Posts Tagged ‘unconference’

Talent in Libraryland

August 24, 2008

Today I bring you evidence of the ways that social networking and blogging can bring together amazing projects.

I saw David Lee King and Michael Porter’s call for contributions for a project go out on Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook and their blogs. They wrote a song and asked for everyone else to contribute clips of themselves singing the chorus. The final video including the clips was posted yesterday.

My friend and organiser of unconferences, Kathryn, had the idea to get our unconference participants to sing but we never got around to doing it on the day (probably because the not so able MC forgot to include it in the program).

She not only filmed herself singing, but piped it into Second Life and danced to it as her avatar. Very meta Kathryn.

See the video and Kathryn’s full clip on her post. Also the video, back story and the lyrics and credits on Michael Porter’s blog. Be warned – the song will give you an ear worm for a  while.