I have been experimenting with webcasting since I first listened to BBC Radio using Real Player 1.0 in 1997. The first audiovisual piece I produced was 'The Won Report' in Dec. 1997. I continued producing audio and video pieces for assorted sites I was building, and finally went 'live' during the Kotesol conference in 2003. In April of 2005, I began using skype and figuring out how my machine could be configured so I could stream a live conversation and in May went on the air with Worldbridges Livewire#1. Hundreds of webcasts later, I still feel like I'm at the beginning of a journey and still in the 'figuring things out' stage. It's been great to work with fellow interns at the Academy to collaborate, commiserate, and extrapolate possibilities for this new media world of live, interactive webcasting.
This was the first time that interaction actual took place during a 'live, interactive' webcast on Worldbridges. My first guest, Josh Wolf, is now running for mayor after having been jailed for 226 days for refusing to hand over videotape he'd taken at an anti G-8 demonstration. My other guests were from a podcast called Audio Collective . This was only my second webcast. I was still struggling with Virtual Audio Cable crackle, but had a lot of fun doing the interviews and playing DJ. This was also before I knew about sample rate compatibility issues with flash players so it was encoded at 24khz sample rate.
Took place toward the end of Worldbridges first 'webcastathon' on Dec. 31, 2005. I like this one for several reasons. It was part of a webcastathon and I really like webcastathons. The discussion involved some of my favorite topics - new media and politics. It was an eclectic mix of participants with significantly different perspectives.
Toward the end of another webcastathon and our first EdTechTalk to take place in Second Life and to produce virtual video.
Gotta include an EdTechTalk it's the show that spawned the Worldbridges prototype of a collaborative community...and what a community it's evolving into. In this episode(at the end of another webcastathon), Dave and I are joined by Doug & Jason, as we webcast from Second Life for the first time. It is also some of the first video we'd done at ETT.