[svlug-announce] General Meeting Tomorrow: Chrisian Einfeldt - "Digital Tipping Point: Roll Your Own Movie"

Andrew Fife AFife at untangle.com
Tue Feb 3 12:35:25 PST 2009

Hi Folks:

Christian Einfeldt will be giving a talk titled "Digital Tipping Point: Roll your own movie" at SVLUG's 
General Meeting is tomorrow, February 4th at 7pm in Mountain View.  For location and directions see:


The theme of the talk is providing the FOSS community with the visual means to reach out to the 
world beyond the FOSS bubble to tell stories that are relevant to non-Linux users.  Christian 
believes that the FOSS community will be dead if it doesn't grow, and in order to grow, he 
concludes that it will need to reach non-technical users.

The Digital Tipping Point film is interesting because:

1) it tests how far the modular production of "intellectual property" can be spread to other areas of 

2) is being produced using only FOSS tools, for a couple of reasons: to increase the FOSS knowledge 
base; testing and improvement of the tools; the hope to scale up.

3) it hopes to create a collection similar to the Prelinger collection which can be used as the basis for
many films on FOSS culture and the global migration to FOSS.

4) it has some really interesting interviewees, including the Mayor of Munich, the Culture Minister of 
Brazil, etc.

Christian describes himself as "a simple end user of Linux who wanted to give back to the Free Software 
community by giving away video footage of compelling interviews with the most fascinating people in the 
Free Software movement.  he has been using a variety of distros since late 2000 in his work as an attorney, 
a video archivist, and a film producer."    

See you there!


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