android in depth and the importance of augmented reality devices in the real world.  Speaker: Joe Bowser (Nitobi)

3:30 - 4:00 Mobile Track - unconference topic

3:30 - 4:00 Public Space & Personal Interaction: Walk upstairs in the Forestry Building and visit the UBC Magic Lab to explore the domain of public interaction with large screens using personal mobile devices.  Get introduced to this playpen for techies as the UBC Magic Lab partners with Fearless City Mobile and Mobile Muse 3.

 

Interested in mobile? check out this session at Saturday's Northern Voice:

4:15 - 4:55 Making Democracy Mobile - Panel Discussion in Room B - Subject to change

Mobile technology is changing the world around us. Hear how digital divide activists are championing mobile devices as a 'gateway technology' allowing disenfranchised populations to participate meaningfully and confidently in the digital realm? What lessons have been learned and what does the future look like in urban environments such as Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. How can web 2.0 and community generated media and open source broadcasting strategies support community building? The stories we tell each other are the glue that holds our communities together. How is mobile technology and live screens creating new ways for people to tell stories, and interact individually or in groups, for audiences near and far, in multiple languages. Empowerment through technology, one mobile device at a time! Panelists: Mark Burdett (San Francisco), Amanda Barces (Los Angeles), Irwin Oostindie (Vancouver).

 

Moose Camp Mobile Speakers Bios

Amanda Garces (Mobile Voices, Los Angeles) is the Project Coordinator for Mobile Voices, and has worked organizing Latino immigrant day labourers for the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California.

Mark Burdett (Mobile Voices, San Francisco) handles the drupal web interface for Mobile Voices in Los Angeles, and is into researching mobile technology as it applies to community empowerment. Mark is an experienced drupal developer and brings his years of experience in web-based independent media platforms to a progressive mobile future.    

Roland Tanglao (Raincity Studios) Chief Blogging Officer, Raincity Studios. Roland worked for far too many years at Nortel Networks on network management software and internal developer relations for network management SDKs. He got the blog religion while still at Nortel where he had an internal blog, and we hope he will go down in history as the first CBO.

Michael Tippett (Now Public) He's the guy who started NowPublic in his garage. He lives in Vancouver.

Hendrik Beune (Fearless City Mobile) is a community activist and citizen journalist, whose activities focus on the DTES, with Fearless City Mobile, Fearless TV and W2. His main interest are social justice, community building and media ethics. Hendrik is a Board member of the Pivot Legal Society and collaborator with independent new media group www.AHAmedia.ca

Irwin Oostindie (W2) is the Executive Director of W2, opening this year at Woodwards, providing 22,000 sq ft of crossmedia labs, gallery, cafe, gallery, and performance centre. Irwin is cofounder of Fearless, and has worked on numerous media and arts projects locally and internationally over the past 25 years, including creating the Under the Volcano Festival in 1990. He frequently writes and speaks on cultural and media policy issues adressing the digital divide, cultural space planning, and social inclusion. He lives with his daughter in Chinatown.

Moira Simpson is an award-winning filmmaker whose work spans 30 years and encompasses many National Film Board of Canada, independent and television documentaries. She is Filmmaker-in-Residence in the DTES with Fearless City Mobile and W2. Mo isn't ready to throw away her camera yet in favour of a mobile, but has plenty to share from her experiences mentoring Fearless City Mobile participants.   

April Smith (Fearless City Mobile) is an avid mobile new media livestreaming videographer/photographer using HTC Touch Pro and Nokia N95 cameraphones. Extremely interested in social media and mobile technology, she believes in community building, empowerment and outreach through public workshops, events, filmmaking, and cartooning. She is a W2 Program Assistant and a project leader/Cheerleader for Fearless. She is a co-founder of independent new media group www.AHAmedia.ca

Joe Bowser is one of the co-founders of FreeTheNet.ca and Vancouver Hacker Space. He also has a day job at Nitobi Software, where he works with Javascript, Ruby on Rails, and other open source technologies. Joe is currently involved with Spartacus Books, has in the past worked with Free Geek Vancouver and is committed to Open Access to information and the Free Software movement.  Joe is also a contributor to the PhoneGap project, working on the Android version of PhoneGap.

Brian LeRoux is co-creator of XUI and contributor to PhoneGap. Brian believes that the future of the internet is mobile and will rely on web standards, open source and hackers like you. Brian works at Nitobi Software: a leader in user experience and all things javascript. My, aaaah "blog" is here http://westcoastlogic.com and my work related blog is here: http://blogs.nitobi.com/brian/

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