No matter who you are or what you do, there’s no argument: media (REALLY) matters, especially online video. So much, in fact, that a growing chorus of media experts say we are witnessing a significant turning point in history–a “revolution” even, to use Dachis Group Chairman and CEO Jeff Dachis’ bold words: “The single largest shift in communication history”–wherein our lives are so pervasively saturated with media that we can no longer think of media as external or separate from ourselves. We are always-already mediated. In today’s “media life,” we live in media rather than with it.
Holiday season in NYC means an endless parade of festive parties that test the celebratory endurance of even the most social souls. Too often one gathering is indistinguishable from the next and most blend together into a infinite fog. But in late November I attended a party that had a more unique purpose — a toast to the career and new position of one of New York City’s true technology innovators, Sree Sreenivasan, the just named the Chief Digital Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (and previously in a similar role with Columbia University).
Profits for conferences and events are on the rise, and many media companies are now getting into the often lucrative events business according to an article in today’s New York Times. Evidence for the popularity of media company produced events: the New York Times is producing 16 events this year, up from one event in 2011; Huffington Post will produce three new events next year; Cosmopolitan two events; Atlantic Media some 200 events a year.
ORA.tv was proud to host OpenCo San Francisco, a mash-up of an open studio tour and a business conference–with the vibe of a music festival. Investors, marketers, job seekers, and curious neighbors got a chance to meet the leaders of the most innovative companies across the globe and in their natural habitat.
Have you ever wanted to watch video of a live event but were stuck in a meeting or on the phone and couldn’t get to a computer? I’m excited to share with you news of a novel approach to this problem: FORA.tv’s Live DVR.
We’re honored to be hosting the live stream of The Atlantic’s CityLab (in partnership with the Aspen Institute) event next Monday and Tuesday. CityLab will feature an international cross-section of policy makers, urban innovators, elected officials and thought leaders discussing urban solutions to pressing global problems.
During a recent interview with Beet.TV’s Andy Plesser, our CEO, Blaise Zerega, revealed some of the exciting new developments at FORA.tv as the company positions itself as a “White Glove” live streaming services business.