PodCamp Pittsburgh 2
PodCamp Pittsburgh, the new media "un-conference" that's become a worldwide phenomenon, returns to Pittsburgh August 17-19 2007. PodCamp Pittsburgh 2, a free meet-up for podcasters and their fans, bloggers and their readers, and anyone else interested in creating or consuming online media, will be held at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
PodCamp is a FREE meet-up for people who create, enjoy, or are interested in learning more about blogs, videoblogs, audio podcasts, web video, social networking and new media monetization (making money). Last year's sessions ran the gamut from the basics of creating a blog or podcast to advanced concepts of audience tracking, video production, and even greenscreen technology. As an "un-conference", the content isn’t entirely pre-set but is instead customized by the participants, with sessions being expanded or added whenever desired. Anyone with information to share or a topic to discuss is invited to create a session, and attendees are free to use the "law of two feet", i.e. if you're not learning what you want, get up and head to another session. The focus is on sharing information and creating a tailor-made experience.
The first PodCamp was a modest event held in Boston last September which gathered podcasters and bloggers together to discuss the future of "new media" and help each other grow through sharing ideas, techniques, and technology. Since then dozens have occurred or are planned across the globe in cities like New York, Toronto, Copenhagen, Berlin, Osaka, and even in the virtual world of Second Life.
Pittsburgh was the first city to host a PodCamp after Boston, and it's now the very first to see a second engagement. The original PodCamp Pittsburgh "painted a picture of Pittsburgh as a tech-savvy creative community, where podcasters, web video producers and bloggers are busy making the city a hub of activity in cyberspace" (Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). It garnered widespread media attention in outlets such as The Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe and BusinessWeek as well as almost all of the local media, including the Tribune-Review, the Post-Gazette, Pop City, WTAE, WDUQ, KDKA, and Bob FM (WRRK). Pittsburgh has even improved on this innovative trend by creating a spin-off event, BootCamp PGH, that was held in April to help newcomers get up to speed in order to take full advantage of the resources that PodCamp Pittsburgh 2 will offer. For more information and to register for free, go to www.PodCampPittsburgh.com.
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The world's largest single-artist museum, featuring permanent collections of art and archives, and regular temporary exhibitions including the work of other artists...
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Internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works of art from the 16th Century to the present. The museum's Heinz Architectural Center is dedicated to the collection, study and exhibition of architectural drawings and models...
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A non-profit community arts campus offering arts-education programs and contemporary art exhibitions, providing services and resources for individual artists throughout western PA.
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