Edinburgh TV Unfestival 2007

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Just spotted this via backstage.bbc.co.uk;

Edinburgh TV Un-Festival 2007: This year the MGEITF (Media Guardian International TV Festival) has spawned its own fringe event, the TV Un-Festival. This day-long event which takes place on Saturday 25 August will centre around the clash of the well established TV world and the constantly accelerating Internet world using the unusual un-conference format, where the cost of entry is participation.

“The highlights from the TV Un-Festival will be presented at this special event, giving everyone a chance to speculate on the future of TV, online entertainment and cross platform narratives. This year the TV Un-Festivial hosted by Backstage.bbc.co.uk and guided along by the fabulous Suw Charman, aims to explorer the clash with in a series of free formed sessions similar to BarCamp known as unconference style. Everyone will be able to participate by using one of the free 30 minute slots which will be available.

“We’re getting together a real solid line up of people including people from Joost, Microsoft, BT, BBC, Google, etc. But we’re also inviting some of the people from the darker areas of online TV like the guys behind some of the cleverest p2p sites online today. We’re also inviting you – the passionate geek, media/net/culture professional.

“The collision of technologies means a collision of cultures – expect to meet those like you, and nothing like you. Media for sit back, lean forward or run around? This is the place to discuss ideas, share technologies, start larger debates, forge alliances and futures.

“There are many questions that arise from the collision of TV, Internet, Mobile, and the wide variety of media, new, old, future. This is the place to discuss these questions, explore what is happening today at the fringes, and to bring it together, celebrate differences and move forward in a headlong rush.”

The BBC Backstage blog notes that is to be giving a talk on Machinima, and subjects such as alternate reality games and remixable films are also on the agenda. I’ve registered my interest in attending and thought others might appreciate the heads up.

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