You may never have heard of Miro, but it’s one of the most exciting projects going on right now.
Miro is a bit like if iTunes and an HDTiVo lived in your computer. You can watch any shows anytime, make your own TV channels, save stuff from YouTube and automatically download Torrents of your favorite shows right as they come out. It is Free and Open Source software created by a wonderful group called the Participatory Culture Foundation.
Anyway, Parker Higgins from NYU Free Culture interned there this summer and has made two new Miro channels, Free Culture TV and Yes! We’re Open!. FCTV is all Free Culture related stuff and Yes! is a channel which only shows freely licensed movies and shows which can be freely remixed and redistributed. Cool stuff.
Students for Free Culture Conference 2008
October 11 and 12
That’s all I know about it right now. But I’m going to try my damnest to get out there and you should too!
Finally, big-ups to Harvard Free Culture for there presentation of YouTomb project at the Last HOPE conference in NYC recently. I was there presenting Anomos and it was nice to see some other Free Culture kids there.