Darklight Symposium 2005

"The symposia will identify, profile and respond to the current transformations in the distribution of cultural production enabled by the proliferation of digital and wireless networks. "
27th, 28th October 2005, Digital Exchange, The Digital Hub, Crane St. Dublin 8



As part of this years Darklight Symposium we are running a three hour workshop on creating moving image content for the small and mobile screen. This workshop will cover issues involved from both a technical and creative perspective. We have invited two people engaged with this brand new discipline to share their insights with you.MORE++

Tutors: Lisa Roberts, Director of Pocket Shorts. Raymond Cunningham,


Welcome and Introductions
Prof. Barry Vercoe , Co-Founder of MIT Media Lab and Pioneered MPEG - Perspective on where digital audio tech is going with MP4 and beyond.
Coffee Break
Benjamin Mako Hill, is currently working as a researcher in the Media Lab's Electronic Publishing research group, he has founded and is affiliated with numerous Free Software and Open Source projects. http://mako.cc
Stephen Mc Cormack , Wildwave Distribution, BitBuzz, Wildlight Channel, will give an overview of key issues from an Irish perspective.
Questions and Answers
LUNCH and Best Of Darklight Screening


Dr Maeve Connolly, lectures at DLIADT Dublin ( Ireland ), on the BA in Animation and the MA in Visual Arts Practices. Background in art practice and has a PhD on Irish film culture and the avant-garde.

Lisa Roberts, ( Blink.org , Pocket Shorts) - Perspectives on the impact of mobile technology on the future of film making and distribution.

Michael Mc Mahon, is an interactive media developer and manager with more than 10 years experience in the TV industry. Michael was technical manager at Endemol UK and UKTV Network. Current project, IPTV focused start-up company, Molotov Digital.

Stephen Mc Cormack , Wildwave Distribution, BitBuzz, Wildlight Channel, Perspective on Citizen Media, Poscasting Blogging, networked audiences.

Chaired by Rod Stoneman, is the Director of the Huston School . He has worked as Deputy Commissioning Editor in Independent Film and Video at Channel Four Television in London , and was Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Film Board from 1993-2003.

Coffee Break


Dr. Anne O'Connor, (Special Adviser to the Director General at RTÉ) Perspectives on plans for Public Broadcasting in Ireland and online policies for RTE.

Dr. Linda Doyle, (PHD lecturer Trinity College Dublin)- Perspectives on Ad Hoc Networks and alternative broadcasting possibilities.

Alan Toner , his work has focussed on leveraging p2p technologies such as Bit Torrent and eDonkey to enable distribution production of critical audio-visual works on sites such as V2V

Prof. Barry Vercoe, As above

Benjamin Mako Hill, As above

Chaired by Prof. Marie Redmond, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin where she is Course Director of the MSc Multimedia Systems programme. Marie is managing director of Xcommunications, Dublin based multimedia and Internet development company and is also a reviewer and evaluator for the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme .

Wrap-up and Q & A
Darklight After Party, 4 Dame lane. Featuring DECAL plus awards ceremony for the Nokia/Darklight Pocket Movie Challenge.



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