Future Social Media Entertainment keynote presention by Gary Hayes at SPAA Fringe 2008, Sydney 25 October. Blog http://www.personalizemedia.com/the-future-of-social-media-entertainment-slides/
"Connecting With Your Audience on the Social Web"
Telling stories to each other has been the right of everyone but until the last few years the privilege of a 'broadcast' few. With the advent of quality production tools accessible to all and many new cross-media channels to connect your story world with everyone elses, there is a blurring between beginner, amateur and professional - everyone is now an independent producer. What will it mean for existing linear TV/film makers, how will they truly engage across the social web, YouTube, Virtual Worlds, Blogs, Online Games, Flickr and hundreds of other social media portals across a growing broadband web?
This talk looks at existing and future forms of entertainment that 'involves' the audience, that connects to them and from them and more importantly, builds mutual trust and respect. From the pushed web 1.0, to the sharing 2.0 to a live and immersive web 3.0, Gary looks at successful case studies of 'connected' entertainment around the world and some of his own work at BBC, game and virtual worlds and selected projects at LAMP and AFTRS.