The beloved, talented, and amazing Mimi Ito is organizing a DIY Video Summit (called 24/7) February 8-10 at USC in LA. There’s an academic program on Friday and Saturday featuring talks by the likes of Yochai Benkler, John Seely Brown, Joi Ito, Henry Jenkins, Lawrence Lessig, and Howard Rheingold. This requires registering and is almost at capacity.
There is also a DIY Video Screening that is open to the public for free, from 10AM-7.30PM on Friday and 10AM-2.30PM on Saturday. These showings will feature curated programs on design video, activist documentary, youth media, machinima, music video, political remix and video blogging. The video program will culminate in an evening program and reception on February 9 that will draw from all of these video genres. This is a great opportunity to check out the creativity of the DIY film culture. Just stop by and see a few films; you don’t have to stay all day. Check out the schedule to see what fits for you.
Finally, for those who are a part of the culture, there are workshops and meetings on Sunday (registration required). All three sections of the event will take place in downtown LA at USC.
I intend to stop by for a few of the events and I hope you will too!!