John Herman started the meeting with a demo of live web video casting with Mogulus (currently used for live web casting by Gravityland), Operator11, Ustream.tv, Stickam, and Qik. Group discussion revolved around new ways to use live casting, openness of companies to new ideas, pay-for-view, etc.
Leslie Poston (from Profy.com, SmokeRingsAndCoffeeStains.com, UptownUncorked.com) took wonderful notes and shared her insight on a variety of topics. She and John Herman will both be speaking at Podcamp Boston 3.
Kirk Membry (from spyboy.com) was here to check out what’s going on. Into research technology – seero.com – Also interested in video streaming on the road, geocoding of photos and videos, panoramic photos. John Herman offered walkamerica2008.blogspot.com (a friend who is casting his trek as he walks across America). Discussed concerns about 5GB a month camera phone limits – too little for 60 bucks a month!
Jon Briggs came to listen. Sound engineer and musician. Worked with John Herman on Gravityland.
Jack Herman (from barnhouselighting.com) sells reproduction lighting fixtures over the web. Recently added social media component via http://barnhouselighting.com/blog Enjoys arguing the impact of social media in business with Leslie (and others). Engaged in the discussion of whether social media will make money or not. Jack votes no.
Discussion meandered around engagement marketing and personality on the web. The Mars Pheonix Twitter page was mentioned.
Roger Goun – sskennel on Flickr, Twitter, etc – photographer, software engineer, politics – Latest project is an upcoming political blog called 21st Century Solutions (solutions for screwed up world). Subject experts being sought. Leslie suggested he check out talkshoe.com
Deb Mcnally – tech writer – debdebtig on many social networks – Has 23 hens, 3 turkeys, ducks, etc – Developing site for the local fresh eggs at nheggs.com Perhaps live cast of chickens laying – chicken/egg social groups were discussed – Will be Twittering chickens soon
John Mcnally – Got his wife (see above) started in computers. He is an instigator of great ideas – Former sysop of computercastlebbs, Dial in line telnet, etc.
Brianna Heeley – Getting back into filmmaking. Interested in production work, short films, documentaries, and scripts.
Jon Nunan (from cantwatchthis.com – dare him to watch bad movies!) Best bad movie was discussed. After the discussion, several media makers watched a video produced by John that involved a puppet made form a slab of raw meat.
Phil Kliger (from unclephilms.blip.tv, @unclephilms on Twitter) discussed his upcoming Rockin Sockumentary involving his family friendly rock band Tunebuggy. Tag line: Rock out with your sock out! Worked on Gravityland. Developing a background video for yoga dance based on Lilith/Woman Scorned and also a burlesque show! Arkos helmet camera is his rig of choice.