“It Looks Like You Are Giving A Keynote” — Complete Video

Posted on May 26, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: ROFLCon II, Tim, Video

Next up out of the ROFLCon II video hopper — complete video from “It Looks Like You Are Giving A Keynote,” our Saturday morning keynote with Kevan Atteberry, the designer behind Clippy. The talk description is as follows:

A short whirlwind tour of animated assistants, starting with Microsoft Bob. How did Clippy end up being the default Character for Microsoft Office? And how has it continued to live on in internet culture? And why did it take hundreds of hours of testing with Social Psychologists from Stanford to build it? (seriously).

And, as before, if you want to glory of the blip.tv player, here it is.

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“Mainstreaming The Web” — Complete Video

Posted on May 24, 2010 by Tim Hwang
Categories: ROFLCon II, Tim, Video

First off, apologies — despite our promises to the contrary, the video from the conference has been taking a bit later than expected to get out. But, glad to announce that as of tonight we’re finally up off our asses and chugging along on getting all the complete panel videos from ROFLCon II out to the internet. Expect to see them popping out on this blog at a fairly steady clip over the next few weeks.

We decided that the first of these, to lead off strong, would be our final keynote panel on “Mainstreaming The Web,” featuring Ben Huh (I Can Has Cheezburger), moot (4chan), Kenyatta Cheese (Know Your Meme), Jamie Wilkinson (Internetfamo.us), and Greg Rutter (You Should Have Seen This). The panel description is:

As web culture increasingly flows into the mainstream, it becomes enmeshed in a crowded world of businesses and commentators. In turn, it becomes more easily digestible and accessible to broad audiences. What are the ethics of being a part of that space? As this process continues, what is gained? What is left behind?

And, if you prefer the glory of the blip.tv player experience, you can also check out the direct link here.

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liveblog: CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME

Posted on May 4, 2010 by Alex Leavitt
Categories: Uncategorized

CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME

MATTHEW GASTEIER (FU PENGUIN)
JESSICA AMASON (THIS IS WHY YOU’RE FAT)
CHRISTOPH ONO (CORNIFY)
MARK LITTLE (PICNICFACE + POWERTHIRST)
MIKE RUGNETTA (MEMEFACTORY) [MODERATOR]

LET’S FACE IT: CAPSLOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME ON THE INTERNET. WHY IS THIS THE CASE? WHY’S “THE MOST EXTREME” NEAR AND DEAR TO THE HEART OF THE WEBS? WHAT ARE THE WEIRD EXPERIENCES THAT COME OUT OF CREATING AND CURATING THAT KIND OF STUFF?

Recorded by: @flourish & @andthengensaid
Edited by: @alexleavitt

NOTE: This is not a full transcription of the panel. If you have any corrections, please contact alex@roflcon.org.

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LIVEBLOG: And the Internet Swooped In

Posted on by Alex Leavitt
Categories: Uncategorized

And the Internet Swooped In

Mahir Cagri (I Kiss You)
David Devore (Father, David After Dentist)
David A. Devore (Son, David After Dentist)C
Charlie Schmidt (Keyboard Cat)
Christian Sandvig (The Berkman Center for Internet and Society) [Moderator]

It was a tale as old as the internet. Boy meets internet. Boy posts personal thing online. Thing becomes massively famous. Here we have three cases of unintentional internet fame, ten years apart. A lot changed. What was similar? What was different?

Recorded by: @wphillips49 & @devanjedi
Edited by: @alexleavitt

NOTE: This is not a full transcription of the panel. If you have any corrections, please contact alex@roflcon.org.

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