[Update 2008-08-07 after the gig] Thank you all for helping us creating a wonderful gig in Naantila! Here are my slides (pdf); a direct link to my livestream recording (via Nokia N95) at the bambuser service; and the livestream through my ”old” laptop at the Ustream service. Some of you e-mailed mobile photos, see the bottom of this page for the results. And here comes [later] a link to a new post that exibits an autoproduced trailer video of todays gig, as well as a comment on the Presidents ventures…
Special credits: I am gratefully indebted to Bob Sprankle for all his, and other pioneers, gratiousy shared explorations of new ways to educate children. Besides the Room 2008 ”Wicked Wikipedia” I learned about The Get out clause and A Swarm of angels through Bob’s recording of  Clarence Fisher and Darren Kuropatwa speech at BLC08. My good artist friend I Awake created the music. Finally, without the excellent house tech set up by Woltti my peformance would have been severely crippled.

SATU ry is the Association of Independent Producers in Findland. They are currently mapping out the schedule for the number one annual media event in Finland. That is, the Media & Message 2008. The event will take place on August 6-7, 2008, in the town of Naantali, close to Turkku. I have been asked to during 45-60 minutes present some thoughts and suggest:

Re:think media for our future

Today we are barely recognizing that social media most likely will transform mankind even more than the printing technology, books, and television did. Are we prepared? What is really going on? What do you want to do with it?

Media is commonly interpreted as a way to convey information between two or more parties. This includes the more narrow idea of mass media. That is, media that sends one message to many recipients. What we see right now, for example through the ”social media” lens, is dramatic changes where individuals explodingly converse with other individuals. Hence we turn to new models, theories, and tools to use ”social media” effectively and efficiently. But other phenomena such as recommendation systems, mash-ups, cloud computers, the semantic web, and sentiment analysis are typically overlooked. Richard have those in mind and will share his ideas around Social media in 2015.

What do you think? Does it sound interesting, too academic or just incomprehensible?

[Update 2008-08-06]: fixed this SlideFlickr show (all may not show up here, extra images sent via e-mail have the the mandm tag)