As I noted in the previous post below, audio files and presentation decks from the 2007 Iowa DTV Symposium have now been posted online. This includes my own presentation from Oct. 2nd (and intimidating it was to be presenting the same afternoon as John C. Dvorak and Mark Schubin) titled Myth, Media and Meta: Three Information Epochs and What They Mean for Broadcasting. Here is the agenda description:
Humans have always created information faster than we create humans. And, consequently, humans are in a constant struggle to extract value from the "noise" of too much information in their environment. The title refers to epochs that are characterized by the techniques we've used. "Myth" being story-telling, poetry, music, etc. "Media" dates from Gutenberg and encompasses traditional broadcasting. "Meta" is the digital age, characterized by use of metadata, compression, "pull" distribution, and distribution systems that can learn user preferences. Broadcasters use all these techniques and social systems may enable them to be successful in "many-to-many" distribution in the future.
Links: MP3, PPT or for Flash version of the deck click here and scroll down in the Content Track to 4:30 on Tuesday. Also, I've placed both the MP3 and PPT links permanently in the Files section to the left.