New Media Interchange

Elsewhere Online: Tread carefully when editing WordPress themes (and how to recover when things go awry)

From Careers in New Media…

Tread carefully when editing WordPress themes (and how to recover when things go awry)

by Douglas E. Welch

wp-appearanceI received a WordPress emergency email from a friend/client last night and I wanted to share both the problem, and the solution, with you. Now, I am far from a WordPress expert, but having faced some issues myself, her problem was one that I could solve.

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Filed under: Community, Elsewhere, Software, Tips

Fabulous Find Fridays!

New Media Interchange is launching a new weekly online event — Fabulous Find Fridays!

Your goal is to find, and then share, your favorite bits of New Media from around the world. These can be small, individually produced YouTube videos or grand traditional productions that have found their way online. These can be audio, video, photos and blogs or anything else amazing you stumbled upon in your Internet travels.

The goal is to share the best New Media we find and give each other something to inspire us to strive to produce the most amazing work possible.

Each week I will create a Fabulous Finds Friday topic in the discussion section on the New Media Interchange Community site.

For videos, you should be able to embed them in your discussion group message. For audio and others, write a short summary and then link to the original item.

What neat New Media have you found this week? Share it this Friday on Fabulous Finds Friday!

Filed under: Community, Events, New Media, News

Next New Media Chat – Tue, November 24, 2009 @ 7PM

Join us for our next New Media Chat!

The topics for these regular chats are wide-ranging, but I can almost guarantee we will touch on Twitter and its uses, Facebook, YouTube and more.

Even better, bring your own questions and NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch and the other NMI Members will offer their best advice and guidance.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 – 7 pm PDT

To join in the chat, visit http://tinychat.com/newmediainterchange

Filed under: Community, Events, Meeting, New Media

New Media Chat Transcript – 20091110

[19:00] douglaswelch: Welcome everyone to this week’s New Media Chat where we get you answers to your most pressing questions

[19:01] douglaswelch: I am Douglas E. Welch, Founder of New Media Interchange

[19:02] douglaswelch: You can find out more information about New Media Interchange at http://newmediainterchange.com and our community site, http://community.newmediainterchange.com

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Filed under: Chat, Community, Events, Live, New Media

Next New Media Chat – Tue, Nov. 10 – 7 pm

Join us for our next New Media Chat!

The topics for these regular chats are wide-ranging, but I can almost guarantee we will touch on Twitter and its uses, Facebook, YouTube and more.

Even better, bring your own questions and NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch and the other NMI Members will offer their best advice and guidance.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 7 pm PDT

To join in the chat, visit http://tinychat.com/newmediainterchange

Filed under: Community, Events, Live, Meeting, New Media

New Media Chat Transcript – October 27, 2009

[19:00] douglaswelch: Welcome everyone to this New Media Chat sponsored by New Media Interchange at http://newmediainterchange. Our community site is at http://community.newmediainterchange.com.
[19:00] douglaswelch: A transcript of tonight’s chat should be available on the web site when we are done. This is one reason we are using TinyChat tonight as our online living room.
[19:01] joliveroconnell: @Andrea–good to see you!
[19:01] joliveroconnell: And everyone
[19:01] douglaswelch: The goal of these chats is to share our New Media knowledge and learning. As I mentioned in the email invite, reach out to the less tech saaavy among you and iontroduce them to the chat so they can learn more.

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Filed under: Chat, Community, Events, Live, Meeting, New Media, Tips

Audio: Ghosts of the Internet Live 2009

Last night, NMI Members Michael Lawshe and Keri Dearborn hosted their annual Ghosts of the Internet Live Reading of Halloween and Spooky Stories. If you didn’t get a chance to join us live, you can now listen to this encore presentation via podcast.

Listen

[Audio http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-59885/TS-236753.mp3%5D

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New Media Chat – Make the Most of New Media

** Please make a point of sharing this with some of your less tech saavy friends and business partners. Heck, sit down together with them for this chat. There is some great information to be had, especially for those just learning about New Media — Douglas

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 7 pm PDT

Join NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch and other NMI members for a live and wide ranging discussion of New Media. What is it? How to use it? Why? Let’s talk about Twitter, YouTube, Blip.tv, Facebook and a host of others.

This week we will be using TinyChat.com to host our chat. It has tools for recording the entire chat for later reading as well as audio and video conferencing.

Visit http://tinychat.com/newmediainterchange to join in!

Filed under: Community, Events, Live, Meeting, New Media

Join us for a New Media Chat!

Join us for a New Media Interchange Chat!

Want to learn how and why to use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more? Looking to jumpstart your use of New Media? Join us for our first New Media Chat.

New Media Interchange Founder, Douglas E. Welch and other NMI members will be on-hand to chat about all your New Media Issues.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – 7pm

Join the chat on the New Media Interchange Community Site

You can also link directly to the chat page at

http://newmediainterchange.ning.com/chat

Filed under: Community, Events, Live, Meeting, New Media

NMI members enter “Your Parks” video contest

New Media Interchange members, Keri Dearborn and Michael Lawshe have posted their entry in the National Parks Foundation “Your Parks” contest. You can view, and vote for, their video by clicking the image below.

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Contests like this are one way you can hone your new media skills while having a good time, and perhaps, helping out a good cause. Do you know a charity that could use some short videos for their web sites? Consider helping the out and putting your knowledge to work at the same time.

Filed under: Community, Member, Video

Become a Facebook Fan of New Media Interchange

Do you use Facebook as your home base for social media activities? If so, please consider becoming a Fan. Click the link below to add yourself as a Fan and share it with all your Facebook friends.

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Video: Palimpsests – Norman Klein – CalArts / Art Center

As a community service, New Media Interchange streams and records the meetings of Dorkbot SoCal each month. The second speaker at this month’s meeting is Dorkbot SoCal organizer and host, Tim Durfee.

From Dorkbot SoCal web site…

Palimpsests – Norman Klein – CalArts / Art Center

“A manuscript, typically of papyrus or parchment, that has been written on more than once, with the earlier writing incompletely erased and often legible.”

Norman Klein is a cultural critic, and both an urban and media historian, as well as a novelist. His books include “The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory,” “Seven Minutes:The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon,” the data/cinematic novel, “Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-86″ (DVD-ROM with book), “The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects”, “Freud in Coney Island,” and the forthcoming “The Imaginary 20th Century.” His essays appear in anthologies, museum catalogs, newspapers, scholarly journals, on the web — symptoms of a polymath’s career, from European cultural history to animation and architectural studies, to LA studies, to fiction, media design and documentary film. His work (including museum shows) centers on the relationship between collective memory and power, from special effects to cinema to digital theory, usually set in urban spaces; and often on the thin line between fact and fiction; about erasure, forgetting, scripted spaces, the social imaginary.

Filed under: Community, Elsewhere, Events, Live, Meeting, podcast, Show, Video

Video: Tim Durfee – Spandrels – Dorkbot 36

As a community service, New Media Interchange streams and records the meetings of Dorkbot SoCal each month. The second speaker at this month’s meeting is Dorkbot SoCal organizer and host, Tim Durfee.

From Dorkbot SoCal web site…

Spandrels – Tim Durfee – Art Center
“The roughly triangular space between the left or right exterior curve of an arch and the rectangular framework surrounding it”

Tim Durfee is an architect based in Los Angeles. His independent and collaborative work has produced buildings, exhibitions, temporary installations, furniture, urban sign systems, interfaces, videos, and maps. He is a partner of the Los Angeles office Durfee | Regn and teaches at Art Center College of Design in the Graduate Media Design Program. He was director of the Visual Studies Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and recently completed a Visiting Professorship at Woodbury University. Current projects include several houses, a penthouse loft and rooftop in downtown LA, signs for the Gallery Row district in Los Angeles, and a museum on the history of transportation in Los Angeles near the Port of Los Angeles. With Durfee Regn Sandhaus (DRS), Tim Durfee has also created award-winning exhibitions for museums across the country.

Filed under: Community, Elsewhere, Events, Meeting, podcast, Show, Video

DorkBot SoCal Live today @ 1 pm

Dorkbot SoCal Live Stream

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In The Field with Tracy Pattin- New Media and Social Media Travels Around LA

Tracy Pattin, Host. Sizzle in the Middle

Tracy Pattin, Host. Sizzle in the Middle

This past week has been a week of High Geekery. I went to several New Media and Social Media events, starting with Dorkbot, where I helped Doug Welch (my treasured geek mentor) record the event. I’ve found that the best way to get up to speed with all of this high geekery and changing technology is to go to lots of events and talk to as many brainiac techies as possible. You can go to New Media events every day of the week. And last week, I did.

Thanks to the Dorkbot event, I now know how to Video Stream with U-Stream (well, sort of). The afternoon was a series of speakers in various stages of high tech development, like John Arroyo’s Remix Revolution, a composer’s dream. Where the original piece of music is transformed into various versions as musicians join in, in cyberspace to add their own musical take. Then there was a chess game to music, and Jeremy Douglass’s Playpower Keyboard and even a “Haunting” technology. I had no idea there were professional haunters, devoting their time to new creations for haunted houses. As I stood at the laptop keeping an eye on the video streaming for Doug, feeling out of my element, I realized I could absorb some of this heady technology just by keeping my mind open.

The next night was the wonderful Bloblive pitching event. What is Bloblive? It’s an open-mic night for people with ideas; speed dating for ideas; a fun and engaging networking event. Each person gets 90 seconds to pitch their idea, from new software and green companies to a litany of products and services. (I pitched ReinventCamp). Then they get professional feedback from CEOs, angel investors and other entrepreneurs on why it will work or why it won’t. The rest of the audience chimes in with ideas and suggestions. Twitter is on a big screen behind where the cyberspace participants are Tweeting up a brainstorm of their own ideas. Lisa Greenfield pitched her hand analysis company, MyTruthinHand.com, then there was a green company, Useless.org, a fitness motivation iPod looking gadget, the Simon watch and many others. All in all it’s a great opportunity for ideas at all stages.

The One-Coach event at Blank Spaces was a night of Social Media with a panel of experts even one via Skype in Ohio. Nate Kievman, a Linkedin Specialist, talked about Woovertising vs. Traditional Advertising. Woovertising is where consumers gain control of the conversation and shut the traditional advertiser out. Bryce Maddock of Task Us has gained 100 clients over the past months, all through Twitter. He’s convinced this is where the money is. Then there was Traffic is Gold’s Josh Landsberg, a branding and Twitter expert, echoing Bryce Maddock’s Twitter claim. Josh recently got an appearance on a radio show in Australia because of Twitter! And finally, Social Networking Capitalist, Michelle Price of A Third Mind New Media. She talked about the Social Network business plan and empowering “Thought Leaders.” The panel all agreed that the three Social Media giants, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin are key places to spend your time in Cyberspace. Branding was the buzzword of the evening with the accelerated growth of Social Media and the masses setting up millions of virtual storefronts. Of course YouTube is a player in all of this as well. So, the word is, Social Media is very alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds and can be a profitable endeavor.

And finally, there was the Twitter breakfast put on by Ideablob’s Erick Brownstein. I thought I was an intermediate Tweeter. Not so. More like an advanced beginner after Erick’s great presentation. Seems there are many layers to Twitter just like all those other platforms. I learned that the power of Twitter is in all the search capabilities where you can reach out and find customers in your niche as well as Tweeting about having a toasted “everything” bagel with lite veggie cream cheese from the Bagel Broker and a Vanilla Chai Latte from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf while reading Perez Hilton’s latest Hollywood gossip stories.

I can’t end with week without sharing some traditional media experiences. The AFTRA Mastery Panel on Healing As It Relates to Performance Mastery was a fascinating evening. Ending this productive and exhilarating week was the infamous Doug Welch Friday Coffee at the Grove/ Farmer’s market.

So, stay tuned for another week of New Media, Social Media and interesting human experiences along the way. Coming up on In The Field this week: The Writer’s Guild event “From Camera to YouTube” taught by New Media Interchange’s Doug Welch and any others I find.

-Tracy Pattin

Filed under: Community, Events, In The Field, Meeting, New Media, News

Video: Dorkbot SoCal – Open Dork Show and Tell

As part of our community outreach, New Media Interchange has arranged to stream and record Dorkbot SoCal meetings and bring their speakers to viewers around the world. This video was recorded on May 15, 2009 with the assitance of NMI member, Tracy Pattin, from Sizzle in the Middle.

iPod Ready Video

Filed under: Community, Events, Live, New Media, podcast, Show, Video

Video: Dorkbot SoCal – John Arroyo

As part of our community outreach, New Media Interchange has arranged to stream and record Dorkbot SoCal meetings and bring their speakers to viewers around the world. This video was recorded on May 15, 2009 with the assitance of NMI member, Tracy Pattin, from Sizzle in the Middle.

iPod Ready Video

John Arroyo
http://www.remixin.com/

John is a composer, producer and DJ and is involved with an iterative remix project called Remixin. He will discus how music changes as it is iteratively remixed, which he calls “remix evolution”.

Filed under: Community, Elsewhere, Events, Live, New Media, podcast, Show, Video

Video: Dorkbot SoCal – Jeremy Douglass

As part of our community outreach, New Media Interchange has arranged to stream and record Dorkbot SoCal meetings and bring their speakers to viewers around the world. This video was recorded on May 15, 2009 with the assitance of NMI member, Tracy Pattin, from Sizzle in the Middle.

iPod Ready Video

Jeremy Douglass – http://www.playpower.org

People need affordable learning games. Worldwide, 4.1 billion people earn under $3,000 per year, meaning that even a $100 computer is often out of reach for the world’s emerging middle class. Playpower is targeting a $10 platform based on the 8-bit 6502 microprocessor that makes learning games affordable for “the other 90%.” Playpower designs high quality learning games, conducts field trials to confirm that they work, and fosters collaborations between game designers, cognitive scientists and NGOs.

Filed under: Community, Elsewhere, Events, Live, New Media, podcast, Show, Technology, Video

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NMI on Billboard.biz – Benefit for Deb Flanagan

Music Execs To Stage Benefit Show For Deb Flanagan
Billboard.biz, April 13, 2009

By Ed Christman, N.Y.

A number of music industry executives and artist are putting together a benefit for Deb Flanagan, a long-time music industry executive who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

A live performance will be held April 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Talking Stick Coffeehouse in Venice, Calif.

Due to ALS, Flanagan, a vibrant, active woman, “has lost many abilities of her body and is degenerating every day,” writes Music Millennium owner Terry Currier in an e-mail to industry friends about the event. “Although Deb’s laughter and smiles have not stopped,” she requires professional full time assistance and care to meet her daily needs and is now being cared for at Marquis Care in Portland, Ore., with support of the Vital Life Foundation.

The benefit fundraiser is to assist in Flanagan’s medical cost since she is only partially funded for health care, according to the e-mail.

The event will be presented by TK Promotions (promoter Toni Koch) and Warrior Girl Music (Gilli Moon), in association with the New Media Interchange. Performers include the Gilli Moon Band, Coco O’Connor, Christopher and Natasha Barran, Marian Call, Miri Hunter Haruach and Paul McCarty, a New Orleans raised/Los Angeles-based singer/composer.

The show will be webcast at:
ustream.tv/channel/new-media-interchange
warriorgirlmusic.com/live
myspace.com/tonik

Donations can be made through a paypal account set up for the event or checks can be mailed to: “DEB FLANAGAN BENEFIT ACCOUNT” c/o Music Millennium, Attn: Terry, 3158 East Burnside, Portland, Ore., 97214. For more information, contact: terry@musicmillennium.com.

Filed under: Community, Events, Live, Member, New Media, News

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