The Olympics and Web 2.0
Friday, February 17th, 2006
BC Canada Place, Torino, Italia
Join Bryght and Raincity Studios in Torino for a half-day symposium in BC Canada Place in Torino exploring the intersection of sports and web 2.0. Chaired by Andy Miah and Kris Krug this event aims to explore how changes in technology and the internet are influencing media and the coverage of the games. Topics to be discussed include citizen journalism, the decentralisation of media power, user generated content, mobile devices and applications and open-source software.
Sign-up today to attend the event.
The best way to follow along with our trip is going to be to check out Scales, Boris, and my Flickr photostreams. I’ve also created a Torino 2006 set over Flickr. We’ve also been uploading videos to YouTube.com (kk @ YouTube, Scales @ YouTube, Boris @ YouTube) as often as we have solid connectivity to the internet… which has been pretty sketchy in general.
Here’s an interview with the Hudson Bay company design and retail team that I did at an Italian resturant the other night. It’s been super popular on YouTube, getting a hundred views in the first hour or so it was on the web. The beautiful blonde sitting next to me is a 3 time Canadian olympic swimmer… but I forgot her name.