DIGITAL DIVAS :: LIVE WEB VIDEO INSPIRES :: AND GEEK WEEK!

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Digital Diva Nico McLane - in An Online Minute!
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The most recent Digital Diva shin-dig inspired me, a little vino and a lot of chit-chat about social experiments and live streaming… all good stuff.

The ladies in the fabulous picture to the left, and I, were discussing live webcasting and what makes a live experience more compelling than just watching an on-demand web video?  Perhaps, we get a sense of intimacy that we share with the other viewers – when you know you are not alone in the “room” so to speak…  it is an intimate feeling, with the audience and the speaker, augmented by a sense of being there.  It makes the “viewer” more of a participant than a passive set of eyeballs.  Take that and top it off with some real-time interactivity and you have a fabulous recipe for attracting a real audience.

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ADOBE LAUNCHES CS5 :: & THEN ADOBE TV WENT DOWN :: iN-TENSE AS I FOLLOW THE iDRAMA

AS I am watching the “Pseudo Live” launch video on Adobe.com for the CS5 suite, I can’t help but think how great everything looks in the pre-recorded video.  Great production value! There are hundreds of Tweets on the subject as we all listen in for our specialized area of interest…. I heard nothing about transcoding video from Premiere or what the status of the Adobe Media Encoder is, which are the applications I use the most as a streamer of media, followed closely by good ole’ Dreamweaver.

Video looked great, Adobe Mobile Video looked great on the innocuous “Mobile Device” they featured (ahem, iPhone?)… As far as you can tell from a video they produced and mastered in their Adobe CS5 suite… especially with all those “easy to use effects” in Adobe After Effects.  Everything was great…

And then, the live launch video ended.

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YOUTH TAKE::THE FUTURE IS OUR FUTURE:: KID GEEKS!!

NYC FIRST Robotics LIVE Webcast at NASA.robotics.gov  — Kids, Technology and Streaming Media!! Oh my! Recently me & my honey took the kids to the SONY Wonder Labs, which is a FREE interactive playground in NYC at the SONY building,  It was indeed “wonderful” and it also made me sad… Sad that I had missed out on so much back in the days of my misspent youth! Of course, none of this existed yet… so, what can you do?
Alas, NYC is finally becoming a breeding ground for fabulous geekdom!
Celebrating Kids Working Smart in Science and Technology

All FIRST programs are organized around two components:

  1. engaging teams of students in the process of technological innovation through the use of robotics; and
  2. bringing communities together to celebrate the achievements of students working smart in science and technology.

Check out the webcasts and from NYC FIRST Robotics LIVE Webcast at NASA.robotics.gov
CAPSELA ROCKS!
I love the CAPSELA@
Nico’s Deep Thought:  I love to see the next, youngest generation as they enter the wonderful world of genius, geekdom!!  There wasn’t a competition around here in NYC for me in High School, we didn’t have computers in the schools yet!!  Not much Robotics (I did do Lego but Capsela was always my FAVORITE!!)  and a lot of Rube Goldberg, but that’s mostly physics!!
Oooh!  Have I said too much?  Well, I suppose I should keep the mystery alive and focus on tomorrow!
Defined Rube Goldberg designed inventions that made simple tasks much more complicated. Like this! (Who didn’t love watching Zoom growing up???)