Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Words that Pass

would that there be but one symbolic, functional word that could unlock all the connective tissue of our techno-being. But there are limits, rules, characters; not less than, not more than, must have, can not include... special memory questions. I have failed to define my favorite things to remember. I have failed to have favorites, goals, or a disciplined existence. Serendipity. Except when this failure stresses me to the brink of panic, I prefer the perception that connections come as a natural gift of pleasant, valuable, or useful discoveries by accident . similarly I envision the iconoclast not as a destroyer challenging traditional beliefs, customs, and values but a journey in restless pursuit of truth.... but then the alarm rings, and the day must continue one password at a time.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

lessons gathering dust - conference scribble revisited

By the time you start getting sick of a message - it will just be starting to take root!

  • Develop a walk-thru video showing your community access facility - show it often. (recommended 15 minutes max)

  • Create some live open mic 'townsquare soapbox' forums. Explore creative names and potentials for anonymity BEonTVNOW, SOUNDoff, (a station has lips that are activated by a caller - find a geek that can make this happen.) Promote with themes, have walk-in participants as well as call-in, timelimits may become critical components of program for fairness.

  • Expand Bulletin Board functions: add celebrations or job notices, programming, contests

  • Get your community's demographics: subs and non-subs. This is raw data for idenification of producers and audiences.

  • Have someone available to speak to groups about community access tv.

  • Sponsor a 'get to know your camera night'. (40% of families now have camcorders.)
I lost site of this post in process in Nov 2007. It is now March: Subsequently, the WPAA Community Building initiative has taken over my life. More on that can be found here:

transformation in technology

Stories can connect the world. The truth isl always beyond the next word or the 1st : Hello.

Ayoh, hallom, HELLo, the stories of this common, nearly universal and reflexive greeting "hello" are many, multi-faceted and often linked to the advent of faceless communication with technology. One storyteller shares the idea that a prankster's potentially irreverent humor can become a clever, simple and transforming change in the world. So 'hello' is my choice for starting a blog whose purpose is to gather ideas that give me pause, stir passion or have no perfect place to be.

whole be thou - an alternative version of the meaning of hello as a contraction of archaic english seems to hold a promise of transformation.

Hello visitor.