[Imc-uk-video] Transmisson, London Oct 2006 - call for co-ordinators
zoe at esemplastic.net
Tue Aug 1 04:37:43 PDT 2006
Re:transmission Call for Coordinators
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Earlier this year forty groups met in Rome for four days of intensive
workshops, discussions and presentations to identify key infrastructural
needs of video based alternative media production and distribution. The
event provided a vibrant cross-pollination of projects in the wider context
of Internet communication; convergent media, growth of user contributed
content and the key movements of Open IPR (intellectual property rights) &
FOSS (Free Open Source Software). For reports see
Based on existing work by groups active in the field for many years, the
meeting successfully identified a clear set of projects required for
alternative media groups to collaborate on, with the goal of overcome
infrastructural problems of increasing (especially online) visibility
See list of project proposals http://www.transmission.cc/wiki/Proposals
The overall flavour of the event is participatory and inline with this way
of working people will be invited to add to the current proposals. As with
the Tranmission event held in Rome this summer the people turning up will
contribute to and take part in the talks and panels.
As part of the follow up and communication process of this emerging
network, a UK event is planned in London on the weekend of 13-15th October
2006. This event is entitled 'Re:Transmission' because participants will be
passing on and developing some of the ideas, contacts, plans and processes
begun at the Rome meeting. Screenings and panel events on the Saturday
afternoon at the British Film Institute are already booked.
The re:transmission event has is beginning to take shape through some early
conversations and ideas. What is needed to make the event a reality is
people to take roles and responsibilities for ensuring that the event takes
place - and meets our needs. Roles are voluntary, of course, but many
reasonable expenses should be covered. It is vitally important that if for
any reason, one person can't continue in their role, that they flag this up
and hand it over to someone who can.
If you can take responsibility and pleasure from helping make this event a
reality, here are the roles envisaged so far:
a.. event programmer: (at least) 1 person: gathering and proposing
panels, screenings and other events during re:transmission, and making sure
they fit on a sensible timeline - and get delivered in time for
b.. venue liaison: 1 person (+ 3 - one from each venue): communicating
with the BFI, Ramparts and Limehouse, making sure events and programme match
resources and availability etc.
c.. publicity: doing and delegating print design for photocopies/
flyers, writing copy, talking to people, mailing mailing lists, putting
touch with each other etc.
d.. panel coordination: delegating recruitment to each panel moderator,
making sure panellists know when and where to show up, communicating with
publicity and programming to make sure everyone has latest info etc.
e.. wiki/web/irc/list/comms management and caretaking__: maintaining and
gardening the wiki, listening to mailing lists, irc, and other comms and
making sure important information spreads in the appropriate way.
f.. documentation: recording, photographing and otherwise managing and
collecting materials generated by the event.
If you are up for taking the lead in any of these areas, bearing in mind
you can duck out (if you find a replacement) and can delegate (in fact...
delegate!) any and all responsibility while maintaining threads of
Also, if you would like to be available for delegation tasks, though not
taking sole resonsibility for the whole area, please put your name and a
contact down too, so lead role people can delegate to you.
sign up on the wiki:
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