Category Archives: Talks + Presos

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Citizen Media and the 2010 Olympics – Video from Northern Voice 2009

From Northern Voice 2009 comes a fast paced and intensive discussion about the role of Social Media in the Olympics . The roster featured Robert Scales, Andy Miah PhD, Kris Krug, myself (Dave Olson) and others from BC IMC and Cultural Olympiad.

Note: Much happened after this video so visit the True North Media House articles to see how it all worked out.

Video Notes:

Bruce Sharpe – who shot, edited and posted the video – sets the up piece thusly,

“Coverage of the Olympic Games is dominated by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) contracted rights-holder and accredited major media conglomerates. However some feel there is a role for crowdsourced documentation of both sporting events and the cultural context in which it happens.

This expert panel discusses changes, challenges, and opportunities facing grassroots media makers around the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.”

Citizen Media and the 2010 Olympics from Singular Software on Vimeo.

found a photo of 13 year old me at a Spores show…

visited Bev Davies again – digging deeper into her photo archive for Northern Voice preso – found a photo of 13 year old me at a Spores show

Core Conversations: Improved Format for 2009 | SXSW.com

Core Conversations: Improved Format for 2009 | SXSW.com

pleased to confirm I’m spieling “Fuck Stats, Make Art”…

Very pleased to confirm I’m spieling “Fuck Stats, Make Art” at #SxSW Interactive – Fri. March 13 3:30-4:30, Austin, TX – Shrinerbocks Ahoy!

WordCamp Whistler “Greeks to Geeks” Preview video

Dave Olson describes his WCW talk from John Biehler on Vimeo.

Are You Worthy? (Greeks to Geeks) – Prezo artifacts and notes

Analog stuff at WordCamp Whistler by Miss604

Whilst tidying, I gathered up snaps of the materials in my suitcase plus various archiving notes and artifacts used in “Are you Worthy? – Publishing from Greeks to Geeks” talk presented at Wordcamp Whistler, January 2000.

Audio/video/round-up and Are you Worthy transcription also available.

These are the bits leftover, yet worthy indeed – loosely organized and starting with me, on the city bus in Whistler with my suitcase full of secrets:

Step one: get on the bus with a suitcase
Checklist (unverified) of items in suitcase

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Are You Worthy? Publishing from Greeks to Geeks: Recap – Wordcamp Whistler (2009)

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by Tyler Ingram

The mighty power of web publishing should not be taken lightly. Traditionally, for stories to reach an audience required navigating layers levels or publishers, printers, editors, distributors but with WordPress, anyone can spread stories to a worldwide audience, instantly, for almost free. Awesome! But do you deserve this power? Of course you do – as long as you make something remarkable.

To make your work rise to the top requires diligent honing of your craft – from writing to photography. Writer and documentarian Dave Olson (AKA uncleweed) will offer reasons to push yourself to create art, as well as share practical methods for finding inspiration and following through to publication.

By exploring other forms of grassroots publishing, and exploring real-life WP examples, you’ll leave with a keen sense of your place in the history of personal expression, and a renewed vigour for making your best stuff ever.

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Whoa dude, @kk just uploaded my whole spiel from #wcw09 talking ‘bout revolutionary publishing from Greeks to Geeks http://bit.ly/10lMp

Dave Olson describes his WCW talk (video)

Dave Olson describes his WCW talk (video)