We make real time participation, either by listener or by speaker, as easy as a phone call. One you can make by the latest and greatest from Apple. Or one you can make by an ancient pay phone from the outback of Australia. One way or another all the voices go into and out of a free telephone conference telephone room. One way or another they all go out on a “stream” — through Skype or Voice Over IP, or whatever all that Black Magic is that brings you videos from youtube, music from iTunes, cheers and tears from you favorite sports broadcasters.
We want you to choose how – or whether? – you wish to add to the experience, listed (and with commentary) by the least geeky human being on the planet — John Hibbs. NOTE: Links to all of these will be added later)
The Text Chat Room: Almost everyone agrees that the “conversations” inside the text chat rooms are highly instructive, entertaining and a frequent challenge to arguments made by the Presenters and the Panelists. They are also where “hot links” to web sites add enormous depth, scope and understanding to the issue at hand. If there is one single reason to be on-line in real time it is to add your own (text) comments inside the text chat room.
Facebook and Twitter: This year we will make “best efforts” to use the wonderful tools of both. In a perfect world, those reading this post will help us find volunteers who would help in that delivery.
Video and Audio Recordings: From time to time during the Voyage we will insert into the “stream” pre-recorded presentations (mostly audio). Access to all of these will be posted in advance. Our strong preference is to much more ‘question and answer’, ‘comment and debate’ than a ‘Stand and Deliver Performance’. In a perfect world (that ain’t never gonna happen) all those who are featured will have a very captivating “TED-like” video; all those who participate in real time will have viewed the video. Speakers and audience will have the kind of elevated, fun, engaging conversation of a kind found at The Captain’s Table on any Ocean Crossing on almost any vessel from small sailing ship to any great liner.
Radio: The conversations are meant to be so captivating that Community Radio Stations from all around the globe will broadcast – (or more likely re-broadcast) – these conversations. The goal is obvious. Unless we increase the number of our megaphones, and the power of their reach, all that will happen is the pastors preaching to the choir. What good is that?
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