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Have live TV studio, will travel.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009 by billsimmon in Digital Culture, Free Speech, privacy, social media, The Surveillance Society, VCAM, vermont, Video | 1 Comments

VCAM is at the Vermont ACLU conference (Thought and Expression in a Changing World) today at the Windjammer in South Burlington, covering it with our cameras. My co-worker Seth decided on a whim to try and stream it online. We did no real planning for this, he just brought along a laptop and we figured it out when we got here. It works! We just hopped on the WiFi network, set up a ustream.tv account, dealt with a couple of little headaches, but after 15 minutes or so, we were up and streaming the conference live on the web! A few promotional tweets later and we have 10 viewers watching the conference online, joining a full room at the conference center.

If you’re reading this post on Monday June 29 between 10 A.M. and 3 P.M., click here to view the live stream. The Burlington Free Press ran a story on the conference on the front page today. Read it here.

The implications of this are awesome. The future of live video is bright.

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  1. Future of live video is bright indeed, thanks to people like you showing us the way.

    15 minutes from idea to live streaming?

    We should challenge more people in Burlington, and Vermont in general, to start streaming events.

    I’m game…now to find a worthy event (www.VideoResumeVT.com … Wink)

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