I'm at Beyond Broadcast Conference today. I got up early on a freezing cold Saturday morning to hear Henry Jenkins speak. He delivered the key note address. (Here's audio) I've only heard him while being logged into Second Life and I wanted to hear him live and in real time. The wi-fi wasn't working so I took my notes on paper, but later it on it worked. I'm not going to transcribe my notes now, but rather point to someone else's here. I also took photos of his slides which are in flickr. (Jenny Attiyeh also has an interview with him prior to the keynote.)
There's a lot here to digest and how it applies specifically to nonprofit space. More about that later - right now I'm in rapid capture mode, not reflection.
The photo above is from the first panel that was on participatory culture. Some more notes here and here. (audio here) Arin Crumley from Four-Eyed Monsters participated remotely from LA. What he had to say was most interesting to me. Most compelling was his stats on the number of people who saw his film within the first 24 hours of distributing it via the Internet via the old model of lugging it around for 9 months to independent film festivals. They were equal. He also pointed to a mashup he created on his site with google maps that allowed them to see how many fans were in different geographic locations. They could take that information to the theatre and demonstrate an audience. More thoughts about this panel from Doc Searls (seated behind me) who points to Dave Winer.
Doc Searls asked those of us sitting next to him if this was George Washington in Harvard Square.