The New Media Consortium's Summer Conference
was great ... well organized, a range of conceptual to practial sessions, fantastic venue
and most of all ... an enthusiastic, grounded and exceptional group of people
The opening and closing keynotes, by Henry Jenkins and Stephanie Barish respectively, were both related to new media literacy and were an excellent frame for the conference; focusing us all on learning in the 21st Century. The presentations are now going online and most are being linked from within the conference website
The highlight for me was attending the 3-day, pre-conference digital storytelling workshop run by Joe Lambert and Emily Paulos, the co-directors of the Center for Digital Storytelling
at Berkeley. I cannot recommend this workshop strongly enough. If you'd like to sign up for one of these, see their 2005 schedule
. And if you want to know more, download their free cookbook (pdf)
I'll post later about one or two of the sessions I attended.
Finally, thanks to Larry, Nancy, Rachel and Adam from the NMC, and also the hosts from the Digital Media Center
at the University of Hawaii
for a brill event!