February 10, 2006

The Recent Changes Camp video has been posted a few days ago now. It's a big (123MB) quicktime download, but worth the wait and watch for several reasons.

First of all, it presents a nice snapshot of how a self-organizing conference is structured from the inside out, but also historically from the outside back in. In doing so, it also proselytizes the mechanism of open space conferences, for face to face collaboration in a semistructured style.

Secondly, it puts some moving images and faces on names one sees around on weblogs mailing lists and wikis, humanizing participants in an aggressively human undertaking. For example, I've had discussions with Eugene Eric Kim over the last few years, but seeing his face move - eyes flashing toward ideas - is kinda neat.

The snippets of discussion on topics are enticing, and worth capturing. Between forming an introduction to the wiki, and to wiki's future, one also gets a sense of how many things - technological and social - came out in discussion at the camp. Blending of personalities is, as always, keen.

Finally, the production by Geri Weis-Corbley is cleanly edited and moves quickly through the 20 or so minutes of the video.

Where next?

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Posted by esinclai at February 10, 2006 06:19 AM |
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