<videovortex> interview with andrew from engagemedia about new plumi release (Modified by Geert Lovink)

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Sat Jul 14 07:34:42 CEST 2007

Subject: short interview with andrew from engagemedia about new plumi 
release and more, posted on indymedia
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 13:05:36 +0100
From: zoe <zoe at esemplastic.net>

Interview with Andrew of  http://www.engagemedia.org, an Australian 
to provide independent video hosting, distro, networking and more for 
Oceania region. They have just launched Plumi, a packaged up version of 
free and open source Zope/Python/Plone based software that can be used 
create your own video publishing site.


With video.indymedia currently dead and googlevideo, youtube etc 
the upload your own online video sector, what is the realistic future of
truly independent video online?

Well, there are many possible directions, and the newly released free, 
source Plumi package ( http://plumi.org) aims to offer some more.

Till now, the only other effective free and open source online video
publishing platform available online has been the Broadcast Machine, 
made by
(US-based) Participatory Culture Foundation. Like Engagemedia, PCF are
participants in the Transmission network of online social justice video

For a year now Transmission ( http://www.transmission.cc) participants 
been working together to develop the tools and social networks to link
projects together, stop reinventing wheels, expand our options and 
enable users to upload and download the video we want, when we want....
without having to give our work to the new corporate landlords of the 
media sector....

This ten minute interview with Andrew of Engagemedia (
http://www.engagemedia.org) was conducted in Brighton in early July 
2007, as
he and the other Engagemedia Andy (responsible for early development of
IMC's original Active software) were putting the finishing touches to 
Plone-based Plumi package, now released.

This interview will go out on London's Resonance 104.4 FM, Indymedia 
Reports, 10.30-11.30 pm on Mondays, in August after Resonance have 
their studio move to the Borough...

Networking Online Video for Social Change: http://www.transmission.cc
Films about International Financial Institutions: http://www.ifiwatch.tv
Writing on the Global Environment Facility: 
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zoe at esemplastic.net, eyes at ifiwatchnet.org, zoeontheroad at hotmail.com
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"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit 
spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that
spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That 
people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the 
time the
presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on 
range of the debate." Noam Chomsky

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