[LINK] Public Sphere #1 High Bandwidth for Australia Live from Canberra

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri May 8 08:39:07 EST 2009


At 10:57 AM 7/05/2009, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>At 09:20 AM 7/05/2009, Tom Worthington wrote:
> >Greetings from "Public Sphere #1 - High Bandwidth for Australia" ...

The event went very well, from the point of view of someone who was 
in the room. George Bray's "Technical Wrap Up" on how the video 
streaming was done is at: <http://dld.anu.edu.au/public-sphere>.

I have made some suggestions for improvements, including making the 
talks slightly longer, varying the format between presentations and 
using something like the DimDim Web conference software: 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/05/public-sphere-1-worked.html>.

>I'm getting lots of messages in this form with no line breaks. Is it 
>a PDA thing? ...

Sorry, it my ancient copy of Eudora. I pasted from my blog and seem 
to have lost the line breaks in the process. During a "live" event it 
is difficult to check formatting (usually I wait 12 hours and edit 
each of these Link postings three times).

While on the topic of technology for these events, I was wondering if 
anyone had experience of using DimDim 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/05/dimdim-web-conference-for-e-learning.html>?

It is one of those web conference systems, which provides audio, 
video, chat, slide sharing and the like. It seemed a little more open 
and less resource intensive than most. But I have not used it for a real event.

ps: George's report  includes a photo of my Akbil electronic token 
from the Istanbul public transport system. But that is another story. ;-)



Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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