Saturday, December 29, 2007

Some good posts to think about the direction of our project

A link on open source project management here



For more shows for our station you might wont to look here

Stumbleupon is very interesting here

Friday, December 28, 2007

A bit of history

Just found this on an old backup. This was my old copy-left free to distribute CD-ROM project

Monday, December 17, 2007

Outreaching alt-media - Miro

Miro is very good, we are using it as the base of our visionontv project - we had our own software development going on based on Azurease 2 years ago which we put to one side when PCF came along with Democracy Player.

Visionontv is Miro with a non-computer/geeky custom front end - the backed is all Miro - we dont change any of the fuctionalerty of the PCF project.

Our front end is currently in testing - the first open beta should be avalebal by the end of the week, but with xmus and party's it might slip to the new year (;

- lean back TV like expirence, swichabel to lean in TIVO like expirence (Miro UI)
- custom channel guide focusing on grassroots/direct action environmental and social change from an outreach prospective.
- easy install focusing on reducing the applications impact on computer resources.
- offline resources to facilertate public screenings and use of content in campaigns and community's.

Second version
- channel templateing/play listing to give easy TV look and feel.
- open meta-data standard to work towards the semantic web.
- real time embedded chat - linked to forums. Social networking to facilertat films connecting to campaigns and activist groups.
- sustainable by non-aspirational ethical/informative advertisements and sponsorship.

The project is, we hope, one of many easy to access views into the creative commons/RSS video soup - think of it as a golden ladeal that brings up tasty bite sizes morceals of what/were/why of social change in a fermilea excessabel TV like expirence, while still embodying all the interaction/complexerty of web2 when you feel the need for it.

We hope to inspire and enable other less tecky groups to copy/create simuler views and content streams - but for this to happen video needs to be posted in a good download format in a RSS feed - the crew is doing this and video activist cirecals are starting in this direction which is a good sign.

Lets add lots of good ingredient's to the RSS video soup, heat it up to a simmer and in a year or so it should be ready to eat, a semantic video soup might be very nourishing for the world.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Interface of a Cheeseburger

All things have an interface. Shaping interfaces is shaping the character of things. The brand is what transports the character of things. When looking at McDonalds, iPod, Nintendo DS it becomes quite obvious that the interface is the brand. More here

Improving Web Usability here

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Video blogging group

Have been reading through the resources at video blogging group lots of interesting stuff.

Love this artical on the foolishness of much tec talk and why simple is better here

What an independent blogger expects from an Aggregation Service here

What dose web2 look like here

We need something like this - maybe we need this as its GPL here

Monday, December 10, 2007

Money and mobilerty...

We finely got the big investment for 2 years core funding - visionontv is go (:

Friday, December 07, 2007


My footage was used on mainstream News video for local wales BBC and ITV one of the films here

Good description of why P2P is impotent for web video and IPTV here

Look at who clicks on ads here

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Some Photes - Beyondtv 2007

New directors awards at Dylan Thomas Center
The Beyondtv party at Monkey Cafe

More events at