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Fourth annual DiMe: Pictures, moving and still

A full photo essay documenting the 2013 Digital Media Symposium just went up on the BIFF blog — click here! We had a blast . . . here’s some video as well:

 

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‘THE COVE’ DIRECTOR TO CLOSE DiMe 2013

The Digital Media Symposium is proud to announce the last-minute addition of Oscar-winning filmmaker and Boulder resident Louie Psihoyos as our closing keynote speaker at DiMe 2013! Mr. Psihoyos, who helmed the incredible and highly lauded documentary feature film “The Cove,” replaces Andy Carvin of NPR, who was forced to cancel due to a death in the family.
The director will share information about his newest multiplatform project, the film portion of which is scheduled for 2014 release, and its ramifications as a multimedia event, as well as a campaign for positive change.

 

“We’re not trying to make a movie, we’re trying to start a movement,” says Psihoyos, who is the Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (http://www.opsociety.org), which is tackling this innovative endeavor. The team is utilizing a host of revolutionary digital technologies and unconventional tactics to spread its message about the massive species extinction that is currently overwhelming the planet.

 

OPS states, “We’re bringing the sights and sounds of species on the brink of extinction to the front of the world stage, in an event that will forever change what it means to take action for the planet. Departing from the confines of a traditional documentary, the film will capture the drastic measures necessary for initiating cultural change while inspiring millions of viewers to join our mission.”

 

Psihoyos’ first documentary film, “The Cove,” has won over 70 awards globally from festivals and critics, including the Oscar® for Best Documentary Feature in 2009.

Psihoyos joins fellow keynote speaker Blaise Agüera y Arcas, software architect, designer, futurist, and imagery expert for Microsoft, who created or co-created groundbreaking visual technologies such as Photosynth and Seadragon, mining and mapping photos across the Web into zoomable, navigable spaces – and Bing Maps and Bing Mobile, building augmented reality into searchable maps – “taking . . . the collective memory of the earth . . . and linking that all together.” Here are two of his recent TED lectures from 2007 and 2010!
Blaise has been honored with the MIT Technology Review’s T35 Award, recognizing the top 35 innovators in the world
under the age of 35.
Our moderator this year is local tech guru and journalist Dave Taylor (askdavetaylor.com). We have gathered a constellation of regional superstars to share their knowledge and experience with us, including:
  • ·         Jennifer Beaupre from BlogFrog
  • ·         Adrian Bishop from Bloom Animation
  • ·         Scott Hendrickson from Gnip
  • ·         Erika Trautman from FlixMaster
  • ·         Preston Padden from CU’s School of Law
  • ·         Brad Bernthal from the Silicon Flatirons Center
  • ·         Jonas Wills from Phobic Studios
  • ·         Jeff Chow from CTRL+Console
  • ·         John Levisay from Sympoz
  • ·         John Burris from Silver Chalice

 

We are excited to bring these innovators to DiMe this year! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!