Posts Tagged ‘miro’

Operation First Casualty

November 24, 2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War have taken it into their own hands to show the people of the United States the gruesome face of war. IVAW members return to uniform, this time to serve their country in different way. You have to see it to believe it: straight from the streets of Baghdad to the streets of New York City, Operation First Casualty.

You can also add the Frendly Fire channel to your miro internet TV program and watch the video.


Miro fundraising campaign

March 28, 2008

Online video is growing rapidly, but is also facing a crisis:
A few very large sites have dominant market share and cases of corporate censorship are happening every single day. Creators are stuck.
Miro is leading the fight to ensure that video online can be open to every creator, anywhere in the world. This is truly a battle for the future of free speech and media access.

This is the situation told by the Participatory Culture Foundation which is responsible for miro (an open source/free software internet television application).

Our team cares deeply about our mission and we need to ensure that our work can continue. Two large donors have promised to commit funding if we can also build strong support from our users.
There is no more important time than right now for you to donate–we’re taking steps towards self-sustainability–in the meantime we urgently need your support.

I think its very important to have a open internet television infrastructure to allow free speech for individuals and companies alongside. NOW is the chance to establish
a form of media which is not top down driven and company centered like the established one but democratic and open for everybody!

There are also two videos which are explaining the cause of the miro software. One is with Dave Glassco – Miro Funder and the other with OK Go’s Andy Ross talking about: Why Miro Matters.

Donating for miro can be done on this page.

Drawn By Pain

March 9, 2008

As I’m exploring the countless video channels in miro, I have found a very interesting and fascinating one. Drawn By Pain

Taking online production to a new level, “Drawn by Pain” tells the story of a young woman pushed to the edge of insanity and the animated demons that are unleashed by her rage. A half-anime/half live-action series told in 12 parts, “Drawn by Pain” is created by a small passionate team of artists, all striving to bring a new and “never been done before” film series to the web.

The background music is thrilling and shivers will run down your spine. Which is quite astonishing in the web, which is populated by comedy.

Add Drawn by Pain in miro

You can also watch the episodes (in rather bad youtube quality) online.

Green architecture?

January 25, 2008

See architect and activist Edward Mazria’s compelling presentation, which calls on buildings to be carbon neutral by the year 2030. Mazriahas been speaking to leaders from the building industry and government on practical ways to reduce buildings’ carbon footprint.

This is a web episode from e2 | pbs. I’m a little suspicous because of the sponsoring of big firms like Shell and others. But nevertheless an interesting video.

You can add their videos to watch it comfortably in miro.

Miro vs. Joost

November 2, 2007

The creators of miro, the Participatory Culture Foundation have created an overview to underline the differences between joost and miro.
They also posted an article about why they think that miro is better than joost.

Why would a company like Joost want to make an internet application that’s so restrictive? Because if they are successful, they will control both creators and viewers. Creators will have to sign a contract with Joost if they want to reach Joost’s audience. Being in the middle of a transaction is a good way to make money. But building a gatekeeping system for internet TV is a terrible direction for the future of media.

In contrast, Miro is an extremely open system. The software is open-source and can be modified by anyone. Anyone can publish to Miro and nothing comes through our servers. Like a web browser, the connection happens directly between the viewer and the creator. We don’t even lock-down the content guide– anyone can create an alternative channel guide for Miro.

I’m using miro for some month now and (without having a TV set) allows me to watch series like simopsons, family guy but also films from independend media.

More about miro from me
Video: The Mission Behind Miro
Watch TV series in miro
LinkTV: Mosaic
V-Cast: Rocketboom…
The democracyplayer

Video: The Mission Behind Miro

October 17, 2007

The Participatory Culture Foundation the creator of miro has created a video to explain their mission