|Oneliner||Experimental Media Streaming|
|Summary||This is the archive site for MESH.FM, the original experimental media streaming media community and webcasting station. Here is the original explanation of this project: "MESH.FM strives to create a context for participants to experiment conceptually, technologically, and socially in an informal environment. MESH.FM provides input into activities for anyone at an event by providing multiple paths for MESHing: Mixing, Editing, Sampling, and Harvesting of media and experiences."|
|End Date||May 1, 2003|
|Location||San Diego, California, USA|
|Affiliations||University of California Digital Arts Research Network, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, University of California San Diego|
|Collaborators||Nathaniel Clark and Matt Hope|
|Tags||media, experimental, streaming, community, ucsd, collaboration, extreme, soundsystem, events, parties, projects|
I’ve done a lot of work in the area of what some called, Digital Happenings, with Mesh.FM, setting up SFAI Design + Technology Salons and more recently the Creative Commons Salons in SF. Oh, and then, lets not forget then the great amount of work that has gone into Overlap.org’s several releases, multiple live shows, and coordination. For now, lets juts not talk about the open source projects.
Lu and I have been brewing these ideas together into, what I’m calling, Media Events, where the prime focus is to destroy the proscenium model and focus on making the main participants of an event both the performers/creators/producers and the consumers. Another way to look at this “media event” is that the performers become the audience, and vice versa, or for this event, the performers and media are in a flattened hierarchy, but that sounds too static. In Lessig-speak, the event is attempting to be media-centric “read/write” culture-y (that is Eric Steuer speak)
Come out tomorrow night from 6-9 PM! We are still hopeful to get a few more people there with video cameras. We will have all recorders (vloggers) license their work under a CC BY license, thus retaining their full copyright. Similarly, all people who come into the space are required to sign a model release form for more certainty for all recording. We are trying to do this legit, but also generate media from every single person who enters the space, and also provide copyright-awareness-power to the recorders of video.
Come on out and join us in this endeavour! Our goal is to generate some interesting content, but my alterior motive is to generate piles of content from the event and see how to make a simple happy hour have the magnitude of a large press conference…maybe as big as the hulu all night conference call