Us Now Film

16 12 2008

Found from the P2P Foundation Blog:

And from the Us Now Film website:

Paul Miller from the School of Everything states in his interview that citizens are going to start “going around the side (of) government” to achieve the outcomes that they care about.  In this vien, his project “School of Everything” sets out to facilitate an education system from outside government.  The project won the New Statesman’s  ”Inform and Educate” prize.


Couple of Posts on Social Media / Community Managers

16 12 2008

via Read Write Web:

A community manager is someone who communicates with a company’s users/customers, development team and executives and other stake holders in order to clarify and amplify the work of all parties. They probably provide customer service, highlight best use-cases of a product, make first contact in some potential business partnerships and increase the public visibility of the company they work for.

and from the comments on the above post something from

Even more illuminating is this excerpt from a TreeHugger article:

Yet, there is a bigger story. The law has been rendered out of date because the Internet facilitates new modes of production and organization that enable thousands of people to connect, share and work together in ways that were previously limited to larger, well-organized and well-funded companies. As scholars such as Yochai Benkler and Clay Shirky have persuasively argued, these modes of production provide great promise.

Ride sharing is an obvious example. Before the widespread use of the Internet, small scale ride sharing organization was possible, whether through ride boards in schools or announcements at community events. Those methods hardly posed a threat to established bus services, however. Once thousands began to connect online at virtually no cost, a parallel, community-created ride-sharing service emerged that now challenges established firms for market share.

Many businesses that have relied upon their ability to aggregate and organize as a competitive advantage now find themselves facing similar challenges. Whether it is the remarkable success of Wikipedia as a peer-created online knowledge sharing site, the emergence of Craigslist as a dominant, free classified advertising marketplace, the viability of user-generated content to attract massive audiences, or the use of social networking sites such as Facebook for advocacy purposes, the network economy offers as an “industrial scale” organizing tool at a fraction of the conventional cost.

Byss Productions

26 11 2008

Byss Productions currently has two projects in development:

1. YouTube Talk Show

Airing once every two weeks.

2. Understanding Homosexuality Web Site.

We’re all about “This”

24 11 2008


The feeling I get when I look at this picture. We want to hire this photographer.

Speaking of Anthems – I want to represent Dustin Bentall

23 10 2008

Animated Characters and Puppets

16 10 2008

Dick Tater – Dictator

One of my all time favourites – Topogigio

We’re behind schedule on Video

11 10 2008

We were supposed to have a compilation “Mauling” video up by now. This is the best I could find of what we shot. Music’s faint (Van Morrison – Days Before Rock and Roll), Not much dialogue, No synchronization. Eventually, as the movie says “All Things Merge Into One and a River Runs Through It.”