Monthly Archive: March 2008

Music Conference Begins

Call me a glutton for punishment…the Interactive Conference concluded on Tuesday, but I was back at the Convention Center on Wed. for the opening of the Music portion. Two panels peaked my interest. The Best Online Resources for Musicians included a power panel of social media execs, folks from MySpace, SonicBids, YouTube, Bebo, Last.fm, and...

Closing Thought: Flawed McGonigal

You may want to catch up on the Dr. Jane McGonigal talk before reading this. I want to start by saying I hold a great deal of respect for Dr. McGonigal, her passion, and her drive. However, I believe her premise as stated at SXSW contains fundamental flaws. She believes that ARG’s should exist to...

Wrap Up and Kudos

Pictured above, Dee and Jon chat live during Jane McGonigal’s session. Read the full transcript. Although this is likely not the final post, I’d like to do my wrap up by thanking all the students who worked so hard during this exercise. They gave up part of their Spring Break to participate, and I hope...

Considerations for Scalable Web Ventures

I went to this panel, frankly, because Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, was on it. I’ve been a fan since his TechTV days. But, he was just the moderator of this panel. He was supported by Joe Stump, his lead architect from Digg. Other panelists were Chris Lea from Media Temple, Cal Henderson from Flickr...

Tuesday Morning

On the last day of the Interactive, I am beginning to feel a bit wistful about the conclusion. I’m exhausted, yet sad to see it go. I must make the most of it! The first two sessions of the day, that I attended with former student and current employee Jordan Viator, were some of the...

Perfect Timing!!

Hi Everyone Hope you are enjoying your Spring Break. I happened to be watching PBS last Thursday and won’t you believe it – Chris Anderson of Wired and Michael Arrington of TechCrunch were both on Charlie Rose. Talk about perfect timing! A. Sunday Udoetok

Cell phone rings, evil guy laughs

I’m attending my last panel of the day-Can Wii learn?-Wiimotes in e-learning and I just wanted to state two things: 1. Not a single cell phone has gone off during a panel I’ve been in today and I have been super impressed. Then BAM, one just went off, and of course the owner couldn’t find...