Open Video Conference
by Chuck Tryon — Fayetteville State University
June 19, 2009 – 11:35
This is just a quick pointer to the Open Video Conference, a three-day event featuring a number of scholars, artists, and activists focusing on creating policies that will encourage a more participatory culture around online video. As the conference description suggests, as online video matures as a medium, we face significant policy decisions and practices that will affect how people participate in broader political conversations. As the events of the last few days in Iran illustrate, online video can be a powerful medium in shaping political discourse, something we also witnessed during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, a point I addressed, most recently in this article for Popular Communication.