Session: So and So
A little teaser copy intro about So and So's bio / background. For the purposes of this demo, I am going to use Ann Hand and Project Frog. Again, this is just a fast, morning coffee sketch of an idea, not a designed page. Note that I made the Change at Scale and Project Frog graphic links (click on them). I wanted to use the KIN graphic, but the quality on the website seems low-res soft.
Scaling up School Buildings
2:00 so and so
4:00 more of thus'n'such
4:30 panel of so and so's
This also functions as table of contents. Each section could link to its own page.
Before the conference, this section could be filled a 300 to 500 word overview of the topic / issues. After the conference, the the conference video can slot into the layout.
In the best of all possible cyber worlds, it would be great to have a website that could be expanded easily. The Northwestern site is a good overall answer for a site that has to function across a variety of applications, but it is a fixed and limited template.
You have already gone off the template in places. This is what the link to the KIN video page on Vimeo looks like:
Sometimes you can see who the speaker is. Most the time you can't. The order is determined by upload order. Unless you know to look for a specific speaker, it is basically like a messy drawer: You know the checkbook is in their somewhere, but good luck finding it. Instead of resource, it is a stranded asset. (btw, the jpeg links to the webpage)
By using Weebly or MAZ (or some of the other digital formats I've been playing with), you can unlock the information, either by re-posting videos and providing context, or by using the content as source material (e.g. quotes). Did you know that it is possible to cue up a video so you get to the highlight part? (This is possible on Youtube if the settings are configured properly - not sure about Vimeo).
It is also possible to mix and match videos. Many (most) conferences segregate videos by year. How arbitrary and limiting...
For example, by chance, I came across a video on Youtube of Kimmie Weeks speaking at KIN a couple of years ago.
With Weebly, you could easily create a special edition mini-site on Liberia, before and after the Ebola crisis. You've got your own archives to draw from, as well as the web's archives. You could also embed a sound file, so a phone interview could be added. Google hangouts can be configured to record as YouTube video, which can also be easily embedded. Lots of possibilities...
This can also be done in a newsletter format, or even an email with links. There is no one perfect answer, but perhaps "fittest" answer for a particular need at a particular time.
In my review of KIN last spring, I wrote that what impressed me most was its network of networks of people in positions to make things happen. This was the key value add. By providing information in better and more accessible contexts, those networks can be animated and activated. It's the low hanging fruit to strengthen and grow your (to mix metaphors) lightning in a bottle.
— Janet (847.204.9403)