Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

Conversation at the MIT Media Lab about cybernetics with Paul Pangaro, Nathan Felde, Mike Bove, Iyad Rahwan, Edith Ackermann, Joi Ito and Lorrie LeJeune. A few background posts: http://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/designandscience / http://www.dubberly.com/articles/cybernetics-and-counterculture.html - March 17, 2016 - noon - 1:30PM Eastern Time

We posted it live on Facebook using FB Mentions and the archive of the video and the chat are up there now.

As an experiment, I also uploaded to YouTube and embedded it below. If you have the energy, please try both and tell me which you like better.

More broadly, this is an experiment in video but also in "fly on the way" streaming. Please let me know if you find this interesting. Trying to decide whether to do more of it and whether to do it on FB, YouTube, Periscope or some other platform.

Also, other than a better lens and a better mic, what can I do to improve it?

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Joi, I follow your blog on RSS (Feedly), and thus found this web video of the meeting. Youtube is a reasonable way to distribute the content. I actually moved off my tablet to stream the video with Chromecast, so the image was larger and audio was better.

I often do video recordings of my lectures and meetings. While it's more work, I usually do post-production work to insert slides and adjust video, and produce an MPEG-4 file in varying levels of quality. In addition to publishing on Youtube, I make the files available on my own web site, where the IP address isn't blocked in countries that don't like Google.

My more normal practice has been to carry an audio recorder (smaller in size, producing smaller files) that is less obtrusive in meetings. For public presentations, the audio provides complements written artifacts. Discerning who is speaking is problematic, but the comprehension is better than just text.

In any case, with digital technology, I find it's better to take a recorder with me, and then if nothing valuable happens, the content never gets published. If the conversation goes a direction that is private, I pledge to participants that I have my sons release the digital audio "after we're all dead", as a contribution towards the history of science.

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