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Some Pioneering Efforts in Independent Film Distribution

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Now that it is so cheap to produce and distribute your own multimedia material, the value added provided by distribution companies is not as much as it used to be. The Internet has shattered the previous barriers for distributing video and information around the world, which has created an information explosion. And as Herbert Simon says, "a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." So the mainstream media companies and movie distributers are now competing with individual bloggers, podcasters and videobloggers for the attention of audiences.

And so instead of pre-filtering gatekeepers deciding what will and will not be published, now anyone can publish anything and it is up to post-filtering systems like Amazon's recommendation systems or word of mouth that is built up from a network and community of followers.

Below are a few pointers to how this environment is changing the field of film distribution...

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Interviews from an Open Source Intelligence Conference

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I attended a conference on Open Source Intelligence and collected over 3 hours of interviews from the 10 of the presenters. My citizen journalism coverage was looking through the following two lenses:

* What types of insights could intelligence analysis provide to journalism?
* How can information and communications technologies be used to help avoid and prevent armed conflict?

UPDATE:Here is a 90-second video introduction to these interviews



Music: On The Moon (Trip Hop mix) by disharmonic

FYI:You can use this feed to download all of the interview audio.

More information below...

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Interview Audio: Peter Morville, Information Scientist, Information Architecture Pioneer & Author of "Ambient Findability"

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(22:23 / 6.4 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Peter Morville.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 19th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Stephen E. Arnold, Technology Consultant and Author of "The Google Legacy"

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(30:57 / 7.5 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Stephen E. Arnold.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 18th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Robert Young Pelton, Adventurer, Journalist and Author of "The World's Most Dangerous Places"

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(19:26 / 5.6 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Robert Young Pelton.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 19th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Ralph Peters, Retired Army Lt. Colonel, Author and New York Post Columnist

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(15:17 / 4.4 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Ralph Peters.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 18th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Mats Bjore, Retired Lt. Colonel with Swedish Intelligence Service / Founder of Infosphere & Silobreaker

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(15:20 / 4.4 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Mats Bjore.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 18th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Carolyn Stewart, Retired Colonel with Military Intelligence

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(17:39 / 5.1 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Carolyn Stewart.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 18th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Michael Andregg, Intelligence Reform Consultant and Professor of the Causes of War

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(14:24 / 5.1 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Michael Andregg.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 18th, 2006

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Interview Audio: Robert David Steele, Open Source Intelligence Evangelist

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(26:11 / 7.5 MB / Subscribe to Interview Audio)

Listen to an interview with Robert David Steele.

More information on the Open Source Intelligence conference here.

Transcript Coming Soon.
January 19th, 2006